Who else misses the "Good Ole Days"?

slotmaster

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I know @Jono777 says he does and I certainly do, I miss the simpler times and happier times. Everyone was more civilized and friendly and there was customer service.

I am working on small things to go back to that time somewhat, I have an HD stick thingy with all the old video games on it coming (hopefully), I did get Adult coloring books (don't laugh at me) and I am thinking of getting a bike again which I have had people get upset at me for even thinking of such a thing during coronavirus. (Did not say I was going to the store to get one right now, geeesh) but that's on hold.

I know I should not say I hate the internet age as I would not know any of you and there is some good things about it but man I hate the internet and cell phones! Everything is so complicated now and not simple and common sense is out the window.

If a miracle ever happens and go get my own or new place I want the simple minimalistic living, Just want to be comfortable, nothing fancy. Miss being comfortable.

Anyone else miss the good old days and what do you miss?
 

dionysus

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Before where I'm living now, I lived pretty far off the beaten path; only net was phone data, no tv, population of 75 and nearest store for bread was a 26km return walk

I was in better shapre, was more active, always out with the dogs

Also, very, very fucking bored

Minimalist is fine if youve someone to help keep you entertained

But I hear ya, as a family, we played cards and board games, had friends over for game nights
Now, I couldnt get a guest off the phone for 4 minutes to even keep a convo going.
I probably use my phone twice a month
 

slotmaster

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Miss when stores were closed Sunday and there were stores,lol. I do hate shopping now but back in the day a trip to a store or mall was a big deal. No reason for stores to be open Sundays or 24 hours and all the greed.

Also, everything being somewhat cheaper in price, haha but stuff was built to last.
 

RichyJ75

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Yep, the good ole days. Back in the day when you placed a bet, it got accepted and if you won, you got paid out, no questions asked.

In the name of progress, nowadays you place a bet, it gets accepted, you win (now stress starts ...) and then all of a sudden:

Send ID
Send proof of address
Send copies of debit card
Send bank statements proving payment came out from that account
IP address checked - no-one else gambling from your computer
Source of wealth - can you afford the money you just placed a bet with?
AML - was it your money you were gambling with?
Did you ever use a bonus?
Withdrawal pending for 3 days once above verified
Now the weekend and cashiers not working, wait another 2 days
Shit, I've just reversed the withdrawal and lost it after a beer on Saturday night.
Self exclude out of frustration.
Bollocks, I play at a sister casino and have just won big ....
Withdrawal gets confiscated.
Moan at casino, gets me nowhere.
Join up with Casinomeister for a moan.
Submit a PAB
Still angry I write a thread about it. Crap, violated terms of PAB now it is dismissed.
Wife now angry that money gone from bank account - major domestic argument.
Divorce papers being issued.
Lost house and kids.
Now spend time at local bookies playing for cash again ..... just like the good ole days ....
 

samdog21

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I miss no cable no internet, playing cards Saturday night with my friends getting drunk. When I was a kid lord fuck that was a long time ago, we got 2 tv channels, 1hr a day favorite shows. Me and my brother in the summer, collect beer bottles, new where the teenagers party. Carry our canoe down to the rogue river fishing, you could actually swim in that river when I was a kid. If you put your toe in there now it would fall of, lmfao. Yaaa the good old simple days. I miss them. Now fuck it another 100$ deposit play mega ball at risk.
 

Jasminebed

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If by "good ole days" you mean December 2019, well sure.

i might miss my younger body (that's what he said), and loved ones that passed on.

i cannot imagine how isolated and lonely I would have been these past years during poor health. We did not even have OHIP when I was kid. My illnesses were a big financial burden on my family. Heck even just 6 years ago,.there was a brand new drug, part of a brand new class of drugs, being used to treat asthma that made a dramatic improvement in my breathing.

We live in an age of miracles. Right now definitely sucks, but this too shall pass.
 

Jono777

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Good thread Geoff!

You are spot on mate, I am old school and do miss a lot of things about what definatley were much better days!

Main one is what I am using right now to post this lol, try getting my bloody kids off their bloody laptops and doing something even slightly more physical, easier to get a wild line and Gold +20 in the same session!

I also hate automated telephone services, PLEASE put me straight through to a real person FFS!

Technology does help with some things but makes others much more of a headache and can see a friendly middle age man turn in to a raving idiot within seconds!

I have a lot more I could post and probably will do later but for now I have to rush out to work :)
 

Fredos386

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Yep, the good ole days. Back in the day when you placed a bet, it got accepted and if you won, you got paid out, no questions asked.

In the name of progress, nowadays you place a bet, it gets accepted, you win (now stress starts ...) and then all of a sudden:

Send ID
Send proof of address
Send copies of debit card
Send bank statements proving payment came out from that account
IP address checked - no-one else gambling from your computer
Source of wealth - can you afford the money you just placed a bet with?
AML - was it your money you were gambling with?
Did you ever use a bonus?
Withdrawal pending for 3 days once above verified
Now the weekend and cashiers not working, wait another 2 days
Shit, I've just reversed the withdrawal and lost it after a beer on Saturday night.
Self exclude out of frustration.
Bollocks, I play at a sister casino and have just won big ....
Withdrawal gets confiscated.
Moan at casino, gets me nowhere.
Join up with Casinomeister for a moan.
Submit a PAB
Still angry I write a thread about it. Crap, violated terms of PAB now it is dismissed.
Wife now angry that money gone from bank account - major domestic argument.
Divorce papers being issued.
Lost house and kids.
Now spend time at local bookies playing for cash again ..... just like the good ole days ....

All of this sooo true. Or my current problem with woocasino... they taken deposit but never added in account and said they will investigate for days and my deposit... gone on vacation. Back in the days when i was playing landbase a person would come right on the spot check my machine, open it, gets my money back then i can redeposit. Sometimes give a drink or whatever for the hassle.

Nowadays you deposit, money is gone, you're not even sure you'll be able to play. If you play 90%+ of the time it goes straight 0 and rest of the time you are facing all of the above. It makes me wonder if i am addicted to slots or if i am addicted to problems and troubles. Do i love being fakked around like that everyday like i craved it? I could ask myself if my addiction to slots is really making me accept all that bs or if in fact i come back for that said bs? I don't know but all this makes me ask myself alot of questions.

Deposits should always be in account when it's meant to be, if not have someone on the spot make sure you get it or get an INSTANT refund. It's not the player's fault if your boss is not there and do not want phone calls. Everytime a cash out is requested it should be processed on the spot and reviewed right away and you should never worry if your win will be paid or not. If casinos have games they don't want players to play they should block it themselves or assume consequences if they don't. If there is a max bet, have your slots set to never go over the bet. If you don't want people to hunt bonuses, make like aspire casinos where if you got a bonus saved you can't play anything else. It should be easy but it's not, simply because casinos are cheating and stealing players on purpose. They add all these measures because each of them allow them to not pay money to certain people in certain situations.

Just the law forcing casinos to ID... was in fact a blessing for them, how many billions have they not paid to people since... delaying withdrawals, refusing all documents, forcing people to take 4K HD pictures of their street corner to show their face next to STOP post in perfect flawless high definition? They abuse this law so much it became a running joke in the gambling world. This week, i finally won after months of deadbeat rips... i have a deposit the casino retained for 2-3 days (woocasino) and my cashouts all are pending reviews where i have no idea if i will get paid or not. What kind of situation does that create? I'm not spending anymore money and not playing for as long as they try to find loopholes to not pay. In the end it's the industry losing, not me. If casinos rob me an amount, im guaranteed to saved multiple times that amount in the future just not going back. They are shooting themselves in the foot doing all this, but they don't care and often are not even smart enough to know they should care.
 

slotmaster

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Good thread Geoff!

You are spot on mate, I am old school and do miss a lot of things about what definatley were much better days!

Main one is what I am using right now to post this lol, try getting my bloody kids off their bloody laptops and doing something even slightly more physical, easier to get a wild line and Gold +20 in the same session!

I also hate automated telephone services, PLEASE put me straight through to a real person FFS!

Technology does help with some things but makes others much more of a headache and can see a friendly middle age man turn in to a raving idiot within seconds!

I have a lot more I could post and probably will do later but for now I have to rush out to work :)

Don't leave us hanging @Jono777! :) Would love to hear more of your thoughts.
 

RichyJ75

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And I forgot, the good ole days where you got pissed, caused havoc with mates and had a thoroughly good time without any incriminating evidence. Now every bugger has a camera to record you making an ass of yourself which is immediately uploaded to numerous sites so your family know what you've been up to before you even wake up with a hangover the following day!
 

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My good ole days...
not texting a friend to come over to play, not checking any social media nonsense.
Not worrying what some nobody might have said about me on some website.
Going out for the day on my muddy fox mountain bike I got for Xmas as my dad worked fuck loads of overtime to afford.
Playing football in the street, neighbors garage doors as goals (they didn’t like that..tough shit)
Spraying fake snow on my house windows when it got nearer to Christmas.
Playing conkers in the playground at school and getting bleeding knuckles, then revising how to make my conkers more leathal for my next battle (freeze them, shoe polish, glue and the old classic that didn’t work nail varnish)
Trying to get into a nightclub knowing I had no chance with my fake I.d..
using a massive motarola phone at college thinking I was chipmonkz and was some mega cool guy...
Taking my first driving lesson in a old school Corsa... silver.
Paying tax on a nag in the bookies...
Buying now albums...
Getting my first knockout in the ring, thinking I was rocky then getting matched with a bigger fucker who broke my nose...
Eating pop tarts for breakfast... and liking them.
Watching dungeons and dragons (old cartoon version) and knightmare on tv as I eat findus crispy pancakes and drink tab clear...
some memories guys.
 

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Jesus Christ, Playford was a boxer

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