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Drinking and Gambling Don't Mix... or Do They?

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  1. OursIsTheFury

    OursIsTheFury Basic Member

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    I have had friends who have been "drunken masters" on occasion when playing cards (just a friendly game), and I was wondering if there are others out there who know this feeling. Casinos often serve drinks, sometimes even liquor, as a way to loosen up the decisions of their clients, and ending up spending (or losing) a lot of money during rounds. What do you guys think? Are you better gambling when you are feeling drunk?
     
  2. Vinaya

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    When I go the casino or join gambling games in home, I always see people drinking and smoking while playing.
    One of two glasses of wine or beer is ok for me but I avoid drinking too much or usually do not play in the company who are drinking too much.
    Perhaps people drink while playing just to calm their nerves. They want to prepare themselves for loss or wins.
     
  3. Highroller

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    It depends of how bad drunkenness affects you. Some people become more corageos and daring, and other people just grow quieter and throw a drowsy look to anyone near. So yeha, not everyone is going to become a fearless gambler willing to burn mortgage money and regrets it deeply the next day.
     
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    I cant control myself when I am drunk=) so I never mix gambling and alcohol - poor mix
     
  5. loverman99

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    I've already posted some articles about the man who got hammered and lost a HUGE amount of money. He is now going through a legal battle against that casino. So, for me he's a great example of why I shouldn't mix these activities.
     
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    Just read the article...I don't know what to say...I don't know if I agree with him or the casino, but I do know that I won't be getting drunk at a casino soon. I do drink while gambling, but just one or two while at the tables (they're free). :oops:
     
  8. SirJoe

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    I think most people can't control themselves when they are drunk, that's how come there are casinos that serve people free drinks. I have a friend of mine that after loosing the first few betting rounds tried to get back his moneys worth in booze. Lets put it this way, the end result wasn't pretty.
     
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    It actually depends on the person drinking. I only drink one or two glasses myself and I'm fine with that. But anything more than that, I cannot think clearly anymore and I might end up losing more money. I think best with just a glass, especially with games like Poker and Blackjack. With slots though, it doesn't really matter much how many I drink. I try to use slots only at the end, after I'm done with the card games.

    My husband, on the other hand, can drink too many glasses and not get drunk easily. I guess he can control it more especially since he is an experienced drinker. But he gets drunk on soft liquor more than hard liquor, that's the weird thing about him. So whenever we're having parties at home, we'll have hard liquor so he can enjoy his games.

    As I've said, it depends on the person and his tolerance. Some people can drink many and still play great. Sadly, that's not the same for me.
     
  10. Kgord

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    Well, like most things, there is drinking, and there is drinking. I mean a glass or two of beer or a cocktail isn't going to make much difference in your judgment while playing. Get any more than that in you or get tipsy, and you could end up having a problem. I just think people need to have their head on straight when gaming.
     
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    Playing poker a few drinks can definitely help because you won´t play as self-conscious and probably could avoid some tells. For stuff like slots or other ´luck´games, who cares. If I was dead drunk, the only thing important would be that I didn´t have access to cash after I lost, but for slots, there is no thinking anyway. For games like blackjack, I never drink... and overall I almost never drink anyway, so it doen´t matter :)
     
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    There's nothing worse than waking up in the morning with no recollection of what you did last night. Actually, there's one thing that's worse: having that same morning, only to then find out that you lost a huge sum of money on online roulette games that you can't even remember playing!

    Drinking and gambling simply don't mix well, especially if you're drinking heavily. Even in a game like roulette that doesn't use much strategy, playing drunk can lead to you betting way more than you're comfortable with – which is something you're likely to regret later on
     
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    They don't mix, definitely !
    The result is just awful...
     
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    If you want to throw your money away, that's fine. If you want to play properly, avoid alcohol. Whilst 1, maybe 2 will relax the shoulders and perhaps make you feel riskier, ultimately, losing your inhibitions from alcohol and not taking calculated risks will end badly.

    There's no fun if you wake up not knowing how much you've lost either...

    Oh what a thought it would be for online casinos to be able to develop technology that can tell based on your gambling activity if you're behaving suspiciously and close your account for the evening!
     
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