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1 Three Chord Monty  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 7:33:09pm

I think maybe I’m going to start watching a soap opera or something.

2 aagcobb  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 8:54:00pm

How in God’s name do you play enough video poker to lose over $100 million per year for nine straight years?

3 wrenchwench  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 9:21:58pm

Whew. I was afraid it was Sandra Day O’Connor. I would have been crushed.

4 Bob Dillon  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 11:06:02pm

re: #2 aagcobb

Ability to maintain focus and persistance.

5 Jayleia  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 2:06:59am

I must say, I’m kinda impressed, to bet a billion, and only need to steal 2 million to do that…that’s a REALLY good record.

OK, I know she probably maxed out her credit cards and mortgaged everything, but still.

6 Sionainn  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 4:42:36am

My first thought was Cardinal O’Connor. I need to get with the times…I just figured out he died 12-13 years ago.

7 iossarian  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 6:18:35am

re: #2 aagcobb

How in God’s name do you play enough video poker to lose over $100 million per year for nine straight years?

It looks as if the $1B number is a bit misleading - that was the total amount of her losses (say you add up all your losing hands in poker). But the source also says that her winnings over that time were also around $1B. So her net loss is presumably much less. I would guess it’s more in line with the $2M figure.

I guess the main takeaway is: don’t expect a journalist to do HARD MATH for you, or to report the real number when there’s a MUCH BIGGER one available.

8 aagcobb  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 6:54:25am

re: #7 iossarian

It looks as if the $1B number is a bit misleading - that was the total amount of her losses (say you add up all your losing hands in poker). But the source also says that her winnings over that time were also around $1B. So her net loss is presumably much less. I would guess it’s more in line with the $2M figure.

I guess the main takeaway is: don’t expect a journalist to do HARD MATH for you, or to report the real number when there’s a MUCH BIGGER one available.

That just makes it worse, time-wise. She spent enough time playing video poker to both win and lose an average of over $100 million annually for nine straight years. I don’t know how much you can gamble per hand playing video poker, but I would think this would have to be the equivalent of a full-time job. Its really sad how what was once an accomplished and productive women became a poker zombie. She wasted nine years of her life, and destroyed a charity that once did some good in her community.


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