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Ethics of gambling as a psychic?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pewep, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. pewep

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    Hey guys, I had a bit of a weird question today that I was hoping you could help me out on. To make it short, is it ethical to gamble if you are able to know to some degree of accuracy whether or not you're going to win?

    A lot of people don't know this about me but I am a gambler at heart. That's how I live my life and I love it. To me it's not the payoff, it's the adrenaline. I play basically anything that tickles my fancy, but...

    I guess the only thing I can say is that somewhere along the way, I found out I have a bit of an edge over people. I'm just a little bit better, a little bit more lucky and a little bit faster than I should be at my skill level. It's not 100% obviously - very, very few people are anywhere near that good - but it's enough so that I generally end up making money instead of losing it when - for example - I play poker. I hardly know shit about hands, probabilities, etc... (to be honest, basically nothing) but I get a feeling in my gut sometimes when something is wrong vs when I know I won. I get greedy sometimes but if I just listen it usually goes my way.

    I know I've generated some minor psi abilities over time, but I'm wondering if this would be considered cheating? I mean how different is it from someone who spends hours studying various strategies vs me - who basically meditates for hours and goes by intuition? Any thoughts?
     
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    If you feel that bad about it, what about giving your winnings to a charity.
     
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    Don't worry, you're not psychic. It's just confirmation bias paired with learning to read the people you play with and learning some skills from playing. It's what poker is actually all about. But donate your winnings to charity anyway ;)
     
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    Yeah I think that's reasonable, but at the end of the day, I still feel like kind of a predator fleecing people. I mean I'm not forcing them to do anything but on the other hand...it's not really a "fair" game.
     
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    If there was real psychics their would be people you hear about being able to bankrupt a casino in a night, going out and buying lots of lotto tickets(each from different lotto company) and winning all, and getting something like 100% return on trading/year for well over a decade.
     
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    I play online, so I can't read anyone even if I wanted to.
     
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    Actually that happens - all the time.
    http://www.remote-viewing.com/indexmain.html
    http://psiphen.colorado.edu/Pubs/Smith14.pdf
    http://www.dailygrail.com/Mind-Myst...e-ESP-Make-Thousands-Dollars-the-Stock-Market
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/lottery-winners-picked-winning-lotto-numbers-part-36327771

    Basically, the only reason for skepticism is pure ignorance. There are literally 100,000s of documented cases of people using ESP to enrich themselves.
     
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    Casinos were made to steal poor people's check so you are not doing anything bad. Is not unethical cuz you are basically taking revenge in the name of gamblers.
     
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    I'm a charity. Donate your winnings to me.
     
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023514/Joan-R-Ginther-won-lottery-4-times-Stanford-University-statistics-PhD.html <- now this is a real psychic...
     
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    @pewep If anybody can win at Russian Roulette, I am sure it would be you ... or this guy
     
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    Casinos were built as a way for people to entertain themselves while expending disposable income. In all my years working at one, the high majority of people were doing just that. It was a small percentage who would spend more than they were willing and able.

    You can't help people who can't help themselves.
     
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    It's totally immoral. That's why fortune tellers don't use their skills to predict the lottery. They're good people who would never take unfair advantage of people just to make money.
     
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    If I were psychic I would win the lottery once or twice and then enjoy life with my hundreds of millions :cool:
     
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    Anyone can learn to use ESP, there's nothing mysterious about it. Just meditate and practice.
     
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    Note to self: Take advantage of rubes by offering to teach them to learn their ESP for a fee.
     
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    AI if you were my boo, you'd never have to work another day in your life. Unless you want to - I support a woman's right to feed and clothe me.
     
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    I never have and I never will ever charge money to teach basic spiritual principles.
     
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    Never has the phrase "You get what you pay for." been a more apt response.
     
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