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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    The guy must have had a good means of income or inheritance to be able to come up with $500,000 in the first place. Yes it's too bad he couldn't walk before losing it, but if it wasn't inheritance I'm guessing he'll make it again.
    And yes as DP said that kind of money would be a boost to charities but if we sit back and think about it, if we all put together the amounts we donate to casinos that money would go a long way also.
    Each and every person decides what he calls entertainment and if we work for it we deserve some entertainment.
    Agree, Hawkeye... I do both: "donate" to the casino and donate to charities I believe in. I used to feel guilty about my bankrolls, but then I realized that I work hard and I deserve entertainment and stress relief sometimes. I pay the bills, take care of family, donate and volunteer, and then I keep some for myself. I'm OK with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commanderbunbun View Post
    The guy lost a wife AND a mistress? Good.. That's called karma..No sympathies here.
    Word.

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    I don't think you should ask for the delete..he shared the info and if he told the truth it isn't gossip. It raises an important question, that only we, as individuals, can answer...when does our recreational gambling cross over the line into addiction or compulsive behavior? I know I've found myself getting cash advances on the cc to continue playing and then regretting it down the road. I notice this player is still in the casino..what would make you rethink your slot play??

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    Quote Originally Posted by onenickelmiracle View Post
    Without revealing his position which he did tell me, he makes approximately a middle class wage a year, and I would assume a lot of money came from refinancing his home during the bubble.

    What is a middle class wage a year? I thought it was $75,000 - $130,000. On another thread some thought it was $25,000 - $100,000.

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    That is insane. Truly you met a slot addict.
    I bet you I can stop gambling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie View Post
    What is a middle class wage a year? I thought it was $75,000 - $130,000. On another thread some thought it was $25,000 - $100,000.
    I guess you were reading this:
    http://www.financialsamurai.com/2012...-middle-class/

    I think it depends on how large the household is and where you live. Some regions are definitely more expensive...
    Is the household comprised of a single, couple, family with 1, 2 3, etc. dependents?

    For single in NJ, I think middle class is 40-70k.
    I think 70-130k is upper middle for single.

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    Hi Folks:

    I guess I don't get it ... if I lost $500K ... throwing my money away, I wouldn't be bragging or confiding this information to a stranger. This person has more than gambling issues ...

    /\/\/\/\ the Shamus /\/\/\/\

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    Yikes...that is a gambling problem indeed. Scary that there are people out there like that. I am sure everyone here on the forum can agree, is that slot playing is a form of entertainment and should never be used as a way to make money. I have never intended, nor do I expect, to earn money from gambling. I go because I enjoy it, not because of the wins or losses. It is important that we, as slot players, carefully manage our finances first before we can afford to play. When we do, it is necessary to have a clear and concise limit, and once that it reached, the playing stops. This is what makes slot playing fun... I still hate to lose, but I have not lost everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbsocalif View Post
    Yikes...that is a gambling problem indeed. Scary that there are people out there like that. I am sure everyone here on the forum can agree, is that slot playing is a form of entertainment and should never be used as a way to make money. I have never intended, nor do I expect, to earn money from gambling. I go because I enjoy it, not because of the wins or losses. It is important that we, as slot players, carefully manage our finances first before we can afford to play. When we do, it is necessary to have a clear and concise limit, and once that it reached, the playing stops. This is what makes slot playing fun... I still hate to lose, but I have not lost everything
    Well said! I must agree, only play what you can afford to lose.

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