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    Silly but I need elbow protection when playing video poker

    I play video poker with my left hand picking the cards and my right hand hitting the draw button. Thousands of times I slide my arm across the bartop video poker machine to pick the cards and rub my left elbow raw to the point of bleeding. Has anybody got a solution? I imagine I could forgo the bartop and try the uprights but I like to sit by the bar and play. Maybe an elbow pad like skateboarders wear. Any suggestions? I don't want to look like a dork with protective equipment because gambling is not really a sport but might have to.

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    Use the buttons instead of touching the screen. I don't know. Wear long sleeved shirts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onenickelmiracle View Post
    Use the buttons instead of touching the screen. I don't know. Wear long sleeved shirts.
    Half the time the buttons are sticky or one or two don't work. I would hate to lose a big hand because of a button that didn't take. And believe it or not I wear a long sleeve shirt but still have the elbow rubbed raw.

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    Look for a machine that works better, slow down your play, use your right hand only, be mindful to lift your left hand instead of dragging if you use it. I used to use the screen because I was afraid of mistakes, but finally got used to the buttons once I realized speed isn't important and the screen is a waste of energy. Bad buttons will get you if you lose your mindfulness of them. Maybe you can ask for a tech to work on them if you must play or they'll never be fixed since most people don't ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onenickelmiracle View Post
    Look for a machine that works better, slow down your play, use your right hand only, be mindful to lift your left hand instead of dragging if you use it. I used to use the screen because I was afraid of mistakes, but finally got used to the buttons once I realized speed isn't important and the screen is a waste of energy. Bad buttons will get you if you lose your mindfulness of them. Maybe you can ask for a tech to work on them if you must play or they'll never be fixed since most people don't ask.
    I guess I will give it a go with just my right hand and buttons. But that "waste of energy" you speak of is the only exercise I get in a casino. LOL

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    Stores like Target or whatever sell the thinner elbow braces for around $10. They easily fit under a long sleeve shirt and don't really look bad with a short sleeve. Won't protect you as much as a pad but it might get the job done.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq33756 View Post
    I guess I will give it a go with just my right hand and buttons. But that "waste of energy" you speak of is the only exercise I get in a casino. LOL
    The first time I played for hours my arms were sore as could be the next day. It is some exercise for sure. I suppose if you're playing at the bar, you can just do squats and calf raises or use your foot to hold the cards. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onenickelmiracle View Post
    The first time I played for hours my arms were sore as could be the next day. It is some exercise for sure. I suppose if you're playing at the bar, you can just do squats and calf raises or use your foot to hold the cards. Lol.
    I think they should make the slots pedal powered. The casino would save on electricity and you'd burn off enough calories where you wouldn't feel guilty about going back for seconds at the buffet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Coaster View Post
    Stores like Target or whatever sell the thinner elbow braces for around $10. They easily fit under a long sleeve shirt and don't really look bad with a short sleeve. Won't protect you as much as a pad but it might get the job done.

    Good luck.

    A great idea. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq33756 View Post
    I think they should make the slots pedal powered. The casino would save on electricity and you'd burn off enough calories where you wouldn't feel guilty about going back for seconds at the buffet.
    Hahaha. I think they'll scare us away. Perhaps they'll offer instead, play while you sleep. Insert $300 for 1,000 spins, then the moneys already gone when you wake up for your convenience.
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