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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ittechs310, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. ittechs310

    ittechs310 Junior Member

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    Has anyone ever tried to throw $1000 or $2000 at the $1 or $5 slots at vegas/any casino and ever won anything worth while?
     
  2. Legend Dude

    Legend Dude Newbie

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    I do not gamble. The house always wins, all the strategies out there are useless. Gambling will just lose you money.
     
  3. stickyskunk

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    This is kinda a dumb question. Of course people have done this, thousands of people do this every single day in Vegas. As a former Vegas resident of 7 years, legend has it right, the house always wins. Of course people do get lucky once in a while, but the odds are stacked heavily against you.
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  4. ToxicVoid

    ToxicVoid Registered Member

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    I remember when the infamous "roulette trick" was hot. You'd try it out with free game money and it really worked. Then you'd try it with real money you'd lose 16 times in a row. (Which is basically impossible.) So yeah, it's all rigged.
     
  5. ExtraWinner

    ExtraWinner BANNED BANNED

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    The house always win and all techniques have been checked. There was lots of smarter people than you or me trying to figure it out. They have been people spending XX years creating tactics. 99.99% of them didnt succed. Mathematically you have no chances against slots. Only BH or stupid luck can make you money.
     
  6. bluesbell

    bluesbell Newbie

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    I disagree. You can beat most of the games. However, you have to study them an learn a lot. Since these kind of questions appear here on a daily basis, maybe, we should dedicate a thread to the basics. Just to let everyone know what and what not to expect. But I'm afraid it would be far off-topic.
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  7. divinity

    divinity Junior Member

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    There are no strategies which will make you money in the long run. Gambling has been around a long time. If you've thought of something, chances are someone else before you has already thought of it, tried it and lost in the long run.

    If there was a strategy which could make you money in the long run, do you think the casino would be running that game? The only thing I've heard that is profitable in the long run is counting cards.
     
  8. stickyskunk

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    You can beat most of the games? Maybe single deck blackjack and only if you can count cards or possibly you could beat the casino at the sports book, but that's about it.

    Slots are for suckers and there is nothing but luck involved. The casinos can adjust the % in which a slot pays out and if a slot starts to pay out too often, they tighten it up. This is 100% FACT. If you're gonna gamble, slots may be fun, but your chances of winning an amount that is even over $200 are slim to none. You may win 80 here or 100 there, but chances are you put atleast that much in to get that amount out.
     
  9. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer Newbie

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    Yeah, you can't study or "learn" a slot machine, haha.
    I live in a city with a river boat casino 2 blocks away.

    I have gone done and thrown in $5 bucks or so for fun and sometimes win $7-$10 and MOST of the time walk out with nothing at all.

    It's all luck, and YES you can hit it big 1 in 10,000 tries, but wasting all that money in between just cancels that out.


    Learn a card game and you have a SLIGHTLY better chance, but not 50-50 or anywhere even close.
     
  10. Kuranyi

    Kuranyi Junior Member

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    You can play blackjack single deck. there is the chance nearly 49% that you win. So if you start to play with $1000 the chance is much higher to get $1800 than to lose everything. But the problem is that everyone repeats it again and again and then you don't stop to play when you have $2000 or $3000. You stop when you have to stop - $0.
    That is the real problem..
     
  11. Bross

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    Best practice will be to play the dimes for the thrill (And your pocket).

    :cool:
     
  12. greentitanium

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    Black-jack is beatable.
    And you can always put the whole shabang on black.
    if it hits, you just doubled your money.
    WALK AWAY.
    not walking away is why people lose.
    evertime i have been to a casino i have been UP at one point or another.

    Not to mention poker....
    There is no house, you just have to be better than most of the people at the table.

    Video poker, i have won the most from. but as soon as i get up i quit!
    Lets call it the Lebron. As soon as you hit a decent pot, Treat it like Cleveland and walk away!
     
  13. kentuckyfriedcourage

    kentuckyfriedcourage Newbie

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    It is true that most games at the casino are set up so you'll lose but some games have odds that favor the player. Blackjack, sports betting, and some types of video poker are examples of this. Check out wizardofodds if you are really interested in knowing what the real odds are of the games you play.
     
  14. fumarola

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    There is a way to make money, but it's not so easy. The main word is "bonus". Find a reputable online casino (based on trusted software). Make your deposit (kinda $300) and get your bonus (avg example is 100% sign-up bonus, so you have $600). Yeah, casino will always win against you, but the trick is to use bonus money wisely. So if you smart enough and read casino's TOS carefully, you have a good chance to lose only $200 from "your" $600, so your final profit is $100 from this casino. Repeat it with more online casinos and play bigger when you gain self-confidence. There are more tricks, but I won't reveal it. Just remember that only bonuses give you real chances.
     
  15. loclhero

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    I play Vegas 4-5 times a year and have been going there since 1975. I'm not a big money gambler but my wife and I take a pretty good chunk for a weekend so over the course of 35 years and many many trips, I think I'm qualified to say that there are only 3 games that have any type of decent odds at all and if you play them correctly you can usually at least keep at it for a while and if you're lucky you get to play with house money. I don't know which would be the best odds of the three but the difference is minimal.

    1- Blackjack. Not my game. Great odds but unbelievably boring for me.

    2 - Craps. Pure excitement and when I used to play I played a very strict game. No sucker bets and I almost always played with house money assuming I started with a big enough bankroll. Now that you're lucky to even find a $10 min crap table I don't bother with it because I don't care to spend enough time for my play to be tracked.

    3 - Which brings me to my current game Video poker. I get to sit in peace (relatively), smoke my cigars, drink my Belvedere and play a game that has been extremely profitable for me for 5-7 years running. I have been running in large positive numbers on video poker for a long time and unlike blackjack, you do have a chance at a "jackpot". And unlike table games where your play (and therefore any comps) are cocked with how long you play plus your avg bet, video poker is just based on your bets.

    Since I started playing vid poker, I haven't paid for a room in Vegas in I don't know how many years. That includes new years eve at places like Bellagio, Wynn etc.

    As a matter of fact, I'm heading there this weekend. WOOT
     
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    Total bullshit. You absolutely cannot beat most of the games. First of all, "most" of the casino games are slots. They are a sucker bet and there is no "method" to beat them. As for table games, per my other post, you can do well with craps if you play a strict game but you're not going to beat it long term.

    I've been beating vegas at vid poker for a long time but I spent many years prior LOSING. So who do you think is ahead? And I'm not naive enough to think that my winning streak will continue forever.

    Roullette is one of my favorites but that too is a huge sucker bet. Anyone who thinks there's a trick or method to beat vegas is wrong (card counting being the exception)
     
  17. iglow

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    i like roulette but its obviously game of luck. after i win i always quit.
     
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    play poker, yeah the house takes a rake but its more skills then luck.
     
  19. callmybluff

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    If you want to gamble, only play poker.
     
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    I once heard "Poker machines are an optional tax on stupidity" , don't know who from but it stuck in my head