Monday, March 7, 2011

Summary of my Las Vegas Trip

I've been to Las Vegas many times but haven't venture far into the gambling world save for a few slot machines. This trip was different. I had $200 extra from being a frugal spender over the past year and made peace with the possibility of losing that money to have a chance at more.


I played a whole lot of roulette with my $200 dollars and I'll tell you my strategy, which I learned from a friend. Stay on the same number the entire time (or two numbers, or three or whatever) and bet that number and the four corner bets around it. This way, you have a 1/4 of a chance that you'll earn at least some cash and when your number finally hits (and it will) you'll earn some real money (depending on how much you put down, you could make $100+ with a $5 bet.) Then what I did, was each time my number hit, I took $50 of the earnings and put it aside, so when I run out of playing chips, I at least have that $50 (or however much more I win).

This strategy worked out pretty well when I started. I was up $175 and feeling pretty good. I should have stopped there but the weekend was long and I was bored, so I threw more money down. My good luck turned sour and, by the end of the weekend, I lost all of my $200. I had a really good time though and got plenty of free dranks.

21 comments:

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Well at least you stayed within a budget. Yeah it's hard to keep the money you win, but sometimes it's just better to walk away.

I'm missing vegas now. I need to go!

thenitefalls said...

It sucks that you lost your 200 bucks but at least you had fun. I want to go to LA one day, but I'm scared of loosing all my money lol.

YellowNiceTechno said...

^ what he said. It's good that you stayed at your limits

Samuel said...

atleast you had a good time

Banacek said...

Well, it's Vegas so your weekend could have been much worse. No cocaine and hookers?

Motivationalized said...

Yeah, I have yet to hear a story about someone coming from Vegas richer than he vent. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Android News and Resources said...

i do the same thing man. I never quit well im ahead.
i play poker locally with a group of friends and I'm up about 100 dollars with that!

mac-and-me said...

nice man :)

desperado said...

i heard that the liquer corporation is going to get stiff on casinos handing out free drinks :/

bitchin about taxes and such

schultzz said...

at least youre not poor now.

thats the biggest concern of going to las vegas

Jay.CA said...

the house always wins.

Questions said...

That's how Vegas gets you. So hard to walk away from the tables.

C.M. said...

Keeping to a budget in a casino should be commended!

pennywise said...

Guess you should always quit while you were ahead

Lendo Khar said...

I avoid casinos because I'm afraid I will go crazy and lose all my money, you sure are strong willed, might be your military background.

Bassislv said...

nice tip, will remember it next time I play a roulette

anoodle said...

Not a bad strategy.

Rabidmoose said...

Sounds like you had fun, I need to take a trip there sometime.

TreeBranchez said...

The amount of people I know who gamble their money away and lose it all because they don't know when to quit, even if they get a big win...

Anonymous. said...

I'd kill to go to Las Vegas.

Patti D. said...

I've never been to Vegas, nothing there seems to appeal to me, glad to hear you had fun tho.

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