When you really think about it, why in God's name do people gamble anyway? I suppose it's the hope of easy money and becoming rich by doing nothing, but that entire belief system is so insane it's not even funny. The eternal laws of nature tell us that this isn't true, but yet people still continue to pursue such things. It's perplexing to me.
I have a friend who doesn't have much money and is really down on his luck (all by his own doing by the way). Yet he continues to buy a lottery ticket everyday, and has done so for the entire six years that I've known him. He was asking to borrow money the other day and I told him no and reminded him that he would have the money if he hadn't been playing the lottery. He of course said, "It's only a dollar a day for God's Sake!" I then said, "I realize that, but over the course of six years, it adds up." Then I did the math. I told him that if he hadn't wasted that money he would have the money he was asking me for. For the love of God, it adds up to a little over $2000!
But someone who has the gambling mentality doesn't want to hear gibberish like I'm spewing. They're of course going to be the next big winner. My friend continues to waste his money on the lottery, and also continues to have no extra money to speak of. This is the nature of gambling though, right? I suppose if it were different than this, there wouldn't be gambling. The Mob realized all of this years ago, and gave us the city of Las Vegas.
I stopped drinking and smoking a while back, and find the correlations between those two activities and gambling to be incredibly interesting. It's as if all of these things were meant to go together. I suppose it all makes sense though, because when I smoked I believed I would beat the odds and not have any negative effects. Same with drinking. I never believed I would be the one to have any real effects from drinking. Then I woke up one day in the same place I was 10 years before!
When I drank and smoked, I actually liked going into the local casino and slamming some money into the machines. I used to tell myself (and others) that it was relaxing. Then, when I freed myself of the self induced haze caused by alcohol and nicotine, I didn't want to gamble any more either. I had suddenly realized the insanity of wasting time on such things. I think Wilson Mizner said it best, when he said, "Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something." That about sums it up as well as anything I've ever heard.
How many times particularity on line have you played the fruit machines, and told your buddies it’s just like the real thing? If you’re playing on an online gaming club then you may actually be winning real money. The machines you play on look identical to the ones you play at the casino. All the bells and whistles are there. You can actually hear simulated money dropping. These are called fruit machine simulators. Although they are commonly known as virtual slot machines as well.
What’s become new in the last while is that these fruit machines that you are playing are no longer like the real thing, they actually are the real thing. These are now called fruit machine emulators. Reason being is because they are coded exactly the same way that the machines you have played at the pubs and casinos are. So now when you are playing these machines they are programmed with the same game code. There is only one difference and that is you are not physically at the pub or casino playing. You may very well be in the comfort of your own home.
So really what is so great about this? Well you can now get free practice. What in the world does that mean? This is really an important aspect for the serious fruit machine player. Some individuals take the game far more seriously then the ones that just enjoy them for a bit of entertainment.
In the past the serious players have spent tons of money on these machines, just trying to figure out how they work, never mind what they can win. It was no good practicing or trying to learn on a virtual machine because although they looked the same, they just were not identical. That has now changed with the birth of the fruit machine emulator.
An individual can spend hours practicing in terms of learning about this machines for free. There are many free web sites that now offer fruit machine emulators to play.
It would be interesting to determine if these free emulators are creating any concern for the manufacturers who produce them for the paid gaming industry. I wonder if they are concerned that all their software secrets will become exposed. If that were to happen then there wouldn’t be much point in gaming owners to promote them. These are issues that remain to be seen.
To find these fruit emulators on the internet, you just simply need to do a search for them. There are several sites that will let you play them for free. Then there is fruit emulator CDs that you can purchase, that have many varieties of the fruit machine emulators. This way you learn about the various ones and at the same time don’t get bored. Although that never seems to be an issue with the serious fruit machine players.
Either way there is no doubt with this fruit machine emulators now hitting the market, it has changed the whole concept of playing the fruit machines whether at the Pub or on line.