Laugh it up, Fuzzball

goatwack

Get dunked, big buns!
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Aug 29, 2012
Location
Londonia
We all like this hobby, and mostly recognize its good points and pitfalls. On the whole, it's an accepted form of entertainment for many, and places like Casinomeister cement a very solid group of people that like to have a good time.

So how do non-gamblers view you, and your hobby? Do family and friends frown upon your lifestyle, and do strangers recoil when you mention that you just dropped a few hundred on a whim?

Has your seemingly reckless pastime ever angered someone, lecturing what you could do with that money instead?

Perhaps you have alienated friends, or strained family relations.

Or is much of what you do kept secret, because you fear their reaction?
 

lockinlove

Staring into the sun
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Jan 17, 2014
Location
Canada
not many people know. Its pretty frowned upon and I dont feel like debating, arguing, explaining myself or telling anyone to fuck off :)
 

hhhelllo

Not really here
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MM
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May 31, 2015
Location
canada
Gambling scares people in general and I think they are right to be scared. Most gamblers will always brag about their gambling activities when the result is a win. Who will talk about a 3000 dollars lost at the casino? Especially the time you went alone after work and you lost a whole month salary in 24 minutes. You left... I mean almost left because you came back to drop your last 600$ that was suppose to be the the rent money.

I share my gambling stories with my problematic gambling friends. They are the only one that enjoy it anyway... Win or loose ... They like to ear it and you can see in their eyes mixed feelings about it.

I have to admit that degenerate gambling stories are a thing of the past for me. The worst thing I can do now is drop a few hundreds on raging rhino or cleo 2 in montreals casino and it happens 2 or 3 times a year.

I have terrible memories of the time I gambled way to much and abused other things in the past. The worst thing is that that was the best time of my life. I was always in trouble but man that was intense.

The rare moments I gamble now, I keep it to myself. Okay okay... It's not THAT rare.
 

goatwack

Get dunked, big buns!
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Aug 29, 2012
Location
Londonia
I agree that the only acceptable time to talk about it is when winning. It can bring awe and admiration out of people, however when showing the other side, not so much.

I guess many non-gamblers rarely see the bad side of gambling and assume it's a profitable hobby, when in fact it's a losing venture. Before having gambled myself, I'd think most gamblers had some sort of knack for what they do. Little did I realize that this is not the case.

When it comes to gambling, I have absolutely no inclination to share this with my family, and I know my mum would probably kill me. And I'm 37 to boot. I wouldn't even dare share this with them if I won £50K, it's still too taboo for me :(

Ignorance is bliss and all that! :cool:
 

geordiecolin

Meister Member
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CAG
mm4
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Jun 5, 2015
Location
Near Newcastle
I actually spend way more time in here that actually spinning.

As I am often in the company of family and friends I choose my spinning times wisely because although I am in control of my spending I am utterly aware how others can judge you unfairly no matter if you can justify yourself. However they do all know that I enjoy the occasional spin and I've no issue spinning in company when I can justify it as being freebie spins or a free chip. My slotting time is mostly confined to when I am by myself.

But WTF have slots got to do with Fuzzball? Where you watching your FRIENDS dvd when posting this? :cool:
 

goatwack

Get dunked, big buns!
Joined
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Location
Londonia
I actually spend way more time in here that actually spinning.

As I am often in the company of family and friends I choose my spinning times wisely because although I am in control of my spending I am utterly aware how others can judge you unfairly no matter if you can justify yourself. However they do all know that I enjoy the occasional spin and I've no issue spinning in company when I can justify it as being freebie spins or a free chip. My slotting time is mostly confined to when I am by myself.

But WTF have slots got to do with Fuzzball? Where you watching your FRIENDS dvd when posting this? :cool:

I think the 'Rachel' haircut would quite suit you, Colin
 

Mouche12

Kitty Lover
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Jul 25, 2007
Location
Amsterdam
Everyone around me knows! Some think it's unwise, but I don't get any cross reactions - also because when I gamble too much (meaning playing it back) it's usually some good wins and not the money I initially deposited. All my bills are paid and I gamble on a strict monthly budget since 2015 and that's it. When I have the occasional good win I organise a dinner party or something along these lines to celebrate with family and friends.

On the other hand, I almost always gamble alone (online), I have no gambling buddies in real life, no one of my friends/family gambles. But that's fine with me, I am not a 'social' punter.

I can relate to the good (intense) times mentioned above. When I was gambling like $1000-2000 a month (from 2006-2014) it was often a roller coaster ride, with some wonderful highs and of course (more) devastating lows. But I am a happy low-roller now, no more sweating - just enjoying the games.
 
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