would gambling lose its attraction if

would gambling lose its attraction if you won 10 mill on the lottery


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zebedy

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a question for the low rollers
if you were to win 10.000.000 on the lottery, would gambling lose its attraction, betting $1 a spin to win $500
as most gamblers we probably play hoping to win money and get a buzz out of hitting big but if you had 10 mill in the bank, would you still get a rush out of it, or would you just have to higher the stakes,
 

SlotMonster

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If I won J10.000.000 (or $20.000.000 :rolleyes:), I would never played again at any casino and any game.
 

Fleur-De-Lis

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For me, gambling would still hold some appeal but would stop being an addiction if I won 80K...all I need to get my joie de vivre back :)

P.S. Why it is a question for low-rollers only?
 

babs7262

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I personally would be at B&M's more but no, it wouldnt make a difference to me. I would spend less time on line because of the traveling I would do though
 

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I play casinos to win money, not for entertainment value. So hitting the big one would definitely make playing casinos a moot point. I'd step up to commodity and stock trading and certain types of real-estate investing.

Heck, putting a large part of the 10 million of any currency in a (stable!) bank would net you a lot more money in interest than you could win from a casino, online or otherwise. (MIT Blackjack Team notwithstanding, of course.)
 

KasinoKing

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a question for the low rollers
if you were to win 10.000.000 on the lottery, would gambling lose its attraction...
Difficult to know how I'd feel - give me the 6 winning numbers for tomorrows lottery & I'll tell you later... :D

I reckon I would carry on, so voted for "Higher the stakes".
I might stop playing online 365 days a year though...

... betting $1 a spin to win $500
I'd be almost as happy as a lottery winner if I could get $500 off a $1 spin more than about once a year!
:p
 

classymom

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I love to play - so winning the lottery would not matter - I think I would probably up my bets from .20 a spin though. :D
 

zebedy

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P.S. Why it is a question for low-rollers only?

i didnt think the question held the same points for high rollers,

it was just floating around in my mind that-would i still get the same rush playing for low stakes knowing i had millions in the bank, i think if i was really addicted, to get the same rush i would have to play for very high stakes, so in the end i dont think it would really be worth it ,id just buy a yacht and sail around the world and get the enjoyment in other ways,

For me, gambling would still hold some appeal but would stop being an addiction if I won 80K...all I need to get my joie de vivre back :)

i think i saw it hiding in the caribbean with mine :p,
 

shadow123

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Being a dedicated low roller as a result of being a very high roller, I really dont know what I would do. I get far more enjoyment playing on low stakes that I ever did playing on silly money but having millions on the bank might make playing pointless. Think on balance I would pack in playing and use the money to enjoy the real world more
 

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for me anyway the action and rush is the same. i think for most folks it is. that is why you have people who will drop 2 or 3 million in a a weekend in vegas. obviously no amount of money won/lost is going to affect their (most of their) lives. i enjoy hitting 3 sevens just as much on a dollar machine as i do on a 25 dollar machine. hitting 10 million in the lottery would not affect my playing budget. it is, and has been, about the same for many, many years.
 

Rusty

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As a low roller I play stakes that are just high enough to matter to me but wont make a difference when I lose.
I cant play in freeplay because I find it meaningless and get no entertainment from it.
For some reason that is as a slots player, I can not low roll playing roulette for eg, I always end up playing over 100 spin if I have hit though I will only plat at B&M casinos.

I'm rambling again :D

I would have to play higher stakes but relative to my wealth would still low roll if you get my drift :thumbsup:
 

vinylweatherman

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Higher

I would play less often, but I am sure I would use higher stakes as a rule, rather than once in a blue moon.

High stakes is relative though. KK would call me a "high roller" for staking 6 quid a spin, but I would call "high rolling" betting at or near the max for the games, such as 100 on Video Poker, and 40 and above on the slots.

I would probably be far more interested in winning the scoreboard based tournaments, and would target my high rolling towards becoming near unbeatable. My first one would be to take out those sperm whales over at the Jackpot Factory, with those 3000+ scores, keeping me down firmly in the lower placings. To score 3000 would require wagering 3 MILLION credits during the week, and is probably a result of high rolling on the games. 100 a go on the VP machines would make achieving such scores easy, and would also be a game with a fair chance of hitting REALLY big without losing too much to the house over the long term.

There are whales at 32Red, but thankfully for me, they are not Casinomeister members (yet?), leaving our slotmeister event the only 32Red scoreboard contest I can win:D
 

chuchu59

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Definitely I will gamble more as I will have quit my joba nd with more spare time left I am off to Macau's casinos and have a bigger online gambling budget.
 

vinylweatherman

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:thumbsup: Yes, my thoughts exactly! And if you had 10 million in the bank those days when you just lose wouldn't hurt so much.


There is a hidden danger though, it is possible to get carried away with such wealth, and forget that every time you blow 10K, your total wealth goes down by 10K. There have been cases where someone has had such a big win, changed to a more extravagant lifestyle, but treated their win as though it was "infinite", just spending and spending till one day their cards stop working - then it's too late.

Blowing 3 Million in a Vegas Weekend could only be done 3 times on a 10M win (leaving change for a new house & good car perhaps), but when it's gone it stays gone. Such big wins are so unlikely that they will never happen again.

The best plan would be to place part of it beyond rash spending urges in the first few years, until you get used to being so damn rich. Pensions are a good way to lock some away, and whatever else you do with it, you are not going to spend your twilight years as a pauper.

Buying your dream home is a must, and perhaps some dream homes for your nearest and dearest. Trusts can be set up for any children in the extended family, so they don't feel miffed when they grow up to find their "rich aunt/uncle etc" has blown the lot, and now wants "looking after".

If I won such an amount, such as Mega Moolah for example, (being struck by lightning in Vegas being more likely), I would start looking for what I feel could be my dream home. I would take my time, but would put the money somewhere it was hard to use for gambling, leaving a more than generous budget for gambling, which might well include fancy foreign trips to places such as Vegas, or even Australia (see their pub pokies, and I have relatives there). I would probably go business class as a minimum, maybe even first class if it was worth the extra money. I would pile a load into a pension fund so that I would always have something if things went bad (better still, if you go bankrupt, they cannot take your pension fund;))
 

suzecat

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There is a hidden danger though, it is possible to get carried away with such wealth, and forget that every time you blow 10K, your total wealth goes down by 10K. There have been cases where someone has had such a big win, changed to a more extravagant lifestyle, but treated their win as though it was "infinite", just spending and spending till one day their cards stop working - then it's too late.
Woefully, that doesn't only happen to gamblers. My Mom has a close friend who inherited over 10 mil from her husband. Due to some very bad decisions (and the help of a new suitor who suddenly decided she was the most fascinating woman on the planet :rolleyes:) it took less than five years to blow through the entire 10 mil! :eek: Now the woman, in the golden years she should be enjoying her life, has to work to support herself.......I guess 10 mil doesn't go as far as it used to.....:eek2:
 

ballysdb

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I would love to say that I would stop gambling but I know that's a lie.

I love the rush and I think gambling is a high for me and maybe more importantly, a distraction. I didn't stop at $30K so I know I would never stop.

Sad, but at least I'm aware of it.

BTW...I voted "Up my stakes".
 

lauram

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I probably wouldnt stop would just be bigger bets. Also would look at traveling around the world to different casinos. But one never really does know till that lucky time happens to us.
 

bb28

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I don't recall the sources but I've read a few articles that point out that more than half of lottery winners are broke and often bankrupt in a few years, leaving many in worse shape after the big win than before.
 

kakata

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I couldnt tell my wife.....she will tell me, she need "some "plastic surgery....but the way I see her...... I would be poor before she would get the way Id like :oops: ......
 

mysticjoz

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I too would still play. :D I love it and enjoy it too much!

I play mostly for the fun of it now.. seeing the Wilds and the Scatters and awaiting the final tally!!!

I enjoy the games too much. So.. yes I would still play, I would just get a bigger house (which would be completely paid for ) and have my new car in the driveway! (also completely paid for:thumbsup:)


(funny, my boys and I had this topic one day driving, and I told them after I bought a comfortable house and replaced my squeaky car I would go to different towns and sit in the town hall... observe the local town welfare office and wait for someone in desperate need of help. Give them $10,000 to help them care for the bills, food and kids. Then I would go to the next town and do the same thing over and over.:D) Of course I would be very careful with that and would not go to the point where my family would ever suffer. But to help some people in need would definitely be a priority next to my own family. :D
 
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