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Gold Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 3396
Registered: Mar-06
So three of my friends went to Atlantic City on Monday to stay till Thursday. Well Tuesday morning (2am.) me and another friend decided to come up here and surprise them. We started driving at 4am and got here at 12 in the afternoon.Pretty ballin road trip.

We were drunk as a mo fo in the penny pavilion slot machiene area because it was a smoking area and we wanted a ciggarette. Well my buddy puts a 20 in and on his second hit "DING DING DING DING DING DING!" He wins max, $1000! Gets his cash and moves to another one, BOOM! another $500...

Go to the roulette table and he gives us each $100 to play. Me and another friend cashed out with over $200 each!

I love Atlantic City! Bout to start drinkin and playing agian right now
 

Silver Member
Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 915
Registered: Jan-08
Sounds fun man!

So since you got lots-o-monies are the drinks on you?









I will have a triple of Johnnie Walker Black.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5020
Registered: Mar-06
I hate AC. I lost like 500 in 10 minutes there...Plus is was slum city all around it. The board walk was cool. It was interesting to see it. Also NJ tolls ftl.
Sounds like your having fun.
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 3975
Registered: Oct-06
Thanks for inviting me :-( I was looking for an excuse to skip a couple gamblers anonymous meetings too!!!

God I miss Vegas... :-(
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21378
Registered: Jun-06
Fold that money and put it right in your pocket. AC has some of the worst odds and the fact that you guys did well means you probably have a laser sight on the back of your heads right now lol. Stay long enough and you'll not only lose your winnings but go in a hole. The house always wins. Go home with a story that has a happy ending.

Spend that money on yourselves. And not on the boardwalk h0es. They gots stuff. Ewwwww.



I hear ya Marc. Never has a twenty vanished as quick as it does in AC. 4 pulls, feed machine. 4 more pulls, feed machine again. 4 more pulls and you haven't won a damn thing and you're $60 down in 3 1/2 minutes.
 

Gold Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 3397
Registered: Mar-06
Roulette is fun as sh!t. We have spent SO much monies at the roulette but its so much fun. It is trashy all around but the Tropicana, where we are staying is really nice. About the invites, sorry guys.
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 3976
Registered: Oct-06
Paul did you expect to make money? You know better. Roullette, slots, they're house games. I think Capps just wants to have some fun and gamble, rock on.

Poker is where the money is at. Especially with ESPN showing the WSOP round the clock. The supply of donkeys who think "it looked so easy on tv", is truly endless. :-)
 

Gold Member
Username: Joebruce

TC Sounds/DLS

Post Number: 2851
Registered: May-04
Sounds like a good time man. I would really like to go to one of the boats around here but you need money for that,which I have none of :-( lol. My fav games are craps,roulette and of course hold'em! Hope ya bring home lots-o-monies!
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21386
Registered: Jun-06
Well that IS why you go but seeing as I'm only 45 minutes from AC I can say without reservation that it's a hype that only benefits the house. When you go you can see all the tools they use to suck more $$ out of you. There are 1000 places in any casino to get cash or tap your credit and who doesn't love a free meal, that only cost you $200 on the floor?

Look. I've been to the casinos MANY times over the years. I'm not a frequent member but just an educated one lol. Take only what you're willing to lose and for God's sake leave the credit cards at home!

There's a psychology involved with the design and operation of any casino. It's all about illusion. Your illusion you can win and how they profit when you don't. You won't see any clocks or windows and drinks are free because, duh, who spends more sober than drunk? The lack of clocks is to eliminate your perception of time and so is the lack of windows. How many stories have you heard about ppl spending 24, 36 or even 48 straight hours in a casino without memory of where the time went? The ride home though you remember...........

Have a blast. You're young lol. Hell you're not too far from my house!
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 3979
Registered: Oct-06
I'm just sayin, if you choose to play games of pure chance, you can't be surprised or upset when the house pwns you just like it should.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21387
Registered: Jun-06
Sorry but I HAVE to add this.

One day I was in Harrah's. My favorite casino by far. To me, best odds and meals. On the floor in the slots I was down on my luck. I mean I burned through money like it was air. I watched as a woman in a wheel chair, escorted by two casino employees, make her way around the floor. She was in a high class dress and appeared to have total control. She would play a few minutes at one machine and get bored and demand to go to another. After a bit I noticed every machine she played was hitting. My curiosity got the best of me. So I tagged along. Sure enough when she wanted to change machines one of the casino employees would arrive early, use their key and raise the door to the slot machine, and fiddle something. When she got there the machine would hit and hit and hit. When she left, the same guy opened the machine, fiddled with something and closed the door. He was changing the odds on the machine for her. I know this because I have a slot machine myself and know how to do this. Everywhere she went they were fixing the odds for her because of who she was. Who was she? I have no clue. Some wealthy land owner, widow of a software tycoon, who knows. All I know is that I tailed her and every machine she left went dead, yet minutes before was hitting like the 4th of July.

The house ALWAYS wins. Everyone else pays the bills.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5373
Registered: Dec-06
Right on Andrew, alot better than that time you got stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Note how it picked up on "bout to start drinkin again" and posted a rehab facility -- that rules
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21388
Registered: Jun-06
That reminds me. Are you the one who sent me the shot glass of the sheep? The package didn't have a return address.


Only "Ecoustic member".


It's gotta be you fool haha.
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 3980
Registered: Oct-06

quote:

I'm not a frequent member but just an educated one lol. Take only what you're willing to lose




Paul, I don't mean to be rude, but I'm trying to understand. You know games like slots and roullette favor the house (common knowledge), but you play them anyway having brought only the money you're "willing to lose"???
 

Gold Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 3398
Registered: Mar-06
HEADED HOME!! 8 hours of driving, here we come
 

Silver Member
Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 921
Registered: Jan-08
Be safe man.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21390
Registered: Jun-06

quote:

Paul, I don't mean to be rude, but I'm trying to understand. You know games like slots and roullette favor the house (common knowledge), but you play them anyway having brought only the money you're "willing to lose"???





Not rude at all. I don't play the roulette table at all. Hate it. Slots has been and is the only thing I play. Can't say I NEVER play anything else but I simply like the machine. Have one at home just to keep me from going to AC. (Helps).

I don't play cards there either. I'm not a high roller either so a bucket full of nickles going back and forth into and out of a machine is therapeutic for me. The mentality is that if you go to win then you'll have disappointment to deal with right along side empty pockets. If I go thinking I'll at least eat a good meal then all the better if something positive happens.

The other reality I hate is the flyers you read. "I won on my second pull!" "We had the time of our lives. Thank you Ceasars!!" What they don't show you are all the horror stories. Those who lost a fortune or maxed out their credit cards because they NEEDED a break. Go during the week, like on a Tuesday. You see flocks of retired folk all dumping their social security into the place. When you're on a hot streak on the table they switch dealers and even stop your play for "routine equipment maintenance". Anything to stop THEIR bleeding. Notice anyone stopping you when you go to hock your wedding ring? They also let underage gambling go as long as you're losing. When the bell goes of however you better have your ID ready.


Hope you had fun Andrew.
 

Gold Member
Username: Riconissan

Post Number: 2131
Registered: Feb-09
Did you know that even when people have won a substantial amount in a casino they keep playing until all of their winnings are gone?
It has to do with some psychological rationing that "they are not supposed to win"
The excitement of winning is overcome by the feeling that "This can't be right." in the subconscious.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21393
Registered: Jun-06
I don't suffer from that. If I drive 45 minutes and on my first pull I hit for $200, I'm done right there. Now if I drove several hours or more I'd have to play some, simply to to justify the expense. I know the odds of the slots. On good days the machine will pay out 80% of what it takes in. On bad days they'll set the odds much lower. That's why you see so many of them in EVERY casino. Because they are guaranteed money makers. They simply cannot lose for the house. The other thing I hate about the casinos now is how they are all going coinless. That piece of paper takes all the fun out of winning anything. That magical sound of the coins hitting the tray is why I go.
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 3983
Registered: Oct-06

quote:

The other reality I hate is the flyers you read. "I won on my second pull!" "We had the time of our lives. Thank you Ceasars!!" What they don't show you are all the horror stories.




That doesn't bother me at all. What business is that not true for? You don't walk into a bookstore and hear the sales clerk say "let me show you some of our least favorite books".

I work retail management, my job is mostly customer service, I certainly don't go out of my way to tell customers about the times when there has been an incident and someone wasn't happy with the service.

Any business is obviously going to advertise the upside of their product/service, not the downside. Stainless Steals: "You just might cut a f@#$in finger off!!" - new slogan?

I just don't blame the horror stories you referred to on the casino. I blame the weak minded, vulnerable people who choose to shove their money into a game they know is rigged. Call me a cynic, but if the casinos weren't there, those same people would drown their troubles in a bottle of alcohol, or spend their cash on ho0kers or something.



quote:

If I drive 45 minutes and on my first pull I hit for $200, I'm done right there.




That mentality seems responsible and smart, but I dunno man, you're still playing a game that's gonna beat you in the long run. And the odds of any given pull on that lever aren't affected by the results of previous or future pulls. One more pull and you may have hit the REAL jackpot.

My boss has the same mentality as you Paul. He went to the boat the other day and was very pleased with himself because he had doubled his $300 playing blackjack in 7 minutes of playing. So, with a smirk on his face he told the dealer he was done, and went home. Responsible, smart gaming? Or just finding a way to justify it?
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21397
Registered: Jun-06
Well I hardly compare my knife business to a casino lol. At least you know what you're getting from me in advance and there is a guarantee as to the satisfaction of the customer. No such dice in gambling. Is it their own fault when ppl lose their own money? Sure. There's no gun to their heads or lock on the door. I guess it's like the tobacco companies. They know their product kills millions of ppl every year. They even shut the advocates up by running anti-smoking campaigns. Ironic isn't it? They spend half their ad $$ on luring in and addicting their customers and the other half boasting "stop! It's really bad for you!". Like politics we all ate the candy fed to us at one point or another.

My folks are addicted to AC. They know it. It was almost a weekly ritual for them. Like spoken earlier sometimes the possibility of winning isn't even expected, yet they still play the game. The last thing I want to see out of them is for them to live in front of a machine, not even blinking when they hit $1,500 because they know that gives them another 2 days.

And you're right about the odds. They ALWAYS win in the end. THEY don't gamble, you do. It's all engineered that way. It's been at least two years since I've gone. It doesn't thrill me like it did in my 20's. Like it does Andrew.
 

Gold Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 3399
Registered: Mar-06
"Go during the week, like on a Tuesday. You see flocks of retired folk all dumping their social security into the place. When you're on a hot streak on the table they switch dealers and even stop your play for "routine equipment maintenance". Anything to stop THEIR bleeding."

105% correct. It was like Gods waiting room in the Tropicana this week. Just old people EVERYWHERE!

As for closing down after people win, as soon as my buddy hit his $1200, they shut down the "Penny Pavilion" for maintenance.

As for switching dealers, they did that about 3 times an hour. Didnt matter if we were hitting or missing.

As for money, I left with $50 more than I started with, the guy who won the $1500 ended up with just over $400 when we left (they got another night, free, because we got to know the Pit Boss and she wanted us to gamble a little more) and the morning we left, we were sitting at a Blackjack table and one of my buddies turned $45 into $500+. It will be interesting to see how everyone is when they get back home.

The spontaneity and experience was fun but I wont be doing anything like that for a long time
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5028
Registered: Mar-06
I love going to Foxwoods. I go there a few times a year. That place is amazing. There is so much to do and see there and playing is only a small part of it.
The all you can eat buffet is fantastic there. Quality stuff like prime rip, BBQ, italian, seafood, and its only like $20 pp. Then the niteclubs, movie theatere, lots of shops and resturants. Hotels, live shows..
Its like a city onto itself. I will go there with deadlines set, either after we eat and play and run out of the original 200 or so we bring, or at 11 pm. Which ever comes first. My wife has been lucky there. She has hit a few times for fun money. once she hit a .25 slot for 2k.

I would say however, most times we go there we have a great day, great meal, and still come home after gas expences too with about the same as we left with. So its like a free day out...Most times.

Moheagan Sun is nearish too, but not half as nice as Foxwoods.
I am in awe evertime I go there. Its so well kept and clean and Quality everywhere.

Worst casino was in FLA on some resavation..It was like an old warehouse full of slot machines on concrete floors. I think there were white sheets to cover the windows.

A close second was the Fox river boat in ohio or something...Idk, it was like 1 hour west of Chigago. But it should have been scuttled a long time ago..
 

Silver Member
Username: Wickedbass

TheWicked

Post Number: 935
Registered: Jan-08

quote:

The all you can eat buffet is fantastic there. Quality stuff like prime rip, BBQ, italian, seafood, and its only like $20 pp.




Im down let's go!!!Upload
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