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    you rang?
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    Dude Evan it's not even true any of the time.

    You win sometimes and lose sometimes - it's not a 20/19 trade every round like he says.
    It might be a 20/19 trade per NIGHT, but not per hand.
    And any gambler who's ever made a cent knows that it's those hands that are the turning point in coming out on top.
    we fukin won boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    you rang?
    Let's play checkers.
    we fukin won boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Let's play checkers.
    Nah, don't feel like giving you the homefield advantage...How about truth or dare?
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    Ok.
    Truth or dare?
    we fukin won boys

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    Mmm..I wanna see how you're gonna give me a dare online, but something tells me I don't wanna know. So let's start slow..truth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    I can't think of anything fun to do other than gamble.
    And gambling is a bust cause everyone else is afraid to gamble against me, or even at all.

    What do I do?
    Go to vegas and get rich!...or poor.

    Also, to my knowledge, Blackjack and Poker are the only two games where you CAN turn the house edge to your favor if you're skilled. (As in, the odds will be statistically in your favor if you play perfectly.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Heads up is balls.

    It's more fun to slaughter people en masse.
    I'm a tournament player.
    Why, I'm perfectly willing to compromise and play a heads up tournament. Then we are both happy, yes? Seriously you don't even have to deposit into a site; we can just play play money on any poker site of your choice (bodog has one of the coolest visual themes, imho) and if I lose I'll mail you a check for whatever stakes we agree upon.

    Also, play money games don't get raked, so more money for us (me.)
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    LINS, let's you and me go through a logic exercise.

    Let's say we both pool our money togther -- $500 each.
    We have $1000

    We bring all that money to Atlantic City and get $1000 in chips.
    We play a few games and we lose a bunch of money. We're down to $450.

    Then we win a hand. The payout is $650. Now we're at $1100.
    I send you to go cash in the $100, as we've promise eachother to never put any of our winnings back on the table.

    So we're back to $1000 in chips.
    We keep playing, and we get down to $350 and then we win another big game.

    Now we're at $1200. I again send you to cash out the extra $200.
    Back to $1000.
    But what's not kept in mind is that we have $300 out to spend on hookers and booze while we're there -- it's money we vowed never to put back on that table.

    So things go on this way, we're playing conservatively and smartly, and eventually our winnings spill-over enough times that we've got $1000 cashed out, never to land back on those tables. Now we can use those $1000 in chips however we like, and we'll be at least even.

    The problem with gamblers and gambling addicts are that they don't do it smartly.
    Just like you don't pose arguments smartly.

    You and the gamblers end up losing.
    Losing to people like me: the kind who do things smartly.

    And the meek inherit the earth.


    This is such a poor argument that I can only conclude you are carrying on this thread specifically to piss people off. (Which, to be fair, is something I can identify with.)

    Nonetheless I'll flex my NT and shoot it down anyway, if for no other reason than to piss you off by forcing you to defend an argument you didn't seriously believe in anyway (then again, you might just love that):

    Quitting while you're ahead is rather difficult considering that most people, on average, will never actually get ahead. It's not that it's impossible to ever win money in a casino game in a few isolated instances, just that every time you play the more likely it becomes that you will end up behind. You can sit down and gamble with that $1000 and play for a weekend, and you might end up with more than $1000, but more often than not, you won't. The problem is that the downward fluctuations are inherently doomed to average out to a greater total than the upward ones.

    Let's say you and I are going to gamble a dollar per trial on a long series of coin flips. You win on heads and I win on tails, except that I'm using a weighted coin that comes up tails 52% of the time. We could sit and toss this coin gambling a dollar on every toss for an hour or two, and it's perfectly reasonable that you might come out ahead. In fact, 48% of the time you will. But the longer we sit and continue this game the more your total financial losses will slowly begin to average out to more than your wins.

    Perfect play in blackjack (without counting), for instance (depending on the specific rules of that casino), tends to yield about a 98% return on investment. The casino's edge here is actually very small--just as in our coin flip gamble, who wins in the short term is pretty random! I'm sure there are people out there who have a lifelong net positive total for casinos, but it's because they got lucky in the short term and then stopped playing.

    There is no such thing as a lifetime net positive slots player, for instance, unless that player only played a small number of times and stopped. The longer you continue to buy into a -EV (expected value) investment, the less likely it is that you will be a net winner at the end of your gambling days.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    What if I told you gambling is for pussies? What that make you stop?

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