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How many people know you gamble on the Internet?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by love2winalot, Feb 19, 2010.

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How many people know you gamble OnLine?

  1. Nobody does=0

    20 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. Every single person i have ever met does=20 to 100+

    5 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. Only a few close friends do=4-5

    13 vote(s)
    23.2%
  4. Friends/Coworkers/Neighbors do=between 6-15 or so

    18 vote(s)
    32.1%
    Feb 19, 2010
  1. love2winalot

    love2winalot Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Roulette Player
    Location:
    Philippines/Visiting Las vegas
    Hiya: I thought this would be rather interesting, given all the different myths vs facts regarding internet gambling. Not counting Family members, and board members, how many others know you gamble OnLine? These must be people you have actually met, even if just other people at a Real Casino, or co workers, ect.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2010
  3. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt CAG MM

    Occupation:
    carpenter
    Location:
    Boston
    every one that knows me :) and i might add i was lured here by the ULIGA
    I felt regardless id not be led like a sheep so in the beginning it was a form of protest :p
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010
  5. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Are you going to make this a poll? It would be a good one! :thumbsup:
    (Posted while the poll was being added :p)

    Personally my answer is NONE.
    I don't know anyone else who gambles online.
    If only they knew what they were missing out on! ;)

    KK
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010
  7. love2winalot

    love2winalot Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Roulette Player
    Location:
    Philippines/Visiting Las vegas
    It is funny how many dealers here in Vegas, have no idea it is/was even possible to Gamble on the internet, without just flat getting ripped off, your bank acct. drained, and the Casino never to be heard from again.

    If you go to real casinos sometimes, and like to talk to other players at the tables, as part of the fun of being there, bring this topic up.......;)

    Oh, and yea, every person that knows me, knows i play on line. Most just shake their head thinking it is only a matter of time before the things i mentioned above happen to me/anyone who gambles on the internet.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010
  9. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Even my MUM knows, and she is a Jehova's Witness (has been for many years since seeing the light). Needless to say, many I have told don't APPROVE, but they know. I don't announce it to everybody, but I DON'T hide it either.
    Letting everybody know means I am not going to get into trouble if I get "found out", even if it gets used against me in arguments.
    My niece used it against me when I wouldn't give her money to squander, but it didn't work - why should I fund HER leisure activities in place of MINE. I have loaned BOTH my older nieces money when I deem it ESSENTIAL, but when they say I should't gamble, I say "...and where do you think I got the money to lend you from?". (The correct answer is "Treasure Ireland":D)

    According to my second oldest niece, I have done WORSE things than gamble on the internet:D
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010
  11. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    In the Beautiful South !!
    Just a handful of family and friends, does everyone on CM winners screenshot section count:eek:................laurie
     
  12. Feb 19, 2010
  13. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    While every single person I have ever met is an exaggeration, it's gotta be almost everyone in the past couple of years with the exception of most hospital staff.

    It's not illegal where I live, the people on the casino shuttles are very interested. The DHL courier driver asked...and of course all the staff at Money Mart are aware. Most of the cabbies I know know, and many of them are online poker players themselves.

    All my close friends know, as well as my immediate family.
     
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  14. Feb 19, 2010
  15. maphesto

    maphesto Ueber Meister CAG MM webmeister

    Location:
    Sweden
    I will not tell my mom!:)

    Many people I know bet on horses and soccer, online gambling is legal!:thumbsup: Theres no secret at all that I have gambled for about 15 years(not mom).
     
  16. Feb 19, 2010
  17. felicie

    felicie Ueber Meister PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    somewhere else
    I've probably been too open about it to some that have tried to give me grief about it but as someone above said,

    "Most just shake their head thinking it is only a matter of time before the things i mentioned above happen to me/anyone who gambles on the internet."

    Good poll! :D
     
  18. Feb 20, 2010
  19. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Please give me her e-mail address - I'm dying to know what you've done that's worse! :D

    My missus knows of course, but never takes the slightest bit of interest in it.
    Whereas my little darling (nearly TWO now :eek2:) sits on my lap and screams "Come on!" at the screen with me when we're looking for that 3rd scatter or 5 wilds on a win-line! :D

    KK
     
  20. Feb 20, 2010
  21. love2winalot

    love2winalot Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Roulette Player
    Location:
    Philippines/Visiting Las vegas
    Ummmm, You just did..................:rolleyes:

    hehe, My wife actually gets mad at me for, "Not gambling Enough".......
     
  22. Feb 20, 2010
  23. maphesto

    maphesto Ueber Meister CAG MM webmeister

    Location:
    Sweden
    My wife gets mad at me for a lot of things but that is not one of them. :D

    If your wife cooks, iron your shirts AND wants you to gamble more you have already won enough! :thumbsup:
     
    2 people like this.
  24. Feb 20, 2010
  25. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

    Occupation:
    Crusader
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    I haven't taken out a billboard announcement yet....but most people I know....know that I play online. Not a secret.
     
  26. Feb 20, 2010
  27. same_old

    same_old Dormant account PABaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    12th man
    Location:
    Australia
    My girlfriend hates it with a passion- I usually get, "oh your not f*$king gambling again are you.

    I dont tell her usually when I do so i do it when she is asleep- mind you i make sure ALL bills are paid and everything is out of the way for the fortnight but overall she hates gambling, which is strange as her whole family loves a punt.

    other than that everyone knows they just dont knwo the volume of it which isnt very much now days.

    Ive got a beautiful 19 month old boy id rather spend my money on- I mean we just got back from Holidays and boy is this kid pimped out- 2 pairs of Nike's and a pair of reef sandals worth $80 bucks- my boy is a high flyer i can tell you.
     
  28. Feb 20, 2010
  29. Wildfire7

    Wildfire7 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Engineering
    Location:
    UK
    In short a few close friends only. I would be sceptical in advertising the fact I play online as gambling seems to conjure up negative connotations in peoples minds. If the OP's question was how many people do I know who gamble online then the answer would be none, as I suspect others are also sceptical about telling others for the same reason.

    Another aspect of how non gambling friends view gambling is how they can perceive your current wealth or lack of it. Buy something nice and its "oh you must have had a good result" or if a having a lean financial month it could be "oh well you shouldn't gamble"

    So in people minds it can become one extreme to the other, without them realising that the majority can gamble responsibly and they have nothing to fear from this enjoyable pastime.

    As gambling online tends to be a solitary pursuit then their isnt much of a need to go telling all and sundry anyway.


    Mike
     
  30. Feb 21, 2010
  31. nisosbar

    nisosbar Ueber Meister PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Other
    Location:
    Right here
    Nobody, basically. But then it's not a topic that comes up naturally - it's sort of like asking someone, "So, do you masturbate?"
     
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  32. Feb 21, 2010
  33. handkey

    handkey Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    webmaster
    Location:
    NJ
    I just have told this to my wife and my sister.

    After all, the online gambling is a new concept in our country.
     
  34. Feb 21, 2010
  35. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Somewhere in eternity
    I didn't tell my parents, because they don't honor gambling at all, only my girlfriend and my closest friends know that Im gambling online.
     
  36. Feb 23, 2010
  37. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Well - you have given me an idea to do something even WORSE than what my second oldest niece thinks is worse than online gambling.

    My great niece will be 2 in November, so maybe I will get HER interested in screaming "come on" at the screen for that Royal Flush, or top feature in "Treasure Ireland".

    Currently, the worst thing I have done is spent my money on someone who was NOT HER. It was, in fact, her half-sisters & half brother, and I was read the "riot act" last month when I mentioned I was merely THINKING of letting them come to Alton Towers this summer. It's "thought crime" now - she should have been a communist:D I was forced to promise not to take them to Alton Towers, so I may settle for a day out looking around a country manor estate near Birmingham. She could, of course, pay back the money I lent her for essentials, instead of being a spendthrift.

    As for her email address, sorry KK, but you're married, you don't want to risk that, surely;)
     
  38. Feb 24, 2010
  39. reda

    reda Senior Member PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    cleaning bussiness
    Location:
    HOUSTON
    most everyone i know- knows i gamble. i dont say much about it anymore. there are a few of my friends that would like to try it but dont want to send in the banking or any other personel info. i did tell my neigbor about internet gambling and turned her on to inet and club. she has a mom that is sickly and they cant make trips anymore and now they play at home togather. she learned the ins and outs of depositing and withdrawing and now she plays all the time. there are a few of my other neighbors that love the land base casinos that would gamble online but i havent mentioned it to them.
     

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