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#31 bigpimpin24

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:03 PM

Bumping this cause I just won $5,000 on a $25 Video Poker hand. Think I'm done for a whileeee! Feels fucking great!

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#32 vrs1650

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:47 PM

I go about two to three times a year, but when I go I go big. I play slots and roulette a little bit, but mostly craps, blackjack and pai gow poker. I've had a few decent trips to Vegas, but mostly just do it for the thrill. And when I say big I mean like 2k for a four day trip, not that big.
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#33 cdeener

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:58 PM

I go every once in a while now but for years I use to go once a week. I play the slots to pass the time cause I only go to spend time with my parents since that is the only thing they play.

The most I have ever won in one night was 327 bucks playing a 2 cent 80 line White Orchid machine. I normally take a small bankroll so I don't lose much. I play a variety of machines so it just which ones I feel like playing that day.

#34 Kendro

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:37 AM

I usually go twice a year. On a whole I think I'm down $1600 but this is over the course of 8 years so on average I lost $100 per trip. I only take money I'm prepared to have fun losing and never think I'm going to win. If I do win, I generally splurge on a nice steak dinner at the casino.

I mostly stick to $25 hands of blackjack. I generally break even, sometimes I'm up $100, and the most I ever lost in a day was $500.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:35 PM

I'll be going to Reno or Tahoe next weekend. I'm looking forward to it because it'll be my first trip to a real casino in over a year (I don't count local card rooms and Indian casinos as real casinos). I see a poker tournament in my future, some black jack, maybe pai gow or baccarat, and then when I'm too tipsy to keep track of cards roulette.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:52 AM

The cards were not in my favor tonight, just couldn't shake a bad streak. Here's my last hand to give you an idea of how bad it was tonight for me. Played two hands, dealer face up is a 10. Hand 1 is 12, hit to 14, hit again to 16, then hit to 20. Hand 2 has A9. Dealer shows 16, hit to 21.

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#37 bigpimpin24

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

Bumpin this for some more discussion! Since my last post in December about winning 5 grand, I ended up hitting a Royal Flush about two weeks after that and won 2 grand. Since then I haven't hit anything worthwhile at all. I want to feel that rush again! ARrrrgh :P

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#38 Javery

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

I love love love craps. I limit myself to playing once a year on a disgusting man-weekend though otherwise I could see myself turning into a degenerate gambler pretty quick.

Do any of you ever gamble online? What's that like?

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#39 bigpimpin24

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

I love love love craps. I limit myself to playing once a year on a disgusting man-weekend though otherwise I could see myself turning into a degenerate gambler pretty quick.

Do any of you ever gamble online? What's that like?


I was considering signing up once before but I ended up stopping myself. I don't think I would be able to do it just because I know without physical money in my hand, I would just feel like I'm playing for fun. That, and I have a lot of down time so it would get pretty dangerous. I do play Video Poker online, but just for fun. No money involved.

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#40 Calipso

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

I use to play more poker but playing with too many loose players. Too many wins with someone who plays a 6-4 offsuit -_-




You clearly are a poker pro. :roll:
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#41 Link927

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:24 AM

You clearly are a poker pro. :roll:


I never said I was. But I can't last against players with 1000x bankrolls who catch me with their junk cards against my AK suited. I dont expect to make a living out of it, but it loses its entertainment value very quickly when your "top" hand gets beat by a starter junk hand, and then they usually gloat a little and make some offhand remark to the dealer.

In other news I've taken a good break from playing poker and most gambling. I've been on a pretty bad losing streak, and the etiquette from other players just doesn't make me want to go play for a while. Hope all of you casino going CAGs out there are getting more out if it than I am.

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#42 razrvamp

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

I use to play more poker but playing with too many loose players. Too many wins with someone who plays a 6-4 offsuit -_-


I hear ya dude, being from Nevada there's a poker room every mile it seems. I used to play a lot but I'm sick of being beat by people playing junk cards

#43 Calipso

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

I never said I was. But I can't last against players with 1000x bankrolls who catch me with their junk cards against my AK suited. I dont expect to make a living out of it, but it loses its entertainment value very quickly when your "top" hand gets beat by a starter junk hand, and then they usually gloat a little and make some offhand remark to the dealer.

In other news I've taken a good break from playing poker and most gambling. I've been on a pretty bad losing streak, and the etiquette from other players just doesn't make me want to go play for a while. Hope all of you casino going CAGs out there are getting more out if it than I am.


Never go to Vegas and hit a strip casino poker room then. Your aces and kings get busted quite often in both limit and no-limit. You need to learn how probability works and how you will win in the long run against shit players.

I've been knocked out of SnG's and table games by people with hands with 52o, 72o and I rage. But then I remember (almost no players do) the times when I've cracked someone's aces or set with a low pocket pair or suited connectors.

Hell, my last local tournament a month ago I pushed in with QAs against 84o. Guess who won? Sure wasn't me.
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#44 bigpimpin24

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

I hopped on the Roulette table this past weekend for the first time. Minimum bet was $5 so I thought that was a good time to get a feel for it. Every other time it's $10 and I don't feel comfortable with that at all.

I ended up going in with $20 and was just playing the columns and sets. Every once in a while I would bet on 5 different numbers. I ended up hitting twice so I had some luck on my side. I got to play for almost 2 hours with that $20 and left with $60 as well as a little better understanding on how to play.

Almost got my hand slapped for trying to take my money before the dealer was done paying out LOL. Also learned not to take my cell phone out while on the table. Don't know if I would make a habit of playing roulette though. It was pretty cool just to sit back with my buddy but Video Poker is where my heart is!

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#45 Calipso

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:23 PM

Almost got my hand slapped for trying to take my money before the dealer was done paying out LOL.


Been there, done that. I was pretty piss drunk at Las Vegas Club in downtown LV. Place is a dump, I go in to play a quick matchplay or two and take off. I was pretty out of it and I reached for my chips and the dealer slaps my hand and with the most stereotypical asian accent yells out "YOU NO TOUCH! CHIP NOT YOUR YET!"

After I was able to take my chips I told him I wasn't toking him a damn thing and with his customer skills it's no wonder he's at the shittiest casino on West Fremont Street.
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#46 Link927

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:43 AM

I hopped on the Roulette table this past weekend for the first time. Minimum bet was $5 so I thought that was a good time to get a feel for it. Every other time it's $10 and I don't feel comfortable with that at all.

I ended up going in with $20 and was just playing the columns and sets. Every once in a while I would bet on 5 different numbers. I ended up hitting twice so I had some luck on my side. I got to play for almost 2 hours with that $20 and left with $60 as well as a little better understanding on how to play.

Almost got my hand slapped for trying to take my money before the dealer was done paying out LOL. Also learned not to take my cell phone out while on the table. Don't know if I would make a habit of playing roulette though. It was pretty cool just to sit back with my buddy but Video Poker is where my heart is!


This is how you should look at gambling, just go in with what you're comfortable with playing with and if you can get a few hours out of it then you had a good time, if you end up a few dollars ahead that's a bonus.

And learning casino rules is somewhat important, like not touching cards at some table games or rules specific to craps or roulette. Its not always the dealer being a jerk of course, they can get in trouble if the pit bosses see them allowing it. Dealers are the face of the casino so they take most of the heat, but the people who are really want to see these "rules" enforced are the bosses.

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#47 Hoffy

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

I live very close to Harrahs Philadelphia and about an hour away from Atlantic City. I don't usually play games like backjack unless it's for 20 dollars. I'm a poker player though and I mostly play the local $65 daily Harrah's tourney when I have a chance. My biggest win was in December when I outright won a Borgata tournament for $5k. There is nothing more satisfying than having 3 million chips in front of you! By far my biggest win live. I just wish they'd finally regulate online poker so I could grind the $5 - $10 tourneys again. :)

#48 bigpimpin24

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:40 AM

I live very close to Harrahs Philadelphia and about an hour away from Atlantic City. I don't usually play games like backjack unless it's for 20 dollars. I'm a poker player though and I mostly play the local $65 daily Harrah's tourney when I have a chance. My biggest win was in December when I outright won a Borgata tournament for $5k. There is nothing more satisfying than having 3 million chips in front of you! By far my biggest win live. I just wish they'd finally regulate online poker so I could grind the $5 - $10 tourneys again. :)


Wow that is awesome! I don't think I'd ever be good enough to win a tournament. I used to play a lot of Texas Hold Em but with friends. Thing with that though, we would usually be drinking and never take it seriously. I still haven't mustered up the courage to go and sit down at one of the tables at the casinos. I'm sure if I go during the weekdays I could find some low end tables.

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#49 Hoffy

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:56 AM

Wow that is awesome! I don't think I'd ever be good enough to win a tournament. I used to play a lot of Texas Hold Em but with friends. Thing with that though, we would usually be drinking and never take it seriously. I still haven't mustered up the courage to go and sit down at one of the tables at the casinos. I'm sure if I go during the weekdays I could find some low end tables.


Thanks! It was really exciting to say the least :) I didn't think so either but last year but I had success in smaller buy in tournaments and tried my hand at a 100+ dollar large field buy in and got lucky in a few spots.

I love playing home games with friends and not taking it seriously (and drinking! :D ). Although I have a few friends who have home games where they have large 3-400 dollar swings a night. Not what I call a good time! I don't play no-limit cash game in casinos though. That's a little too steep for my blood. If I play cash games, it will be 2/4 - 5/10 limit. The money usually lasts longer there! I'm really a wimp with gambling except with poker tournaments haha

#50 bigpimpin24

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

Feeling pretty jealous today. Was playing a Progressive Bonus Deuces Wild .25 machine ($1.25 max bet) the Royal was at $2,000. I got dealt 4 to the royal and threw out one card. Got a Deuce. The guy sitting right next to me gets dealt all 5 not even 5 seconds later and the SAME suite as mine (Clubs) :( oh well! I'll hit a Royal of my own soon

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#51 bigpimpin24

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

Bringing this back to life! GO!

I've come a long way since last posting in here. I've gone from being strictly all about Video Poker to playing Blackjack more often now. I still like to play Video Poker but I much rather get on the table now. What suckers me in is the 3 card poker side bet. Man that thing can get pretty intense even though it's meant for suckers. 2 of the casinos here still have the 9 to 1 payout on any of the side hit but the other has an updated version that is 5 to 1 on Flush, 10 to 1 on Straight, 20 to 1 on Trips and 30 to 1 on Straight Flush. I enjoy the latter, even though Flush is the most common side bet I hit. The possibility of getting paid more on the Straight Flush/Trips is very nice though.

I also play Roulette some times and it can be pretty awesome playing on the inside. I usually play $10 a spin and just put $2 on 5 different numbers. It can add up pretty quick if you're getting lucky and hitting them.

Haven't hit a Royal Flush on Video Poker in so long and that's what led me to start venturing off into the tables. It's a lot more entertaining for me since you talk to quite a couple of people in Blackjack and work as a team usually.

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#52 Methoes

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

I like playing Roulette only with a table fill with bunch of my friends. It's lot more fun that way.
Craps is my game. Make big $$$ but could lose big too.
Poker is ok... it was best when ESPN didn't hype it up. Now a days; just bunch of wanna be.
BlackJack is sucks unless you can count cards.
If you have that much luck... you should head to VEGAS.

#53 PimpLimp

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

The closest casino to me would probably be Harrah's in New Orleans. I went to NO twice and then Vegas once last year. I'd say the most I've gone home with in a single trip so far has been a little over a $1000. All my luck has without a doubt been at table games. Mostly Blackjack and 3-Card Poker.

My aunt on the other hand is a fucking legit casino veteran. She usually hits up a casino somewhere in the country at least once a month. She doesn't go for broke, but working for a oil company and not having a spouse or children, she's pretty much entitled to do whatever she wants.

#54 CaptainJoel

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

I play Black Jack and Poker, mainly. I'm godlike at Black Jack (made hundreds back each time I've played) and so-so at Poker. I think I may just need to learn more about Poker though. I have a good Poker face, just don't know too much about how the game works.

#55 Javery

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

I'm gearing up for my annual AC trip in March with all of my friends. I can't wait. I'm probably going to stick to Craps since I did pretty good last year but I may try some Roulette even though I almost always lose. Whenever I play I usually play thirds where I bet on 2 to hit 1 which wins about 64% of the time (of course the other 36% you lose double).

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I use to be pretty hardcore into blackjack, but it came to the point where it wasn't fun. I got into during the end of high school (way before the Bringing Down the House Movie came out) and practiced and practiced. Counting down decks, estimate how many decks left in the shoe, and all the other indices (how basic strategy changes depending on the count).

All that to just put the game in your favor very very slightly. What most people could could make (long term) playing 8 hrs a day is less than my job pays me. Depending on variance and how the game is still only slightly in your favor you would need a huge bankroll to really survive long term with the huge swings.

If you play with $25s and above they will immediately boot you if they see you using "advanced tactics" or worse yet, tell you have to flat bet (can't change your bet) or just tell you that you are too skilled for their game and to please try one of their other excellent tables games (meaning you can't play BJ there anymore). Wonging (standing behind a table and counting the count is strongly in your favor) also gets you bounced after a few attempts. Pit Bosses and dealers all know how to count and tell if someone up to something, and the only way to avoid any heat would be to play nearly as bad as a normal person. Oh yeah, now with automatic shuffling machines at certain places there is no point. For anyone interested in learning though, there are a few forums that specialize in it and many different programs to help teach people practice and to run simulations with expected variance, etc.

#57 bigpimpin24

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

Anyone here into Video Keno? I was playing a bit today and was enjoying it. The jackpots on those machines are huge even thought the probability is low but just the fact it's there is still exciting.

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#58 Link927

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

Anyone here into Video Keno? I was playing a bit today and was enjoying it. The jackpots on those machines are huge even thought the probability is low but just the fact it's there is still exciting.


According to the WizardofOdds site Keno has a high house edge. I'm not a very big video / slots player in the first place, but if you get some entertainment from it then of course that makes up a bit of value. Just keep the 30% house edge in mind though when you play :-#

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#59 bigpimpin24

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

According to the WizardofOdds site Keno has a high house edge. I'm not a very big video / slots player in the first place, but if you get some entertainment from it then of course that makes up a bit of value. Just keep the 30% house edge in mind though when you play :-#


Yeah, that figure is actually for Live Keno. I don't believe they have it in these casinos around me and if they do I haven't heard of it. Video Keno house edge isn't as high but you are playing much faster. It's far from becoming my go-to game but I will still play it here and there just to change things up.

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#60 Ch33pSh33p

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

Haven't tried Vegas but have been to AC.

It was an interesting experience, had decent luck with Blackjack/Roulette, not so much with the slots but that was to be expected from what I had heard. I was amazed at the variety of slot machines though, I mean essentially they're all similar in principle but their themes are different.

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