Going to a land based casino in a week!

happygobrokey

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nice burn t_b, i just posted about you in another thread

the action was constant, which means in the elevator down from the room too
 

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... it was interesting running around with casinos with my stepdad. He's a slot player, and was mainly playing the quarters (sometimes dollar machines). He was also in Vegas for almost two weeks, so he was reliably losing. It got to the point where he just started getting burned-out on the slots, since I think he was hitting "the long run" just during that trip. I even tried to get him to play a little blackjack with me, and that lost its novelty quickly with him, I think he just burned out on the gambling.

When I went I found the same - the slots just didnt pay. I switched to Multi-strike VP and Spin Poker and had way more fun. I'd thoroughly recommend those two games as alternatives to the slots out there.
 

BingoT

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Well the trip to The Mohegan Sun was great.
I would stay again. Overall Mohegan Sun is better.I think the rooms are cleaner and they have real coffee in the rooms.
The wife was winning and I'm not going to tell you how I was doing lol.All I can say was she Wins and she gives me money.
I only live 45 mins from Mohegan Sun but we get free rooms all the time so why not lets go.
We drove to Foxwoods also in the weekend to drop off the Bingo Bugle Bingo Newspapers.I won alittle but the wife won more
But if anyone goes please tell me so we can party and i'll treat ya for dinner sometime.
And if you ever go to Bingo on a Sunday at Foxwoods i'll get your bingo pack for ya at a better price too that's if I have a bingo bus that day.
All my trips are on Sunday's for Bingo.

Have a great day
Happy Easter to all
Tom
 

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JlSpit, It sounds like you are worried about your parents. Besides telling them how you feel there is not much you can do but support them in their right to have weekends together. Believe me, I know couples who spend upward to a thou once a month just having dinner,theater and golf sessions! So, if they can afford it, let it go. I know I enjoy going to the casinos and I always feel blue after I lose, even if I have lost my budgeted money. I spent 8 hours playing 60.00 the other evening and had a ball, but still felt weird coming home with only 62.00. Maybe thats what your parents were feeling! LOLOLOl !

Take care..and talk to your parents if you are feeling too worried ok?
 

BingoT

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Hi JlSpit,

Hi JlSpit,
We all have our bad habits but you know we also have great support groups too.And we all need to get out of the busy lives we all have too A time to get away from the kids lol we need that at times but don't over due it. like this past weekend my wife and I went to the casino and we ate,drank,had a great night stay and even had a coupon from Mohegan to spend $100.00 in any store and came home with alittle too. One week you may lose but the next time you may win. That's what gambling is.I say call one up and set a date to come in with your parents and just Listen to what people have to say and it just might help them out.
And we all know what people will say "I don't have a gambling problem"
Get the help you need before it's too late.
Like on all my trips I do to the casinos here in CT I get phone calls all the time about how parents have no money to even play bingo or buy something to eat and they gamble gamble everything away.And as for my support I don't call them to go anymore because if they don't hear from me they don't go.
As for online gaming everyone has it so convenient in their own home I think it's real bad if you gamble.The plastic card has allot of power.I have seen many rake up the cards that way.and they can't pull themselves out of debt
I'm sorry if I sound like a preacher.
Best of luck to you and your family.

Tom

On April 11th Have a Great Birthday too.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
JlSpit
 

silcnlayc

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***Rant** Please forgive***

Both my brother and I believe they are using the money they stored for his college fund
This money is still your PARENTS hard earned money.
My brother also tends to think my parents spend money that belongs to him a lot
How much of this money did your brother contribute to call it HIS?

The reason I am saying this is because as a gambler that goes to Atlantic City with my husband and sons, if either of my children EVER questioned me on what I did with MY money, I would tell them flat out, it is none of their business.
I asked my mom how much they lost this weekend, like I always do to tick them off, but she just said enough.
I worked for it, I can spend it any way I want without reporting to my CHILDREN!

Good grief, where do kids think they get off telling parents what to do with money that they worked for thinking it belongs to them?

One thing I tell both of my boys is, that, when I am dead, they can have the rest. And only then. Otherwise it still belongs to me and my husband.

I can't really believe them for that though because when we are in Charlestown, West Virginia, the one place I can gamble freely, they lose about $600-$1000 together
Why do you care? It is NOT yours to worry about.

My husband and I take anywhere between $2000-$5000 a trip. Stay for a few nights and enjoy ourselves with free rooms and free meals the entire time. It is like a mini vacation a few times a year for us.

This time we are taking both my sons to celebrate our 35th anniversary and have 3 rooms free for the week. If they even thought of asking how much we spent to get these rooms...they would never be invited again, but they have never questioned, suggested or even acknowledged our spending for they know it is NONE of their business, except for when they are hungry and want us to cover their dinners :lolup: .

but my mom freaked out when I said that and told me that it was a horrible thing to think
IT IS! :mad:

Children are not OWED anything.

I suggest you let your parents enjoy themselves and not say another thing about how they spend their hard earned money. It is very disrespectful IMO and again NONE of YOUR business!.
 

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I worked for it, I can spend it any way I want without reporting to my CHILDREN!


The same of course applies to all of your people not just the children. I wouldn't like to give reports either
 

JlSpitFirelC

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Hi JlSpit,
We all have our bad habits but you know we also have great support groups too.And we all need to get out of the busy lives we all have too A time to get away from the kids lol we need that at times but don't over due it. like this past weekend my wife and I went to the casino and we ate,drank,had a great night stay and even had a coupon from Mohegan to spend $100.00 in any store and came home with alittle too. One week you may lose but the next time you may win. That's what gambling is.I say call one up and set a date to come in with your parents and just Listen to what people have to say and it just might help them out.
And we all know what people will say "I don't have a gambling problem"
Get the help you need before it's too late.
Like on all my trips I do to the casinos here in CT I get phone calls all the time about how parents have no money to even play bingo or buy something to eat and they gamble gamble everything away.And as for my support I don't call them to go anymore because if they don't hear from me they don't go.
As for online gaming everyone has it so convenient in their own home I think it's real bad if you gamble.The plastic card has allot of power.I have seen many rake up the cards that way.and they can't pull themselves out of debt
I'm sorry if I sound like a preacher.
Best of luck to you and your family.

Tom

On April 11th Have a Great Birthday too.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
JlSpit


No seriously I don't have a problem.. and that just sounds like denial.. and them? I don't think they do either, I just get mad when they go to the casino because I can't. :p

I know your concerned, but honestly.. I do know my limit and there is never a time when I don't stop when I reach it.

Seriously do not worry about me. I am not like one of those college students who lose their tuition and then rob a bank. *That actually happened a few miles away from my house.*

Thanks about the birthday wish though
 

JlSpitFirelC

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This money is still your PARENTS hard earned money.How much of this money did your brother contribute to call it HIS?

The reason I am saying this is because as a gambler that goes to Atlantic City with my husband and sons, if either of my children EVER questioned me on what I did with MY money, I would tell them flat out, it is none of their business. I worked for it, I can spend it any way I want without reporting to my CHILDREN!

Good grief, where do kids think they get off telling parents what to do with money that they worked for thinking it belongs to them?

One thing I tell both of my boys is, that, when I am dead, they can have the rest. And only then. Otherwise it still belongs to me and my husband.

Why do you care? It is NOT yours to worry about.

My husband and I take anywhere between $2000-$5000 a trip. Stay for a few nights and enjoy ourselves with free rooms and free meals the entire time. It is like a mini vacation a few times a year for us.

This time we are taking both my sons to celebrate our 35th anniversary and have 3 rooms free for the week. If they even thought of asking how much we spent to get these rooms...they would never be invited again, but they have never questioned, suggested or even acknowledged our spending for they know it is NONE of their business, except for when they are hungry and want us to cover their dinners :lolup: .

IT IS! :mad:

Children are not OWED anything.

I suggest you let your parents enjoy themselves and not say another thing about how they spend their hard earned money. It is very disrespectful IMO and again NONE of YOUR business!.


Ok there is seriously reason behind this, I know it sounds like I am just picking at things that are none of my business, but let me explain a little to you before you hate me. lol


First let me say this: My brother although he knows it is not true teases my parents by saying they must be spending his college fund because he dropped out and plans on going back in a few years.

*He's extremely successful by the way, not one of those drop outs that work at fast food restaurants*

and now for my brother's and my logic: (Of course his is better grammatically) lol

5 years ago my father was caught up in a mess and had his lawyer license suspended. What happened was the place his office was at, a mobile home selling building, began stealing money from the people who were buying from them. While we were in Florida at that time, his secretary forged his signature on many of the closings and brought my dad into the mess.

It was even bigger because my dad also had a job for the township.

So during that time, my dad had to get another job *in Maryland from my Cousin* where he made probably around $50,000 less onto the $30,000 he stopped making from his county position.

That is when this whole casino thing started as well as both my parents smoking. Now.. smoking is not such a big deal, but when they are gambling and losing money along with my father making less during that time, it really is my business.

Anyway after 4 years the case finally settled and my uncle paid off the money my dad was accused of. Even though he didn't do it. He just recently got his license back.. FINALLY. (Think it settled with something called A R D) dunno what that means, but I am pretty sure that is how it ended.

I just wanted you guys to know that I am not a complete asshole about this with my parents, but instead I feel it is necessary that I know how much they lose because I am concerned.

Anyway, I am sure from that you can see I have more of a right to know than your children who just bother you about it.

It is something that my brother and I need to have peace of mind over because of these past few years... now I am sure you can't find fault with me here. That is definitely a family issue.
 
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silcnlayc

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but when they are gambling and losing money along with my father making less during that time, it really is my business.
How so, you didn't earn the money the choose to use.

but instead I feel it is necessary that I know how much they lose because I am concerned
Why? Not your business.

It is something that my brother and I need to have peace of mind over because of these past few years
Why? You are both grown adults that should be making a life for yourselves instead of meddling in your parents. They got there without your help.

It still isn't your business what your parents choose to do with their life. They are grown ups.

He just recently got his license back
Sounds like he has control of his situation without any help from you or your brother. How else did your brother "almost" finish college if not for your parents handling of their life and situation and their money that allowed him to go for as long as he did.?

I still don't see how you can say it's your right to know and question your own parents in what they, as adults, choose to do with their quiet time away from work and home.

Thats like your own kids (when you have them) or even your own brother meddling in your love/sex/financial life. Would you allow this? I don't think so, and neither would I, as a parent.

I don't mean to offend, and please don't take it that way, but your really need to find something other than focusing on your parents life and choices for they seem to be doing ok, with getting this issue cleaned up and getting his license back. Which is what grown people do, as Elvis says, take care of business, which it seems they have. :thumbsup:
 

JlSpitFirelC

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Ok.. I don't think anything I say will convince you why I feel I should know... I have already explained it and you have already taken your position.

It is only natural you will be unwilling to think otherwise. Instead of just pinning the negativity of it, given the circumstances, it is a family matter.

Not going more into it than that because to someone who had an open mind on the subject they could teeter either way.

But in most cases, because this is a gambling forum of mostly adults, it seems pointless to even try to reason it.

Anyway, I do understand you are only voicing your opinion and I am not angry at you, I just thought I would try to let you know why I was worried and show you that it is different from your children nitpicking at your playing.

*There* :p I think we can both agree to that, correct?

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Screw it lol.. It is true it is none of my business.. Doesn't mean I am going to stop asking though.
 
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I do agree with Sil to a point, do you not understand that your picking at your parents may actually be the reason why they try and cover up their emotions when they return from their trip? It may be contributing to their anxiety? Talk to your brother about this, leave them alone and go forth and prosper...life awaits you...let your parents live theirs.



Ps...have you tried American Reel Slots? nice payouts.
 

JlSpitFirelC

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I do agree with Sil to a point, do you not understand that your picking at your parents may actually be the reason why they try and cover up their emotions when they return from their trip? It may be contributing to their anxiety? Talk to your brother about this, leave them alone and go forth and prosper...life awaits you...let your parents live theirs.



Ps...have you tried American Reel Slots? nice payouts.



LOL

I liked that :p

Truth is though.. I am the one with severe anxiety *Just was told about it by my doctor* Hadn't even known about it.

But yea I worry too much and piss em off a lot too.

Reel slots.. or is there one called specifically: American Reel slots?

I do play them occasionally and I know the payout is better, but there arent as many old friendly people at those as there are at the video slots.. and that's half the casino experience.

;)
 

BingoT

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You ever consider getting a little help by a professional?
You air out some good dirty laundry here.
I know the Internet is a somewhat place to get some support but not a good choice.
Family matters is not a good topic.And not the put down talk.
You only have one set of parents in this life once they go that's it.No one here for you. Make the best of it and let them enjoy life because it's to short in the first place.
Or all you saying if they don't have fun they won't spent the money so if they die today without spending a dime that means you and your brother will have more.
One of my great saying is "As long as my kids have money I left them to put us in the ground I will rest in peace forever"
As a Nurse I see Family %$&^ everyday at work Kids fighting over the most little things in life.But on the other side of the coin Money is the Root of All Evil
I would bet that everyone has heard that phrase, "money is the root of all evil," and instantly agreed. Money has been known to tear apart families, communities, and countries
Just take day by day and hope the best for all in your family.

The anxiety did your doctor give you any meds for this? and if so what type & Mil.
 

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I am sooooo glad my parents didn't worry so much about money. They both gambled and went to A/C every month. Sure I would have liked them to teach me to be a little more responsible with money, but that's not the point. My father worked hard and my mother took care of us. They were the two most loving parents I could have hoped for. After my Dad passed away I had 8 more precious years with my mom. I took her gambling as often as I could. Yes she was worried about her bills, but i took her to A/C and Mohegan Sun a month before she got sick and suddenly the bills didn't matter anymore. What mattered was that she had fun and LIVED until the end. For that i am grateful. Ahhhh...I feel good getting that off my chest.;)
 

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God Bless them both

I am sooooo glad my parents didn't worry so much about money. They both gambled and went to A/C every month. Sure I would have liked them to teach me to be a little more responsible with money, but that's not the point. My father worked hard and my mother took care of us. They were the two most loving parents I could have hoped for. After my Dad passed away I had 8 more precious years with my mom. I took her gambling as often as I could. Yes she was worried about her bills, but i took her to A/C and Mohegan Sun a month before she got sick and suddenly the bills didn't matter anymore. What mattered was that she had fun and LIVED until the end. For that i am grateful. Ahhhh...I feel good getting that off my chest.;)
I have to say AMEN to that
And God Bless them both
Ballysdb very good
 

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You ever consider getting a little help by a professional?

Yea... I think I am done with this board... As I had already said it is pointless to even suggest gambling faults about adults to adults.

Anyway... the pills.. Took them a few times and did not like how they made me feel.. and it was Buspar.
 

BingoT

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I am proud of you

JlSpitFirelC I am proud of you now by saying Yes to:
You ever consider getting a little help by a professional?
It takes a bigger person to say they will get help.
And please don't go we are all here for you.
And if you need someone to talk to please PM me and I won't say a word.
In the Nursing field we do help many that need a helping hand.

Buspar it's good for some people.
Tell your doctor to give you some Citalopram hbr tabs that might help what you need in life.

And again I want to say Happy Birthday to you and what a better time to start something new on your day on April 11th

Hugs and more Hugs comes your way.
Again I'm Proud of you now.
 

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I can sympathize with you Jl... All my life my parents have been a little eccentric $ wise.. My mom especially always has to have the best of everything and she has to have it right now - and she doesn't work, so they are a one income family. I used to fight against it, especially when I saw they were getting into trouble.

I recently, however, came to my senses. I still live at home for 2 reasons... #1 the cost of living here is rediculous. I could swing it now but that leads me to...
#2 I help in the care of my grandmother who has Alzheimer's disease. She lives with us part time and it is not something my mom can handle easily on her own.
Now because I still live at home my parents think they can run my life as they did when I was a child. I allowed it for many years and am just now saying no, I will run my life and decide what's best for me. In this realization, I came to know that my nagging towards them when it comes to money or anything else really, is the same sort of idea. Their lives are our buisness, their well being is our buisness, but what they choose to do or not do is not our buisness. Just as we don't want them interfering in our personal matters, they deserve the same respect. It's hard to let go for people like us, I think you are much like myself in that you want to nurture everyone and make sure they are ok. We just need to remember that as our parents, they will not take our nagging well, as they are the parents and in their eyes we will always be their little ones, no matter how old we are.

It's hard, but give them the same kind of space that you would want for yourself.. I bet you find your relationship gets better and they respect you for letting them live as they choose, regardless of the concequences.

Good luck at the casino :) I am going to our land based casino this weekend too, luckily it's only 15 minutes away and I get there often.
 

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Unfortunately, I still don't know what I need to seek professional help for...

I just though that was an insult to me.

And again.. If it was something about gambling and money wise, I do have more than enough to gamble with. I think tha is something that unless you knew me personally, you would have he wrong idea, *with my age and all*

And let me add.. I am writing this post from an Atlantic City *Resorts* hotel room as my mom plays a 200 dollar comp she received.

:p

Anyway, seriously, please tell me what I should seek professional help for because as far as I understood he original comment, it was a low blow. But after you thought I agreed to it, you sounded sincere, so please PM me.

I was just annoyed by the original challenge to my judgement by silcnlayc because she does not know my parents.

But again, I know it was with good intention because her kids do the same to her.

Anyway, I can see this forum is a caring place, just felt here that I was being ganged up on because of my age.

*But please.. why do I need professional help*
 

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Sympathy... FINALLY

I can sympathize with you Jl... All my life my parents have been a little eccentric $ wise.. My mom especially always has to have the best of everything and she has to have it right now - and she doesn't work, so they are a one income family. I used to fight against it, especially when I saw they were getting into trouble.

I recently, however, came to my senses. I still live at home for 2 reasons... #1 the cost of living here is rediculous. I could swing it now but that leads me to...
#2 I help in the care of my grandmother who has Alzheimer's disease. She lives with us part time and it is not something my mom can handle easily on her own.
Now because I still live at home my parents think they can run my life as they did when I was a child. I allowed it for many years and am just now saying no, I will run my life and decide what's best for me. In this realization, I came to know that my nagging towards them when it comes to money or anything else really, is the same sort of idea. Their lives are our buisness, their well being is our buisness, but what they choose to do or not do is not our buisness. Just as we don't want them interfering in our personal matters, they deserve the same respect. It's hard to let go for people like us, I think you are much like myself in that you want to nurture everyone and make sure they are ok. We just need to remember that as our parents, they will not take our nagging well, as they are the parents and in their eyes we will always be their little ones, no matter how old we are.

It's hard, but give them the same kind of space that you would want for yourself.. I bet you find your relationship gets better and they respect you for letting them live as they choose, regardless of the concequences.

Good luck at the casino :) I am going to our land based casino this weekend too, luckily it's only 15 minutes away and I get there often.

I'm glad I have someone who knows where I am coming from. Well, I think the reason for my insistance on knowing how they do is because I have something about me that makes me want to tell them how I do when I play. No matter whether I win or lose an amount over $50, something in me makes me want to tell them and I won't have peace of mind until I do. I am an honest kid and I can't see them not doing it in a similar way. (If that makes sense.)
 

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