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    Hubby had a day off of work dd had school so we decided to go to a casino a couple hours away. I got $200 gambling money from hubby. I dropped him off at the casino and I headed for the quilt shops in the area with my gambing money!! We both won. He won 2700 and I got some new stash!!

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    If I spend money, I want to have a bag to carry out with something in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Hubby had a day off of work dd had school so we decided to go to a casino a couple hours away. I got $200 gambling money from hubby. I dropped him off at the casino and I headed for the quilt shops in the area with my gambing money!! We both won. He won 2700 and I got some new stash!!
    YOu are so smart. I would have gone into the Riverwind casino with him, won more money and then gone to the LQS. You are so funny. Then again, you had more to spend. Good girl. If I have to go with DH and friends again tomorrow, I just went with my mom and sis, then I am going to pocket my money and watch him gamble. It's just as fun and I don't lose. teehee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda
    Another Texas woman visiting our Oklahoma casinos! Yes, I go to the casino about one a week here in Okla City. But, when I was working with fused glass, I set up my on little "glass" account. I think I will now call it my "quilt" account.
    We are trying to get casinos here. But until then, Yes I could be a resident I am up there so often. LOL

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    I have NO luck when it comes to gambling. Hubby knows my gambling funds are 'donations ' only. Lol. He's the lucky duck. I have to keep my distance from him when he gambles tho. We were in Vegas two yrs ago and every time i went up to him to ask for more 'donations' to the casino he'd crap out after huge wining streaks.. It's been a running joke ever since.

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    NO kidding, my hubby can walk away and I do great, he sits by me nd I start losing. HE also does better alone. Ok so when we get free rooms at Winstar, they can gmable and we can hit the local LQS's. I will be at Winstar again tomorrow. I am trying to figure out a way not to go but DH wants me to go. I was just there. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Back when Atlantic City first had gambling, my husband and I used to take the bus down, get the $20 & free lunch tickets. A couple times I got $16 or so back, but never went over the $20 spending limit. That was before I started quilting, but have always been very careful with my money. But now that I am a widow and am very close to 70, I figure I can't take it with me and all my kids have considerably more money than me. So if I want something I get it. Don't owe anybody, and pay off the credit cards at the end of every month. I'm not rich but I'm not poor either. Fabric store here I come :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol:

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    On Tuesday all the casinos(9) around here give freeplay to Seniors. We make the rounds with a bunch of friends. There used to be a breakfast for 99 cents and we'd start with that but the casino quit doing it. Sometimes we win and most times we don't. We're a bunch of retired school teachers and it gives us a chance to visit. The casinos here have the cheapest meals. You can eat for $6 and they give you a $5 freeplay with your meal.

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    I don't gamble much but if I did, all my winnings would suring go toward a new longarm or fabic. (maybe I need to go to the boats!)

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    Yes I gamble. There are about 10 different trible casinos within a 2 hour drive, 5 within a 15 minute drive. I take in 40 and see where it gets me, but only a few times a month.

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    I bought my sewing machine with gambling winnings - which allowed me to get twice the machine I was originally going to get! I usually go to the casino every 3 months or so, but ALWAYS set a budget for myself.

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    Yes, Debbie, Riverwind is one of my haunts. We live way to close to several casinos!

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    I don't go to the casino to gamble, I'm usually the one going in to get my dh's stinking cigarettes, because I'm usually the one going to town, I go in, get his cigarettes, then leave, can't stand the stench in there. I've been told they have great food, but I personally couldn't be in there long enough to order anything, little only eat.

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    I used to gamable a little but nowI just buy quilting things. Can't even think of dropping any money at the casino. I am addicted to quilting.

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    I never pass up the oppertunity to shop for fab and tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annyroony2
    Well, I must confess next to quilting, playing the slots are my next passion. I don't go in expecting to come out a winner. I spend what I allocate (20-30$) and when that is gone then we leave. I don't call it gambling, I just call it entertainment for a few hours.
    Ditto!

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    I just got home from the casino...all the way home I told my husband I could have bought a lot of fabric for what I lost....LOL

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    You bet I do. Whenever there is a sale I am there.

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    Both DH and I are just not lucky. My limit on the rare trips to a casino is a $10 donation and then I'm gone. I'll play with what ever piddly amount I win, but haven't ever hit big. I think I'm too cheap to keep playing. I'd rather get something from a quilt shop and then for sure, I have something to show for my $.

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    We have a casino here where I live and I haven't donated a penny to them. I'd so much rather spend my hard earned $$$ on fabric and know I'll come out a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Well, I do a little but here's my thoughts.
    When I lose some money, my thoughts are still on my quilting. It's like "I could have bought fabric".
    Then when I win a little , the first thing I think is, "now I have money to spend on the board". This is so funny to me. No I don't spend a lot gambling and do not have a problem.
    The problem I do have is my thoughts always come back to quilting and fabric and such. I am definitely addicted to my quilting board.

    Do you chose quilting and fabric sales over other things?

    And "yes" Davidwent - I broke a leg and then managed to put a cast on it before I came home. LOL. You are so bad..... :-) :-)
    My DH still goes out to play cards at the casinos. Not me! Ever since we were burglarized I choose to sew. For every dollar he loses I get another dollar for my hobby....quilting. And on the days he wins, my DH will hand me over a few $ for my hobby. Win win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    always, always thinking about fabric over everything else.
    Isn't it funny that when our brains got scrambled, the only clear thought was "I can make a quilt!" lOL! {HUG}

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    I am the same way with gambling. I sit in the car thinking what fabric I could be buying with money that I am going to spent. I got lucky 2 weeks ago and won 1500 quarters and am going Friday to look for a FW. Hope I can find one in good working order.
    I just want to see a triple - triple - triple one time!

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    I was just thinking the other day I could take this money and buy a couple quilting items like accuguilt and dies or I could take it to casino and possible be able to get an embroidery machine too. BUT then I told myself you would just probably loose it all. So so far I still have the money

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    My DH likes to go and I liked to go we we got trips. But my DH didn't like to be gone 4 days, so we stopped and drive. All the casinos we have gone to in the last year or so have been tight, tight. We went to Coushatta and haven't done too badly. DH hit a $2500.00 jackpot this last time, he is going to share with me. I like to read or work on a project in my hotel room. I do enjoy it more when we are ahead. I don't like to lose because I think of the fabric I could have bought.

    I heard an expression the other day "Vegas was not built with winners".

    I forgot to say, Coushatta has a really neat pattern in their carpet.

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