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Controversial...or perhaps not???

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by julester, Apr 15, 2008.

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Approximately how much time do you spend gambling each day?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2008.
  1. Literally a few minutes here and there, if at all

    16 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. 1-2 hours

    17 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. 2-4 hours

    18 vote(s)
    26.9%
  4. 4-6 hours

    5 vote(s)
    7.5%
  5. 6-10 hours

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. 10 hours +

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. It's one of the above but irrelevant. If honest, I think I have a gambling problem

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
    Apr 15, 2008
  1. julester

    julester Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Director
    Location:
    London
    OK, not sure if it's a good idea posting this or not....

    I am not ashamed to admit that I visit this site daily...sometimes more! It is a ritual that just has to be done! In my opinion, it is THE font of all knowledge when it comes to anything on-line casino wise. :notworthy

    Within the forum, as with any forum I guess, it is clear that there are some serious idiots who mask their inadequacies by spinning yarn after yarn e.g. Poster x is $5m up on the year (and for the 5th consecutive year) because of his / her system playing Thunderstruck. Or perhaps poster x that receives $1000's of comps from a particular casino which we know not to be true. I exaggerate slightly but you get the point. One has to separate this from the true genius posters - those that we respect and love and what, for me, makes the forum what it is.

    So what?

    Well, I guess I have a number of questions which I think would be interesting to have honest answers / opinions on. Perhaps because they will enable some of us to compare our 'habits' to others out there in gambling cyberspace. Here's the first of them...hopefully it won't be too painful. Feel free to expand over and above the poll in the thread if you want to!

    julester
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008
  2. Apr 15, 2008
  3. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Me too - spot on! :thumbsup:

    I voted 2-4 hours. I Gamble (or Play, or Work ;)) online at least 1 hour every single day, but up to 5-6 hours some days so 2-4 is about my daily average every week.
    Of course, I have to do this as it is essential research for my websites...! :rolleyes:
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Apr 15, 2008
  5. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    Honestly........depends on how many freebies I find :D....I'm in the US, so I can't deposit:D

    I also have a rusty bridge for sale:cool:
     
  6. Apr 15, 2008
  7. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    Where's the option for the folks that only gamble a couple times a week ?? :what:

    This survey is bias toward these compulsive gamblers that I hear so much about on here...:lolup:
     
    6 people like this.
  8. Apr 15, 2008
  9. julester

    julester Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Director
    Location:
    London
    I thought I had that covered....

    ....with the option :

    "Literally a few minutes here and there, if at all". I guess a couple of short visits a week would amount to that...whereas a 7 hour session once a week would equate to 1 hour a day...that was the theory anyway.

    Wasn't meant to be directed in one way or another....

    I didn't add the 24 hour option...in fact, I wonder what the world record is for on-line gaming....wonder if anyone has played 24+ hours straight? Guess with a more comfortable chair than your typical land-based casino, the ability to go to the bathroom without someone stealing your slot, it could be possible....:thumbsup:
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Apr 15, 2008
  11. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California

    Waiting for Nash to answer that.............
     
  12. Apr 16, 2008
  13. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

    Occupation:
    On Disability,p/t online slots reviewer
    Location:
    PA
    My answer isnt up there either. It depends if Im winning or not. I could deposit and be done in 10 minutes or I could hit and hit and last hours.

    I deposit anywhere from $10-$30 average a day. Somedays I wont deposit , some days I deposit $10, other days $20

    I also spend a few hours playing the free tournies at 3 dice
     
  14. Apr 16, 2008
  15. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    If I'm playing at any Rival casino, I don't expect $150 to last but about 30 minutes...lol
     
  16. Apr 16, 2008
  17. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    Who the heck answered that they gamble 10+ hours a day...:eek2::rolleyes:

    Who ever it is needs to call this number right now...

    NATIONAL HOTLINE 888-GA-HELPS (888-424-3577)
     
    3 people like this.
  18. Apr 16, 2008
  19. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    I picked the gambling problem = but not my biggest problem

    I spend a lot of time with gambling, both online and off, but I play a lot of guest mode. Requires less thought than cribbage or freecell, but a lot of the online gambling is not spent gambling. Online gambling requires some research, and Meister and Meister members are awesome. It is lovely weather here in beautiful south-eastern Ontario, and the cash coupons for Casino Rama(see post under North American Land based casinos) that expire on Sunday will go to waste, because I cannot take a whole day off to bustrip up there. So Intercasino has 70 bucks from me, got my 70 sticky bonus, and have the whole evening (I hope) to lose the other seventy. I only got 9% of my playthru (reasonable at 18x) out of fifty percent of my bankroll.

    I'd guess there is a couple of hours a day, maybe 20 weekly, spent on gambling, research gambling or on a bus to gambling. Wanna add in the time visiting three different groceries stores to have some $$$ to play with?

    Like I said, gambling is not my biggest problem, but is is one of several, and maybe not the most harmful for me of them.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2008
  20. Apr 16, 2008
  21. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

    Occupation:
    LOL
    Location:
    MERS
    Really???.....Not a problem in a BandM taking my hourly breaks!;):p;)
     
    1 person likes this.
  22. Apr 16, 2008
  23. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
    In my teenage days, I played mahjong for more than 24 hours straight on several occasions. On one occasion, I played at a land-based casino for more than 48 hours with my friend and the only breaks we had were for meals. That was more than 20 years ago and I cant last for more than 3 hours now even at my favorite games. Hopefully, none of you guys will break that record.
     
    2 people like this.
  24. Apr 16, 2008
  25. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    Oh, ok, Got it! (that's your story.......and you're sticking to it..........)
     
  26. Apr 16, 2008
  27. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    You get that excited when playing? :D

    :lolup:

    Tips for extra long sessions - During every trip to the bathroom, be sure to throw a lot of cold water on your face and clean up real good. It works wonders.

    I used to pull 14 hour shifts at a riverboard casino in You must register/login in order to see the link.(wayyyy before it was Harrah's) at least 2 days a week. The only reason these sessions weren't longer was because back then they closed at 2am during the week and 5am on weekends. This was actually when they still sailed, and you had to *gasp* purchase a ticket to get on board and could only board during certain 30 minute intervals.

    I still haven't gotten over how many tables they keep open in Vegas casinos at all hours of the night. I prefer heads up play, and never had a shortage of tables to choose from where I could be by myself. Maybe one day I'll join the ranks of high roller and have my very own reserved table...lol
     
  28. Apr 16, 2008
  29. joeypbg

    joeypbg Dormant account

    Occupation:
    software developer
    Location:
    Manila
    28 hours straight 10 years ago. After that I swore never again. an hour here and there is all the time i can afford to spare nowadays. I do miss the comps though. Come to think of it the dealers back then are pit bosses now so maybe time to give them a visit again.
     
  30. Apr 16, 2008
  31. classymom

    classymom Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    Port St lucie Florida
    I gamble mostly on the weekend - So my answer would be maybe 1 - 5 hours a week not a day.:)
     
  32. Apr 16, 2008
  33. julester

    julester Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Director
    Location:
    London
    OK...

    ....slightly off topic to my own post...but how about the most slot spins without hitting a feature? My record was the other day on the new Break Da Bank slot. It almost broke me at 1,016 spins before the feature - the highest ever for me. Thunderstruck is way down the list at 945 and in the same session, Spring Break at 810....

    Of course more often than not, I hit the feature within the first 20 spins, get half a dozen re-triggers and walk away absolutely loaded...eerr....NOT!:mad:
     
  34. Apr 16, 2008
  35. aminair

    aminair Banned User

    Occupation:
    Librarian
    Location:
    UK
    Did you not think just for a teeny weeny second, even say after about the 500th spin that the slot is actually, erm - cold? Yet you still decide to feed the slot like it was going out of fashion?

    Oh dear.
     
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  36. Apr 16, 2008
  37. classymom

    classymom Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    Port St lucie Florida
    I agree- In my experience when I have went ( not near 500 spins) awhile with no bonus I will switch games. I guess it might also be because my bank roll is not nearly large enough to do the statistics :D
     
  38. Apr 18, 2008
  39. julester

    julester Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Director
    Location:
    London
    Well....

    ...not really! I don't subscribe to the hot or cold theory. In the case of the 1000+ spins, the featured came in again 4 times within the next 125 spins. Brings the average down considerably. I suppose I believe in the fact that the features are allocated randomnly and as such, switching machines is academic!
     

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