(Closed) Do you or your FI gamble?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
12087 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I don’t gamble on a regular basis, but I love going to casinos whenever I’m in Vegas or Atlantic City.  I’m especially addicted to slots, the nickel variety, which are getting harder to find!

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We live about 10 miles from the casinos, so yes, we both gamble.  ๐Ÿ™‚  My husband and I like to play poker, blackjack, and roulette maybe once a month or every other month.  The problem isn’t really with the gambling, but with the smoke in the casinos.  I can only take it for a couple hours and then we have to book it out of there (and immediately shower when we get home!). 

We don’t have a problem spending some "entertainment" money in the casinos, now and then, but if it turned into a thing where we were trying to make money or "recover our losses," we’d probably stop.  I grew up in Nevada and now we live on the NV/CA border, so I’ve seen a lot of people with gambling addictions.  It is not a pretty sight.       ๐Ÿ™

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My fiance is a professional gambler, and I had never even touched a slot machine until I met him.  It’s a lot of fun for us to go to a casino once in a while, but I’ve seen what gambling can do to people.  If people are compulsive or dishonest, it can financially and emotionally ruin you and your relationship.  I’m grateful that its all fun and games for us!

Post # 6
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

We buy lottery tickets on our birthday, but that’s about it. Might hit the casino occasionally to play some slots…

Post # 7
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

haha, mr. bee — we do the smack talk thing all the time! we always set up fantasy basketball teams and watch sports regularly, so that’s our form of gambling. (side note: as the only girl in the league — I am quite proud to say I WON it this year!!)

No offense to anyone who does do it, but I don’t really see the point! Although, there is this one arcade game at a local bowling alley that we always waste like $5-$10 playing in hopes of winning, but we never do!!

*one the workers there told us the machine is rigged to only let someone win after $900 have been put in the machine!!!! 

Post # 8
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

At the start of football season my Fiance and his college buddies meet up for a weekend & pick their fantasy football teams. They each put in $500. They play golf, drink beer & catch up. I’m pretty sure part of that money ends up contributing to the weekend events too though. He also plays poker on Wednesday nights with a bunch of co-workers, thats a $10 buy in, so no big deal.

I play poker once a month, but with low buy in’s. My Fiance and I both play for fun & to catch up with friends. Neither of us actually expect to win when we gamble lol.

Post # 9
3332 posts
Sugar bee

We both participate in the same fantasy football league and our annual March Madness Tournament bracket.  However, neither of these are for money–mostly just bragging rights, free drinks (the winner of our fantasy league drinks for free during the off-season) and a truly hideous fantasy football league trophy.

We are both really competitive with one another and are constantly betting each other on things.  Usually the terms of the bet don’t include money, it’s more like "if I win, you have to clean the cat box, if you win, then I’ll take out the trash".  I actually bet him $50 that my mom wouldn’t cry at our wedding and this reminds me, I need to collect my cash!

I guess to answer your question, serious gambling involving money would bother me, because I don’t find it that financially responsible.  If it’s all in good fun, then I’m okay with it.

Post # 10
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Before poker exploded on TV and became the "cool" thing to do and when my stepdad was alive he was a professional poker player so I’ve been around casinos etc since I was 12 and it’s normal to me and almost expected to be placing bets and gambling!  My fiance has been known to play a mean wheel of fortune slot machine, but he leaves the gambling to me (ponies and craps).

Post # 11
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Nah, neither of us gamble (though my fiance wants to try counting cards, and proclaims an addiction to those Stacker games you find at the mall). 

Post # 12
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We live in Louisville KY and have become quite enamored with the horse racing industry.  We go to the track at least a couple times each season and bet – nothing huge.  I bet for fun and enjoy winning my $2 ticket back, Fiance takes it a bit more serious and really follows the jockeys and horse stats, but never spends more than $20-$30 a bet.  It’s a fun social thing, but he does make sure he has his online bets on big days like Derby.  He also plays poker occassionally.  I don’t have a problem with gambling and betting so long as it doesn’t become a problem or addiction.  Its a fun social outlet! ๐Ÿ™‚

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