In reading the threads on VMB - and from personal experience - there seems to be 'that game' in the casino to which we are drawn. What is it about 'that game' that appeals to you, and what is the polar opposite (that which you will never go near)? Here's my thinking...I play BJ. That's pretty much it. I don't play poker, nor do I play War, or any other card game. I think the appeal is that it is just social enough, being up to seven players, but still a head-to-head game...just me and the dealer. Generally speaking, I don't really like playing at a table where we are overly celebratory (these are not $100 tables, so managing expectations for ATM sized wins is my preference). What I won't go near is reel slot machines. Granted I have spent no time researching what constitutes a 'good' slot machine, I just don't have the wherewithal to sit there hour after hour just pressing a button. At least with BJ there is a modicum of skill involved. The times I have played, I have to play max-bet. I can't drag this out. The Mrs., however, loves slots (Carnival Rio, etc.). She likes the bonus and such that occasionally pop up, but I swear she can stretch a twenty dollar bill into a four hour chair testing session. She occasionally plays BJ, or watches me play, but I think she sees the game differently than I do. We have both come to understand that if you're not catchin' cards, leave the table...find a new one. But for her, if she's lost $X*, she's packing up and going elsewhere, whereas I may be tempted to reach for some more folding green outta the pocket. * - we're not talking thousands here, more like a touch over a hundred or so.