I am a Degenerate! I don't need a stupid test to tell me that.
Peppers at 10, which seems low.
I am a Degenerate! I don't need a stupid test to tell me that.
otherwise I cook blue crystal meth..
100 bucks says I'm not.
I'll take that bet.
I am not a degenerate gambler. I may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a degenerate gambler, but I am *not* a porn star!
"They called me a 'rapist' and a 'recluse.' I'm not a recluse."
Outside of Vegas, where can you put money on a game? Is online betting legal? Do they have sportsbooks in the Detroit casinos? I am totally ignorant. Seems relevant to the thread. Somebody educate me.
No sportsbooks anywhere in the US except Nevada. New Jersey is trying to pass it despite federal law but hey Chris Christie has done worse. Howeva, Caesars across the border in Windsor has a sportsbook. Have to do a 2 game parlay minimum that's how they get you. Online is hit or miss. If you're a US citizen then goodluck getting withdrawals. I think it's too risky since it is technically illegal for US citizens on I believe most sites. Depends on the country of origin. And yes, if you're still wondering, Hi my name is mgoblueben and I'm a degenerate gambler...
Arghh...I'm torn. Do I moderate your comment as informative, or do I moderate it as funny on the strength of your GA remark at the end?
On a serious note, don't waste your time with Caesars Windsor sportsbook, unless you are cashing the winning bet in person. I wagered on a parlay, won, mailed in the ticket and was told that I did win, but they couldn't mail the winnings. They offered to hold the money at the casino or I could pick it up on Toronto.
There are numerous bookies around, I'd imagine if you asked around you could find someone to take a bet for you...
ps. canada is a hustle, you might as well do the pickem sheets that get passed around out of the autocompanies...
IRS recently shut down a lot of the booksites. I used to use Bodog which is now based in Latvia and is called Bovoda.
You're gambling on college basketball.
There are lots of ways to bet on games without straight up Vegas bets. Do a pick 'em for this week's NFL games with a circle of friends, Fantasy League with cash prizes, playing Monopoly with real money....
-I'll bet you 20 bucks I can get you gambling before the end of the day.
-I'll give ya 3 to 1 odds
-5 to 1?
-10 to 1?
-I'm gonna get ya, I don't know how, but I'm gonna get ya
Yeah, we are in the Rockies.
You sold my dead bird to a blind kid?!?
Lloyd: The first time I set eyes on Mary Swanson, I just got that old fashioned romantic feeling where I'd do anything to bone her.
Harry: That's a special feeling, Lloyd.
I have always told myself it is not gambling if you know you're going to win.
I'm a high classed gambler, thankyouverymuch.
So if the max on the quiz is 160, what does a score of 87 actually tell me?
I am not sure about being a degenerate gambler, but I did take the under on my estimated results and lost $20 to me, which means yet another late-night stop at the ATM to get cash and pay my debts, so there is that.
See, I think this survey asks the wrong questions
It's not what you've gambled on, but how you've paid debts that speaks to your degeneracy. Have you ever scraped up all the coins you can find in your appartment? Then, you might be a degenerate.
And, yes, I have done that. At least once.
it, always thought about what I could do with the money I was gambling. I am addicted to pretty much everything else though.
Okay, well maybe we should tell that to Rain Man, because he practically bankrupted a casino, and he was a ruh-tard.
(obvious movie quote is obvious)
Go to a casino, and find the machine that says "ATM" and punch in a code...
If your code is correct (usually it is) you pick how much money you want to win!
my favorite bet was one my cousin and I used to make back when I lived in Glencoe Hills...
The appartment was made up of 45% black familes and 45% white familes, with two asian families to throw us a curve ball.
We would bet the color of the next person to enter or exit the building... we did 5$ a bet with the occasional 10-1 on asian.
but gambling as an addiction has always completely mystified me. Not surprisingly, I scored a big fat zero.
But a 0? You've never done an NCAA Bracket or something similarly mundane?
I'm also a zero, I've never done a bracket for cash in my life. The last time I did any form of gambling was strip beer pong in college.
I'm so lame I spent an entire week in Vegas and didn't gamble once. Not even a quarter in a slot machine. Although I did rent a Ferrari and a machine gun. Sadly they were rented serially, not in parallel.
...the only time I've even been in a casino, I didn't play any games but did score a quarter in the coin return at the pay phones. I considered that a big score and never returned.
Having said that, I actually scored a 1 on the poll because I have been to the horse track a couple of times with friends and it was quite fun to put a few dollars down.
That sounds like a diary.
I made a wager or two on Michigan bowl games with friends about 30 years ago. I play nickel ante poker with friends every once in a while, but that hardly qualifies as gambling in my book, at least in relation to the article. I wouldn't have a clue how to contact a bookie or sports betting operation. I passed thru Vegas on a road trip with a buddy a couple of summers ago, and threw a quarter into a slot machine at Paris LV. I won a buck, but didn't cash the chit and that was the end of it. So maybe I should get a 3, but any self-respecting gambler would still give me a zero.
causes a chemical response in the brain wherein the nuerotransmiters release seretonin to the frontal lobe of the cere.....bro? Hell I don't know what this shit means. IT"S ADDICTIVE OK!
I once took action on the results of a German club handball game from an offshore.
But then again, my 25:1 ticket on Michigan winning the tourney that I snagged last August is still looking pretty.
I was in a betting pool for what the new pope would select as his new Papal name.
Needless to say we all lost when he went off the board with Francis. I will claim degenerate status for that alone.
Man you gotta do your research. Dude was a Jesuit, Francis was definitely in play. Darker horses were some variant of Ignatius and the names of other canonized Jesuits. If it makes you feel any better the Catholic arm of my family was betting on it as well.
1. Knowing who will be elected.
2. Guessing blindly at their dream name.
I've been to horse tracks a few times but that's literally only "gambling" that I've been involved.
Unless, of course, you've been paying attention to the global banking system (hello Cyprus!) in which case they should probably add "Do you have a deposit at a bank?" as one of their questions.
I've got plenty of problems . . . addicted to food, as my waist line shows. Addicted to Michigan sports, as my time here shows. I can understand addiction to substances and to sex. But gambling? It never did anything for me. The one time I went to a Riverboat Casino, it was because I was cajoled into by a cousin I hadn't seen. Then he was mad because I was up $500 at the blackjack table. I ended up losing most of it, giving him the rest for gas money, and leaving with my wallet intact, and no desire to ever go back.
Is blowing my mind; seeing the things people bet on is funny and scary. I've done office pools for NCAA basketball but nothing else.
People bet on Special Olympics? W...T....F
Well I live in Vegas and I have a William Hill sports betting app right on my phone. Gotta love being a degenerate gambler, checking out betting lines and placing bets without even being in the sports book!
Curious about how this works.. What all do you have to go through to submit the application online? Is it that difficult? How do they verify your age and stuff like that?
Well I signed up for a William Hill account at PTs, a local bar, when they got all the William Hill kiosks (that's pretty good too, sports betting at a kiosk in a bar). They just scanned my ID (you have to be a Nevada resident I presume) and I got an account. When I downloaded the app, I just called their customer service line and they got me set up in 5 minutes.
As for the app, you can only use it when you're in the state of Nevada and you have to allow it to track your gps.
It's very handy to have if you love sports betting, hate going to the sports book, and get off work around 5 pm and have already missed the wave of games staring on the east coast (4-4:30 PST start times).
I used to play the hell out of $5 blackjack in Atlantic City (at the Tropicana) with my buddy but its nearly impossible to find $5 tables anymore. There were none in Vegas - at least at the main casinos - when I went last. We would bring $50 and it would last us like 2 hours! Instead, most tables seem to be $25 and I can lose that $50 in less than 60 seconds. F- that. I've got mouths to feed.
my Uncle Buck had to stay with us for a week when my Parents had to leave town because my Grandfather was dying. One night, his horse fixer was in town and he was going to take my twin sister and I to the track with him. However, my older sister was on a date with her boyfriend Bug, and Uncle Buck knew that he couldn't take us to the track for his big score while my sister was in danger of being deflowered.
That's how my Uncle Buck taught me family is more important than gambling.
This should go down as one of the all-time best comments in a thread, EVAR!
If I was a moderator (hint, hint), I would award you all of the points for the rest of this week (hint, hint).
in real life, my dog is named Maizey. Obvious Michigan connection is obvious, but it was that movie which gave me the idea.
I have a dog named Maizey as well, a German Shepherd pup, and she is fucking awesome. That is all.
mine is a Louisiana Catahoula with a merle coat. 40 pounds of fury, as the mailman calls her
Haha, that's great. Ours is mixed with a French Mastiff, so she is gonna be giant, probably 100+ pounds. I'm excited, love her to death.
but in a few months she's going to be shedding like hell. My dog is part Shepherd, and he sheds as much or more than the Husky mix we used to have. From what I've read since we got our current dog, Shepherds are notorious year-round shedders. If I'd known that at the time we got him, he wouldn't be with us now.
Sorry to be serious here, but...
...about 15 years ago I had a really serious gambling problem. It was fun, but it developed, and I eventually lost a ton of money that I did not have. Of course I tried to solve that by winning more money. I survived and moved on, but it was really close to causing tremendous problems for me.
I'm only writing this for those on here that actually do have a problem with gambling. I just want to say that my life is much more enjoyable when I stopped gambling. Even more so, I enjoy sports a lot more. I didn't think that was possible, but now instead of rooting on games b/c of my money interests, I can root on games b/c of who I like. That's fun.
If you do have problems, there is a way out.
I bet that you're glad that you quit.
I once had to empty my entire savings acount to cover three game tigers win streak in minnesota... I was young and thought that we couldn't possibly win three in a row at the metrodome. And we beat Radke.
I didn't have a savings account again until I was married...
That said, gambling is awesome! The thing to do is play things that cost less (parlays, pools, pick'ems, fantasy, etc.) that way you have some chance of the money you put out coming back to you...
I gamble on beer pong, and let me tell you what, it's amazing.