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The "newbie luck".

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Posted: November 25, 2011, 4:38 am - IP Logged

This has probably been raised in this forum, but I would like to share an experience I had several years ago (I just started playing again this summer because I could not figure before in which country I could play while being non-resident) :

 

I won about 20000 euros (25000 USD ?). I was very happy because I had just played small amounts for a few months so it did not appear so bad to me.

What did I do with the money ? I lost at least half of it getting a taste of online casino gambling.

 

It is a little like the stock market : a newbie wins in a bullish period, he gets overconfident, then he gives back to the market and more...

 

so let's not forget about this addiction problem.

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    Posted: November 25, 2011, 6:51 am - IP Logged

    When it comes to gambling, always make sure your bills are paid first, food in the icebox, and a twenty in your pocket at all times. Then, you gamble, and in moderation.Rant

    Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: November 25, 2011, 10:38 am - IP Logged

      I won the first bet I ever made on a horse when Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby a few years back and I told that to the guy at the window paying me my winnings ($450).

      He said that could be the worst thing that ever happened to me.

      He was wrong in my case but I imagine a lot of people can get the wrong impression about the ease or difficulty of beating the odds when they do it right away and the money seems to come easily.

      And I've seen beginners luck too many times to doubt it's existence.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: November 25, 2011, 11:27 am - IP Logged

        I won the first bet I ever made on a horse when Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby a few years back and I told that to the guy at the window paying me my winnings ($450).

        He said that could be the worst thing that ever happened to me.

        He was wrong in my case but I imagine a lot of people can get the wrong impression about the ease or difficulty of beating the odds when they do it right away and the money seems to come easily.

        And I've seen beginners luck too many times to doubt it's existence.

        My first 'win' was at the racetrack too - my mom handed me the program before the first race and asked me to pick a horse - I picked Dark Challenger, a horse from something like the 9th race. My mom was like no, from the first race, but I couldn't pick a horse from any of the other races. Of course, Dark Challenger won his race, too bad my mom only bet to place, I think. Couple years ago I bought a bay mare down on her luck - with help from the jockey club, I looked her up from the tattoo on her lip - she's the only thoroughbred I've ever owned, and every time I look at her I still think it's kind of funny she has shared lineage with Dark Challenger.

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          Posted: November 25, 2011, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

          My first 'win' was at the racetrack too - my mom handed me the program before the first race and asked me to pick a horse - I picked Dark Challenger, a horse from something like the 9th race. My mom was like no, from the first race, but I couldn't pick a horse from any of the other races. Of course, Dark Challenger won his race, too bad my mom only bet to place, I think. Couple years ago I bought a bay mare down on her luck - with help from the jockey club, I looked her up from the tattoo on her lip - she's the only thoroughbred I've ever owned, and every time I look at her I still think it's kind of funny she has shared lineage with Dark Challenger.

          That's a cool story, VAHopeful, thanks for sharing it.

          Glad to know another animal lover.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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