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Worst Month Ever

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Greigssy, Jun 7, 2015.

    Jun 7, 2015
  1. Greigssy

    Greigssy Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Electrician
    Location:
    Scotland
    I've had some bad runs playing online but the past 5 weeks have been horrendous and it's time for a break.

    I'm currently at a £2500 loss:
    All my deposits were of £30 or under.
    I've never bet higher than £0.60 and 90%of the time it is £0.30 bets or under.
    My peak balance has never been double my initial deposit or higher.
    This was at 10 casino's and this playing all software except RTG and Rival.
    All my slot play was varied I was not playing high variance slots exclusively.

    By far my worst runs have been on WMS slots, I have played this software for 5 years now and never hit higher than 500x and the past month I've struggled to even trigger a bonus let alone win anything. I get some like the playability and uniqueness of the slots but I think they are the gimped to hell, and not truly random. They are geared for bigger bets where 50-100x wins look great.

    Microgaming my once favourite software has been shit also, tonight for example I had 3 free spin re-triggers on 'Alaskan Fishing' and only won £5.50.

    I'm not saying slots have been altered to pay out less but maybe it's just the sheer amount of casinos about now. The money going into each casino is a lot less than before, so bigger wins at each casino have become less frequent.

    In the past a small deposit would get you maybe a few hours play but now ,especially on these newer slots ,you're bust in 10 minutes and lucky to get 150 spins at minimum bet.

    This may all just be brutally bad luck but all the enjoyment of slots has gone for me. I have closed every account I have except Guts, where I will have one final deposit this month and then I will take an extended break.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2015
  3. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    All I can say is watch the next video I post.....:mad:
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2015
  5. sigothx1

    sigothx1 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Civil servant
    Location:
    England
    i dont low roll for this reason, ill make between 1-10 deposits in a month and its rare for me to play under £1 stake, im not a high roller but when i hit 1 avarage bonus round, i want that to be enough to consider withdrawing, to me a 500x @ 30p is a waste, yes its a great £150, but when i hit that 500x playing at £2 stake im laughing. all-tho will obviously hit it fewer times as ill spin less the higher my stake, which im fine with.
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2015
  7. goatwack

    goatwack enthused hangman CAG

    Occupation:
    Turns Tricks
    Location:
    Londonia
    Sorry to hear about your bad run mate but I'm glad you've had the sense to know when to take a breather. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking 'surely I've got to get a good withdrawal, I've bloody well paid for it thus far!' but sometimes these brutal streaks show no sign of slowing down.

    It's easy to dish out advice and we all know that urge to deposit can hit us pretty often. This is like a boxing ref stepping in to stop the fight time judging by your losses. To be fair I cannot even remember my last withdrawal post- Christmas and like you stated, I'm lucky to be up 2x my bankroll. Then my balance gets strewn to the four winds. I'm pretty sure this is not why I play slots, I want extended playtime and some longevity, if I just wanted a doubling of my bankroll I'd play roulette and stick it on red!!

    In the cold light of day it's probably for the best you reflect and realize how much moolah you've lost and not see it as just monopoly money, this is a mistake I make too often when detaching myself from the concept of it having go to a more worthwhile cause.

    Glad you got the discipline to take a breather, no doubt it should go better for you someday. Just remember these bastard slots aren't going anywhere so go back to them when you're not as jaded:thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2015
  9. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

    Occupation:
    Casual Stocktaker (Inventory Counter)
    Location:
    Belfast
    The OP is doing the right thing in taking a break. And I say well done to him for having the sense to draw a line in the sand and say "ENOUGH!".

    I for one can definitely sympathise (greatly) with the OP, given that I had endured a very similar tale of woe in March.

    Total net losses: £1,900
    Bet sizes: No higher than 60p, sometimes as low as 15p
    Biggest hit of the month: 360x bet

    The difference for me was that I was making fewer, but bigger deposits (18 deposits, most between £100 and £200, with only one of them being under £100). Mainly because I was taking SUBs at new casinos. Not to mention that I was playing games that I never played before (WMS, NetEnt and NextGen).

    I also (in contrast to the OP) did have the odd occasion where I had doubled my deposit, but didn't "hit the (cashout) button when common sense demanded it".

    In hindsight, I probably should have taken a break there and then. Because it was very demoralising. But I didn't. End result? I went on to have a losing month in April too (not as bad as March, but bad enough). At that point, I REALLY should have taken a break. What happened in March should have been enough on it's own, but with April's woes piled on top the decision to take a break should have been a no-brainer.

    But it obviously wasn't enough to make it a no-brainer. Because I didn't quit. Maybe I got a major dose of pig-headed stubborn bloody-mindedness, maybe I was stupid, maybe I use the word maybe a little too often. All I know is I held a firm belief that my fortunes would turn for the better.
    And in May, they did turn, better than I had even hoped. Particularly on Bank Holiday weekend where I went on a total heater. My perseverance and my patience (or maybe it was a dumb blind leap of faith) were rewarded.

    But just because my patience finally got rewarded doesn't mean I was right to hang in there. May could just as easily have gone as tits up for me as
    March and April did. And what if it had gone tits up in May? There wouldn't have been a choice to quit anymore, as I would have been forced to quit instead. And then I'd end up thinking "why didn't I do the smart thing two months ago when common sense was screaming at me to do so?"

    So yes, the OP is 100% right to take a break. For the sake of whatever he holds dear...whether it be his finances, mental health, the need to avoid descending into full tinfoiler mode or whatever else there might be. Because there is the very real possibility that things could actually get worse before they start to get better. IF the OP is saying that the enjoyment of slots has left the building already, then I don't think it's worth the risk of continuing for the time being. I didn't quit and I ended up taking further punishment before I got to "heal".

    As for the OP's bad run, I would say it is simply a case of brutally bad luck. I honestly don't believe it's anything more sinister than that, like "RTP adjustments". There's people here on this forum who seem to be on sustained lucky streaks that I would have considered unimaginable, so it only stands to reason that there will be some who go on similarly lengthy streaks of the unlucky kind.
     
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  10. Jun 7, 2015
  11. Casino2014man

    Casino2014man Non-Gambler

    Occupation:
    Noneya
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I feel for the OP here too.

    I have not had the best time of late, and went on a one week holiday last week.

    No slots, gambling or even the temptation.

    I have seen this as a sign to take a break, hoping not to play for a while. My life/mood is better without it.
     
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  12. Jun 7, 2015
  13. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Taken from OP..

    ** I'm not saying slots have been altered to pay out less but maybe it's just the sheer amount of casinos about now. The money going into each casino is a lot less than before, so bigger wins at each casino have become less frequent.
    **

    ^^ I think there is some truth in this^^

    My awful run lasted 3 months+ and finally ended Fri/Sat this weekend, that been said, nowt amazing still, just 'stay level' play with a couple of 100x features and some decent base game hits.
     
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  14. Jun 7, 2015
  15. osulle

    osulle Ueber Meister CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    life
    Location:
    Northern hemisphere
    Well my awful luck will end soon. It's been six months and counting with only a few small withdrawals. This has been my worst losing streak ever:eek:
     
  16. Jun 7, 2015
  17. ProbabilityZero

    ProbabilityZero Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Carer of Dementia sufferers
    Location:
    Onmybutt
    Glad to read your luck has improved :)

    Mine was due a downward turn so I only took £10.00 match from 32 Red Friday. Proved to be a wise decision as I got just 216 25p spins on Hound Hotel with highest win of £3.40. Session RTP of 61%

    Not moaning at all all as done well with 32 Red lately :)

    Put another £10 with 25% match yesterday and hit the doubled wilds feature on Hound Hotel early on netting £40 then stopped to go sleep on a high point :p...... So of course regretted £2.50 tie in bonus :p

    Will see how I fare after play through but at least it guarantees a few spins..... Especially with you currently directly behind me in race ladder Jon. :p

    As for original posters comments. I think slowing right down or taking a break is best thing too. Obviously chasing losses sometimes works but:

    1. It more often doesn't.
    2. It's not at all pleasurable (been there)

    I tend to think the best approach (providing discipline is there) is to always strive to set a weekly/monthly amount that you consider acceptable loss for entertainment and stick strictly within that. It really does make losing feel less important when you feel in control :)
     
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  18. Jun 7, 2015
  19. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Fear ye not :p

    I will slide a long way down that ladder before end of the month lol.

    If I can't get download client reinstalled I can see the odd deposit going somewhere other than 32 :eek:
     
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  20. Jun 7, 2015
  21. ProbabilityZero

    ProbabilityZero Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Carer of Dementia sufferers
    Location:
    Onmybutt
    Yeah that's strange about that. Hope gets sorted. 10 years ago I was very computer savvy and had many accountants staff get advice from me for their work laptops (was a secretary). These days as a humble care assistant my knowledge of pcs has plummeted and I'm pretty clueless! lol
     
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  22. Jun 7, 2015
  23. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    australia
    whats the download client doing try setting another browser as your default like opera install flash and java on opera first might fix :)

    i had a horrid start to the month but had a few low roll mega wins at the end covered my ass and in profit
     
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  24. Jun 7, 2015
  25. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Sorted Randoniam :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Google Chrome was blocking download ????

    Worked straightaway on IE :D

    Cheers!
     
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  26. Jun 7, 2015
  27. Birdy84

    Birdy84 Experienced Member MM PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    carer
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Sorry to hear you have had no luck lately, this year in general has been bad for me compared to last but i don't deposit so much or so often , hope some good luck comes your way.
     
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  28. Jun 7, 2015
  29. ProbabilityZero

    ProbabilityZero Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Carer of Dementia sufferers
    Location:
    Onmybutt
    Weird as I use Google chrome and no problems......... Yet........ Apart from viper crashing during tournament loads

    Anyhow great it's solved or at least a credible workaround :)
     
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