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So, I'm heading to Vegas for the weekend. There's supposed to be a storm. That'll make traffic fun.

A guy I play racquetball with, told me his ex-wife had a gambling problem. The woman he's dating now, started going to the Indian casinos all the time. He suspects she has a problem, and has started gambling online.

I dated a woman that had a gambling problem. I found out when she gave me a watch and a hundred bucks for my birthday, but during dinner, insisted we follow it up with a trip to Viejas. Then, she'd go there nightly. When pressed, she admitted to me, that she lost around $18,000 gambling the previous year (I suspect the number was higher).

I don't understand that. I lost $100 in Vegas 10 years ago, and that day still haunts me. I wonder, if like shopping, women are more apt to get "addicted".

Although it's hard to understand mental disorders, like people pucking after they eat when they already weight 80 pounds but want to lose more, the gambling thing astounds me even more. Because, once you lose a large amount of money, even if you get that feeling of wanting to win it back...once you lose AGAIN, wouldn't that tell you...Hey, I need help. Or I might lose the house.

Oh, no need to worry, pit bosses and casino companies. This rant wasn't to talk myself out of going. I love blackjack. And I usually win.

Ah....famous last words.

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I won $400 on the fruit machines in the Bellagio a couple of years back. I haven't gambled since, that kind of luck only happens once.

Sept. 23, 2007

There seem to be way more men that I see when I look around the casino floors at who is cracked out and betting the house. Interesting thought though.

Sept. 25, 2007

My mom insists she knows how to play the slots and has a system. Everyone in my family makes fun of her. So, hinky, when you walk passed the fruit slots, do you get tempted? Do you walk by Pac Man machines, and see that little yellow round dude eating up fruit, and start jonesing for a fruit fix?

Sept. 26, 2007

Thankfully no. That one win was enough. I mean I'll throw a few cents into the machine sometimes but nothing big. I never win now.

Sept. 26, 2007

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