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dickens1298

Dormant account
Ahh... Lady Luck can be a vicious and generous maiden!

Went online with the mindset to gamble for a couple of minutes and make a little money. Hit a horrible streak, lost about $900. Did everything I could to "break" the streak, including switching games. At one point the streak was so bad that out of $255 wagered, I lost $225.

Took a quick break, figuring that the "couple of minutes" will now be an hour. Sat down again. Same thing - except in reverse. Made BACK the $900, plus $100 more. At one point the streak was so GOOD that out of $860 wagered, I made $832.50.

Point? None, really. Except that we've all had Lady Luck smile or frown upon us, and she is as fickle as the wind.
 

lanidar

Dormant account
dickens1298 said:
Ahh... Lady Luck can be a vicious and generous maiden!

Went online with the mindset to gamble for a couple of minutes and make a little money. Hit a horrible streak, lost about $900. Did everything I could to "break" the streak, including switching games. At one point the streak was so bad that out of $255 wagered, I lost $225.

Took a quick break, figuring that the "couple of minutes" will now be an hour. Sat down again. Same thing - except in reverse. Made BACK the $900, plus $100 more. At one point the streak was so GOOD that out of $860 wagered, I made $832.50.

Point? None, really. Except that we've all had Lady Luck smile or frown upon us, and she is as fickle as the wind.
CONGRATS DICKENS1298..... :D
YOU HAD THE PATIENCE TO WAIT...GOOD FOR YOU :thumbsup:

KEEP PLAYING SMART AND YOU WON'T LOSE IT ALL :)
 

Lukas85

Dormant account
well, Im neither cynical nor pessimistic - its just what will happen on the long run. Thats why you should STOP at this stage BEFORE youll lose the money again (and probably more than just your winnings). Just be happy about your winnings so far and do not try to make "just a couple of bucks more" .
 

Lukas85

Dormant account
lanidar - he WILL LOSE IT ALL theres simply no way to turn the house edge into a player edge (exept by using bonuses of course...)
 

lanidar

Dormant account
Lukas85 said:
Thats why you should STOP at this stage BEFORE youll lose the money again (and probably more than just your winnings). Just be happy about your winnings so far and do not try to make "just a couple of bucks more" .
I totally agree with you on this Lucas85.
Dickens1298 should stop here, FOR NOW, and go spend some of his winnings on a great dinner with a friend....maybe someone from NEW JERSEY ;)
 

dickens1298

Dormant account
lanidar said:
I totally agree with you on this Lucas85.
Dickens1298 should stop here, FOR NOW, and go spend some of his winnings on a great dinner with a friend....maybe someone from NEW JERSEY ;)
:lolup: Lemme guess, you're from Jersey, right?

yeah...taking a nice break from online gaming. Last couple of days have been really good...but tumultuous. Had another session after the aforementioned where I hit a bad streak, went down, then made it all back - plus some.

Lukas, your advice is of course good - but wouldn't it apply to every casino game? Except for perhaps VP, where perfect play could garner you a return of over 100%, or poker, where there IS some skill involved.
 
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