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BlindHaze

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  1. I just use whoever’s card I’ve just cloned.
  2. Ah, I see. I can’t vouch for how scrupulous the bookies are, however it does seem strange that they’ve asked for your address details for a BACS payment. It’s not needed on a BACS payment, nor is there anywhere to put it! Unfortunately, it seems you’re at the mercy of the bookies. If you self exclude, do you need to provide your address? If so, they may then pick up on it.
  3. It’s very unlikely (and I’m not sure it’s possible) that they can block a BACS transaction based upon the line of business, only withdrawals. It could in theory be your wages from a new job, banks would have an impossible job if they were to monitor this too.
  4. The way it usually works is that every establishment that takes card payments is issued an MCC code - these are industry standard codes to identify the line of business. If you’re blocked from using your card in certain industries, then it would have been blocked when taking your payment to play. A similar scheme is used to stop people using their work credit card in a strip joint for instance. As such, you should be fine. If they’re paying you by BACS (I’m not sure how they can unless you provided your sort code and account number) then it’ll hit your account. If they’re paying via naked refund to your card (as in not refunding a certain transaction like they would do when returning unwanted goods at Tesco), assuming it’s the same card you paid with, it will be fine too.
  5. Maybe Eye Of Horus...? .....I’ll get my coat.
  6. Southend high street branch has bitten the dust too.
  7. I tend to agree with you. I used to play the FOBTs frequently until I had a road to Damascus moment - all you’re really doing is sticking your tenner in and hitting auto play and the machine does everything itself. I’m in my late 30s and was a keen fruit machine player back in the 90s/00s - the RTP was lower but they were compensated which helped. Most importantly, there was interaction too - nudges, holds, features where you made a choice whether to collect or carry on and even physical reels! Halcyon days.... 🙂 As such, it’s usually just a £2 weekly football bet for me, and maybe the odd £20 in Eye Of Horus if I’m feeling drunk enough.
  8. The missus just let me go down her Bristol way... a very good morning.
  9. Yeah, spent most of it on a hangover though.... got about £65 profit in the end.
  10. Day off work today, so I’m sitting in a small, badly furnished and privately owned bar - you know the type, the locals haven’t left the place in 20 years. It has a fruit machine called Galloping Jackpots and someone has just put a few quid in and walked away. But..... ....this fruit machine doesn’t take notes, and the pound coins he put in made the clunk where they’ve landed in the cash box because the tubes are full. It’s gonna be a drunken afternoon. Well, it will be if they can give me some change behind the bar...! Edit - forgot your add, it’s an old compensated fruit machine with physical reels (remember them?) and £70 jackpot.
  11. They have that and single zero roulette in my local Gentings casino. It always baffles me why anyone would choose to play it!
  12. I couldn’t go 8 hours without a cigarette. Glad they banned smoking in the bookies....
  13. Urgh, I hate places like that. I got permanently banned from a forum once for making a post and adding ‘I bet this thread will be closed now with a sarcastic response from a mod’. And lo and behold I found out you can still be correct and banned in one fell swoop...
  14. Nice work! How many jumping lemmings did you get?
  15. Honestly, I’d say it depends. If it’s an addiction then you may have problems with watching the content. Some people may say that you should cut all ties with gambling, others say that you need to do what works for you. If it’s just a habit, then I’d say you’re well on the way to breaking it. About a decade or so ago, I was in a similar position, spent a lot of my spare time in the bookies and arcades, primarily out of boredom, and it became a routine. I decided to break the habit and distracted myself, thankfully the new iPhone had plenty of Apps to play with. Still to this day I play Clash Of Clans. I still gamble on the FOBTs from time to time on 20p stake but have no issue sticking to a £10/£20 budget or putting on my £2 football bet. I’m no counsellor, I’m just giving my story. Hopefully you’re in the latter place, if so then keep at it and you’ll find yourself in a much better place.
  16. I suppose the long and short of this is.... you ain’t gonna win. Just make sure it’s still fun when you play.
  17. I believe my old man once told me that many years ago casinos wouldn’t accept credit cards, and debit cards would be blocked from letting you gamble into an overdraft. I’m not sure how true that is, or maybe my brain’s playing tricks on me, but maybe someone can confirm or deny this. I also remember the days when casinos weren’t glorified seafront arcades and there was a dress code and proper membership rules. 🙂
  18. The thought that the percentage is false or misleading has briefly often crossed my mind (especially after playing Eye Of Horus!) however in the clear light of day I very much doubt it is, especially with the amount of scrutiny the gambling industry is under. Can you imagine if the slots were advertising at 90% RTP when in fact they were 70%? It’d be the PPI scandal mark II! The example you witnessed seems a statistical improbability, yet not an impossibility. But saying that, even with a 90% RTP, coming away with any kind of profit would be a statistical improbability...!
  19. The removal of demo play really threw me too. A month or two back there was a thread to say how awful a slot was so I thought I’d try it out on demo play and see for myself. When it said I needed to supply all this documentation just to wager £0, I was surprised to say the least. Especially considering I come from a seaside town where children of any age can (and do) play fruit machines for real money....
  20. If they’d offered 2/1 on Man City to win then it’d be confirmed illuminati!!!
  21. Nice work! I bet the bookies made a fortune with Swansea losing though, I know I fell for it too!
  22. I couldn’t believe it either - top of the league at home to bottom of the league, I thought 5/6 was an absolute steal!
  23. Once every 3 weeks I have to work a Saturday and today was that day. There’s absolutely naff all to do so I take the opportunity to have a longer lunch and pop to the bookies. Had £20 on me and put my £2 football acca on (can’t believe Swansea let me down at 5/6) and thought I’d give the FOBT a go. Started playing 20p Fishing Frenzy and managed to hit the feature. It was at that point someone sat on the terminal next me and watched over my shoulder as it spun in dead spin after dead spin and I won 20p. ‘It’s having a fucking laugh innit?’ He helpfully added. Undeterred and about a tenner down, I decided to play the other game that used to be good, the ever unreliable Eye Of Horus, as was the guy next to me. We both hit the feature at about the same time, him on £2 stake and me on 20p. It was looking predictably dire until about the 8th or 9th spin and I got 2 wilds and a lot of the dog wins. My feature totalled about £28, whereas his finished about 30 seconds before mine and he walked away with £8. You can guess my response to him. Anyway, I played Game of Shows and had no luck so printed off my ticket for £20. So I managed to piss someone off and walk out the bookies with exactly the same money I walked in with. All in all, quite a productive lunch really.
  24. I couldn’t tell if I’d opened YouTube or Pornhub.
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