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QOTD- 3/9/14- Have you been to a casino?

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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If so, did you win? What do you play?

If not, do you have any desire to go to one?

~~Cindy

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Cafe MichelleP
by Head Admin on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:03 AM
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Oh have I ever. My DH and I go OFTEN. When I mean often, I mean 3 out of 4 weekends when we lived in Texas (the Oklahoma  casino we went to was 45 min from our house). Now that we are in KS, the one by us is only 20 min away, but we have only been 1 time so far.

My DH loves to play poker, so he will go to the poker room and be there for hours. I love the slots and Black Jack tables.

We win a lot more than we lose. We have a 'casino fund'. We keep what we win in it and just use that to play. Except last year, we built up our casino fund and instead of using it, we funded our entire week long Disney trip with the money we won.

suzeebloch
by Ronna on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:06 AM

I'm not really into Casinos but I have been to them. The guy I dated in PA liked to go but I always felt like we were "alone together" - emphasis on the alone part.  I don't typically win much, if at all and I've always worked too hard for my money just to throw it away like that.  I like Black Jack, though, and play the slot machines a little bit.

mumsy2three
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Nope, never have.

my4kids274
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:34 AM

My husband and I went to Las Vegas for our 18th wedding anniversary.  We had a blast.  I only played the slots but he played Poker and some other card games.  He was the big winner though.  I think I won 20 dollars on a slot machine and then I quit while I was ahead. 

Cindy18
by Platinum Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Wow that's a lot of winning!!

Congratulations. Was the move a smooth one? Are you all settled in?

Quoting Cafe MichelleP:

Oh have I ever. My DH and I go OFTEN. When I mean often, I mean 3 out of 4 weekends when we lived in Texas (the Oklahoma  casino we went to was 45 min from our house). Now that we are in KS, the one by us is only 20 min away, but we have only been 1 time so far.

My DH loves to play poker, so he will go to the poker room and be there for hours. I love the slots and Black Jack tables.

We win a lot more than we lose. We have a 'casino fund'. We keep what we win in it and just use that to play. Except last year, we built up our casino fund and instead of using it, we funded our entire week long Disney trip with the money we won.


~~Cindy

Cindy18
by Platinum Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:56 AM

I totally agree with you. It's not the most ideal "date night" activity for most. 

I have gone a total of 4 times. Only came out ahead about $50 one time. It could have been more if I would have stopped sooner. 

I have a very addictive personality so it's not a good thing for me to go very often.

Quoting suzeebloch:

I'm not really into Casinos but I have been to them. The guy I dated in PA liked to go but I always felt like we were "alone together" - emphasis on the alone part.  I don't typically win much, if at all and I've always worked too hard for my money just to throw it away like that.  I like Black Jack, though, and play the slot machines a little bit.


~~Cindy

atlmom2
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM
Many times. Been to Vegas 4 times. We have a local Indian casino too. One time I won $1000 on quarter slots.
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louannwilkins
by Louann on Mar. 9, 2014 at 9:22 AM

There's a casino (so to speak)  lol  in Cherokee NC and I went there one time.  It was ok.  I only took a small amount of money and came out about 30.00 over what I brought in

MichelleMc
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Yes. When we lived in Connecticut there were two. Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods. Foxwoods, I only went in once for a concert. Mohegan Sun we went lots of times. They had a great restaurant & they had this cool place that was like Chuck E Cheese and Dave & Busters rolled into one. You could drop your kid off, pay an hourly rate, they could get a snack or a meal depending on what you picked, then they played while you went to eat ( or I guess gamble but that I shake my head at LOL ). So we would check into the restaurant, they gave you this alien transmitter looking thing that would call you when it was about to be your time. And then we would take him, get him signed in & dropped off. By the time we were done, sometimes we could look at all the awesome shops they had, or it went off & it was time for dinner. It had awesome shops, unique ones. So we went to look at those. We went on the gaming floor ONCE, to say we did. We were too young when we first moved there. After that one time on the gaming floor, never again & don't see it ever happening again. I just don't get gambling or why. So not for us. 

suzeebloch
by Ronna on Mar. 9, 2014 at 9:51 AM

I flew out to Las Vegas once to meet a guy, and we played "slot machine shuffle."  don't know if he made that up, but we had xxx amount of quarters, played side-by-side slot machines.  put in one quarter, pulled the handle (yes used the handle, not the buttons).  Take winnings, if any, and move to another set of slot machines.  It was fast and actually quite fun.  Was a bit of a challenge to find side-by-side slot machines so we had to move around a lot. 

Quoting Cindy18:

I totally agree with you. It's not the most ideal "date night" activity for most. 

I have gone a total of 4 times. Only came out ahead about $50 one time. It could have been more if I would have stopped sooner. 

I have a very addictive personality so it's not a good thing for me to go very often.

Quoting suzeebloch:

I'm not really into Casinos but I have been to them. The guy I dated in PA liked to go but I always felt like we were "alone together" - emphasis on the alone part.  I don't typically win much, if at all and I've always worked too hard for my money just to throw it away like that.  I like Black Jack, though, and play the slot machines a little bit.


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