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Post Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:16 pm

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I didn't find this money but I inherited it. I found $14 in a slot machine. I always checked the machine to see if anyone left without checking. I found several one dollar tokens over the years. Now they have paper and took all the fun out of gambling. My husband does the coin pick-up and I think the most change he got at one time was 87 cents next to where a car had parked. He places his coins on a shelf. Then our grandson checks to see if the years are something he needs.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:31 am

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Our county fair just wrapped up this weekend. What's your favorite event at the fair and your favorite ride at the carnival?

I've always loved the truck and tractor pulls, especially the trucks! Nothing like those trucks roaring doing the track, stirring up the dirt! Good times! My favorite carnival ride, the Ferris wheel. Liked riding them when I was a kid. Can't now because of health reasons.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:15 am

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ndunn wrote:I didn't find this money but I inherited it. I found $14 in a slot machine. I always checked the machine to see if anyone left without checking.


Oh my, this is very close to what happened to me at a Hoosier casino in January 2013. I was walking from one slot machine to another when I saw a ticket hanging out of a machine. I looked around and say no one within 5 machines of the ticket. I waited a little bit, about 3 minutes, and pulled the ticket out of the machine to find $39+. Well I thought "finders/keepers" an went to another slot to play some more. Maybe 10 minutes later a slot attendant came up to me and asked my name. I said yes, that's me. She asked it I had taken a ticket out of a machine. She already knew the answer. Well she said she needed the $39 back to return it to the rightful owner. I tried unsuccessfully to argue my "finders/keepers" defense to no avail She stated that it was stealing in accordance to Indiana law. Well I gave her $40 and she didn't even give me the change.

I was curious enough to look up the law and sure enough and here's the statute, in part, covering my crime. It just may be the same in your state so be careful. Another thing. I was using my loyalty card and had I not been using it they wouldn't ever have known where I was playing. Talk about security...


IT IS A CLASS D FELONY IF A PERSON:
(9) Claims, collects, takes, or attempts to claim, collect, or take money or anything of value in or from a gambling game:
(A) with the intent to defraud; or
(B) without having made a wager contingent on winning a gambling game.

(10) Claims, collects, or takes an amount of money or thing of value of greater value than the amount won in a gambling game.
(11) Uses or possesses counterfeit chips or tokens in or for use in a gambling game.
(12) Possesses a key or device designed for:
(A) opening, entering, or affecting the operation of a gambling game, drop box, or an electronic or a mechanical device connected with the gambling game; or
(B) removing coins, tokens, chips, or other contents of a gambling game.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:05 pm

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ndunn wrote:I didn't find this money but I inherited it. I found $14 in a slot machine. I always checked the machine to see if anyone left without checking.


Oh my, this is very close to what happened to me at a Hoosier casino in January 2013. I was walking from one slot machine to another when I saw a ticket hanging out of a machine. I looked around and say no one within 5 machines of the ticket. I waited a little bit, about 3 minutes, and pulled the ticket out of the machine to find $39+. Well I thought "finders/keepers" an went to another slot to play some more. Maybe 10 minutes later a slot attendant came up to me and asked my name. I said yes, that's me. She asked it I had taken a ticket out of a machine. She already knew the answer. Well she said she needed the $39 back to return it to the rightful owner. I tried unsuccessfully to argue my "finders/keepers" defense to no avail She stated that it was stealing in accordance to Indiana law. Well I gave her $40 and she didn't even give me the change.

I was curious enough to look up the law and sure enough and here's the statute, in part, covering my crime. It just may be the same in your state so be careful. Another thing. I was using my loyalty card and had I not been using it they wouldn't ever have known where I was playing. Talk about security...


IT IS A CLASS D FELONY IF A PERSON:
(9) Claims, collects, takes, or attempts to claim, collect, or take money or anything of value in or from a gambling game:
(A) with the intent to defraud; or
(B) without having made a wager contingent on winning a gambling game.

(10) Claims, collects, or takes an amount of money or thing of value of greater value than the amount won in a gambling game.
(11) Uses or possesses counterfeit chips or tokens in or for use in a gambling game.
(12) Possesses a key or device designed for:
(A) opening, entering, or affecting the operation of a gambling game, drop box, or an electronic or a mechanical device connected with the gambling game; or
(B) removing coins, tokens, chips, or other contents of a gambling game.


Your post gave me the chills. In a way I think it should be losers weeper etc. but with a players card your a "sittin duck". If a person can't keep track of what they are doing the problem is theirs. Next time thorman check to see if anything is there before playing with the player card. We have the same law in Michigan and a few years back someone had the same thing happen (I don't know how much money was there) but the person came back to collect. As you can guess the player claimed he didn't know zip about anything. To shorten things there was a big fuss and the casino threatened to call the police and have the person arrested. The person gave the money back but the story hit the newspaper and letters to the editor were mostly on the the side of person who found the money.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:19 pm

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I'd like to THINK ( have no way of actually telling LOL ) that if I found money at a slot - cash or ticket - that I'd return it to a casino staff. Just wait right there - guarding it LOL - until someone walked by.

Now... yes, it's the ' right ' thing to do ... but I gotta admit ... in a[u] casino[/u]... I'd be doing it for " Karma " points! Hee hee hee

What are some of the funny - serious - victorious - epic loss gambling stories?


One time, me and my mom were just passing thru Tahoe and decided to stop and use the bathrooms. Well... that led to a meal ... and then that led to a little gambling. Funny thing was, my mom had an eye infection at the time and was not wearing any eye make-up, using faintly colored sun glasses that she did not remove ( and matched her outfit ... of course.... LOL). Little old 70+ grandma was on their security radar the WHOLE innocent time ... due to the colored glasses, not removed. I thought they would just watch her ... but she WAS approached by security in Harrahs and asked to remove her glasses. Now, one would have to understand just HOW vain my mother is ... and she was NOT going to be seen, wearing no make-up. She cut down the security force like a forest, with words alone and shamed them into slinking away. I had a pretty good laugh the whole way home. NEVER saw anyone make security "slink away" before ... and it was an angry, vain grandma! Ha ha ha!
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:26 pm

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Rachael J wrote:Our county fair just wrapped up this weekend. What's your favorite event at the fair and your favorite ride at the carnival?

I've always loved the truck and tractor pulls, especially the trucks! Nothing like those trucks roaring doing the track, stirring up the dirt! Good times! My favorite carnival ride, the Ferris wheel. Liked riding them when I was a kid. Can't now because of health reasons.



I used to be a roller coaster freak - hands up, sit in the front, in the back - but like you, can't anymore, for health reasons. Oh well... I did have my time w/them. :-) Favorite event was somewhere in either the live stock area or the "home" part - cooking, sewing, etc ... even as a kid.

I worked at a number of fairs as a teenager and had the most fun working a fair, rather than attending it. Always found the "carnies" to treat me and my sister with respect and help us out - never any trouble with them at any time or place - just good things. Of course I understand this isn't the case everywhere, every time ... it was just MY exp. :-)
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:36 pm

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Casino issue.....
EVERY casino has cameras all over the place. And they monitor EVERYTHING.
The thing that bugs me about Thor's story is that I would have made the attendant take me to see the video of the rightful owner leaving the ticket there and then go with them to return the money. They could have easily seen you take it, then when you gave it back, they'd just keep it for the house. Don't think they aren't greedy and a little shady themselves. Plus, the rightful owner could have expressed gratitude. Monetarily? Maybe. But even a verbal "Thank You" would make someone feel better.

Fair....
My Aunt, Uncle, and cousins have always been involved in 4H and shown sheep, goats, and cattle. As a kid, I always liked seeing these shows.
Overall though, my favorite thing was always the demolition derbies. That's just good entertainment! :mrgreen:
I love coasters too, but as a youngster, my favorite ride would be the Round-Up. That's the one that you stand up in. It's a big wheel on it's side, and everyone faces the middle with just a couple bars on the side to hang on to, and a small, slacking, padded chain hooked in front of you. It starts spinning and then they raise it on it's side to about 80-85 degrees to vertical. The centrifugal force keeps you in place. I just liked the feeling and the science behind the ride.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:04 pm

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"Half measures avail me nothing". I coulda, woulda, shoulda, but didn't. After the incident I went back and forth with management by email about why I didn't have any criminal intent until I found the law as I posted. I then apologized and pleaded ignorance. They did respond by giving me a free meal at their 4 star restaurant. So in the end it was a win/win situation. Just confusing and frustrating. Good meal though.
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:53 pm

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smokieonefour wrote:What are some of the funny - serious - victorious - epic loss gambling stories?


I don't gamble too much because I don't have much money to gamble with, but I went to Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods on my birthday last year. I started my morning at Mohegan Sun - I usually play penny machines so I started on a machine that no kidding - the max bet was only 20 cents. I got into the bonus round literally on my first spin... can't remember how much I won on that bonus round, but after playing for only a few minutes, I got the bonus round twice and won a total of $20. I then started playing a wheel of fortune game, and just as I almost lost my entire $5, I got the wheel of fortune wheel and hit for $50 (the highest amount you could get without hitting the jackpot with what I was betting). I played for a while the rest of the day, and ended up leaving $80 up.

When I went to Foxwoods, I lost $5 on one machine, lost $5 on another machine, lost another $5, and was starting to get a little frustrated. I moved to a penguins machine, and within a few spins, I all of a sudden hit big - I got a hit for about $50 (penny machine remember), and just when I thought that was it, the penguin came out with his top hat and said "repeat spin". The machine went wild with penguins splashing everywhere after that hit. I couldn't believe I had hit for $100 on a penny machine. That was a great birthday indeed. :)

Oh, and I got a free buffet at Mohegan Sun because I'd never been there before. Can't beat that.
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I noticed we could use a new question - what is your favorite way to travel (car, train, bus, plane, boat, RV, etc)?
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car for sure, whenever i drive to minnesota, it takes about 20 hrs, but i break that up in 3 days. longest drive i ever made was to dallas texas, it was great to see parts of the south, when i was in Memphis TN. i was outside my motel room and just woke a group of men drove by and the one yelled " get a haircut ya d*mn hippie." it made me chuckle..
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:47 am

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hboyle asks:
I noticed we could use a new question - what is your favorite way to travel (car, train, bus, plane, boat, RV, etc)?

Of course you have to define "favorite" as I've traveled all the modes mentioned above. Favorite when, favorite how, favorite where, favorite with whom, etc.? But...
CAR: I still like taking summer drives in the country like we used to when I was a kid. Go down country roads and not know where it might lead. Stop in a town of 100 people and eat at their diner and shop in their general store or their antique shop. It's kind of a pastime that's went by the wayside thanks to the price of gas and fragmentation of the family unit
PLANE: Of course if you need to get from point A to point B in a short amount of time the airplane is the way to go. You've got your DC-3 which was my first plane ride to the now defunct SST. But those commercial aircraft are limited in space, crowded, smelly sometimes and scary sometimes. My best plane rides were in private planes of people I knew. Everything looks so clean and peaceful from 10,000 ft. I was allowed to fly the planes and even landed one once.
BUS: I took a Greyhound from South Bend to Boston one time. Cheap...yes but I'd never recommend it to anyone. It was smaller, more crowded, and smellier than an airplane. Seems we were stopping at every small town to pick up more people with more kids and it like took forever. Only upside was a 3 hour layover in NYC where I wandered about 3 blocks from the station to see the "city that never sleeps" my only time.
BOAT: I was in the Navy and already told a story about my sailing experiences in earlier posts.
TRAIN: And for my all time favorite way to travel is (drumroll please) by train. The cost is relatively cheap, not very crowded most of the time, somewhat timely from A-B, you can roam around some, see the country as you go through cities, eat and sleep on board and the clickety clack is like music from the wheels of steel. I went from Chicago to Sacramento in 1968. What a beautiful experience. I even met a lady who turned into a friend during the trip and after. Going through the mountains was by far the best part of the trip.
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It depends. Motorcycle would be my top choice. But conditions have to be pretty good for that option.
RV's are cool if you have the need and/or if you have more than, say, 5 people.
Trains are cool if you have the time.
Planes are just a great invention. :)
It used to be a no-brainer to drive if you wanted to save money. Now, with the cost of gas and with so much traffic on the roads, a plane isn't just the fastest way. It may also be the most economical and stress-free way to go.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:57 pm

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I can't travel far any more but 40 miles one way isn't too bad. I love the country especially watching corn fields. From a 3 inch plant to harvest time is a thrill. We travel back roads to our home town and see the most beautiful crops and woods. The fall with the leaves turned colors is a favorite as it reminds me where I grew up.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:03 pm

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Hey Thorman, love the way you answered ... and your answers too. :-)
I'm gonna copy :-)

CAR - OMGosh! How many of yall traveled the country or your state in the back of a station wagon? LOL Oh the memories. :-) My dad did this a lot - anyone else's? If someone needed to use the restrooms or we were hungry ... my dad would play "miss the exit" game with us. After a few exits missed, he'd finally take the one ( that as kids, we didn't realize ) actually HAD the pit stop area's. LOL We always fell for it.... every dang time.

Also, since my dad was CHP & mom was E.R. R.Nurse ... we ALWAYS stopped and rendered aid. ALWAYS. As kids we were frustrated by all the stops .. but I think now that my mom & dad must have looked like Angels, appearing from the road, with help. LOL

Motorhome - Took sooooo many trips in various models of motor homes. Every summer ... somewhere new. Loved doing this! We also had nice tents, so us kids could sleep outside and have some room to swing a cat by the tail. ;-)

Guess us kids were lucky that our parents liked to travel. :-)

Plane - Absolutely HATE flying with a purple passion. Have done it before - had good trips & bad - but hate, hate, hate this form of travel. :-(

Bus - Have taken The Big Grey Dog Trip into Hel1 as well, and also - do NOT recommend it to anyone. Ever. Under any circumstance. Walk. Hitch hike. Bum a ride. Do what ever you have to do, to avoid this option ... LOL

Boat - Grew up on a boat in just about every bit of water, in the bay area and surrounding area's. I had my "sea legs" and could pour coffee from a thermos into the cup w/out spilling a drop at about 10 y/o. LOL Fished for ( radio active ) catfish in the delta's, sturgeons & sharks ( small .... come on... LOL ) in the bay's and anything in the lakes.
LOVE my cruises too! While just about everyone else is turning green & vomiting ... I am being rocked to sleep .... and don't like getting off the rocking motion and onto land for a few hours. LOL

Train - Also my last and Fav. :-) G-pa was a Railroad man after WW1 and when I was really little, we rode the trains to the south, every year ... and I LOVED it! Also loved the train motion and watching the world pass by. Have taken Amtrak numerous times ... but it is NOT the same, as the old 1960's passenger trains. :-(

Good question & nice answers :-)
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