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What are your thoughts about gambling?

Asked by Frenchfry (7564points) August 5th, 2010

I love it once in awhile, I do buy scratch tickets and lotto tickets once a week. Hoping to hit the big one. If you consider that gambling. I go to the casino every three months I’d say. Do you think I am wasting my money or do you do it for fun to? I just won $20 on Fanatasy five this morning when I checked….Hence the question.

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bridget's avatar

My simple rule has always been….never bet more than you can afford to lose.

NaturallyMe's avatar

I’ve never really been into it, and it’s not something i’d really try with any sort of big money. I’d rather buy chocolate cake with my money. :)

Austinlad's avatar

Winning is a lot of fun. Losing, not so much. I avoid gambling (including the stock market) because I hate the feeling of losing more than I enjoy winning.

tedd's avatar

Only that I suck at it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I see where it’s exciting to people, playing the odds, but I’m not into taking those kinds of risks.

john65pennington's avatar

Wife and i gamble quite often, but with spending limits. casino its $500 dollars. bingo, its $120 dollars and scratch-offs and lottery are each ones choice.

Please remember this: there are A people and B people that gamble. A people have a little money to spare and all of their bills are paid up to date. they go gambling to have fun and win. B people use their house payment, their electric bill money and just about any other form of cash they can gather, to go gambling. B people rarely win and usually are behind in payments to everything.

Aster's avatar

I think it’s a blast for a couple hours but I’m more into the buffets if it’s Vegas. Poker machines are fun.
I don’t do scratch-offs because I never see them! I’ve done some a few years ago; waste of money to me. I’m not into gambling unless, as @Austinlad said, you consider the stock mkt a gamble. And he’s right.

downtide's avatar

I don’t gamble much but when I do it’s kind of fun. I follow @bridget ‘s rule – never gamble more than I can afford to lose. Once I went to a dog racing meet, and I allowed myself a budget of £25 spread across the evening’s races. I came home with an extra £13 in my pocket. Thats the only time I’ve had any success at gambling though.

Linda_Owl's avatar

More chance you are going to lose than win.

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