Hypnotic Reels

August 9, 2021 at 3:45 am

I’d be naive if I claimed that there aren’t some people who simply won’t know when to call it quits. We can all get drawn in by various casino games and it’s important to be able to draw the line under proceedings if you’re having a bad run. My game of choice is roulette but how I play it isn’t exactly excitement central, I make it more workman-like if anything, and so I while I have a fun time, I wouldn’t say that I’m every truly captivated, or under some kind of spell.

I’d say it’s similar with cards, sure who doesn’t get drawn into a lengthy poker or blackjack session from time to time,but it’s somewhat self limiting¬† by fact that you do have to constantly make decisions as you go, which involves a¬† level of effort.

The most mesmerizing casino game, in my view, simply has to be the slots. Those bright lights and enthusiastic sounds bring back memories of childhood amusement parks and fun times. The potential for that often elusive big win is a draw too. Slot machines makers I feel know this, and online and offline slots alike now tend to have an ever growing number of reels and ways to win. As such, with a large number of spins you’re winning ‘something’ and this keeps your interest, and keeps you holding out for that big win that’s surely just around the corner.

Sometimes of course it is, other times not so much, but in either case, it’s the one casino game that people drift off into a trance when they’re playing!


I know.. I’ll bet on EVERYTHING!

June 23, 2021 at 2:43 am

I tend to take a slow but steady approach to roulette. Admittedly many would simply call it boring and wouldn’t be at all interested in emulating it. To quickly explain, what I tend to find myself doing is sticking to a couple of numbers and placing chips on those come what may – along with occasionally variations of nearby numbers that include them.

There’s no particular reason why this is some kind of winning approach, it’s more a weird trait or stubbornness and allegiance being channeled into my play. If my luck is in that night and it’s one of the lucky numbers coming up multiple times, then I’ve had a great time. If, instead it’s like a ghost town, then oh well it wasn’t meant to be and it’s a case of ‘better luck next time’. No harm done.

While it’s not a matter of ‘better’ or worse’ my approach is a marked departure from the chip happy approach of some. As soon as they’re allowed to put their chips down there is a mad clamber to the point where they’ve covered all but every number on the table until the croupier states, ‘No More Bets’. Of course, generally they ‘win’, as in they have chips on the winning number, but how often do they actually win overall? At best it seems like a way to very incrementally increase your winnings, which if anything sounds more boring than my one number approach!

The real disaster scenario for the chip happy crowd is when one or the two or three numbers they didn’t manage or bother to cover comes up. It can be a real wipe out when that happens! In any case, it’s interesting to watch peoples different playing styles, so no judgement however you choose to play!


Last Roll of The Dice

May 15, 2021 at 2:17 am

I’m pretty sure that over the years I’ve disproportionately been in the casino ‘last chance saloon’ and clawed my way back more than most. There is something quite satisfying to the point of being almost movie scene-like to be at the point of near defeat and about to go home only for your luck to suddenly change and suddenly you’re back in the race.

My game of choice tends to be roulette and so this eventuality has happened for me during that more than any other casino game. I usually do am overly ambitious robin hood style last arrow with my final bet. Something that seems even less likely to result in a positive outcome than the prior bets. Typically I’ll place it on a single number, sometimes even zero.

Of course there’s no witchcraft and magic at play here and so the majority of the time this final bet is an much of a left down as the ones before it. However when it comes good there is no better feeling in gambling! Here’s hoping that you’ve saved up all of your good fortune for that final spin of the wheel, that last roll of the dice.

Cormac Quote

April 7, 2021 at 4:48 am