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Old 12-28-2005, 12:08 PM
A_Junglen A_Junglen is offline
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Default Re: Anyone get a real gross feeling while they\'re in a casino?

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You sound a bit high and mighty. You do realize that playing poker is also a form of gambling, don't you?

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I understand it sounds arrogant to "look down at the degenerates" but I just find it really awkward. Poker is +EV.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:14 PM
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Poker is +EV.

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To most people in the cardroom poker is not +EV. (I'm not saying anything about you personally). Most of the people playing at your table would be just as well off throwing their money at a game with a low house advantage like BJ or craps. I'm just wondering why you feel "at home" in the poker room when you're still surrounded by gamblers who are throwing their money away just like the slot players are, if only just a little more slowly.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:22 PM
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I understand it sounds arrogant to "look down at the degenerates" but I just find it really awkward. Poker is +EV.

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Not for everyone.

Besides, Blackjack and Video Poker both can be +EV at the right times, and Craps is -EV but the house edge is quite low for the fun you get to have.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:58 PM
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Default Re: Anyone get a real gross feeling while they\'re in a casino?

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This happens to me often, usually around 10 am, when I'm stumbling out to my car to go sleep at that rest stop on th'ACXpressway. Everything looks surreal, like a bad fever dream, and I start to wish for the destruction of the whole fat drug-addled corrupt western world. The freaks and thieves and sad old dumpy grandmas and fat guys without shoes picking at their toes and balding squirrelly ex-executives and blotto guidos are all that’s left of Saturday night’s glamour, and I just want to get the hell out of this hell. I think, “What a colossal waste of time and space and flesh—Something For Nothing, the American Alchemical Dream and I’m no different, I could be doing something productive or creative and instead I’m half-drunk and all tired and as useless as these grotesque, addicted barbarians and losers huddled around their dwindling cups and stacks while the casino rakes their lives into that pit at the center of the whole business…”

Unless I booked a big win obviously. Then it's like fricking Cat Stevens is sitting on my forehead..."Mooorning has brooooken...like the first Mooor-oor-ning...! Blue bird had spooooken...like the First Bird!!!!!!OI!1" YEEEHAW! Aiyahh! Gambooool!

Vegas in 1 ½ Weeks!!! I can’t wait.

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Old 12-28-2005, 01:44 PM
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The smoke does it for me. I hate smelling like stale cigarettes, and a good percentage of gamblers are chain smokers. When I walk out of the casino and I can smell the smoke in my clothes, in my hair, and in my pores, I feel really gross and dirty.

Of course, the putrid smell of stale cigarettes is easier to take when I've posted a big win. Then it's the smell of...victory. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

We don't have a card room at my local casino, but they've recently made 1/2 of the casino non-smoking, which almost makes me want to go there to play some -EV games. Almost.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:26 PM
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The smoke does it for me. I hate smelling like stale cigarettes, and a good percentage of gamblers are chain smokers. When I walk out of the casino and I can smell the smoke in my clothes, in my hair, and in my pores, I feel really gross and dirty.

Of course, the putrid smell of stale cigarettes is easier to take when I've posted a big win. Then it's the smell of...victory. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

We don't have a card room at my local casino, but they've recently made 1/2 of the casino non-smoking, which almost makes me want to go there to play some -EV games. Almost.

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Lucky for us here in ABQ, they've turned Sandia Casino's cardroom into 100% non-smoking. Yessssssssssssssssss.

But when I'm in the main casino area or in Vegas, where the alcohol and cig smoke flows freely....yes, I usually shower when I get back to my room or my house. I can only take so much.

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Old 12-28-2005, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Anyone get a real gross feeling while they\'re in a casino?

At least the old ladies playing slots know they stand no chance. The poker room is full of ugly degenerates who actually think they deserve to win and flick cards and throw their hands at the muck and treat the dealer like trash and are generally ugly and annoying to be around.

Give me the slot players anyday.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:34 PM
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At least the old ladies playing slots know they stand no chance. The poker room is full of ugly degenerates who actually think they deserve to win and flick cards and throw their hands at the muck and treat the dealer like trash and are generally ugly and annoying to be around.


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On the bright side; it doesmake it enjoyable to win their money.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Anyone get a real gross feeling while they\'re in a casino?

i only used to get this feeling at the Taj in AC, now that i live in vegas i have no problems.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:12 PM
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Default Re: Anyone get a real gross feeling while they\'re in a casino?

Your time at the tables in Commerce has given you brown (*hit) colored glasses with which to view your world, Shant. However, please keep in mind that we NEED those "ugly degenerates" as our future bankrolls.
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