Casino aka Stock Exchange Market.

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  1. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA Well-Known Member

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    I'll rarely venture into casinos, but it happens. I've never been driven there by force of will or felt a need to be there, nor had a passion guiding me there. My visits are more or less random. I was never a gambler. Not by chance or will, not otherwise.

    People in there get infinitely turned on by two things; uncertainty and the possibility of winning at gambling. Solely based on that, I don't belong there. I was always more interested in and favored having control, over being pestered by uncertainty, and if I got anything in my life "by chance/luck", that managed to destroy half, if not all joy. Guess I'm weird like that, but when there'll be more of us weirdos, you'll be looked upon as the minority of fools.

    On the other hand, the casino is the perfect laboratory for calibration of sense and making swift psychoanalysis of homosapiens. Faces, gestures, jitter, reactions and behavior of addicts there, are in fact their lives, only that someone has pressed the FF (fast forward) button. Their life story takes place in one evening. With all the ups, downs, "luck" and disappointments. If you observe a man for only one evening in the casino, you will be able to read him for all of life as a children's book. With pictures and large print.

    Another thing one get's aware of whilst over-analyzing and drawing parallels. In fact, there are no significant differences between the casino and the stock market. Not even among people who do one or the other. Neither by the level of addiction. Only thing is that the stock brokers think of themselves rather than gamblers ~ they call themselves businessmen, rename casino into stock exchange market, and narcissoidly refer to "luck" as "ability".
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  2. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    Im not a gambler either, dont have any luck at it

    ive had fun at casinos, but thats cuz ive never lost a lot of money. I play by 1 rule. Ill drop a 20, as soon as i make over that 20 i pocket the 20 and play with the profit, that way i can never lose more than i played and always atleast break even. If i lose that 20 i quit. My games are blackjack and slots, and almost always ive added to the 20... so i can keep playing.

    Vegas is fun. But it does make me sad for all the waste that goes on there, wasted water, electricity, money, spirit etc etc... ive seen some creepy/sad shit in vegas.

    but i dont go to the casino unless its vegas, and ive been a couple times to vegas... and ive never been to vegas for fun, its always been business. I cant see myself ever picking vegas as a vacation destination. I think thats a waste. They sell 3 day(weekend) packages like wildfire. To me 3 days anywhere is not enough time anyways to enjoy anything. The shortest time ive been there was 5 nights.

    people watching can be fun, but you do have to realize that by doing that you might be making assumptions and judgements that arent fair or true...
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  3. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA Well-Known Member

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    Vegas is one step up from the silicon overlay better known as L.A., and both seem in a way to be an utter insult on an individual's personal taste. Both are sold as "places where dreams really do come true" and both leave a bitter taste for those who get caught up in the veil of gambling greed. Pitty.

    The 1st time I entered a casino was because I've gotten tickets that included playing chips and complementary drinks on the house, but spent the hour or so more or less lurking around, observing players. I ended up giving the chips back, since I found it too boring to play. For some reason I'd rather spend an evening playing poker with friends, than to throw money out the window. :idk:
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