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    Ever been here ?

    Had Tuesday off from work. Great .. Check emails and see I have $ 15.00 free play Christmas bonus for Tuesday. Great..
    Timber Wolf or Lightning Link Heart Throb.. Decisions, desicions, what to choose. I see the MAJOR is maxed at $ 1,000 on Heart Throb. Decision made ....
    Playing $ 1.00 ( $.50 x 2 ) , come on Baby, got 15 shots here. 4th spin I get 6 hearts and 1 is blue in the center ( Minor for $ 100.00 ) and wind up with $ 173.00. 2 spins later I get 6 hearts and again 1 is blue in the center for another $ 100, winding up with $ 191, and now up $ 364, and still have $ 7.00 of free play left. A smart man cashes out and goes home right ?
    Nope , machine is hot and I'm going to knock one out of the park. It's 6:12 am and there is no one around so I keep playing . 10-12 spins later I get the Scatter of 5 Moons ( $ 50.00 ) and 6 free spins. 3rd of 6 spins I get the Hearts again and 2 are MINIS for $ 20 each and a 6 spin total for $ 164, now up $ 529 , and convinced my 9th MAJOR is calling my name. Right ?????
    That is where I began my Raft Ride down the River of Shame !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those of you that go back far enough to remember the TV show " Lost in Space " might remember when the Robot would warn " DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER " !! I heard it, but didn't listen...
    That little Son of Satan, MAJOR CHIP, showed himself 3 times but never brought 5 friends with him to the party.
    Threw everything but the kitchen sink at him to no avail. When sanity returned and I retreated to the mens room to throw some cold water on my face and look at myself in the mirror I found my finger pointing at my mirrored image and a long stream of profanity being uttered by my mouth at this stranger I was staring at . The attendant standing in the corner must have thought an exorcism was being performed and I was expecting a visit from security any second.
    When I made my way back out on the floor I sat down at the nearest machine and found a TITO in my pocket for $ 51.48.
    Cashed out and gave the money to my wife when I went home . She said " Wow, not bad for $ 15.00 free play ". I just smiled and said " Yeah "...

    Happy New Year to all of you wonderful Fanatics, be safe, be happy.

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    Sorry it didn't work out better... It happens... Obviously the bait on the hook was the maxed out major.
    And although I never chase, under those circumstances I would've went after it and done exactly what you did!
    Hopefully we will see you in "Tales From Winners" Very Soon!!
    Happy Holidays to You & Yours!!
    Here with You! since 9/29/09

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    Hi Bettin Man, I’ve been away from the forum for a long time so this is the first post from you that I have the honor to read. I’m sorry it’s in the loser section but it still made me smile. You’re very creative in describing the situation, I truly enjoyed reading it. I just love love your writing style. Although I wish your next post will be in the winners section, for me win or lose you will ALWAYS be a winner.

    Oh btw, about your question, the answer is a big YES! I’ve been there & sometimes it feels Iike I’m never out of there - Lol!

    Good luck on your next casino trip & Happy New Year to you too!
    "Happiness is a choice" ~ Lt. Randy Disher (Monk, The TV Series)

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    Hi Rich,

    In the grand scheme of things I started with $ 15 of their money and wound up leaving with $ 51 of their money and $ 8 comp dollars. As Kenny said' "Know when to hold up, know when to fold up, know when to walk away, know when to run " .. I'll be much more disciplined tomorrow, and wearing my Thursday morning game face..

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugar View Post
    Hi Bettin Man, I’ve been away from the forum for a long time so this is the first post from you that I have the honor to read. I’m sorry it’s in the loser section but it still made me smile. You’re very creative in describing the situation, I truly enjoyed reading it. I just love love your writing style. Although I wish your next post will be in the winners section, for me win or lose you will ALWAYS be a winner.

    Oh btw, about your question, the answer is a big YES! I’ve been there & sometimes it feels Iike I’m never out of there - Lol!

    Good luck on your next casino trip & Happy New Year to you too!

    Hi Sugar,

    Just read your post in the winners section and enjoyed your sense of humor. It's people like you that bring me back daily for my FIX .......
    I'm planning on redeeming myself today as this is my normal day to visit the casino weekly, and hopefully I'll recover and claim that $ 1,000 MAJOR this morning.
    Love your Avatar and your name. Happy New Year to you and all those you hold dear.

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    @Bettin Man sending you good vibes & jackpot wishes. Have fun today and go get THAT major!
    (Thanks for loving my name & avatar & also for reading my post.)
    "Happiness is a choice" ~ Lt. Randy Disher (Monk, The TV Series)

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    OK, how'd you do this time?

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    Yeah, I think we've all been there in one form or another. We've got that "Little Engine That Could" faith that it will happen...I think I can, I think I can.... Unfortunately many times it doesn't happen, and we kick ourselves for not listening to our gut instincts.

    But....in all fairness, you've had some pretty successful trips to the casino. Many more than I have had, so count your blessings. I hope you have a "winning" 2018 as I do enjoy your Thursday Slot Follies!

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    Bettinman,
    I know what you went through. When I leave the house to go to the casino I always tell my husband he needs to help me win. He usually always listens but I don't always listen to him when he tells me it is time to leave. Christmas Day I went to Riverspirit to eat at their wonderful buffet. I get two free buffets a week. Their was a family in front of me and I asked them if they had enough buffets for all 5 of them. They were one short so I gave them one of my buffets. They were so grateful. It saved them about $25.
    After I ate I had $35 in free play. I found a Carnival of Rio machine and turned that $35 free play into $300. I should have cashed it out but decided to play a while longer. My husband told me to take the money and run but I was not ready to leave yet. I did go home with about half the money but could have had $300 instead. So, I know the feeling.
    Does your casino have the Ultimate Fire Link machines? They are a lot like Lightning Link and Lock It Link. I like them a lot better. You only have to have 4 fire link symbols. You can play 1 cent all the way up to $1.00 on these machines. If you play $1.00 the max bet is $50 and the minimum is $10. I am going to try the $1 version sometime when I am doing really good. I usually play 2 cents betting $1 which makes it $2 a spin. I have done really well every time I play these machines. Go get your major and get that grand. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuda View Post
    Bettinman,
    I know what you went through. When I leave the house to go to the casino I always tell my husband he needs to help me win. He usually always listens but I don't always listen to him when he tells me it is time to leave. Christmas Day I went to Riverspirit to eat at their wonderful buffet. I get two free buffets a week. Their was a family in front of me and I asked them if they had enough buffets for all 5 of them. They were one short so I gave them one of my buffets. They were so grateful. It saved them about $25.
    After I ate I had $35 in free play. I found a Carnival of Rio machine and turned that $35 free play into $300. I should have cashed it out but decided to play a while longer. My husband told me to take the money and run but I was not ready to leave yet. I did go home with about half the money but could have had $300 instead. So, I know the feeling.
    Does your casino have the Ultimate Fire Link machines? They are a lot like Lightning Link and Lock It Link. I like them a lot better. You only have to have 4 fire link symbols. You can play 1 cent all the way up to $1.00 on these machines. If you play $1.00 the max bet is $50 and the minimum is $10. I am going to try the $1 version sometime when I am doing really good. I usually play 2 cents betting $1 which makes it $2 a spin. I have done really well every time I play these machines. Go get your major and get that grand. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Hi Kuda,

    You are a sweet heart for giving them your extra Buffet, but we already knew you were a special person, Gamblin Gal !!!
    It will be several years before we will get that Ultimate Fire Link but I will check it out on You Tube. Happy New Year, sweetie, be safe and have fun ......

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