Would you retire if you won a jackpot

nutnut

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By this I mean from slot playing. Jackpot for me would have to be life changing so I guess 20k+ butwhat would the point be after winning so big. Chances of winning again are next to nothing and surely that is ultimate aim?

So why are you playing?

To win that big life changin sum
To play for fun
To play for boredom
To play cause addicted

Or maybe all!

Intrigued at what point do you get out, cause if you don't surely the result is massive loss long term?
 

ESCJAMIE

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If I won 500k Plus I wouldnt work

I play cause its fun and pass the time Just like any other activity you do
The thrill of bonus rounds
Knowing you can win BIG on high Voltage games
Promotions chance of free money or spins
Prize draws/ Jackpots
 

JGslots

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I play for fun, because I expect to lose, if I end up winning, well then that's a bonus.
There's nothing worse than sitting down for a good session only to have your balance robbed in minutes, that is my all time pet hate with slots :p

If I would a large amount, I would simply go to Vegas more often, enjoy spending the money, maybe book a cruise, I dunno lol.

Rob
 

goatwack

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I gamble to win, that is the point of it after all. If I wanted to have 'fun' I'd play video games or watch a movie.

I think a Azadzareef or Quber hit in excess of 100K should be sufficient in making me consider hanging up the old lapels
 

JGslots

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If i won a couple of hundred K, I would open up a classic amusements like Reel Fruits up North.
We need one up here.
Or Rob could just open one now :thumbsup:

To be fair, I would 100% be up for doing that, just hubby would chop off both my bolix and wear them for a hat.

Seriously though, there's defiantly a market for a classic Amusements up north.
 

Jasminebed

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No. I did not quit. I never really expected to win life-changing money, was not my motivation to gamble before I won, and I do not expect it to happen again. I know how very very lucky I was.

Millions might tempt me to go to Vegas however. Not to be a big high-roller, but comfortable lose a grand or two a day for a week, as well as splash out for a little luxury in meals and shows.
 

Sensfan44

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Million + jackpot I'd work part time when I felt like it. I find i get bored out of my mind when I'm off too long. Not big on travelling and such so after a couple months of off time I'd be a little stir crazy.

But the 60 hr weeks i work now would be a thing of the past for sure.

Would still play slots a bit i think. Nothing crazy though ($1.20 max spins no more)
 

slotter999

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I think the most logical outcome of winning a jackpot is you'll just end up gambling more. There is a legendary story on her of some woman who won millions on some jackpot then proceeded to lose the lot and some. The 'and some' was actually proceeds of crimc and she ended up in prison.

The only thing which likely to force retirement is the constant losing. And how is bonanza going for you lately nutnut? ;-)
 

Mouche12

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It's always nice to have dreams...:D I'd probably continue playing (because I just love slotting) after a VERY large win, even if it's millions - but on a strict budget, no more than €800 a month.
 

snorky510238

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As regards work I would be through the door faster than you can say oh hmm what’s the name of that place in Wales? Llan:confused: Llanfair:confused: Llanfairpwll:confused: ah yeah that’s it Rhyl. Obviously it would have to be enough. The way I like to gamble I wouldn’t like to put a tag on how much. I only low roll but it’s the amount of time I can gamble for. I have often wondered if time and money were never an issue if I would ever sleep. I have arrived at a land based casino at 6 pm on a Friday evening and gambled straight through (3 poker tourneys included) without sleep until 1pm on Sunday. I did similar a few times until recently where I was approached by management and told you need to leave and have an 8 hour break every 24 hours or something like that. Anyway I did burn myself out a bit doing that. On a serious note though I have often thought it could be dangerous for me to win a large amount as low rolling would then lose its appeal and the animal inside me could rampage out of control ( I know it’s in there). I guess after all that, much as I like to think I am compos mentis if it was a life changing amount I would seek professional advice.
 

nikantw

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I think the most logical outcome of winning a jackpot is you'll just end up gambling more. There is a legendary story on her of some woman who won millions on some jackpot then proceeded to lose the lot and some. The 'and some' was actually proceeds of crimc and she ended up in prison.
The only thing which likely to force retirement is the constant losing.

If by retirement you mean go to prison you are right. Constant losing will get you there. Didn't she stop gambling now (because she can't in prizon) anyway? ;)

No seriously, winning is not the evil, loosing is. Logic says winning gives you time to manage your spending, get help if you can't by yourself before it becomes a problem. Loosing is a problem by itself, makes it harder to control yourself and the damage has already been done. You know that all the poor gamble to get back their dignity, don't you? Winning a huge jackpot achieves that goal. Things that make us happy are not evil by default.

Logic also says that with all the jackpot games, all the scratch cards and all the lotteries around the world, we must have thousands of people that win a huge jackpot each year. Yet only one story of "gambling all back and more"?
So logic says that most didn't "gamble it all back and more", otherwise there would be thousands of "gambling all back and more" stories in the news.

Of course most gamblers will increase bet size after a big win. That doesn't mean they got addicted, only that they are having fun.
You think being happy causes dangerous feelings? Try to imagine what loosing $100 meant for food for your children does.

Besides, you have an industry and governments that want to take your money. Of course they like promoting the idea that winning is bad. :cool:
Loosing is way more dangerous, that is all I am saying.
 

deaconk78

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I gamble to win, that is the point of it after all. If I wanted to have 'fun' I'd
th play video games or watch a movie.

I think a Azadzareef or Quber hit in excess of 100K should be sufficient in making me consider hanging up the old lapels

this is why i am now on gamstop . i never played to win tbh . i played for fun - it is what kills you . my dream was to win about £17500 to clear my debts . realised it's never going to happen . the debts get higher the wins get lower . money breeds money in terms of you play because if you lose it doesn't matter .. so much . how good are your profits on playing to win ?
 

goatwack

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this is why i am now on gamstop . i never played to win tbh . i played for fun - it is what kills you . my dream was to win about £17500 to clear my debts . realised it's never going to happen . the debts get higher the wins get lower . money breeds money in terms of you play because if you lose it doesn't matter .. so much . how good are your profits on playing to win ?
I don't know....down? It only takes a hit as per the examples I mentioned.

At the very least the aim is to get an advantageous hit that gets you ahead by a significant amount, without chasing beyond your means. Or else I'd imagine we'd all be playing in Demo Mode :cool:
 

deaconk78

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I don't know....down? It only takes a hit as per the examples I mentioned.

At the very least the aim is to get an advantageous hit that gets you ahead by a significant amount, without chasing beyond your means. Or else I'd imagine we'd all be playing in Demo Mode :cool:

i agree with you but i see you as a realist and not blinded by the promotional shit . most 'guest' probably read your posts in a similar way . i like your honesty . the honesty of gambling is that despite all the nice screenshots we are all down- bar the jp winners . i'm quite upbeat like yourself but we aren't deluded .
 

snorky510238

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The mind of a gambler is a strange one. Mine is no different. We all dream of a fantastic win yet spend 75% (just a figure) of our gambling time playing games where it’s not even achievable. This is the realist and pessimistic side of us all in one saying we’ll if I play a jackpot game I will never win it I am not lucky enough and the chances are so unbelievably slim. Therefore are we trying to win or trying to have fun or just feeding an addiction? The answer for me is all 3. This is a very difficult combination to satisfy and I haven’t perfected it by any means but years of hard toiling has taught me to be happy with a profit however small. The big win is extremely unlikely to come so certainly never expect it ( in the last year I have spent £10 only on big jackpot games and I didn’t win and probably wouldn’t of if I had spent another 20k so what’s the point) and don’t sit there playing a game when it’s dead. All said and done these are not easy rules for a gambler to stick to but the closer you get the more in control you will feel. It only took me 40 years and I still have blips:).
 
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