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Do you are you a gamber ?

We put the lottery on every week but if we forget its no big deal and we don't gamble on anything else we just have no interest although I come from a gambling family.

I have seem a family member lose their house and friends split over losing so much and we just don't get it as to what the attraction is at all :(

 

So my question is do you ? what type Horses. casino, lottery other.............

 

They say its a mugs game and thats the way I have always looked at it but know so many that do it  :wacko:

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Never have been much of a gambler.  I'll play the very occasional game of cards, but mostly it's for fun. Since I don't play much, I tend to be the one who donates to the pot.

When Texas started the state lottery I played for a while.  Then started keeping track of what I put in versus what I got back - when I'd donated over $500 and gotten back less than $10 I decided the ROI just wasn't worth it.

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I go to the casino sometimes but just for fun I rarely win anything. Most I ever won was like 500 bucks

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I do not gamble but my OH brother and sister in law (plus her family) all do lottery every week and for birthdays they buy each other hundreds of dollars worth of tickets in which they only win maybe a hindered sometimes more and sometimes nothing at all. I just do not see the reward at the end (however I do like scratching the lottery tickets for someone else

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I occasionally do the National lottery or the Euromillions, but usually only if it's reached a stupid amount.

Other than that I don't gamble.

I wouldn't know what to do if I walked into a bookies.

Everyone at work has been to Las Vegas for holidays.

I've No interest whatsoever 

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rarely do i remeber to put the lottery on and even rarer i do a scratch card. i went to bingo on good friday which was a hoot and more entertaining. as i now live in liverpool and the home of the grand national tomorrow i may have a flutter if i like the name of a horse lol. about 15 years ago my last but one exes friend visited and spent saturday afternoon going from pub to bookies. he came back crestfallen saying he'd just lost a hundred quid on a horse! :jawdrop:

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I'm in a lottery syndicate at work, and take part in a neighborhood sweepstake for the Grand National every year but that's it.

I have no luck so really me taking part is pointless, I keep telling the syndicate they would have a better chance of winning if they threw me out! Lol

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rarely do i remeber to put the lottery on and even rarer i do a scratch card. i went to bingo on good friday which was a hoot and more entertaining. as i now live in liverpool and the home of the grand national tomorrow i may have a flutter if i like the name of a horse lol. about 15 years ago my last but one exes friend visited and spent saturday afternoon going from pub to bookies. he came back crestfallen saying he'd just lost a hundred quid on a horse! :jawdrop:

theres one called auroras encore!

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I work in the Casino industry. Currently, I deal craps and other table games.  I see people from all walks of life in my casino.  I gamble as well, because I enjoy it.  Generally, there are three types of gamblers:

1. The Weekenders.  people that just come out on the weekends or one or two saturdays a month just to have fun and get some entertainment.

2. The Whales.  People who have ungodly amounts of money, that enjoy high limit play and the entertainment it gives them.

3. The Fleas.  People who are in the casino every day, generally 10 or more hours a day.  Will only play when they think it's good, or to chase a jackpot.

 

I can spot each type of player about 5 miles away.

 

What i like to tell people is this (keep in mind i gamble myself)

If you want to play, do not ever attempt to live outside your means.  Don't get in over your head and you will be fine.  If you are like other normal people and don't have millions to spend, don't.  Just look at it like it's expensive entertainment (which is what it is).  Dinner and a movie can usually run ya (depending on where you go) $150ish. so dedicate that to your playing and then be done with it.  I enjoy playing poker or craps quite a bit, but i don't live outside my means.

 

Simple as that.

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When I was a teenager I had two part time jobs - both in the gambling industry. The first was in a betting shop and my two years in the shop taught me that there is only ever one winner in the betting game - the bookmaker! Even the guys who won big on a regular basis actually didn't win at all over time - they always ended up paying the bookmaker more than they won. The real, sad losers were the building workers who used to come in as they finished work on Saturday lunchtime, put half (or more than half) of their wages on the Gee Gees, and then go off to the pub to get smashed. At 6pm they staggered in to the shop to pick up their winnings, only to find that they had lost the lot. They did this week after week after week!

The second job was at our local greyhound track (long since defunct) and my experience there was pretty much the same - the only winners were the Tote and the bookies.

I wasn't in to gambling before these experiences but they were certainly enough to put me off gambling for life!

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I only gamble on the lottery once a week and it's only a pound so no great loss.  I do know a serious gambler who lost a successfull business and 2 marriages through gambling but they still gamble regularly.

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I will have a go on the Euromillions with my office colleagues when it gets to a big amount but other than that, I save my pennies. I regularly did the lottery when it first came out for about 2 years and over that time, I think I won a total of about £30!!

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Didn't even know how scratchcards worked until I got given some for my birthday.  Great gift idea, but I wouldn't buy them for myself.  At least with something like premium bonds you retain your stake and have a chance of winning every month.

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We only buy tickets once in a while, like when the pot is huge. My husband buys me scratch offs sometimes. Lol he claims I have better luck.

I'm not a big gambler, I don't understand how people can risk everything for a SLIM chance of winning. My hubby used to work with a girl who had a serious gambling problem. She would blow $1000s at a casino boat in just hours. Sometimes winning all her money back, but then throwing it all back in and losing. I know she was getting really bad when my husband was getting collection calls. She was borrowing money from those quick cash/payday loan stores and putting my husband down as a reference (without asking). She would blow all the money on casinos and just refuse to pay and ignore the collection calls. My husband also got called into the office one day at work, there was almost $1000 missing out of the safe. It ended up being her, for gambling. She would spend at least $300-500 on scratch offs a week. Lost her marriage to it. Very sad. She and her hubby made over $100,000 a year, but lived on maybe $20,000.

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Fruit machines when down the pub. Probably not a good combination but I try to quit while I'm ahead or at least breaking even. Sometimes though I put everything back in, whoops!

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I was over 30 when I was taken to my first casino to gamble...and even then I was drug, a friend insisted I was missing out. I honestly don't see the appeal, even when I won...it was like, "Ok...now what?" lol It's not something I swear off, I just never felt the desire for it either. 

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