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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Yeah, the game with the best odds is blackjack. I believe it's the only game that allows you do increase (or insure) your bet mid-way through a hand. Of course, disproportionate wins are impossible in blackjack. On a slot machine, it's possible to gamble a dollar, and win $10k. In blackjack, it's impossible to more than double your wager in a single hand.

    Also remember - in the long run, the house has the advantage. However smart you think you are, the game was designed for the casino by people smarter than you, so in the long run, you'll lose. Don't view gambling as "potential income." Better to view it as an "entertainment expense." Bring however much cash you're willing to lose, and swear to yourself that once you've lost it, you're done gambling for the day.
    That's the only way to do it.

    First time in Vegas a very long time ago we had the next day off work, so we went out at dark and stayed till daylight had a blast.

    I had put some money in my pocket, and left the rest in the hotel room.

    "Eat, drink, and be merry" was our motto.

    I remember that we found penny slots sometime after midnight and got a good laugh because we had never heard of such a thing.

    Before daylight we were playing blackjack and the dealer was nice enough to inform us that one of out gang had hit 20.

    We had consumed mass quantities of booze by then and that was our cue to go home.

    I had a great time and went home without money but that was the plan all along.

    Back then great food was nearly free.

    Those were the days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    A little luck doesn't hurt, but a bit of skill can make it so you don't need as much.

    What you want to do against a machine, is hold even small pairs, say a pair of deuces, because the odds are not bad that you will get either two pair, three of a kind of even a full house or four of a kind.

    Now, if you don't have a pair you hold the face cards.

    Very rarely, almost never will you shoot for a straight or a flush.

    And so far, it has been a winning strategy.

    The problem though, it seems the casinos around here have pretty lousy odds and you probably won't find a "9-6" poker machine in the place.

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    Next time we go to a casino, maybe I'll try it.

    I'll have to ask where to find a 9-6 machine, because I wouldn't know one unless it says so.

    I'd usually rather spend money at the buffet, but maybe I'll give it a shot.

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    It is my understanding that New Jersey is renewing its effort to get sports gambling. It seems that the NFL, for example, suggested that they did not want legal sports books where their teams played. The New York teams play in New Jersey. But now that Vegas is getting a team, the will be former Oakland Raiders, the effort is renewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Thousands of lost Atlantic City casino jobs are coming back!

    Great news for America and American workers.

    Bad news for some people, of course.

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    Of course this was before the stock market plunge of 2018. With higher interest rates coming, inflation and higher deficits...all that Obama cheap money is going to dry up.

    Time to pay the piper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    It is my understanding that New Jersey is renewing its effort to get sports gambling. It seems that the NFL, for example, suggested that they did not want legal sports books where their teams played. The New York teams play in New Jersey. But now that Vegas is getting a team, the will be former Oakland Raiders, the effort is renewed.
    Bring back the bookies!

    Did they ever really go away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    ... Before daylight we were playing blackjack and the dealer was nice enough to inform us that one of out gang had hit 20.
    When my wife split a pair of tens, I threatened to divorce her. I told her no judge would disagree. The dealer chimed in "He's right, you know."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Of course this was before the stock market plunge of 2018. With higher interest rates coming, inflation and higher deficits...all that Obama cheap money is going to dry up.

    Time to pay the piper.
    Kill joy!

    Everyone was thrilled that millions more were going to lose their money at the Casinos!. The river boats were going to build those small towns into gigantic cities on the Ohio river. All those minimum wage jobs were going to create a megopolis,I tell you

    The small towns are just barely hanging on. So are the river ��.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    When my wife split a pair of tens, I threatened to divorce her. I told her no judge would disagree. The dealer chimed in "He's right, you know."
    The last boat I was on. Free Hotel room,so naturally I was up at dawn. Went down to the Casino and remarked,these people are early. The answer? These people have been here all night!

    I was with a Y group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Of course this was before the stock market plunge of 2018. With higher interest rates coming, inflation and higher deficits...all that Obama cheap money is going to dry up.

    Time to pay the piper.
    That's all ancient history.

    The market plunge/crash/correction of 2018 is so yesterday.

    Today is time to let the good times roll.

    OK, maybe not good times yet, but we are off the gloom & doom bandwagon.

    For now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    The last boat I was on. Free Hotel room,so naturally I was up at dawn. Went down to the Casino and remarked,these people are early. The answer? These people have been here all night!

    I was with a Y group.
    Yep... That's why you won't see clocks on the walls of a casino. They're not too hot on windows for the same reason; they allow people to monitor the passage of time.
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