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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2006-Jan-26, 11:38 AM
This seems to be a trend here in Nova Scotia. Particularly with games like poker. High school kids are getting into poker (or so I've been hearing from co-workers) and I am wondering if this is a trend to be concerned about. VLT's (video lottery terminals) are already a major problem and have ruined many lives, (suicide, divorce, etc.).

mickal555
2006-Jan-26, 11:42 AM
I hate pokies bleah bleah

Gruesome
2006-Jan-26, 01:05 PM
I would say 'yes'. What with all the poker shows on TV these days, is it really any wonder?

Although I have noticed a little bit of hypocrisy about gambling. Governments tend to warn the public to gamble responsibly in the casino, but all of their lottery ads proclaim that "all your dreams could come true!!".

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2006-Jan-26, 01:10 PM
and the scarey thing is the way they try to glamourize it....

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-26, 01:38 PM
I'll bet it's not.

Argos
2006-Jan-26, 01:52 PM
"Yeah, Las Vegas at night at the roulette wheel
Yeah, Monte Carlo try to cut a deal
Atlantic City, I lose at craps
Back in London try to win in back

And late at night I lay in bed
With a pistol to my head
Swear I couldn't take no more
And in she walks right through my door

Oh, I'm lucky in love!
When I think I've had enough
Lucky in love!
Yes, I've got the winning touch"

Mick Jagger.

Gillianren
2006-Jan-26, 06:55 PM
I know I'm specifically forbidden to buy lottery tickets--or gamble at all--with my disability money, which I think is quite reasonable.

I'd actually rather like to get up a weekly poker game, were it not for the fact that most of my friends spend their free time gaming instead. However, we wouldn't play for cash, as none of us can afford it. We'd play the way my sister and her friends did in junior high--using the contents of someone's penny jar, all pennies returning to whoever owned the jar. However, very few gamblers, I suspect, are as sensible on the subject as to just play for the fun of playing the game. Apparently, to some people, the risk makes it fun.

Doodler
2006-Jan-26, 07:00 PM
I blame ESPN. They needed something to fill the eternity of dead airtime they were wasting with talking heads rambling on about the big four sports in the US, and it snowballed from there.

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-26, 09:34 PM
I blame ESPN. They needed something to fill the eternity of dead airtime they were wasting with talking heads rambling on about the big four sports in the US, and it snowballed from there.

Actually I blame the Catholic Church (oops I'm biting the hand that feeds me) they were faster than the Indian reservations at seeing the potential of gambling. Back in the good old days when churches abound in the inner city, bingo was the cat's meow. Hundreds of blue collar workers and welfare recipients all mingling toward in a room full of smoke, and me, the newly ordained priest called the shots: B- Hayve (Boo Boo get him out of here) I Quit (No no keep going) O MG (Boo boo father must be drinking) G ...
G ... G.... (C'mon hurry it up) G 58 ("BINGO" yells the 10 winners as all the rest turn to the sisters and ask for some more Instants please.

Reina
2006-Jan-26, 09:36 PM
i'm a blackjack type of girl

Doodler
2006-Jan-26, 10:34 PM
Actually I blame the Catholic Church (oops I'm biting the hand that feeds me) they were faster than the Indian reservations at seeing the potential of gambling. Back in the good old days when churches abound in the inner city, bingo was the cat's meow. Hundreds of blue collar workers and welfare recipients all mingling toward in a room full of smoke, and me, the newly ordained priest called the shots: B- Hayve (Boo Boo get him out of here) I Quit (No no keep going) O MG (Boo boo father must be drinking) G ...
G ... G.... (C'mon hurry it up) G 58 ("BINGO" yells the 10 winners as all the rest turn to the sisters and ask for some more Instants please.

Interesting, I hadn't considered this because it wasn't as elevated in the public consciousness like this most recent gasp of the poker craze.

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-26, 11:48 PM
I just put my boss in the hospital. I take back everything I said. And please pray for Cardinal George as I kinda like the guy.

SolusLupus
2006-Jan-26, 11:52 PM
Sorry, I don't pray ;) I hope he gets better, though.

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2006-Jan-26, 11:58 PM
Craps, Is AMAZING ...

Play Reversed, And you Can Win Big ...

My Father has a Strategy Worked Out, That Gives him a Good Chance, of Winning!

:clap:

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-27, 04:41 AM
Craps, Is AMAZING ...

Play Reversed, And you Can Win Big ...

My Father has a Strategy Worked Out, That Gives him a Good Chance, of Winning!

:clap:

Truly an amazing game. I can't keep track of those side bets but I'm real good as exclaiming: "Little Joe from Kokomo."

paulie jay
2006-Jan-27, 06:32 AM
Gambling is a very big thing in Australia, though I don't partake myself. You can bet on almost anything at any time, and you don't have to be in a casino to do it. You can waste your paypacket down at the pub as most of them these days have a selection of slot machines, or as we call 'em, "pokies". There is a very big club scene in Australia that revolves around gambling revenue and there are Tabs (betting shops, horses, greyhounds, football, whatever) everywhere.

mickal555
2006-Jan-27, 06:44 AM
I love rolette- the trick is to go for the colums it gives you just the right balence of risk/payoff.

In grade 7 we had this thing called the money game- every thursday and tuesday for a term we pretend we are people in a town who have to pay bills work etc... I worked at the bank... but after a couple of weeks we could start our own busness(after going through all the regulations etc...).

I started up a casino :D :D Since our town was called chip and dale I called my casino Chip 'n ale, and sold ginger ale and ran a mini casino, I had a little rolette wheel and blackjack.

I ended up with the most amount of money at the end :D :D :D

Fr. Wayne
2006-Jan-28, 02:35 AM
Here deep in the city almost every late night diner has a game room in the back where every nationality you can imagine each has their own little illegal slots. It is almost a ritual that every immigrant group has to have one of these places so they can look like gangsters. It must be the Elliot Ness / Al Capone syndrome.

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2006-Jan-28, 02:35 AM
Truly an amazing game. I can't keep track of those side bets but I'm real good as exclaiming: "Little Joe from Kokomo."
Pair of Fours ...


I love rolette- the trick is to go for the colums it gives you just the right balence of risk/payoff.

In grade 7 we had this thing called the money game- every thursday and tuesday for a term we pretend we are people in a town who have to pay bills work etc... I worked at the bank... but after a couple of weeks we could start our own busness(after going through all the regulations etc...).

I started up a casino :D :D Since our town was called chip and dale I called my casino Chip 'n ale, and sold ginger ale and ran a mini casino, I had a little rolette wheel and blackjack.

I ended up with the most amount of money at the end :D :D :D

Yeah ...

EVERYBODY, Else's!

:whistle:

paulie jay
2006-Jan-28, 05:09 AM
Here is a good website (http://wizardofodds.com/gambling/betting-systems.html) that takes an in depth look at gambling odds!

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2006-Jan-28, 09:19 AM
Here is a good website (http://wizardofodds.com/gambling/betting-systems.html) that takes an in depth look at gambling odds!
Good Site, MOSTLY Accurate Information ...

However, This One (http://www.thegamblersedge.com/pcraps/pcraps.htm), Has Some Validity ...

The Key, Is to Religiously, Play The Odds, No Matter, What Happens!

If you Bet No Pass, And No Come, your Ideal Situation, Is Three Non-Points, Followed, By a Seven-Out!