I don't understand gambling in Las Vegas

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01 Feb 2011, 1:41 pm

I never understood it, either. If one could be certain that one would win, then yes.


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04 Oct 2019, 7:35 am

Personally, I like poker.



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05 Oct 2019, 5:17 am

Gambling will be always popular as long as humanity exists, that’s a fact. Gambling games and online casinos evolve as IT technologies develop, nowadays online gambling industry is worth billions dollars.



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05 Oct 2019, 5:42 am

There will always be the allure of quick riches that will bring people to the table, no matter the odds. Even outside of Vegas, there are state lotteries (which bring the concept of "The House Always Wins" to a whole new level) and for those too sophisticated for the Vegas Strip, there is Wall Street where 97% of the average day trader loses money (and most who make money earn less than a McDonalds or Walmart employee in a given year).

Alot of Vegas is the lights and glitter and once they have you in the casino, they will go anything to get you to stay.

In Vegas, there are games where you can lose less (Blackjack and Craps when done right) but those games are not advertised as much as the games where the house can skin you alive (including slots).



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05 Oct 2019, 5:56 am

This thread stopped eight years ago, before you above two revived it. Just hope that you two realize that.

But yes... I never got the appeal of it either.

Vegas and Atlantic City would go out of business if the odds weren't stacked against the gambler. In the long run the house always wins otherwise the house would go out of business.



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14 Oct 2019, 10:06 pm

My parents have been to Las Vegas a couple of times, but they really aren't into gambling. They play poker with their friends sometimes, but only for a few coins.

I find buying blind bag toys is enough of a gamble as it is. Although you can sell characters already opened for a crazy amount of cash on Ebay.



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15 Oct 2019, 4:00 am

I was still living in Las Vegas back in 2011.