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How has your play changed?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by blackjacknut, Mar 14, 2014.

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How has your gambling play changed over the years?

Poll closed Apr 13, 2014.
  1. Dollars spent just on gambling has increased

    73.4%
  2. Dollars spent just on gambling has decreased

    10.9%
  3. Dollars spend just on gambling has stayed the same

    15.6%
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  1. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    How has your gambling play changed over the years in terms of total dollars spend on just gambling?
     
  2. TheCanoe

    TheCanoe Low-Roller

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    Grows every trip personally. As my pay increases in life, so does my play (and savings, geez)
     
  3. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    My income has increased, my trip bankrolls have decreased / stayed the same.

    I played Green and Black Chip (sometimes Purple) BJ in the 1990s (mostly in Chicago - though I also had a few Vegas trips during this period), I'm down to mostly Green Chip today (1-5 spread). Before I had a much bigger bet spread and was concerned solely on the count and winning, now I enjoy it more at lower stakes without the regret which follows after substantial losses.

    Same low limit live poker play.

    I also play VP now, whereas I haven't in the past - will play anything from single line quarter to five line $1 / three line $2. Enjoy the game the same regardless of stakes. My only concern is to find a game with the best odds (9/6 JOB, 10/7 DB or FPDW), or slightly less for short sessions (9/5 only at PHo in Vegas and sometimes FP Bonus Poker) and play mostly at LVH, Downtown or Stations, though I may try some MILFe 9/6 JOB machines on the Strip. I enjoy JOB the most, mainly because the 2 coin / two pair keeps you in the game far longer than the random premium quad bonuses you get in higher variance games.
     
  4. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Ultimately I always desired to regress. I initially increased my BR in order to see what it took to get comps. Once I started to get a few comps, I realized I didn't really like feeling obligated to play. Once I let go of obligations, I started to have more carefree fun and did not care about comps, thus lowering my BR.
     
  5. guapoxxx

    guapoxxx High-Roller

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    My income has increased; however, with marriage the wife limits me to only 2 trips per year (one with the guys and one with her). SO, I'm now going to LV less but with heftier bankrolls :thumbsup:
     
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  6. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    As pay has gone up, trips to Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, etc have increased. I still play table mins, just more days of the year than I use to. What use to be a total of 2 or 3 Nevada trips a year have turned to 4 or more now. I already have 2 trips to Vegas, 2 to Tahoe, one to Laughlin and will have one for Reno later this year all planned. That's 6 planned and the possibility of a 'pack a bag and lets go to Tahoe' trip is always there at least every other month.
     
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I started with $400 a day. Now I am at $1000 a day. I don't think it will increase anytime soon. I'm at the point where I can do this (visit Vegas) about twice a year.
     
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  8. tonysoprano24

    tonysoprano24 Low-Roller

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    I try to press hard when im up but I usually go with the same 1k ish for gambling...try to run it up in poker then blow it on strippers or blackjack
     
  9. jackincols

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    When I was working my gambling bankroll always rose, but since retirement, and on a fixed income, it has declined somewhat.

    Funny, on my first trip out in 1977, on a 3 day junket, I wondered if taking out $500 for gambling was too much?:evillaugh
     
  10. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    We started out 20 yrs ago taking $1k for both of us for a week trip...I have no idea how we made that last other than all we played was $2 BJ and qtr VP. Now we take $6-7K for the same time frame, usually a Sat or Sun arrival and checking out the following Friday.
     
  11. UTE

    UTE Plastics

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    I did not gamble before and I do not gamble now. I'm fine with people gambling - but it's just never interested me.

    Bill
     
  12. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    I voted for "Dollars spent just on gambling has increased," but without trying to be too analytical (meaning "anal"), I'm a bit uncertain what that means. While I'm "risking" more on gambling, I'm not necessarily losing more. I guess it comes down to the definition of "spending." If it means losing, then I'm not spending more. If it means "risking," then I am spending more. In addition, I'm now playing a larger variety of games that inherently require bigger bets. All-in-all, I'd probably be better off doubling or tripling my average bets. My wins and losses usually cancel, but I'd certainly make out a lot better on comps.
     
  13. Franken Dean

    Franken Dean Newbie

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    Ding! Ding!

    You have nailed my thoughts to a tee.
     
  14. Kickin

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    Mine has pretty much stayed the same for most of my adulthood regardless of big income changes. I never really looked at it as being tied to earnings, but instead being tied to the games I want to play at the casinos I want to play them at. If Aria had a good $25 DD game I'd probably playing it instead of the $100 DD game. If they had full-pay VP at $1 I'd play it, but its $5 instead so that's what I play.
     
  15. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    im like a lot of others, as my income increases so does my tolerance to gambling.

    luckily I like my job, so i would rather gamble at a level that offeres more potential than a day of work.

    somewhere in my brain i adjust for taxes. lol


    fk
     
  16. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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  17. SW

    SW Well-Known Member

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    The total amount I spend on gambling has increased over the years but modestly.
     
  18. DMSCR

    DMSCR High-Roller

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    Play higher limits ($150 to $200) per bet but less tables and spend less time on them. Hopefully in one to three years I can up that to $300 to $500/bet. I will probably stop at $350 but we will have to see. That is if I don't get tired of this.
     
  19. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    Nailed it.

    I got spoiled by recession era comps and now.that they suck I refuse to play big.
     
  20. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I never play for comps as I mainly play BJ at the $10-$50 level. However my trip bankroll is $1k per day, but I've never gone through my daily BR in a day. I just feel better with a safety net. Too many trips in my early years with a way too low of a daily BR seriously impeded my fun.

    :peace: :beer:
     
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