One of my son's does, and I hate him doing it.He has had some huge wins.
I still hate it.
When he does he will spend a thousand a night! and that is not cool.
I know he can afford to do it, but I have told him it's not right.
Sadly since writing this, my Son has now made Gambling his big love, and now has lost up to $5,000 a night! It is a 'fools' game, and yes he can afford it even now at that amount, but he has taken only 1 night a big win, and has not made back all the money he has lost! He will continue now to ask me to babysit, and I will always now say NO!
I only gamble by - very occasionally - buying a ticket for lotto. I don't do sports betting or polices or cards. My opinion is that these kinds of activities can be the start of a very slippery slope. Plenty of people get in trouble and why would I be any different?
Don't do pokies - but will do lotto and scratchies from time to time - and I'm in a footy tipping comp (but that's for the tipping, I know I won't ever win and am okay with that). I love black jack and craps, but I stay out of Casinos...I don't have a lot of will power...
No. A member of my family once had a gambling problem and it caused too many issues in the family for me to ever start. I don't buy lottery tickets, I've been to a casino twice in my life, once to go to their restaurant and another time to see a band play.
I have tried it once or twice, couldn't quite get the hang of it and nearly nodded off from boredom. Will buy the odd scratchie ticket maybe 3 or 4 times a year but that is about the sum total of my gambling.
No, I never gamble. I learned at an early age while playing monopoly that the dice wasn't my friend. So I never took a chance at gambling in real life. Plus it goes against the principles that I was grown up with.
Vee, I used to do the same thing, I loved a little "play" after work and I had a couple of major wins too. Then, one time, I saw an old man spit on the machine and I was so disgusted that I reported it. Well, his wife and daughter started a real ruckus and all three were yelling and screaming and blaming the poker machine for "losing his money". They got banned. Now all I can think of is what could be on the machines and it has ruined my fun. Even using hand sanitiser doesn't help, I'm sure I can feel the germs :((
I buy the odd lottery ticket but are totally adverse to full blown gambling. I used to know some one who was an addict at gambling and that turned me off for life seeing the damage arguments and lack of control
Before the pokies started at $1 a time, i would sometimes put 10 cents on 10 different machines,
IF I liked the picture on them! I hardly ever won back my $1! On Melbourne Cup day, every year, I'll outlay $6-8 on the horses names that I like best, in the main race. (50 cents each way) BUT even if my horses have come 1st, 2nd or 3rd, I still very rarely get my money back!