gambler loses 14 million in slots

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Thanks Bingo T for finding the right URL

But I would like to add this
The worst thing to happen to anyonme is getting a big hit , especially the first time out on a slot.

I have known a lady in Montreal who won 30k (canadian at the time) and within a year lost not onlyt the 30k but her house and her husband..She was hoping to catch it again

I know a crap player who won 27k nearly 20-25 years ago Until this day he thinks he can catch that roll again He is notoriously known as the worse crap player in this state. He never leaves the table until he is tapped out or the casino closes and if he is ahead that is the only time he wins

As for me, LOL I am a VP player but plays slot occasionally... Well, one day I hit
1000 playing 50 cents (2cents per line ) mystic dragon.....Ever since its the worse paying slots I ever saw but I keep trying. same for paydirt but trust me I dont put a lot of cash in RTG slots This is meant for all newbies to gambling
 

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What I thought was interesting is that later in the vid they're talking about how all these online casinos are targeting women, and the one they showed was Manhattan Slots by Club World! Yay Club World, you're famous! :D
 

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Cindy,

I saw that too. Somebody knew something to be able to pull up that particular online casino.

I just can't fathom playing 14 million dollars in the slot machines and I love playing slots. At some point I would say "Crap, this is enough".
 

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Have any of you ever seen the louis theroux documentary in vegas? He interviews this woman who said she had lost over $2million over the past couple of years, but she seemed pretty happy about it :confused:
 

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Have any of you ever seen the louis theroux documentary in vegas? He interviews this woman who said she had lost over $2million over the past couple of years, but she seemed pretty happy about it :confused:

That was a great documentary.

I particularly liked the fella that was played several high roller slot machines ($100 a go) whilst casually talking to Louis! Must of lost a few thousand in a couple minutes no problem.
 

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Cindy,

I saw that too. Somebody knew something to be able to pull up that particular online casino.

I just can't fathom playing 14 million dollars in the slot machines and I love playing slots. At some point I would say "Crap, this is enough".

Personally I think it's kinda dumb to say that a particular casino is "targeted toward women" when only the lobby graphics are different and all the games and stuff are the same as any other RTG casino. It would be like saying High Noon casino is targeted toward cowboys. :p

As for playing back $14 million, I'll have to see how I'd feel after I won it. I have a feeling I might quit gambling if I won that much. Or maybe I'd open my own online casino. Targeted toward cowboys. :D
 

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That was a great documentary.

I particularly liked the fella that was played several high roller slot machines ($100 a go) whilst casually talking to Louis! Must of lost a few thousand in a couple minutes no problem.

Oh yeah - that guy was all over the place. :eek2:
 

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hahah just stumbled across this post. Its horrible she went to jail and the impact on the family and all but shit it makes me feel better about my constant stupidity. And, to be perfectly honest, i think she was on to something, probably just a few spins away from winning 14 Billiion dollars.
 

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A big hit is the best thing that can happen to anybody. :)

What happens next is up to you. But the big hit will save you money and probably save your job / house / marriage if you are close to addiction. Addiction comes when you chase your loses, if you don't lose that much that often chances are you will be ok and just have fun.

The myth of big payouts being addictive is just that. A myth originated by greedy businessmen and politicians that want to part gamblers from their money by lowering the TRTP. And they try to “justify” lowering the TRTP by saying “we do it to protect people from addiction because winning is addictive”.
 

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Lets be realistic, all of us and anyone that gambles would love to hit that big win. I have had a few over the years and yes I have lost a lot over the years also. However, it is your own self control and your personality that determines whether you become addicted. Thankfully, I am slightly up over my entire period of gambling.

Saying that, casinos certainly do like their players having big wins. After all the publicity they can garner from it can and does cover any losses they have incurred. By way of bringing in new players to the casino.
 

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That was a great documentary.

I particularly liked the fella that was played several high roller slot machines ($100 a go) whilst casually talking to Louis! Must of lost a few thousand in a couple minutes no problem.

Louis worked out that he lost over a quarter million over that weekend, funny thing is he now drives an uber, I guess it didn't go so well in the end.

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A big hit is the best thing that can happen to anybody. :)

What happens next is up to you. But the big hit will save you money and probably save your job / house / marriage if you are close to addiction. Addiction comes when you chase your loses, if you don't lose that much that often chances are you will be ok and just have fun.

The myth of big payouts being addictive is just that. A myth originated by greedy businessmen and politicians that want to part gamblers from their money by lowering the TRTP. And they try to “justify” lowering the TRTP by saying “we do it to protect people from addiction because winning is addictive”.


I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with this statement...

I've worked in the industry for ~15-years, with and for some of the biggest gaming companies in both the online and offline environments, as well as the most respected Regulators and Gambling Addiction organisations and charities. Whilst there is no 'smoking gun' that points to exact causes (as these vary from person to person), there are countless studies that have found and cited evidence of the addictive nature of big wins & trying to recreate that feeling.

"Winning can be experienced by older pathological gamblers as a powerful ego-booster and keeps them addicted to gambling" (Source: Journal of Gambling Issues, p8 -
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"We're exhilarated after we have our first big win... We want to recreate that feeling again and again. So we go back to the source, but find that the high is never quite the same... We chase the feeling... Desperately chasing a feeling associated with gambling ... is a sign of addiction" (Source: The Chase - August 2
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"The big win can be a moment in time that any gambler constantly tries to recreate. At the time of winning her $10,000, Mary felt she had the answer." (Source: p8 -
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"...some people become fixated on recreating that big win scenario." (Source:
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With the greatest of respects, before you state your opinion as fact, please please please research it first (& even better provide evidence). Gambling addiction is a serious problem, so treating it so flippantly doesn't reflect well on anyone who does so.


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I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with this statement...

I've worked in the industry for ~15-years, with and for some of the biggest gaming companies in both the online and offline environments, as well as the most respected Regulators and Gambling Addiction organisations and charities. Whilst there is no 'smoking gun' that points to exact causes (as these vary from person to person), there are countless studies that have found and cited evidence of the addictive nature of big wins & trying to recreate that feeling.

"Winning can be experienced by older pathological gamblers as a powerful ego-booster and keeps them addicted to gambling" (Source: Journal of Gambling Issues, p8 -
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"We're exhilarated after we have our first big win... We want to recreate that feeling again and again. So we go back to the source, but find that the high is never quite the same... We chase the feeling... Desperately chasing a feeling associated with gambling ... is a sign of addiction" (Source: The Chase - August 2
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"The big win can be a moment in time that any gambler constantly tries to recreate. At the time of winning her $10,000, Mary felt she had the answer." (Source: p8 -
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"...some people become fixated on recreating that big win scenario." (Source:
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With the greatest of respects, before you state your opinion as fact, please please please research it first (& even better provide evidence). Gambling addiction is a serious problem, so treating it so flippantly doesn't reflect well on anyone who does so.


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Thank you!

I've been on my way to disagree with that post now several times. You posted some good facts there and saved me from posting :thumbsup:
 

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I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with this statement...

I've worked in the industry for ~15-years, with and for some of the biggest gaming companies in both the online and offline environments, as well as the most respected Regulators and Gambling Addiction organisations and charities. Whilst there is no 'smoking gun' that points to exact causes (as these vary from person to person), there are countless studies that have found and cited evidence of the addictive nature of big wins & trying to recreate that feeling.

"Winning can be experienced by older pathological gamblers as a powerful ego-booster and keeps them addicted to gambling" (Source: Journal of Gambling Issues, p8 -
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"We're exhilarated after we have our first big win... We want to recreate that feeling again and again. So we go back to the source, but find that the high is never quite the same... We chase the feeling... Desperately chasing a feeling associated with gambling ... is a sign of addiction" (Source: The Chase - August 2
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"The big win can be a moment in time that any gambler constantly tries to recreate. At the time of winning her $10,000, Mary felt she had the answer." (Source: p8 -
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"...some people become fixated on recreating that big win scenario." (Source:
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With the greatest of respects, before you state your opinion as fact, please please please research it first (& even better provide evidence). Gambling addiction is a serious problem, so treating it so flippantly doesn't reflect well on anyone who does so.


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Thank you. This sounds the same as having a drug addiction. Chasing the high. And it's never gonna be the same as that first high.
 

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What I thought was interesting is that later in the vid they're talking about how all these online casinos are targeting women, and the one they showed was Manhattan Slots by Club World! Yay Club World, you're famous! :D

7 years or so ago I watched an ABC news report about problem gambling and they used the same clip with Manhattan Slots.:D
 

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7 years or so ago I watched an ABC news report about problem gambling and they used the same clip with Manhattan Slots.:D

I guess Manhattan Slots was popular back then. This thread is a bit old too if you check so maybe not so strange they used the same:p
 

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I guess Manhattan Slots was popular back then. This thread is a bit old too if you check so maybe not so strange they used the same:p

I find the name has a pretty good ring to it too so maybe thats why they used it too lol
 
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