Can You Win Money at the Casino If You Have a Trespass Ban?

People could get a casino trespass ban for a variety of reasons. Probably the most common out of all the reasons to be banned from gambling is for getting caught cheating. However, there are also various other reasons for which it could happen. What happens if you are banned, but still sneak in and gamble? Would you get to keep the money that you won?

The answer appears to be no, the casino can keep your winnings if you are caught violating a trespass ban. This appears to be so because there was a recent Supreme Court ruling on the subject. In 1996, a man named Troy Blackford hit and damaged a slot machine at Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, Iowa. Following the incident, he was issued a permanent trespass ban. But the man kept coming back and in 2006, he won a jackpot of $9,387. The casino, after realizing that he was banned, withheld the money. Troy took them to court. Eventually, the case made its way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that the casino was right to withhold the money.

So, if you enjoy gambling, be sure to follow the rules, because if you get banned, you will not be able to sneak in and win big. It just won’t happen. What’s worse, if you do get a ban and sneak in, you might spend a lot of money and have no chance of recovering it because the casino won’t pay you out. All of your future gambling pursuits will have to be through lottery games.

Money for Nothing Much More Than About Lottery Tell-All

Money for Nothing: One Man’s Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions — an intriguing title for an intriguing book just out by Edward Ugel. So you like to gamble? Maybe just buy lottery tickets? Reading this non-fiction, astonishing book may be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself. Ugel tells all in his story about his years as both a gambler, and a salesman, and then as an employee of a company that offered upfront cash to lottery winners in exchange for their prize money.

You’ve all seen the commercial for some company that offers cash that is due to you. All of the people cry out from wherever they are that it’s their money and they want it now. If that company, called The Firm, in this book, is one that caters only to lottery winners, however, there are oftentimes millions of dollars involved–and even though the winner may have won big, they may be as poor as ever!

One of the key issues is whether the particular lottery allows a lump sum as opposed to long-term payments. Selection of a lump sum has not always been available. Additionally, when you see the picture of the winner getting a large check with a large sum identified on it, the amount is always the amount before taxes!

Horror story after horror story for lottery winners are shared in this book–all names changed, of course.

Ugel has tried hard to write in an upbeat fashion in telling his story. His chapter titles are catchy. He ridicules some of his own actions and invites the reader to smile and commiserate with his choices. But he’s not really telling about a fun-filled life. The book, in my opinion, is very much an expose’ of this type of financial company, albeit though they are acting legally. Additionally, Ugel’s epilogue, written in a time schedule/diary fashion reveals exactly what the addicted gambler goes through each time he gives in to this vice.

Ugel has been a gambler since the age of 19, working at jobs to earn enough money so he could go gamble. When he was called to a bar by a friend, where a potential supervisor was drinking and smoking, Ugel thought he had finally found the place where he belonged. Indeed, while his boss was there at the The Firm with him, he quickly moved into big money and promotions, each time his boss moved up. But no matter how far up he went, he at last began to hate working with the man and quit, even though he was offered almost twice his present salary to stay. Ugel struggled through the following time, until he was called and asked to return. His former boss had quit and he was being offered his job. This had been what he had always wanted. He believed he could do the job and was soon back at The Firm.

Ugel did all right until his former boss opened his own business as a major competitor and quickly started winning potential customers away from The Firm. Ugel was finally relieved to be fired, for even though he was a super salesman, he realized that he had treated his job, and allowed his subordinates to also treat their jobs, as if each “lead” was merely a “gamble” and since there was always the potential for high commissions without working too hard, he realized that though being a better “gambler” than his former boss, he was not even close to being the kind of manager that his boss had been. As he said, “a gambler is a gambler is a gambler” (p. 212). He and his staff were quite willing to gamble both with their own money…and with the lottery winners’ money!

Many of us have our own addictions. If gambling is yours…read this book! If gambling is not your particular vice, read it…and insert your own predilection. For underneath the humor, Ugel has written a story that just may help you rethink what you are doing, to yourself, to your family, and on your job! Thank you, Edward Ugel, for sharing your life in such an open way and making us realize that Money for Nothing may be more trouble than anyone could imagine!

A Steady Way to Make Money at the Roulette Wheel

Here is a slow and steady method that you can use at an online casino. It has the potential to be very effective but it is slow and will take patience. This method isn’t advisable for land based casinos for two reasons. Firstly it involves note taking and keeping track of previous results and secondly it works on the principal that random number generation, used by casinos, has to appear random rather than be random. That is, it will spread the numbers out across the whole board more evenly than a real life casino roulette wheel might, this can be used to your advantage if you are clever and know what you are doing.

To be most effective in this method you need a pen and paper and some quiet.

First, if you observe the roulette table you will see that it’s divided into three sections -first 1-12, second 13-24 and third 25-36. Whenever a spin is made you must take note of which section the ball lands in (first, second or third). After a while you will notice that the ball hasn’t dropped in a particular section for a while. Keep observing and noting and when it hasn’t landed in a particular section for seven spins in a row then it is time to bet. Take the smallest amount you can and place it on that section. A win here is paid at 2:1 (if you bet £1 you will get £2 back plus your original stake).

If you win then take your winnings. Don’t worry if you lose (the beauty of this method is that the betting structure makes sure that you always win back what you have already staked) simply increase your stake and bet on the same third again. Use the chart below to make your bets – keep increasing your stake if you lose and when you win go back to betting the smallest amount you can and repeat the procedure. Remember to keep track of where the ball lands whilst you are gambling as well! Seven times in a row has worked for me on numerous occasions but if you want to be more secure then wait until the ball has stay out of a section for eight or even nine spins.

Here is the stake chart to use:

Spin 8 — £1
Spin 9 — £2
Spin 10 — £3
Spin 11 — £4
Spin 12 — £6
Spin 13 — £9
Spin 14 — £13
Spin 15 — £20
Spin 16 — £30
Spin 17 — £45
Spin 18 — £67
Spin 19 — £100

If you’re still a little skeptical then you can practice on this free roulette flash game.

Remember with gambling there will always be some risk involved. It’s sensible to negate this risk as much as possible as with the above method but you can never eliminate it altogether. Never gamble with money you can’t afford to lose.