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OK, what would you do? Up $800 in the first 5 minutes

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by DaiLun, Dec 14, 2014.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Went to a local Indian casino on the way to pick up my 13 year old son from visitation. My trip window is 3 hours.

    I get $60 FP every day at this casino. My strategy is to go into the High Limit room and use FP and $100 there, and see how it goes.

    I hit this in the first 5 Minutes

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    So now my dilemma is:

    1)WTF do I do now? I just got here.

    2)$800 is $800 do I just leave?

    3)I'm not due at my exes house for another 3 hours.

    That's what I hate about these "trips of opportunity".

    I ended up deciding to have lunch and leave, more money for my NYE trip to LV.

    What would you have done?
     
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  2. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Leave....


    Go get a beer and watch the game
     
  3. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    You did the right thing,
     
  4. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I'd like to think that I'd do what you did: have lunch and leave. I doubt I'd have the discipline to do it though.
     
  5. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Since this was just a 3 hour trip then would have stopped.
    If I had extra time to kill and wanted to stay I would have put on my iPod and slowed play on the VP machine.
     
  6. guapoxxx

    guapoxxx High-Roller

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    Yes I would've done the same thing... More money for NYE...
     
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  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I low roll it, or find something else to do. Bigger NYE roll sounds better to me personally.
     
  8. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    I'd go fishing with another 200 bucks. Then take off and run some sort of errand to kill time
     
  9. merlin

    merlin VIP Whale

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    The smart thing to do was what you did, what I would have done is kept playing and lost most or all of it back. Then I'd spend the rest of the day muttering to myself.:wink2:
     
  10. Buddha

    Buddha VIP Whale

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    With just a 3 hour window, you basically had three choices ... 1) - run another $100 or so through that "lucky" machine, or 2) - find a nickel VP machine, and kill some time ($100 max), or 3) - take your profits, and leave (good choice !!!).

    Back in September, my wife and I had 7 nights at Main Street Station. On the 2nd day, I hit a $1000 Royal ... and kept playing. On the 3rd day, I hit another $1000 Royal ... and kept playing. After all, we still had 4 more days, and we kept on playing ...... lost some of it, but we had fun, and came home on the plus side.
     
  11. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Well, I played RUMBLE RUMBLE, and hit a bonus and made another $100, but pi**ed it away playing some other new machines.

    I knew that if I didn't leave I'd give it all back.

    After lunch, I played $5.00 Gozen (Japanese female archer) slot machine and made $50.00 at that point, I knew that "enough is enough".

    I think I got my fix until NYE.
     
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  12. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    Everything is relative. I rarely play $1 machines but if a $2 per spin slot paid me $80 it's the same as your $20 per spin paying $800. I'd cash out the $80 and put in another $20. So, all things being relative, I"d keep playing. Things being absolute, if I won $800, I'd cash out and chill and chill some more.
     
  13. FXT

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    Play some dollar job for $300 and bank the $500.
     
  14. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    800 bones in five minutes. You did good. I'd book that win any day of the week.
     
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  15. cjlangston

    cjlangston Tourist

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    being concerned about what to do with the three hours is the chief problem with putting a time limit vs a money won/loss limit on gambling. To my way of thinking, I always have a percentage gained / lost that is my "stop play" button. Once reached , I'm done for that session / day. If $800 was my goal, I'm done in five minutes with no regard for the rest of the time.

    I had to throw away a lot of winnings and incur many deeper losses by playing to a time limit. Since the switch I find myself much more relaxed, never pressing, and the gains/losses have narrowed considerably.
     
  16. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Get a hooker. Smirk at ex.
     
  17. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    If in Vegas with a number of days left I would probably spread the amount evenly over the days left. In your situation I think you did well (especially with a trip coming up) to walk away.

    And yeah, instead of a hooker, just get an escort for 2 hours and go pick up the kid, and yeah, smirk at the ex a couple of times as well. Escorts aren't hookers are they? lol
     
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  18. bobby jones

    bobby jones Low-Roller

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    Shadow Creek also sounds good to me....
     
  19. queuetee

    queuetee High-Roller

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    Yep...the Ex would be impressed that you have to pay for it. She'd be smirking at you.
     
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