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How much do you gamble? (I'm just nosy)

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Queensbury, NY
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How much do you gamble? (I'm just nosy)

I always read on the trip reports how people won this or that amount on the slots. Or how they get free rooms and great offers from the casino.

Now...I know better than to chase comps, but I'm really curious. How much do you actually budget to gamble every day?

Another question form this VERY low roller. LOL! Let's say I sit at a nickel machine and put in 20 dollars. Things go my way and that 20 dollars allows me to play for 3 hours. They count all the "recycled" money from your small wins towards your gamble points, right?

Topeka, Kansas
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Hey steph...one of the things I've learned from this forum is that I am a very low roller! LOL

I mostly play pennies, and I usually start with $20...and I keep playing if I'm winning since it increases my playing time or points. BUT I have learned that if I get a little ahead and cash out, then put that cash back in a machine that I am putting "new" money in a machine and think the casinos view that differently than my recycled TITO...can someone confirm that?

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$100 a day, mostly 1 coin in video poker.

Queensbury, NY
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I generally plan on 100-200 a day. I put in 20 at a time. If I get up over 20 by a decent amount, I cash out and put the original 20 back in.

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not to hijack this thread but i also am curious. Would you be comped more if you put 20 in a machine and cashed out after say 100 spins, then put the ticket back in and played another 100 and was still at $20. If you kept doing that, would the casino still consider that the same thing as playing with the same 20 for the whole time, or would they see it that you put another 20 into the machine.

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I gamble too much, period! I don't have a daily budget for gambling, just one for the trip. It depends on my bank acct and on how many days I'll be in Vegas on how much that is!

Kitchener, Canada
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I'm usually about $150 a day.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn I was mistaken, but I thought that the casino based your points on the total amount you have bet. Doesn't matter to the machine if it's money you inserted or money you won - you're still giving it back to the casino.

LP

Kansas City
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Everytime you make a bet regardless of where the money comes from you get credit.

Baltimore
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one of the things i have noticed from reading trip reports on this site over the last couple of weeks is that people do gamble a lot of money and they lose a lot of the money even though they think they are winning lol.

People win $300 at a slot machine and then lose $500 later that night. and continue this trend for 4-5 days. Yeah your a big winner alright :)

Topeka, Kansas
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Gnejs...seeing you post reminds me. I may have had the cash vs. TITO on my mind, because in Missoui we can only gamble a certain amount of money in a 2 hour time (if I remember correctly but doesn't matter with me since I don't spend the limit anyway)

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For a 3 or 4 day trip I will take around $2000 to gamble with 30% slots 70% blackjack.I mainly stay and gamble @ Planet Hollywood, and play $25 blackjack and .25 to $1 slots. I have stayed @ PH/Aladdin 10 times and always get discount room offers and maybe a $40 food credit but nothing great. I'm guessing I get rooms @ 1/2 price depending when I go. So this saves me around $300 a trip. Keep in mind I dont do all my gambling @ PH but most of it (75%).It is all based on how much you play and how long. Some of the pennie and nickel machines are more per spin than the $1. Most casinos dont even rate you unless you play $25 a hand BJ. I stayed @ Flamingo last year and played around 15 hours of $10 to $15 BJ and they took my card but it never showed up on my year end statement.