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    Watched too much YouTube and chased handpays

    I stopped watching many YouTube slot channels because they promote irresponsible gambling. Only will watch Random, FG Slots, Mannyís Slot Channel, Slot Chick and a couple others. People who NEED TO USE ALL CAPS TO GET ATTENTION, I avoid. Itís not about the games but the feeding of egos.

    I did subscribe to you, cman. Just the goods and none of the BS.

    Not having a good year at the casinos anyway. Down $189 in 2018 and I donít recall the last time I left a casino up. I am up $439 online so Iím $250 up overall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MsTabbyKats View Post
    OH....do I relate to this thread.
    I was traditionally a low roller....went with my meager budget and stuck to it.
    Then I saw all the Youtubers....and their wins. So, I uped my bets...went over my budget. And guess what. All I did with multiply my losses.

    What I don't get is where do they get this money? I am not a poor person, but I see the $20+/spin! That would be 5 spins for me for the day.

    Yet (I won't say the name) bets $20 on DaVinci Diamonds....says "bonus me".....and voila....there's a bonus.

    I gotta stop watching those "fairy tales" and think what each bonus really cost her.
    I like to watch some videos to see how games I may want to try actually are without my putting in my own money..
    I also like to see big wins of games I can never manage anything much.
    I thought I'd really enjoy the big big bets of $20 or $100 plus.. Not really.. There's something so unrealistic of watching a $200 per spin bet that I realize I gave up watching those after a couple times.. I found I stick to the ones where they are pretty much low rolling but bet just a little more than I usually do to make it interesting for me.
    As to your question of where do they get this money? Numerous possibilities.. Trust fund, accident settlement, wealthy spouse, generous pension, wise investments, who knows? Then there are those who are betting waaaayyyy beyond their means as if tomorrow doesn't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commanderbunbun View Post
    I like to watch some videos to see how games I may want to try actually are without my putting in my own money..
    I also like to see big wins of games I can never manage anything much.
    I thought I'd really enjoy the big big bets of $20 or $100 plus.. Not really.. There's something so unrealistic of watching a $200 per spin bet that I realize I gave up watching those after a couple times.. I found I stick to the ones where they are pretty much low rolling but bet just a little more than I usually do to make it interesting for me.
    As to your question of where do they get this money? Numerous possibilities.. Trust fund, accident settlement, wealthy spouse, generous pension, wise investments, who knows? Then there are those who are betting waaaayyyy beyond their means as if tomorrow doesn't exist.
    I'm like you....I enjoy the "almost realistic" spins. But, even seeing a $5 spin that grosses $5000 made me think "hey, I can do this too".

    Sorry..."where do they get this money?" should have been "why do they bet this money"?
    Lots of people have the money....but they wouldn't have the money if they did those "$20/spins. Even if you win the "$1000/day for Life" lottery...that's only 50 spins!!!

    I was always doing the under $1 bets.....last 2 visits (I had time limits) I bet "higher" and the only difference was that my money barely gave me 2 hours of play instead of my usual 5 hours. Going back to 20 cents next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moto View Post
    Here is some advice from a long time slotter
    -easy does it
    -never ever chase it, ever!
    -don't let those youtube videos influence you
    -play for fun and with disposable $

    Happy spins!
    I second this advice. It is always about fun with slots. If you're a serious gambler you'd be playing table games

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    On 3/1 I went to Empire City and chased that handpay @ .90 and $1.20 per spin. Nothing. No good line spins. No bonuses, not even a bad bonus.
    I went back on 3/5...and on the same machine, with a .30 bet I won a little over $70 on a line spin.

    And that's why we shouldn't watch youtube and chase those bonuses. You don't see their bad days.

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    Watched too much YouTube and chased handpays

    At the end of the day, a good number of YouTubers suffer from severe gambling addiction. I consider myself a gambling addict and I bet nowhere as much as they do. They will get angry if you imply they have ludomania and thatís enough reason to prove they have a serious gambling problem. I donít wish anybody to go bankrupt; gambling has destroyed many peopleís lives as is. These individuals need to put disclaimers in their videos promoting responsible gambling.


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    Last edited by brighat; 03-07-2018 at 01:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brighat View Post
    At the end of the day, a good number of YouTubers suffer from severe gambling addiction. I consider myself a gambling addict and I bet nowhere as much as they do. They will get angry if you imply they have ludomania and that’s enough reason to prove they have a serious gambling problem. I don’t wish anybody to go bankrupt; gambling has destroyed many people’s lives as is. These individuals need to put disclaimers in their videos promoting responsible gambling.

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    After my trip to MN in Feburary and the beating I took at the machines, not to mention the fact that I LOST MY MIND AND MY GOOD SENSE I am taking a major break, not even doing lottery tickets. I can see the slippery slope that I am heading for and I'm trying to put the brakes on. I know that there is a phone call in the near future regarding going back to MN to care for my mom and I've got to have some of that "disposable" income squirreled away. Don't get me wrong, I love the YouTube videos, but I am schooling myself to look at them as entertainment, not expectation.

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    I am resurrecting this thread only to say:

    For the past couple of weeks (I go weekly) I stopped "chasing the handpay" and went back to my low roller ways. So, guess what? Yesterday, for example I played 6 hours and came home $63 ahead.

    I'm still gonna watch Youtube....but I'll quote my husband....and ask "And how much did it cost you to win $2000?"....lol

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    @MsTabbyKats

    Many will never give an honest answer. They donít want people to think theyíre addicts. I will be happy to admit how much I spent.

    My avatar: I spent $50, cashed out $800 and lost the remaining $212.


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    They're addicts, and say, "I have a YouTube channel" to try and cover, as if it's an actual business to run their channel.

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