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JDP
04-12-2008, 07:56 AM
Studebob started the rumor that I was born with a golden horseshoe in a private location ever since I won the Avanti at the York raffle many years ago. Last night, I surprised even myself and no I did not win the poker tournament I went to. As it turned out, there were several 100 signed up and with only seven going to the final table, I decided to just play blackjack and the the slots and here's how it went according to the casino's disbursement statements.

17:14:55 hit for $4800, took a check for $3000 to go home, kept the $1800 extra cash to play with.
17:34:37 Hit for $3600, took a check
20:20:57 Hit for $5400 took a check
21:07:30 Hit for $3600 took a check
21:21:59 Hit for $3600 took a check

This was on my two favorite five dollar slots that the casino says typically hit once or twice a day and I hit five time in 3 hours. No skill involved, just dumb luck. I did spend another few hours wasting the cash I had from the first hit and got the heck of of Dodge to work on my now free convertible.BTW, yes, they report to the IRS and yes I've lost on a few trips too, but this will cover me for a year or two if my luck turns bad.:)

JDP/Maryland

bams50
04-12-2008, 09:25 AM
Great score! Almost tempts me to get into casino gambling, as I've never been into it- just their buffets;) What I want to know is, when you have luck like that, how do you not keep playing? How do you know when it's time to quit?

Just be aware- I have a firm rule that states if any of my friends hit a jackpot, or the lottery, for $1 million or more, they have to buy me a lunch:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311



"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
04-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Another point- gambling scares me a little, as I know people who've destroyed their lives with gambling...

Just this week I had a friend who is a log-time gambler go to the casino and do something I didn't know was possible: Requested he be banned! They revoked his VIP card, took his photo and all his info, and posted him on a list of those banned from the casino! He can go there for meals and shows, but if he's spotted anywhere on the gaming floors, he will be immediately escorted from the property[B)]

I had no idea one could voluntarily do this... but apparently it's somewhat common. He told them, I have a gambling problem, and it might be starting to get out of my control; so they did this at his request! I give him credit for facing up to this, and am hoping for the best for him.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311



"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

sumf
04-15-2008, 01:35 AM
FWIW:

At AAUW (unofficial) Bridge the other evening. I came in tops, substituting for another couple, so they get the official credit.
I got the highest andone could recall on one round.
Yesterday, Marilyn and I got another highest score in memory in another group.
Total winnings = $12

61hawk
04-15-2008, 08:27 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Another point- gambling scares me a little, as I know people who've destroyed their lives with gambling...

Just this week I had a friend who is a log-time gambler go to the casino and do something I didn't know was possible: Requested he be banned! They revoked his VIP card, took his photo and all his info, and posted him on a list of those banned from the casino! He can go there for meals and shows, but if he's spotted anywhere on the gaming floors, he will be immediately escorted from the property[B)]

I had no idea one could voluntarily do this... but apparently it's somewhat common. He told them, I have a gambling problem, and it might be starting to get out of my control; so they did this at his request! I give him credit for facing up to this, and am hoping for the best for him.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311



"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"






I had a friend a year younger than me who gambled on sporting events... got to the point where he had money on every game in NCAA basketball tournament. He lost a ton one year and fixed his gambling problem by putting a bullet in his head.

Lee

jnewkirk77
04-15-2008, 02:34 PM
My grandmother (!) got me started at the casinos, but I don't like to drop large sums of money, so I tell myself to take $20 in (and no more) and when it's gone, it's gone. I've come out pretty well a time or two, but usually I just play until it's gone. It's still fun.

I might add that I've not been to the closest casino -- less than an hour away -- in more than five years.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

vegas paul
04-15-2008, 03:23 PM
As you might have guessed by my "handle", I live in Las Vegas, NV. In over 15 years here, I have yet to wager my first nickel. I don't have anything against it (religious, moral, etc.) I just don't find it entertaining. Unfortunately, I know people here in town that are "broke" a few hours after payday, and have to explain to their families why they can't pay the bills. The payday loan stores do a great business here. I love hearing stories of big scores like JDP's but it's very depressing to hear about the other kind of stories. My $.02 (of course, if you want to let my $.02 ride a few times, it could turn into much more!)

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JBOYLE
04-15-2008, 04:09 PM
I have nothing against it...but...

Here, the state lotto board runs 30 second radio commercials...the last 10 seconds are a disclaimer telling you [u]not</u> to gamble... too much

I'll stick to a roll of nickels when I visit Reno and Vegas.
Any more and I think about the other things I could do with the money...old cars, Avanti parts, vet bills for the basset, helicopter flight time... :D



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1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

sumf
04-15-2008, 04:34 PM
[quote]Originally posted by jnewkirk77

My grandmother (!) got me started at the casinos, but I don't like to drop large sums of money, so I tell myself to take $20 in (and no more) and when it's gone, it's gone. I've come out pretty well a time or two, but usually I just play until it's gone. It's still fun.

I might add that I've not been to the closest casino -- less than an hour away -- in more than five years.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY


I was very lucky right from the start. I lost two weeks pay in my first crap game - and my last. That was in the Navy, but we would be at sea for the next two weeks plus, so it didn't matter.

The last time I gambled in the Navy, poker, I was dealt four aces and the five of diamonds. The dealer passed and I opened with a small anti. I drew one card, obviously.
I bet small. Everyone else in the six-man game dropped. No one could even beat two pair they figured I had at least that.

The last time I played golf, I ran out of balls at a water hazard I was determined to beat.
The last time I went fishing, in six hours I caught one creature - a clam. He must have been yawning and clamped down on the line, as he was about five feet from the hook.

I played cribbage for six hours on a minesweeper, five cents a point / double for skunk. After six hours we quit with me winning fifteen cents.
I taught Marilyn cribbage and she beat me in the sixth game.

I have no kids.

I'm darn glad I never got into road racing.

I'll stick with bridge

Dick Steinkamp
04-15-2008, 06:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by sumf

The last time I went fishing, in six hours I caught one creature - a clam. He must have been yawning and clamped down on the line, as he was about five feet from the hook.





:D

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bams50
04-15-2008, 06:06 PM
My one casino experience was about 1995. We had a big Northeast all-star race in NJ at East Windsor Speedway. We decided to go down a day early, park the hauler, and go to Atlantic City, as none of us bumpkins had ever been there.

We walked down the Boardwalk and ended up in one of the Casinos. Being a high roller, I bought two rolls of quarters and burned through them with one jackpot that paid 50:1! I admit that clink-clink-clink of 50 quarters falling into the tray was cool[:I] But soon I burned through those too.

So I wandered around a little and checked in with my fellow greenhorns. Eventually I sat down at a $5-a-hand blackjack table (twenny-one to us). In no time I was up a couple hundred. I went up and down, but held in the positive for a few hours, and was having fun. When I realized I was up about $600, I boldly headed for the $25-a-hand table. First thing that happened was the hot waitress caressed my shoulder and asked if I wanted a drink. She brought my Rum and Coke, and when I went for my wallet, she taught me a new word- comped! Now I wasn't just a race car driver, I was a big shot!![8D]

Over the next hours my fortunes rose and fell like the level in my drink glass. Interestingly, I started losing with 18s, 19s, even a couple 20s!! As I was wondering WTF, I learned that gamblers are very supportive of fellow big shots. I was told that all that was wrong was that the table "went cold" for me, and I should change tables. Knowing a total stranger in rumpled clothes and in need of a shave would never steer me wrong, I got up.

For the next several hours I tried this and that, won some, lost some, ate some lame buffet food, and wandered some more. Finally, since I had a 200 lap race the next day, I started ushering my group to the exit. After 2 hours of getting progressively crabbier with them we left.

Results:

Total time spent: 13 hours
Total money won: $3200
Total money lost: $3310

Never tried again.



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

JDP
04-15-2008, 06:18 PM
You have to resist the temptation to lose more then you want to,thus me asking the casino to give me a check for most of my first jackpot. If I'd lost The extra $1800 of the houses money, I'd still have gone home up 3K. The whole key is money management. I have a credit line that I can't exceed, and that's my downside risk.If I get ahead, I set some of that aside and play with just the rest.
While I was there I saw a lady win a $5400 jackpot and spend 3 hours giving it back. I could have blown through that extra $1800 in a hour or so on the $5.00 slots, but hit 4 more big jackpots. I now have enough of the houses money to carry me through a year or two of bad luck. :)
The casino wants it's money back, they just upgraded me from Diamond membership to Seven Seas.As a Diamond member they would fly the wife around the country every month or two,now I can just call and get a free flight. We're going to New Orleans next month and intend to spend most of the time doing the tourist thing and just staying at the casino.

JDP/Maryland

53k
04-15-2008, 06:35 PM
The only money I ever won in a slot (obviously don't play much) was one night when we were leaving a casino in Reno for the night. We walked by a bank of penny machines (yes, penny machines). I had a couple pennies in my pocket so I dropped one in and pulled the crank- jackpot! I guess I got something like 500 pennies. They were falling out all over the floor. My wife goes to the Charles Twon Races and Slots occasionally on business. She always hits the slots for a little while and she has never lost money- not big time, but always a few bucks.

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JBOYLE
04-16-2008, 11:24 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP


As a Diamond member they would fly the wife around the country every month or two,now I can just call and get a free flight. We're going to New Orleans next month and intend to spend most of the time doing the tourist thing and just staying at the casino.

JDP/Maryland



Private Jet time?!!!! [:0][:0][:0][:0][:0]
I'm in awe. You are the man!
However, if you keep it up you'll ruin the image of CASO's everywhere.
Please let me know what kind of jet it is.
(I took a trip in a Lear 35 once, couldn't keep from smiling...)

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JDP
04-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Not that big a high roller, just coach on a regular jet.:)

JDP/Maryland

bondobilly
04-17-2008, 06:59 PM
quote:[iPlease let me know what kind of jet it is.
(I took a trip in a Lear 35 once, couldn't keep from smiling...)[/font=Arial][/blue]



In 1974 I got a Private Jet Ride from Pittsburg to New Foundland to Iceland to Copenhagen, to Moscow, then the PJ from Moscow to White Plains. Still have that grin. My ride was on Alan Rockwell's BAC-111 ex=American Airlines. Used to seat 90 plus, this one sat 12.

Roscomacaw
04-17-2008, 07:08 PM
Yeah - had I been able to find that darned horseshoe when I stayed at your place - my luck would've been that I'da dropped it on my toe and died of the infection![xx(]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

JDP
04-23-2008, 12:49 PM
Just got back from another trip to AC and almost lost my entire credit line of $2500 until the last minute. Well, after dumping almost all of my money available for gambling in the five dollar slots I moved to a old favorite dollar machine that I'd hit for $4500 about two years ago. (red white and blue seven in that order) Down to my last $300, I hit the red, white and blue seven and figured I could buy my $2500 in markers back and still have $2000 to bring home. I then noticed the payoff for a diagonal hit was 12K !
Sal had been whining about the high price of a 165 pound anvil that he found with two trucks we bought and I joked that if I hit a decent jackpot I'd buy it for him. I paid off the marker, took a check for 8K, called Sal and told him to get his anvil. :) BTW, I could have easily lost the $2500 without dumb luck and it may well catch up with me. That's why it's called gambling, but I'll be playing on the houses money for a year or more.

JDP/Maryland

Roscomacaw
04-23-2008, 01:06 PM
If I send you some money, will you buy some lottery tickets for me???

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

JDP
04-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Well, it could have been better. I also told Sal if I hit the progressive slots for 2 million plus, I'd buy him a Avanti and all he got was a chunk of cast iron.:) BTW, I've never won more then a few bucks on the lottery and quit playing years ago. (lousy odds)

JDP/Maryland

61hawk
04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
I wonder how long until people start posting their check stubs on here.

sals54
04-23-2008, 03:58 PM
Hey, I'm not knocking it. I got a free anvil out of the deal. So, what do I have to gripe about???? See what a little whining will get you?

rockfoot
04-24-2008, 08:01 PM
I was in Curacao the other week and the casinos were on every corner... I love to gamble and haven't lost or won too much either way. But, the other night I was eating at an outdoor cafe and my buddy says "lets go to the casino"... I thought about it a minute and said.. "you know, we get there, I lose 2-3 hundred on the crap table then go play roulette for the rest of the night (till they close, 3:30-4am)Trying to break even and I usually just barely break even... I am even right now...lets go back to the ship!!" and we did and I broke even that night and was in bed before 2300!!:D


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JDP
06-07-2008, 10:07 AM
OK, now the luck thing is starting to scare me a bit. After the big series of hits in April, the last few trips have been up and down a bit just as it should be by the odds. On a impulse, I went up just for the day, and hit five more hand pay jackpots in a few hours.
I'm not sure if the casino is buying the Golden Horseshoe thing since I had a friendly chat with the slot manager about luck when the casino wrote four consecutive numbered checks minutes apart to one player out of the several 1000 pulling levers. I think he was as confused as I was.
I joked that he could check with you guys about my dumb luck if he had any concerns, but I agreed that it was a weird series of hits. As a agnostic, I'm not sure who to thank, but I am thankful.:)


JDP/Maryland

Chris Pile
06-07-2008, 11:21 AM
quote:The last time I went fishing, in six hours I caught one creature - a clam.

That's why they call it fishing, not catching.
(even anglers go home empty handed sometimes)

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

studegary
06-07-2008, 01:52 PM
What are "hand pay jackpots"? (from a non-gambler)

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

JDP
06-07-2008, 04:23 PM
Any jackpot over $1200, that requires a signed IRS W2-G. In this case, $8000, $3600, $1800, $1800 and $1200 paid by checks.

JDP/Maryland

JDP
06-17-2008, 06:30 PM
What a bunch of BS at the New Orleans casino, they take out 6% state tax on jack pots and I don't live there. It does not seem right since I have to pay Md. too.

JDP/Maryland

DEEPNHOCK
06-17-2008, 07:03 PM
And they have the gall to complain down there about a few puddles, some wind, and some rain...
Of all the nerve!
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by JDP

What a bunch of BS at the New Orleans casino, they take out 6% state tax on jack pots and I don't live there. It does not seem right since I have to pay Md. too.
JDP/Maryland

JDP
06-17-2008, 07:37 PM
OK, point taken, but how come I have to pay again in MD after my "donation" to hurricane recovery ? (Sorry, just hate being taxed twice on the same income.)

JDP/Maryland

jbwhttail
06-17-2008, 08:52 PM
John, just be honored that you are in the same company as ALL pro sports people. According to MANY staes as well as Canada if you generate income in their state or province you owe them taxes. You DON'T pay taxes on that income again in Md, it is exempt.

It is an addiction!

61hawk
06-17-2008, 09:41 PM
I quit playing Powerball because do you realize how much my taxes would go up if I ever won.

JDP
06-17-2008, 10:03 PM
If I don't have to pay again on Md., that would make more sense, I just never had state taxes taken in NJ. I shouldn't gripe, I paid $16.00 each to try the now legal ( In La.) absinthe cocktail, actually 3 of them.:) BTW, you should have a few drinks under your belt to get past the taste.

JDP/Maryland

jlmccuan
06-18-2008, 09:18 AM
Just today I put a dollar in a machine and got a free Coke. Don't laugh, I usually lose at that machine.

Jim
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