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#51 2015-04-06 04:30:29

TeaPot&ChopSticks
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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

Would never spend more than an one hours wage. And there has to be a large jackpot. Have to be in it to win it. Even if the odds are one in eight million


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#52 2015-07-28 02:09:48

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

Lotto; loss
Keno; loss
Poker machine; loss
casino tables(roulette, blackjack, poker etc); loss
Sport betting; never played
Horse betting; played for around 9 months and won around $30,000 over that period and then stopped till now, long story, but I believe there is system to beat it, hear so many peoples lost home and marriage due to this horse betting, probably I will win big if I believe in winning, just believe can beat this horse betting system

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#53 2015-07-28 02:33:41

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

nang0204 wrote:

Lotto; loss
Keno; loss
Poker machine; loss
casino tables(roulette, blackjack, poker etc); loss
Sport betting; never played
Horse betting; played for around 9 months and won around $30,000 over that period and then stopped till now, long story, but I believe there is system to beat it, hear so many peoples lost home and marriage due to this horse betting, probably I will win big if I believe in winning, just believe can beat this horse betting system

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#54 2015-08-26 06:25:13

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

I live in Reno, Nv. Thats basically the poor mans Vegas. Gambling is a life style here. I go out every month or so. If you are not a total chump and have a basic idea of what you are playing it can be a real fun trip out.

Also make trips to the california border to purchase lottos every now and then!


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#55 2015-08-26 08:12:08

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

TeaPot&ChopSticks wrote:

Would never spend more than an one hours wage. And there has to be a large jackpot. Have to be in it to win it. Even if the odds are one in eight million

Yes, I gave up on the sub $10M lotteries, no point, a few million doesn't buy you much dreaming.

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#56 2015-10-04 23:53:46

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

Just signed up for the RSL home lottery. Way better odds than tattslotto and even though it's a tax on stupidly, I waste more than $30 per month so at least the RSL might be able to help someone with it.

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#57 2016-05-28 03:47:48

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

Today I bought a ticket for tonight's Lotto. $35.50 for a random quickpick. Let's see tomorrow how well my "investment" turns out.


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#58 2016-05-28 04:36:21

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

sure, i play on the stock market everyday!

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#59 2016-05-28 04:49:40

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

SilverPete wrote:

Today I bought a ticket for tonight's Lotto. $35.50 for a random quickpick. Let's see tomorrow how well my "investment" turns out.

Best of luck.

The better half has bought a ticket pretty much every Saturday night for the past 15 years or so.

I think it's about $20 now but was a bit cheaper 10 years ago. Over 10k spent though at a guess.

Picked up a few $40-$80 wins along the way, but pretty much SFA.

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#60 2016-05-29 03:34:48

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

SilverPete wrote:

Today I bought a ticket for tonight's Lotto. $35.50 for a random quickpick. Let's see tomorrow how well my "investment" turns out.

Update! That turned out to be a shitty investment.


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#61 2016-08-07 02:45:37

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

I NEVER gamble. drives Mrs Wife nuts, not because she's a gambler herself (just the odd lotto ticket) but because she sees it as being negative. I have long believed my father's oft-repeated saying, "You get nowt for nowt" (he was a miner in northern England). Sure, some people do win, but the house ALWAYS wins.

The main reason I don't gamble though, is that growing up poor in the UK and working in a factory, I saw too many people whose 'retirement plan' was winning the pools or lottery. The sad fact was, they came to rely on that hope rather than save, retrain or otherwise take matters into their own hands. I thought it was very sad and I still see that mentality today, especially among the less well-off.

Another reason is, or should I say my feelings have been reinforced by, observations I have made on business trip where I have visited large casinos in Australia, Asia, America and South Africa. I saw that the halls were largely filled with people who could least afford to lose their stake. I find the small mountains of chips that are raked into that gaping hole on the roulette tables morbidly fascinating.

So again no, I don't gamble, because I really, REALLY don't expect to win. Whenever my wife buys a lotto ticket and fails to win, I mock her by saying, "Well, had you not bought that ticket, the winner would only have $23,000,080 instead of $24,000,000."


I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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#62 2016-08-07 04:00:43

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

I think were are gambling on PM's.


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#63 2016-08-07 04:40:45

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

My mate gambles a lot on pretty much any sport he can. Horses, basketball, football, soccer, or whatever else is going at the time. He usually has interesting stories to tell of his big losses followed by big wins, or vice versa. He would be down in the long run ofc. There is stories on websites about people winning millions, or 10s of millions in the lotto, and then squandering it all, and ending up regretful they even won the money in the first place. Entertaining to read.

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#64 2016-08-07 05:43:39

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

Depends how you define "gambling" but it is possible to make a living doing so if you know how to calculate probabilities and never gamble when the odds are stacked against you.

You could say investing in the stock market or PMs is "gambling" or crossing the road is "gambling".  Chance is involved, but the risk/reward is worth it if you manage it correctly.  Perhaps your definition of gambling is "games of pure chance" in which case, yes, it is a mugs game.  Lotteries, casino games, raffles etc are all losing propositions.  But if you know something about sports, stocks, horses, whatever....then yes, chance is involved but you can make money with your knowledge.

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#65 2016-08-07 08:30:15

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

Peter is right.

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#66 2016-08-10 00:32:44

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

The only way to win at lottery is to avoid state run ripoff games.  Bookies and casino betting is the way to go.  How many times have you gotten 3,2 or even 1 number correct and won nothing?  Bookies pay out from 1 number correct @ 7/1, 2 correct @ 60/1, 3 @600/1 etc.  Its relatively easy to get 1 number correct with a little research and homework.

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#67 2016-11-07 04:59:19

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Re: Does anyone ever get tempted to gamble or play the lottery?

rara200284 wrote:

What are your guys' experience about playing the lottery or just gambling?

I used to gamble a lot. Almost every Friday my friends and I would get together and play poker for few hours. Not much money involved. Like $10 buy-ins. It more of a socialization/boding activity. Every now and then we would hit up a casino as a group. Results would vary.

At some point I started to travel the US. Out of boredom I would hit up the casinos and actually win a few hundred dollars here and there. Eventually I started to understand the games better and what types of people to avoid to increase my odds of winning.

Then there was a three month block where for the first week of each month I'd go to the casino every day. I made over $10,000 a month each month. I'm not really a material person so it didn't change my life too drastically. Instead of purchasing the 3 for $10 Jacks frozen pizza I'd get the Red Barron brand for $4.99. I got on multiple bullion sites and purchased all the bars and coins that I thought were cool. Then after I had them it was kind of like "ok, now what?" I sort of ruined the act of collecting for me.

Eventually I ended up spending a lot of it on other people. Groceries and gas for mom. Toys/treats for the dog. It's not a good feeling to need something and not have the money to buy it but its just as weird to have a ton of money and not actually need anything.

My advice is if you win big turn it into bullion. You'll still have your wealth and it will keep you from repeatedly counting it.

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