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Jesper

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Met an old gambler!
« on: June 13, 2016, 02:17:25 PM »
He is not much older than me, but as gambler he is.

I was discusing roulette today, and show my play
for a other person, who use to go well, he has lost just a
few ten thousend in his 40 years of play,and some years have had a good play, which
made it possible for a lot of good life. He says
yes the total is a loss, but I have had times I never could dream of without the game.

He never lost house and wife, but some days
he had hard to manage, the variance in life
he connected to the game, it is as life, many
have success just by chance.
(The children's education is not an issue here that is free on all stages).


He also told me, when he saw me bet all but one,
it is only due to no HA it works better (I know before).

He advice me to find 5 to 12 "hot numbers" and
put random stakes, so some numbers have less some more and 37 chips total. Then choose a number to receive the moving chips.
He said you win one near every spin, and lose
37 on a miss, if you do as I advice, you have more losing spins, but the winning spins gain
a lot more.

"When you hit the highest pile, it should be
a lot more than your way."

I had time to try a few sessions, so I do not know if he is right, anyhow the trend says so.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 05:01:41 PM by Jesper »


 
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Re: Met an old gambler!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 07:10:33 AM »
Your taking advice from a gambler that admits he was an overall loser? I'm not following...
 

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Re: Met an old gambler!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 08:38:32 AM »
Your taking advice from a gambler that admits he was an overall loser? I'm not following...

At the end of the a long gambling life, most are minus, but that is not excluding they have experience, and have had
times with a lot of winnings, some interset paid for a large loan which could be invested. That is what he has done,
bought  a business, and kept it running well, and not risk that.

As a role i do not take advice blindly, I judge them and make trials.

I  know of other cases as well, He was not good in the bank, and had to rent his house, which here is far more costly than own it, even if you have loans. He won and bought a house, and then he was good in the bank and could get loan. He is probably an overall "loser" in the  casino, but owns a house today.
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Re: Met an old gambler!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 09:22:17 AM »
OLD GAMBLERS DIE HARD as they say (or something like that).
Some winners may be able to handle their profits properly.
Many gamblers, however, may be "SPELBEROENDE" (Yes, Jesper, that is Swedish). COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS.
Some of them lose everything and die young (suicide, you know).
Who knows where it might take them?

Of course compulsive gambling is not restricted to roulette. Many years ago Swedish television had an interview with a woman in Göteborg (Gothenburg). She was addicted to playing BINGO (I had passed by "Bingohallen" many times as a tourist). At first the woman fooled the social workers  by telling them that she was "just"
addicted to alcohol. The Swedish television also interviewed her children. BECAUSE OF HER LIES THEY NO LONGER TRUSTED GROWN UPS!

Right now here in the neighbouring country (Denmark) we are facing a more cynical appoach to complusive gambling:
"DANSKE SPIL" is an old sport betting firm owned by the state. Healed or retired compulsive gamblers, however,
are being contacted by telephone, mail, and snail mail, and asked if they are ready to continue gambling. This firm is not exactly demonstrating decency or responsibility anymore.

A wolf protecting sheep..........
 
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Re: Met an old gambler!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 12:34:02 PM »
Yes but older gamblers had not the modern way. Today gambling may be a larger problem. Like other things, anybody can by cellphone not only gamble, they can take loan for it. It is a large problem, you can instant do things. In before you had to at least visit the bookie.
 

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Re: Met an old gambler!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 01:33:32 PM »
I totally agree! As you might have guessed, I stubbornly refuse to live too fast climbed to instant loser cellphones or whatever they are called.

"I GOT A THOUSAND TELEPHONES THAT DON´T RING" (Bob Dylan)
 

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Re: Met an old gambler!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 12:05:10 PM »
You know if you do not smoke or do not spend on game, you will at end be a millionare!  I do not smoke, but I do not put a side a few Euro every day, which are supposed to be a lot after long time. 

A player who bet a few Euros a day, if the player never wins (normal in Lotto), he never think he spend much money, but it is several thousand "in the long run".

I think that was what the old gambler means, not you win and have a lot all the time, but it happens some times in your life, and if you use  well it it is well. The people not risk in game, DO NOT save the few Euros a day the pay 3 Euro for a cup of coffee while every day waiting for the train.

I got a nice long shot (already told it here), and I will do a total makeover in my mouth, something which is costly.
I had have difficult to do it without the win, and I have not put a side a few Euro a day for many years doing it.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 12:07:03 PM by Jesper »
 
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