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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dionysus, Apr 7, 2016.

    Apr 7, 2016
  1. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Went and spent the day and afternoon at the land based with mom and friends. Haven't been to the local in well over a yr and my 2 friends have never been so seemed good for a night out.
    It was dead, so we got to pick and play w/e games crossed our fancy and a fantastic buffet.......and yet still...

    ..I gotta say, I still prefer online at home.
    I like the selection at my fingertips. I like the luxury of my own chair, fridge, beer etc.

    For those now online gambling, , have you come to prefer online to brick & mortars? Or is B and M still as good for you?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2016
  3. me_and_ed

    me_and_ed Ueber Meister CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Selling out
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Literally just walked home from my B&M, me and my missus just downsized(Vancouver, like winning the lottery) and moved closer to the hub, we live a 5 min walk from a B&M, its great not having to worry about drinking and driving (simply wont risk even one pint), had a few, lost a hundred bucks, I agree its not quite the same but I have had my share of wins, its no Vegas (which I go about 5x a year cuz its cheap and easy from here) but not to bad, convenience and no stress mean a lot to me.
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2016
  5. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Never had the chance to hit a larger one when in BC - just a rather tiny one in Nainamo - a handful of slots at best.

    Our closest here is Rama (Jasmine would know it well) and it's a fair size and good selection, lots of slots I'd never seen nor heard of.

    But after a quick go at a few for novelty, I kept thinking ' hmm, I want to hit and pick up a MC to spin at home later' lol.
    I'm AT the casino thinking about playing when I get home lol.
     
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  6. Apr 7, 2016
  7. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    My last visits to a B&M casino:

    2010 - Singapore - Resort World Sentosa, 4 weeks after their first landbased casino opened and you had to queue for 10-15 minutes to sit down for a slot machine and this was mid-week early afternoon. Never again!! :eek:
    2008 - Melbourne - 2 x The Crown while on business trips down under
    2007 - Las Vegas - being on a can making conference for a week (Cannex de las Americas)
    2004 - Montpellier, FR - lived there 2002-2004, 2 visits in 3 years to the local casino, rather small, still all machines operated with coins :D
    2003 - Las Vegas - 3 days on a round-the-world holiday trip, LV was my last stop before returning home

    Can't be bothered really to leave home for a B&M casino, especially since most of them have banned smoking at the machines. Two funny things about that:

    - Singapore - they are veeery big on anti-smoking (the fine for just tossing your stub on the road will set you back by 200SGD/150USD) yet in the casino they have a separate smoking section which you enter via 2 sequenced doors to avoid smoke and smell spreading to the non-smoking section. Hence, when it is about the money exceptions are always possible :rolleyes:
    - Melbourne - on my penultimate visit they still offered something like a smoking island around a cocktail bar in the middle of the casino, but no machines there. Hence, you had people crowding and squeezing in that small space while having their fags.:rolleyes: On the last visit that was removed as well and you had to go outside for a smoke. :(
     
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  8. Apr 7, 2016
  9. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Oh, you can't smoke anywhere in a casino around here (or bar, or restaurant, or outside the doors etc etc)
     
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  10. Apr 7, 2016
  11. mina1929

    mina1929 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Food Catering
    Location:
    World
    I prefer online casinos never really won much anywhere else and besides I like the comfort of my own home. Get too tired after work to go anywhere else so playing online is just relaxation for me and nice if I have a win. :)
     
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  12. Apr 7, 2016
  13. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    I also look at the economics of it: beer and liquor arent ever free at our casinos, so youre looking at gas, booze, (possibly) meals and your gambling $.

    At home, I can buy a box of beer and a prepaid card and save loads.
    Plus, at home, noone gives me funny looks for playing in my boxers. :p
     
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  14. Apr 7, 2016
  15. lakandan

    lakandan Experienced Member

    Location:
    Philippines
    I prefer playing online casino in the comfort of my home, but once in a while do visit land based casinos to "feel" the rush :D:D
    Though, it is more costly and not that lucky most of the time :(
     
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  16. Apr 7, 2016
  17. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canada
    Definitely prefer online. Most of the slots I want to play at the land based casinos are in use and you have to either wait or accept another slot that you don't like (usually go to Fallsview -- very busy casino as many Americans go there too). Although I have to say I do enjoy the noise, excitement, etc. I have only ever won at the land based casinos. Basically my online gambling has been strict entertainment value -- no major wins and any wins just get thrown back into the kitty for a deposit a few days later. But, as mentioned -- you can have a few drinks at home and not worry about drinking and driving.

    And, I have to say Dionysus -- I am quite pleased that you can't wear your boxers at the B&M places. LOL.
     
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  18. Apr 7, 2016
  19. petro

    petro Dormant account, per user request PABnoaccred2 PABaccred

    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Narnia
    If you know exactly what you are doing, B&M casinos can compare to online casinos.
    One thing I can confirm about B&M casinos is that your play is not scrutinized to the nth degree like it is at online casinos.
    In regards to the player loyalty cards; I have friends who work in gaming and they assure me that *no specific data* is recorded on them; only your point balance.

    The anonymity of B&M casinos has value I think. Unless you are doing something illegal like swiping chips you'll never be banned or restricted.
     
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  20. Apr 7, 2016
  21. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    Here in Ontario the Good, slot payouts are so low, in the 80's. I used to go very regularly, now I don't.

    I love Rama, it has excellent food, and they are pretty generous with the comps. It's well run and pleasant. I've seen a lot of great concerts over the years. You don't have to be a high roller to earn a free room monthly, and it's a great hotel.

    I've had the pleasure of meeting up with a couple of forum members there too.

    I find myself missing autospin. Now most of the chairs are fixed in place, I'm very short and I am often an uncomfortable distance from the machine.

    Some of the games have really great graphics. I found the Storm Queen ones particularly mesmerizing.

    I miss the sound of coins hitting the trays though. There used to be a level of excitement as soon as you hit the gaming floor.
     
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  22. Apr 7, 2016
  23. Booo73

    Booo73 Experienced Member MM

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Canada
    Definitely prefer Online. The closest B&M to us is also Rama. Honestly though I'm not one for people in general lol so I don't like having to sit beside a complete stranger to play. Haven't been to Rama in almost 19 years :eek2::eek2: (mainly because hubby doesn't play), but don't miss it at all. At home I have my beer, smokes, and a bathroom 20 feet away and I know who's butts have been sitting on it lmao :D
     
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  24. Apr 7, 2016
  25. Deeplay

    Deeplay New World Order CAG mm1 webmeister

    Occupation:
    Works For Self
    Location:
    The biG Eu
    And thats where Vaping comes in :cool: quit 3 years ago for the electronic type get away using it on trains planes and automobiles :)
    although you gotta do it on the quiet in some places.

    Vape On Be Happy! as the saying goes :thumbsup:
     
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  26. Apr 8, 2016
  27. trickster

    trickster Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Researcher
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    I prefer online to B&M and you just summed up all my thoughts....I feel it strange to game while other people are around me :lolup:
     
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  28. Apr 8, 2016
  29. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

    Occupation:
    Poker Player
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    I've never played at a genuine B&M casino. We have "amusement arcades" in my home town here in Northern Ireland, and they usually have a strictly 18+ section filled with video poker, high-paying 777's machines (by high paying I mean maybe £1k) and that's about it.
    I do enjoy sitting at home, getting a beer from the fridge, eating my own food, going to bed when I'm bored. Dunno if I'd prefer a B&M because I have no basis for comparison.
     
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