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Night at the Casino #4708763
03/27/18 06:19 PM
03/27/18 06:19 PM
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Denver
marine65 Offline OP
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Denver
Wife and me went to the Ameristar Casino in Blackhawk Colorado to spend last night in a comp room.
This hotel/Casino is a 34 story beautiful marvel. By Colorado standards its huge.
The limit on the gaming floor is 4800.
On the 34th floor is an Olympic sized pool and several inside and outside hot tubs.
We decided to do the pool this morning.
Bad choice,last night was a snow storm and the hotel lost power a couple times and this morning the pool was shut down.
Now to gambling.
We lost $490 on the slots last night.
This morning I gave her the last $7 we had on hand and told her go play while i check out.
Spent about 30 minutes checking out and taking the luggage to the car.
I tracked her down and she was on a machine.Oh she must have blown through the $7 and hit the ATM.
Nope she had the $7 turned into $270 on the first machine she tried.
Ran it down to $260 and we cashed out and went home. A 30 minute drive.

Anybody else have interesting gambling stories?
And please dont post "I work too hard for my money to give it to the Casinos" stories.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708766
03/27/18 06:26 PM
03/27/18 06:26 PM
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Michigan
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I went to a casino one time about 15 years ago. Lost $20 and have never been back.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708774
03/27/18 06:34 PM
03/27/18 06:34 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Back when slots paid in actual money I won $500 in quarters. You don't realize how heavy that is.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708778
03/27/18 06:38 PM
03/27/18 06:38 PM
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Olathe, KS
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Olathe, KS
I used to live about 6 hours from Las Vegas. When I was 18-19, a friend and I would drive out there with 2 rolls of quarters each. When we were out, we would go eat and drive back home. The point was just to have fun and hang out. One time, I won $250 on 2 quarters. Paid for dinner and gas home. Made for a nice trip evening...


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708787
03/27/18 06:44 PM
03/27/18 06:44 PM
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USA
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USA
Yes I love me some gambling stories. Bring em on!

Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708791
03/27/18 06:48 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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I won $200 on a day cruise to the Bahamas. I spent about $15 and quit after I won.

To me, cruise ships are sooooo boring.

Re: Night at the Casino [Re: BobsArmory] #4708800
03/27/18 07:00 PM
03/27/18 07:00 PM
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
Originally Posted By: BobsArmory
I went to a casino one time about 15 years ago. Lost $20 and have never been back.




Same here. Gambling is just throwing money away... There is a reason their building and their furniture is nicer than your house.

Last edited by donnyj08; 03/27/18 07:01 PM.

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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708805
03/27/18 07:06 PM
03/27/18 07:06 PM
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virginia
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Went to a small harness horse racing track in Pa. w/the wife and kids about 10yrs ago. Really cheap races and track. Entrance was either free or $1 and bets were very small as well. Wife was never at a track. The horses were paraded before the race and wife said these FOUR horses were going to come in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. She said go place a bet for $1. I almost didn't place the bet because it's hard enough just picking a winner. Fast forward...photo finish and what she predicted happened! The race were so cheap all she won on a $1 bet was around $150. (At a serious track we're talking many, many thousands!) Thank God I bought the ticket! A great start to a very nice trip to Niagara Falls/Canada!


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: sparky123] #4708814
03/27/18 07:11 PM
03/27/18 07:11 PM
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USA
Reddy45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: sparky123
Went to a small harness horse racing track in Pa. w/the wife and kids about 10yrs ago. Really cheap races and track. Entrance was either free or $1 and bets were very small as well. Wife was never at a track. The horses were paraded before the race and wife said these FOUR horses were going to come in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. She said go place a bet for $1. I almost didn't place the bet because it's hard enough just picking a winner. Fast forward...photo finish and what she predicted happened! The race were so cheap all she won on a $1 bet was around $150. (At a serious track we're talking many, many thousands!) Thank God I bought the ticket! A great start to a very nice trip to Niagara Falls/Canada!


That's a Superfecta bet right?

Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708821
03/27/18 07:20 PM
03/27/18 07:20 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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I've only been a couple times and never won. But some people do seem to be pretty lucky.

My great-aunt is usually pretty lucky at the casinos and that sort of thing. There's this "Health and Wealth" raffle thing in AZ that's $100 per ticket. She bought 2 in 2009, on one she won a brand new Mazda car and the other she won $8,000 cash. Since then she's won a stereo system and a kitchen dish set.

Another great-aunt spent a couple million bucks in the casino over the course of a few years. Sometimes she'd win a bit but it always went back into the machine. Then they had a raffle for a new truck and she entered and won a brand new Toyota Tundra.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708834
03/27/18 07:31 PM
03/27/18 07:31 PM
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NJ
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I gamble a bit. Usually Saturdays you'll find me in a casino. My wife loves to go. Slots and video poker. Rarely table games. We also own a small percentage of a race horse. Might be getting into an additional horse if the opportunity arises.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708838
03/27/18 07:34 PM
03/27/18 07:34 PM
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New England, USA
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New England, USA
Wife and I are not gamblers...nothing against it, just other interests.

Went to Vegas a few years ago for a get away weekend with some friends. Walking back from a dinner, and maybe one too many magaritas, we went by the roulette wheel and my friend and I each put $50 on one number. We hit ($500+ ea. maybe?). We looked at each other, pocketed the winnings and did not place one more bet all weekend.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708851
03/27/18 07:48 PM
03/27/18 07:48 PM
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New England
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New England
I've never seen the point of gambling. No matter how good you are, the odds are literally not in your favor, ever.

With that said, I worked at a gas station as a teen and would pay attention to those who purchased many scratch-offs and checked them there - one lady would come in weekly and purchase around $50 worth of several different scratch-offs. Whatever she won, she'd put into more scratch-offs. If she had purchased a lot of one kind, without a winner, I'd occasionally purchase the next $5-10 worth. I don't recall the exact numbers, but I was up a couple of hundred by the time I moved on. I remember being really excited one night, when I got two $75 winners in one pull! For a 17-18 year-old making $7.75/hr, that was a major pull.


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: Nick1994] #4708855
03/27/18 07:51 PM
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New England
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
I've only been a couple times and never won. But some people do seem to be pretty lucky.

My great-aunt is usually pretty lucky at the casinos and that sort of thing. There's this "Health and Wealth" raffle thing in AZ that's $100 per ticket. She bought 2 in 2009, on one she won a brand new Mazda car and the other she won $8,000 cash. Since then she's won a stereo system and a kitchen dish set.

Another great-aunt spent a couple million bucks in the casino over the course of a few years. Sometimes she'd win a bit but it always went back into the machine. Then they had a raffle for a new truck and she entered and won a brand new Toyota Tundra.


Sure, that's what she tells you! In reality, gram gram is probably knockin' heads and slingin' dope. Did you picture it? If she's like my mom mom, it'll make you laugh. Cheers2


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Re: Night at the Casino [Re: marine65] #4708860
03/27/18 07:57 PM
03/27/18 07:57 PM
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I've only gambled in casinos half a dozen times in my life but I never gambled more than $100 or so. I once was up $400 in a $100 poker buy-in table and a drunk guy got lucky on the river after he and I went all-in. For all I know he was hustling. That was the last time I played poker in a casino.

Most times I've gone to casinos for a weekend it was for a bachelor party. There always seemed to be one guy in the group who would lose $2-5k at the casino. I ran into a guy I went to HS with once at a casino at the roulette table. He was heavily intoxicated and raving to me about how he was up $4k at the table at around midnight. The next morning I see him at the bar - he stayed up all night and lost his $4k and emptied his bank account. I think he ended up losing just under $5k on-top of his original $4k "winnings".


Last edited by GMFan; 03/27/18 08:00 PM.

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