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Old 09-16-2020, 04:15 PM
 
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It’s clear you haven’t spent much time in Casinos because there is zero truth in this statement. Casinos are predominantly dominated by 50+ year olds, you might even be able to raise the age to 60+ and it still be true

I disagree with both of you. You wind up with all kinds in a casino. Your older crowd tends (note, tends) to go more the slots direction. Middle age folks are generally craps, poker and the like and then the younger seem to gravitate more to sportsbooks, but also table games.



But, that's just non-scientific observation. I seem to notice those trends, but.. I'm certainly not surprised to see a 75 year old playing blackjack or a 20 year old playing slots.


Bingo, skews older, if you can still find that. Keno as well.



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Usually, the best odds are at the Craps Table. You can get 50/50 odds on one type of bet.



Pre-pandemic, we were on The Las Vegas Strip 3 to 5 nights/week going to shows & fine dining. Afterwards, Mrs. RationalExpectations frequently would play a penny slot machine. It was quite frustrating for me to watch:
her objective was to play until the money was gone.
One time, she put in $1, and on the first spin her total was $1.40. I said, "Great! Cash out now! You're up 40% on one spin!" That didn't go over well. She just plays until the dollar is gone.

Eh. Lots of games have different odds. I mean, roulette, if you're betting red or black is ALMOST 50%. I'd assume Even/Odd as well (How do they count 0 and 00 on that?)

Unless she's betting a penny at a time, how does that work? I've seen too many of the newer 'penny' slot machines that are like $5 a spin.

My dad and I, when he lived in Des Moines and I'd visit, we'd go out to Prairie Meadows when they had the horse races.. We just enjoyed watching the horse races, and. Hell.. Get a few free drinks by placing a few bets. My stepmother would play slots.. And she won damn near every time. It was friggin' uncanny. But.. About the only time they went was when I was in town.

I still have one of their slot machine tokens. It was worth the $1 to keep.

I know he told me that a stink got raised when they found out one of the office support people at the US Attorney's office got a job out there.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Victory Mansions, Airstrip One
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Usually, the best odds are at the Craps Table. You can get 50/50 odds on one type of bet.
While I suppose that’s technically true, you first need to put money on either the pass line or the don’t pass line before getting the chance to make the true odds bet. The house has an advantage on either of those.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:27 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife and I go to a riverboat casino not far from us once a year and we both only take $25 each with us. When that's gone, we leave. Most slot machines clean me better than a Bissell vacuum cleaner. The most either one of us has won, and all we play is the slots from a quarter down, is $225 for me and $300 for her. Two things that got to me was one trip we cashed out and were walking out the door. My wife thought she'd try a dollar in one dollar machine. First spin she was another $25. I lost a dollar! Another trip, I was sitting playing 2 machines next to each other. Lady was watching me and when I stopped playing one of the slots, she fed some bills in. Hadn't been there two minutes when she won over $400! Joked with her that she should share since I warmed up the machine pouring all my money in it. lol
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:25 AM
 
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My wife and I go to a riverboat casino not far from us once a year and we both only take $25 each with us. When that's gone, we leave. Most slot machines clean me better than a Bissell vacuum cleaner. The most either one of us has won, and all we play is the slots from a quarter down, is $225 for me and $300 for her. Two things that got to me was one trip we cashed out and were walking out the door. My wife thought she'd try a dollar in one dollar machine. First spin she was another $25. I lost a dollar! Another trip, I was sitting playing 2 machines next to each other. Lady was watching me and when I stopped playing one of the slots, she fed some bills in. Hadn't been there two minutes when she won over $400! Joked with her that she should share since I warmed up the machine pouring all my money in it. lol
In this example, you and your wife played once a year for $25 each, the most that you won was $225 and your wife $300. Even if you lost all in other years in the past 10 years, you still break even.
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:16 AM
 
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I disagree with both of you. You wind up with all kinds in a casino. Your older crowd tends (note, tends) to go more the slots direction. Middle age folks are generally craps, poker and the like and then the younger seem to gravitate more to sportsbooks, but also table games.

But, that's just non-scientific observation. I seem to notice those trends, but.. I'm certainly not surprised to see a 75 year old playing blackjack or a 20 year old playing slots.

Bingo, skews older, if you can still find that. Keno as well.
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You can disagree but the gambling market is dominated by the 50+ age group
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Red...no BLACK!...NO RED!...Arggggggh!
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Old 10-04-2020, 07:15 PM
 
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Usually, the best odds are at the Craps Table. You can get 50/50 odds on one type of bet.



Pre-pandemic, we were on The Las Vegas Strip 3 to 5 nights/week going to shows & fine dining. Afterwards, Mrs. RationalExpectations frequently would play a penny slot machine. It was quite frustrating for me to watch:
her objective was to play until the money was gone.
One time, she put in $1, and on the first spin her total was $1.40. I said, "Great! Cash out now! You're up 40% on one spin!" That didn't go over well. She just plays until the dollar is gone.
I had a buddy on disability that would hit the Indian casinos..............to get a cheap $5 steak and play the penny slots. I went with him ONE time, he is playing penny slots.......WINS 4000 CREDITS, machine is wailing away lights/noises and then I realize that 4000 credits on a penny machine is $40!

I put $20 in a $1 slot machine, won $200 (180 net). Cashed out and said lets go, he claimed I should ride out my luck.....WTF are you thinking? Win was nice but the smoking alone gave me plenty of incentive to LEAVE
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Old 10-04-2020, 07:16 PM
 
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You can disagree but the gambling market is dominated by the 50+ age group
Yep..........20 yr olds don't have any money. The older women will literally blow thousands, they are the target group for the casinos.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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My best gambling result was Craps. I was down to my last few dollars, so, I just placed one bet on the Come line trying to survive until my turn to roll and get a few more free drinks. By my turn, I had about $10. I made several bets and rolled and rolled. I am not sure how long it went on, but long enough people were coming over form other tables to watch. I ended up with $120. When I crapped out one guy who had been betting heavily on my rolls lost $15,000 that he had out on the table. He hollered 'thanks Shooter" and tossed me a chip which I stuck in my pocket and then went to watch my friends gamble. Sine I had recovered $120 of my original $200 I decided I was done. When I cashed out, I pull the chip out of my pocket and discovered it was $1000. A friend who was watching my rolls said the tipper guy made about $50K off of my long turn. That was the best net win I can remember, but it was not even my win.
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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My best gambling result was Craps. I was down to my last few dollars, so, I just placed one bet on the Come line trying to survive until my turn to roll and get a few more free drinks. By my turn, I had about $10. I made several bets and rolled and rolled. I am not sure how long it went on, but long enough people were coming over form other tables to watch. I ended up with $120. When I crapped out one guy who had been betting heavily on my rolls lost $15,000 that he had out on the table. He hollered 'thanks Shooter" and tossed me a chip which I stuck in my pocket and then went to watch my friends gamble. Sine I had recovered $120 of my original $200 I decided I was done. When I cashed out, I pull the chip out of my pocket and discovered it was $1000. A friend who was watching my rolls said the tipper guy made about $50K off of my long turn. That was the best net win I can remember, but it was not even my win.
Nice guy! Fun story!
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