There is cheap and then there is
Moi. You'll not see me in the high roller section. Even when money was more plentiful, I wasn't going to end up with a casino host. So, it was interesting to see this article in
It is about the takeover by penny slots. Our local boats have been mentioned. I never could see slot play as a drug like Grubby. If those darn things still had a lever, the lad would have a right arm that could be stunt doubling for Arnold. My only remembrance was playing a nickel one for an hour or so while wasting time heading for the airport. LOL, I ended up cashing a bucket and a half.
Whether casino or online, I've always approached it as recreation. At times, I have considered playing higher when a particular flavor was working well. Would do it a bit and find I wasn't having any extra fun.
It is funny because in so many ways I'm a competitive person. I see people who like to gamble often do it on a competitive base. Poker is the only casino activity that caters to that and most aren't poker players. You really can't compete with a slot or keno balls dropping. You can take a flyer on Keno or the local lottery for fun. Expected value it ain't
How did the Feds ever figure they needed to jump into my life and protect me from the evils of 'gambling' on the Internet? What would I have done without all those hours of poker? I guess I could have become a hypochondriac and cost Medicare a bundle. Lots of folks do that. If I totaled up all my ISP fees over the years, it is even harder to think I'm profitable. But I think the profit has been huge. I remain sentient and enjoying life.
We're three months from having the bank deadline for UIGEA implementation. Rumor has it the poo hits the fan and affects more than the big three sites. Maybe all that will be left is my having to play higher or dumber at the boats. Thanks be to my Federal protectors.
A few more spam today but nothing like yesterday. All of that was caught by a new plugin I am trying called Cookes For Comments. It beats Akismet Stats to the spam so the count on my main page didn't go up. So, I disabled it again. Askismet had caught everything and was wrong only once. But, the CFC is sneaky while the other uses heuristics and data storage. CFC sets a cookie and spammers typically disable cookies when they go on their spam runs. It is a sneaky approach that Dick Tracy could admire. Although, liberals would accuse it of profiling.