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    Too bad the vacuum was on. At least you are still in the fight. Take a break and build some BR.

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    Not good today.

    Dumped $2000 (half my bankroll) on $1 Crystal Fox. It all comes down to me being greedy. I had the chance to walk away net +$500 at one point and my brain just said "that's not good enough" and it quickly took me to zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Officedr0ne View Post
    Not good today.

    Dumped $2000 (half my bankroll) on $1 Crystal Fox. It all comes down to me being greedy. I had the chance to walk away net +$500 at one point and my brain just said "that's not good enough" and it quickly took me to zero.
    I'm sorry you had a bad day! Half the time I've been to the casinos, I could've walked away with a small win ($50-100) but like you, I got greedy and just wanted that big win and just mindlessly spinning and feeding money into machines until it's all gone. Then I take the walk of shame thinking about how stupid I was and that I could've left the casino while I was up by a few 20's....

    Those $1 machines, when you win it's great! but when you lose, your money will banish quickly.


    Better luck next time!
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    It's a shame. Best learn from this.
    That's all folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onenickelmiracle View Post
    It's a shame. Best learn from this.
    Thankful this time I had the discipline to stop at half my bankroll. I have certainly been playing pretty loose. Gotta tighten 'er up and carry on.

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    Well friends. What once was a fairly disciplined dr0ne is now broken. Went full degen mode last night.

    Was up $800. Got cocky and was betting heavy. Couple trips to the ATM later and I finally left. I'm embarrassed to say how much I lost, but I'm still ahead since I started this adventure.

    Honestly the hand pays the last few weeks are what spoiled me. My brain switched from conservative "ok we'll quit once we reach X amount from the top or Y amount for the day" to "I'm pretty sure I can get more". I also went from almost exclusively fishing for must-hit progressives to playing anything that looked good. Sometimes it worked...sometimes it didn't.

    The casino's head office has to email the report in for an official number, but from what I've tracked I've probably put through a total of $40K coin-in during the past month.

    I don't like this change in my thought pattern and approach and I have the frame of mind to say "that's enough". I'm going to go back and limit myself to must hits only (quick hits included) and put a strict limit on amount risked. No cards with me at all, etc. Maybe play some Blackjack or VP instead.

    I'm really disappointed at myself as I thought I was better than a "greedy addict"....but it's funny how large wins can change your perception.

    Once again, like many other things in my life, sometimes I just have to learn the hard way and life has to give me a kick in the ass.

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    People usually lose gambling first before they start wondering maybe there is a way to not lose. You wouldn't even be in the casino thinking there was a way to win if you weren't willing to lose. Casinos do tend to get rid of machines people consistently win or come pretty close just out of spite if nothing more when the machines are otherwise profitable. They'll let the voodoo practicers do whatever they want so maybe try that.
    That's all folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Officedr0ne View Post
    Honestly the hand pays the last few weeks are what spoiled me. My brain switched from conservative "ok we'll quit once we reach X amount from the top or Y amount for the day" to "I'm pretty sure I can get more". . . .
    I'm really disappointed at myself as I thought I was better than a "greedy addict"....but it's funny how large wins can change your perception.

    Once again, like many other things in my life, sometimes I just have to learn the hard way and life has to give me a kick in the ass.
    You're not alone. I had a crazy winning streak in July with a bunch of handpays (three? four? I've lost track!)... and started thinking that somehow I had a knack for this gambling thing... LOL. You can imagine what happened next. Heavy, heavy losses. I didn't lose all my July winnings, but I lost more than I previously would have tolerated.

    I went back tonight with a more reasonable BR and scaled back my bets most of the night, and came out ahead. Sounds like you have a plan for getting the situation under control too. Don't beat yourself up.

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