I like to play the video poker machine. I have big nights playing poker, then I stop by the VP machine. I win. I lose. I have stopped playing out of frustration, so it's not having a bad night then wasting money at the machines. I'll play and think if I lose I can just go back to the poker table to get more money. Last week, I started to make a thread about this and how to stop playing other things besides poker.
Today the problem is I won big on the VP machine. This summer I won a whole lot during the WSOP, enough to have a solid bankroll to comfortably play any games I liked and it ended up getting away. Too loose. Friend lost some. Coinbase stiffed me. Next thing I know, I'm back into my roll.
I am trying to handle this differently this time. First, it's harder to play the same levels. I moved up to playing more 500NL. I had already been playing that, but not much. Playing poker, the excitement of winning has gone done. After I win 5K on a machine, the $140 pot is not as exciting. It's not like I didn't have that much money, I think it just the money coming so quickly.
The casino games are exciting. It's just a fact. The other fact is you are going to lose playing them. So, I'm trying to get ahead of it this time. I though about going to play at sites without casino for a while. I like the action at this site, but they don't block the casino if you request.
I would love some ideas from anyone who has dealt with this and found solutionss.