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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mini-Meme Today- Gambling

I like to place a bet. I get in football pools, baseball pools, bet on the triple crown races, play Keno, and go to casinos a few times a year... It's never alot of money, but it is fun to win once in awhile!
The Mini-Meme today is;
1. Do you gamble? Why, and what is your favorite form?
2. Not a gambler? Why not?
There is no "right" answer, but I look forward to yours! If you have a good gambling story- throw it in!

29 comments:

Odat said...

I'm not that much of a gambler. When I was growing up we used to play cards every Friday nite (before computers!) for pennies and stuff. My grandmother taught me how to play all sorts of poker. lol.

The only thing I do today is maybe play the lottery if it goes up really high. I've been to Atlantic City a few times, played blackjack and the slots.

Now go have another cup of coffee, hehe.

Peace

Dana said...

I never thought of myself as a gambler - I work to hard for my $$ to take a chance on losing it! But ... I'll do a superbowl pool or a baby birth pool at work, and if I see the Mega-Millions above 10M I'll throw $5 at it!

doggybloggy said...

I dont gamble.....

life is a gamble itself.....

but I do play mega millions...so I guess thats gambling.

G-Man said...

Ha!!
I'm the same way as Doggy!
I don't gamble, but I do play Lotto!

Gina said...

Don't gamble....logically the odds always seem to long....I'd rather take risks that have better odds...have occasionally dropped into a casino...think of it as entertainment for the night...and my gambling money as the admission price.....

I would play the lotto...but my state's religious folks have kept the lotto out...believing gambling in any form is a sin...so you'd be just one big sinner down here...lol...lol...

I occasionally spring for a lotto ticket when I go back home to Chicago....at worse case ...it's my contribution to some school money.

now more coffee.

gk

Finn said...

I gamble occasionally. I will play slots or Blackjack when I'm out with friends. But I really hate parting with money without getting anything in return.

Jen said...

I'm not much of a gambler. I feel it's a waste of money to throw it at very low odds. In life I rather be safe, I like to be in control and I guess, it just doesn't do it for it, I don't get the thrill other people do.

snowelf said...

I've never gambled before really. I went once to a casino in StLouis, but we just played the slot machines, ran out of money and went home. I'm very careful with money, but if I had friends that liked to gamble, I'd go with just for the social aspect. It's kinda like spending money on food--you don't get to keep anything permanetly, but you can have some great memories because of it. :)

I would play in a fantasy sports league if someone would show me, cause that's just fun and you know what you're losing going into it. However, at one of my old jobs I won the weekly football pool so many times they would no longer let me play. :P

--snow

Akelamalu said...

If you can call £2.50 a week on the lottery gambling, then yes I do.

Akelamalu said...

If you can call £2.50 a week on the lottery gambling, then yes I do.

Beth said...

I don't really gamble...I'm too broke to gamble!!!

Leighann said...

I don't gamble. I don't even play the occasional lottery.

Why? Because I'm very stingy with our money!!

insane mama said...

so, do you gamble left handed? or double jointed? or BOTH????
Me?
I stink at cards, I do like to play the slot machines in Vegas here and there and I am a master at online Poker... but that is fake money so I am not sure if that counts

Sornie said...

I don't gamble any more after once losing a whopping 85 bucks playing the nickel slots at the casino which I ironically now work only a couple miles from.

meredic said...

I seldom bet. Just once a year in fact on a horse race called 'The Grand National'. I listen to the tips on the BBC and generally place an each way bet on something reasonably sensible. most years I make enough for a couple of pints of beer.
I also spend a pound a week on a national lottery ticket with random numbers.

buffalodickdy said...

odat- Playing the lottery is gambling...
dana- See above comment...
DogB- Yep. You do.
G-man- See above comment...
gina- More illegal gambling goes on than legal!
Finn- Everybody hates to lose... but you can't win if you don't play!
jen- I think you're the first non gambler to post!
snow- football pools, etc. all are gambling... illegal gambling!
Ake- That's gambling in my book!
beth- Once, a little Jewish old man prayed to God every night for 21 nights, and begged to win the Lotto. Finally, on the 21st night, God answered him and said; "Saul, meet me half way and buy a ticket..."
leighann- You're still raising kids, so I'll let you off the hook...
insane mama- Being left-handed and double-jointed distracts the other players so I can cheat.....
sornie- I wouldn't want a casino that close to me- I'd be there too much!
meredic- You're a gambler, but under control....

Tanya Kristine said...

ohmygod. I have way too many addictions and this gambling i just picked up this year. i'm like a senior citizen now...hanging out in a casino for 12 hours. but i LOVE it. who can argue with the fact that the potential to win hundreds of dollars at any given moment is not fun? who, i ask you?

buffalodickdy said...

TanyaK- They are fun places- even if all you do is "people watch"!

Roger said...

Poker & football squares!

buffalodickdy said...

rog- Those are two of my favorites...

Mona said...

I did gamble once on the roulette in Las Vegas MGM and won quite a few dollars!

I don't know what the gaming is about I just screamed a number & hit a jackpot!

That was the only one time. I don't think I would do it a second time. The gamble that Life is is enough...

buffalodickdy said...

mona-I try to keep gambling at a recreational level- No one in my family ever went without, because I placed a bet!

Gina said...

Buffalo boy....you know I had a good chuckle this morning...I had looked at your profile a whle back and thought you had a job in "specialty meats"...some kind of sausage boy I thought...lol....today I realized it said...."speciality metals"....and here....I've been thinnking of you as some kind of kielbasa salesman.

gk

MarmiteToasty said...

I sometimes buy a lottery ticket, but then I only buy one line lol which is a quid or half a dollar to you :).... but I never buy one regularly cos I forget LOL.....

I sometimes place a bet on our Grand National Horse Race which is a famous once a year race and everyone seems to have a flutter on that, but then again I only place a quid LMFAO..... I know I know, I will never be rich in the money stakes with such a silly quid bet.....

x

M said...

i like to gamble but i don't like to lose money. so. i guess i am not much of a gambler.

i like to bet on random things...like " i bet you the next car that drives by is blue"...

buffalodickdy said...

gina- I got your Kielbasa right here...sheesh...
marmy- We went to a casino today, and I wish we would have left earlier....
m- Welcome to the blog! Around Super Bowl, I'm in so many football squares, I can't keep track! No big ones though...

HAR said...

I love to gamble. I don't do it often anymore but when I had no children, I did. Not loads of money but I did have fun. Rarely winning a thing , I might add.

Now I don't even play Lotto.

Anndi said...

I am so not a gambler, it would mean make a decision and I'm bad at making up my mind.
OK, well maybe with the exception of quick picks in the state lottery.
If I ever win the big jackpot, how'd you like a whole complete set of copper pots and pans?

buffalodickdy said...

har- When the kids were young, we didn't gamble much either- first things first...
Anndie- All Clad 18-10 Stainless double bottom is my dream set! Remember- 110 copper scrap is now worht $3.33 a pound!