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What kind of Gambler are you?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Electroguy563, Jun 1, 2013.

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  1. Junkyard Hog

    Junkyard Hog High-Roller

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    Low to mid roller. 1000 a day budget. Mostly holdem and sports book.
     
  2. billduhcat

    billduhcat Low-Roller

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    Low roller here, 500/day max, but rarely lose more than 1/2 of that. Call it about 2-4 hours a day max gambling.

    I've started to enjoy playing VP the past few trips, but can't do the marathon sessions like some people. Blackjack continues to be fun, but I've really started to like the electronic craps and roulette games; I can make all kinds of wacky bets at relatively low limits and not have to worry about the dealers getting the payouts right.

    I used to play poker almost exclusively, but have really turned away from it my last few trips. Hoping to play more holdem my next trip in October.
     
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  3. flamingogal

    flamingogal Low-Roller

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    Low timid roller. If a machine doesn't pay anything within 5 spins I am out. I go to Vegas for the people watching, the sights and good food. When I took my kids for college graduation trips. I gambled $20 or less a day. I had $900 for a 9 day trip with DH to gamble and I only used $300. I brought the rest home and used it to buy Christmas presents. I also usually pull out when I double my money and stick it away.
     
  4. Suekel

    Suekel VIP Whale

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    My husband and I gamble pretty much together, and we are low rollers. Our first ever trip, 15+ years ago, our daily budget was $75 each. That was what we could afford, so that is what we had. Since then it's creeped up a bit each time, as our financial circumstances have improved over the years. Now we are around $300 per day each, with a few hundred extra tucked away either for something fun (stick a hundred in a $5 machine and see what happens) or as disaster mitigation, LOL.

    We gamble for fun, plain and simple. Yes, we've taken the time to learn strategy on VP and BJ and use it, but we aren't sweating the paytables too much, or whether a BJ table allows double after splitting. I won't, however, play 6/5, just as a matter of principle.

    We play about 60% VP (mostly bartops for the great drink service), 25% slots, and the remaining 15% tables, mostly 3CP and BJ. We've thrown 20 down at the Big Wheel just for fun, and actually were stupid lucky the couple times we did it, hitting the long shots. We like Sigma Derby for the cheesy factor. For us, gambling is entertainment, although we do get happier when winning and more mopey when not.
     
  5. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Im a private gambler usually...until I get all sauced up then I'm the obnoxious gambler. But before the beers really start flowing I like to sit on a slot away from people and just be in my own world. I played quite a bit in the HL slot areas this past trip and it was great!!

    If I hit a big win I dont yell or cheer...I just sit back let the credits count up (or just skip all the noise and press a button) then either cash out or keep playing. Granted I have never had a HUGE win...but anything under $5k is just a little chuckle and a smile then I continue
     
  6. Ezzy711

    Ezzy711 VIP Whale

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    Family of gamblers, been betting since I was old enough to get an allowance.

    My stake has increased steadily over the past 30 years or so. Number of trips are also increasing. I find it a great escape and fun. Can only take a max of 4 days before burning out. I don't work for or complain about comps (except for April when I know I was robbed of a bunch of TC due to IT issues - but not worth getting upset about it). I'm thrilled with anything I get for free. I don't have a daily limit, but have an internal button that goes off if I lose too much, it stops being fun so I take a break or go up to the room for the rest of the day. I now enjoy solo trips the most for the freedom to play what I want when I want. I've never lost more than I can afford and the few times I come home I winner I put 1/2 away for the next trip and head directly to my jeweler.

    I play fairly low stakes because I'm in the casino anywhere from 6 to10+hrs a day. I play penny to $5 slots, shoot dice and play BJ.
     
  7. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Ezzy711 post got me reflecting and I don't know where I got the gambling bug.

    My dad died when I was only 12 and WI had no casinos or lottery, back when I was 21+.

    I do remember every holiday at mom's, all my older siblings would play Sheapshead after dinner. I also remember at about age 13-14 playing penny ante poker with my friends.

    The cross country trip, straight through to Vegas I know hooked me in 1973.

    I can't quantify my gambling. I hit it hard on each 4 night trip to Vegas, but once we get back home, I ignore the Indian casinos. I don't even play Megabucks anymore unless it gets as big as that last one.
     
  8. JaviSRK

    JaviSRK Low-Roller

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    Started out spending $20 a day when I first started going. Then in 2005, started to budget $100/day, probably would spend $50, mostly slots. Then I picked up poker and would play in the sub $100 tournaments or play cash games. Along the way I also picked up craps.

    My next trip is in 2 weeks, I'm budgeting over $500/day. It's funny, I have no problem losing hundreds in poker or in craps, but I just can't stand to lose more than $20 on a slot machine. Go figure.
     
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