Summer Gambling Slumber
Ahh, it is summer. The weather in Michigan has finally gotten to the point where the temperature reaches 80 degrees regularly and the local baseball team is beginning its annual collapse in the standings. It is funny, when I was a kid I never wanted to be outside in the heat. Don't get me wrong, I love being outdoors, but HATE being overly hot. Now that I am older I see myself wanting to be outside even if I don't have any particular reason to be there (sitting in a chair drinking beer is just dandy with me). It is recently though that I noticed a particular drop in my online casino game play compared to when the weather was colder.
I call this my Summer Gambling Slumber and I am here today to type out my feelings on it.
I consider myself to be a blackjack fanatic. I love to see all the combinations and want to see how long before I deviate from the basic strategy and how things go once I am off track. During the fall and winter I could be found playing online for several hours per week, even entering multiple tournaments during that same period for something to do. This also applies to other games that I normally don't touch that often like Poker or oddball variants of games that I do like. Recently though I had noticed that it had been a couple of weeks since I had logged on to play, and longer since I had even entered a tournament. Where had this time gone? What had I been up to?
Well, I had spent some time mowing grass, playing with my kids and staring at the neighbors that I don't like (thinking of ways to be mean to them...stink bombs are on the way in the mail). While I had been doing all of this, I rarely even thought about the prospect of playing casino games. It was strange but good at the same time. It is not that I think about gambling all the time or anything, but just interesting that I was able to forget about one of my new hobbies so easily once the sun started shining.
Don't get me wrong; I have still been up to wager while the warmer weather has been around. It just seems that the primary gambling target has changed from table games to sports betting. Since my initial excursion into NHL betting (see my past blog on that), I have found myself getting more into wagering on games as a way to keep me watching. I enjoy the various bets in baseball such as: straight up win, over under for runs, who will score first, and will there be a run scored in the first inning. I really have become a big fan of this, but wonder if my attention will wander back to table games once the colder weather comes around in about three months.
How about you in CL land? Do you find yourself gambling less online when the weather is good out? What are your favorite activities in the summer weather?