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20 December 2015 - 10:38pm

Feeling FESTIVE and GENEROUS - Win MY CL-Chips!

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Hello CL-Friends!

To show my appreciation to the site and all the input from my CL-Friends through the years, I am going to give away my very own (and highly coveted, lol) CL Chips!

When I first joined the site, I was SO very new to online gambling/casinos. I knew little to nothing.about it. Looking back, I am SO grateful I did not come here after making a mistake by depositing with a blacklisted casino or to seek help with receiving a withdrawal after winning from such a casino. I will always count myself fortunate for coming here BEFORE I had a chance to make such a mistake, as I see many discovering this highly ethical and honest casino review site, because they are seeking assistance after the fact (and CL-Ed often DOES help, but sometimes there is just nothing that can be done, as we all know).

When I first joined the site, I also had no idea there was such a site where I could chat with online friends from all over the world, learn from them about casinos AND through general chat and share in fun topics, play games together, try out slots, etc., AND earn points that led to awesome prizes such as Amazon Cards and in opportunities to donate to places such as Kiva to help people from around the world. Before Casino Listings, I could not imagine such a place, but there I was! Smile

When I first joined the site, I ended up being in the running for an iPod, which back then was a pretty amazing prize (and still is, but ya know - replaced by phones, iPads, Kindles, and so on), but I still have and use mine and it is filled with great music and videos, including videos of Otis at the lake and opening presents at Christmastime. I was not one who collected the latest "gadgets," so my iPod was and still is very special to me!

Finally, when I first joined the site I had no idea I would meet so many fun, helpful, and supportive people, some who have gone, and some who are still here, and many who I learned so much from and not just on topics involving casinos.

I have been involved in several online forums, but this one rises above the rest, and I never imagined I would receive the amount of support I have received here, not only involving casinos but in my personal life and those who made changes in our lives by kind and supportive words, not to mention the very GENEROUS donations when I shared about Otis' cancer. Otis is now 15.8 years old, and he is a three year cancer survivor, and many of you who are here made a difference in his life that has allowed us to have him for yet another Christmas season.

A very big part of that support and the integrity of this site comes from our example of a wonderful leader we call CL-Ed! He models everything a forum like this should reflect and he goes WAY above and beyond when it comes to caring, compassion, and being a supportive person.

Okay, friends. I have been known for my rambling, and my holiday spirit has once again caused me to ramble on, so I will stop now. Wink Smile

I want you to now share something with me. I am going to leave this fairly open ended, which means you can share a favorite holiday memory, you can share a way (or ways) this site has helped you, you can share something about your family and holiday traditions, or basically anything you would like to share that is a positive story.

From your stories, I will put all names in a random generator and the winner will receive TWENTY (20) of my very own CL Chips to be transferred from my account to yours, as my holiday gift to you and this wonderful, one of a kind site/forum.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY CL FRIENDS AND THANK YOU FOR THIS AWESOME SITE, CL-ED!!

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So please share, as I am sure we all look forward to reading what you decide to share, and who knows? You might end up 20 CL Chips richer.

Warmest Holiday Wishes,
hope777

P.S. I apologize in advance if there are typos/etc., because I am not going to go back and proofread this very long message. haha!

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21 December 2015 - 5:30am
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One more requirement: You certainly do not have to write a novella, like I tend to write, but you also must share something meaningful and more than one to two sentences.

So....share a touching or funny story, touching or funny holiday memory, or share how you found this site and/or how this site has helped you or your favorite experience playing in online casinos - whatever! It just has to be 1)meaningful, and 2) more than a sentence or two to be eligible for the CL Chips.

I hope to see lots of entries! Smile

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21 December 2015 - 2:17pm
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Hope, that is a very meaningful and insightful post, and it brought a smile to my face reading through it.

My positive story is as such:

Recently I have been doing a lot of recollection on this journey I have been on for the past 31 years called life. I have always been in such a rush to get from point A to point B that I generally forgot to stop and appreciate everything that I have experienced. I am so thankful for the family and friends who I have gotten the chance to meet and befriend (both in person and online), as each and every one of has impacted my life for the better.

Moving forward I am making a concerted effort to appreciate each day for what it brings me and spend extra time with those who mean the most to me (taking my son to see Star Wars last week was an awesome experience).

Happy holidays Hope and the rest of CL. I hope to continue getting to interact with you for a long time. Smile

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21 December 2015 - 4:03pm
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Thank you for sharing, 'Slim! I like your post, because I believe our culture causes us to rush around and sometimes we are in survival mode, and it is just so completely important to take time for family and friends, even when we do not believe we have the time to do so.

What a fun outing for you and your son. I always enjoy reading your posts about you and your family. That Polar Express outing looked amazing, too! I always say, even if I feel too tired or ill or as if I don't have time to do something, that "life is for the living," and we must create memories whenever we can. Your post tells me you are definitely on the right track! Smile

Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Smile

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21 December 2015 - 6:11pm
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Hello CL Friends!

LOOK in the Online Casinos Discussion forum for an opportunity to win up to FIFTEEN of my very own CL Chips! Smile

Happy Holidays to ALL my CL--Friends! Smile

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24 December 2015 - 7:10pm
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Since 'Slim was the only one to share in this thread, I am sending him 20 of my CL chips. You can still add to the thread if you want. I want to do this while I am thinking of it, so look for your 20 CL Chips very soon, 'Slim!

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28 December 2015 - 6:03pm
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hope777 wrote:

Since 'Slim was the only one to share in this thread, I am sending him 20 of my CL chips. You can still add to the thread if you want. I want to do this while I am thinking of it, so look for your 20 CL Chips very soon, 'Slim!

Thanks Hope! You're the best. Smile Merry Christmas to you.

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28 December 2015 - 7:06pm
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You are welcome! Smile

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4 January 2016 - 6:19am
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Hope, I am going through the backlog of posts I missed while I was away and I am so happy to have read what you wrote here. I'm also a bit sad that I was away and missed it when you first wrote it.

There might even be a tear in my eye... no of course its just dusty here I think! Cry

I just want you to know that I really appreciate all the kind things you said.

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6 January 2016 - 3:37am
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CL-Ed wrote:

Hope, I am going through the backlog of posts I missed while I was away and I am so happy to have read what you wrote here. I'm also a bit sad that I was away and missed it when you first wrote it.

There might even be a tear in my eye... no of course its just dusty here I think! Cry

I just want you to know that I really appreciate all the kind things you said.

Lol! Thank you, CL-Ed. I meant every word I wrote. I am glad that my break didn't cause me to stay away, because this is an awesome forum! And you were busy traveling the world, so I understand! When you get caught up, I cannot wait to read about your vacation and see some photos, as I have to live vicariously through all the world travelers here.

Happy New Year! Smile

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