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When ever I go to the card room I always seem to walk very fast to get to the sign up board. I really don’t know why. Its not like I am going to get there more then a few seconds faster then if I walked normal. I also seem to walk faster if I know there is going to be a large line. Its almost like I think I have to get there before one more person signs up on the 20 person list. I think I even map out the fastest route to the sign up board.

Sometimes I will be walking down the hall from the parking lot and I will get stuck behind a large group. You know the kind that wants to see every little feature of the casino, while all standing next to each other so that nobody can get by. I start to feel a little anxiety building up inside me like I am going to miss my chance to play poker today. Until finally there is a pause in the oncoming traffic that allows you to make a break for it around them and then back to the speed walking. I have several different parking places that I like for different days of the week. Some take less time to get in but some require more walking outside. It baffles me as to why I do this. I mean, I am really not ecstatic to play poker, I do it all the time. Also, I am usually a very patient person when it comes to playing cards. Although as stated above I am not very patient when it comes to people getting in my way.

So I was just wondering if I was alone in the world with this issue.


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I have a well documented Casino Speed. As soon as I enter a casino, my natural walking pace speeds up considerably. It's just from all of the excitement and my anxiousness to get to wherever it is I am going. The Casino Speed title was created by a couple of friends who noticed me doing it, and it's been fairly consistent. I catch myself doing it and have to remind myself to slow down and relax. I think you are the only other person I can think of to mention having the same habit, though.

Hah! That's awesome. I thought I was the only one who did that. If I'm playing a tournament it's like I expect them to shut down signups 2 seconds before I get there and not accept any more players even if they have space for more. I do it even if I'm really early for the tournament. I thought I was just neurotic.

Yes! I DO THIS ALL THE TIME. It gets to the point where I think I look like an idiot, so I tell myself to rush like that is bad luck. That usually gets me to slow down. I hate gambling superstitions!

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