Gambling ethical question, sort of....

lived666

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Let's say you've gone out to a casino for valentines day with a family member for a small flutter, to be specific the one that you also happen to be married to.

So anyhow you each have your own budget for gambling and said family member, we shall call her ex-girlfriend or first wife loses all their budget, as usually happens, so they come to sit next to you.

Anyhow they look bored so you go ok have a few spins on my machine and the universe aligns and they get their timing on the nail and pfft jackpot. Timing is everything by the way.

Now what, do you share the winnings or what? Bottom line being first wife all winnings will eventually get spent by her, but on the night, do you split the cash or go hmmm thanks.

I sort of half reluctantly split 60-40 but then dragged her out so she wouldn't flutter it away.
 

ToxicBunny

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Well if its the wife or girlfriend and its a shared budget, then you shouldn't need to split the money... it should go into the family budget to get something nice for both of you or the house...
 

lived666

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Well if its the wife or girlfriend and its a shared budget, then you shouldn't need to split the money... it should go into the family budget to get something nice for both of you or the house...
LOL, no gambling funds are not shared, its each his own, its a war out there, plus she is usually unlucky as ****.
Also not talking huge amount, around 14K
 

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It’s amusing that you feel you are entitled to any of the money in your household
Couldn't agree more, I know each house has their own view etc. But my wife and I are in this together. 30 at the moment married 5 years. If I get an increase -> we get an increase if you get a bonus -> we get a bonus. In this way there is no animosity with regards to income.
 

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Couldn't agree more, I know each house has their own view etc. But my wife and I are in this together. 30 at the moment married 5 years. If I get an increase -> we get an increase if you get a bonus -> we get a bonus. In this way there is no animosity with regards to income.
Congrats on the fiver.
 

lived666

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Couldn't agree more, I know each house has their own view etc. But my wife and I are in this together. 30 at the moment married 5 years. If I get an increase -> we get an increase if you get a bonus -> we get a bonus. In this way there is no animosity with regards to income.
Oh there is no animosity, just gambling is a separate entity.
If it was a mega win then yeah, it would all be hers :ROFL:
Talking about the pocket money here, but you would be 50-50, cool, I was close at 60-40.
 

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If you have to ask on a forum for financial advice regarding finances with your partner, then the money is a much smaller issue in the greater scheme of things
 

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How does the casino view it? From my knowledge the person who spins wins right? If I said here's R20 and you win R 100 000 I can't claim that you won it from my R20 so I want it back?
 
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How does the casino view it? From my knowledge the person who spins wins right? If I said here's R20 and you win R 100 000 I can't claim that you won it from my R20 so I want it back?
Whoever played the game and was winner gets the money in Casinos eyes. Doesn't matter who's money was spent unless obtained illegally.
 

Kosmik

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Oh there is no animosity, just gambling is a separate entity.
If it was a mega win then yeah, it would all be hers :ROFL:
Talking about the pocket money here, but you would be 50-50, cool, I was close at 60-40.
Sigh, wish I was young and in love with no major crunches where R14k is pocket money. Hell, thats more than a months groceries for us ( fam of 4 ).
 

lived666

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If you have to ask on a forum for financial advice regarding finances with your partner, then the money is a much smaller issue in the greater scheme of things
LOL arn't you the fungus at a party.

Just asking peoples opinion on how they would split gambling funds, interested to see.
So far leaning towards either 50-50 or all hers:ROFL:
 

lived666

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Sigh, wish I was young and in love with no major crunches where R14k is pocket money. Hell, thats more than a months groceries for us ( fam of 4 ).
pocket money compared to a major jackpot, but yeah, 14K is a little bit more than I spend on groceries as well
 

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Long term it does not matter as you will on average lose. Gambling is kind of a tax on people that are bad at math, so what happens in the middle for the odd win is immaterial. The correct answer is don't hand over your cash to a casino.
 
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