heerokonami
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March 28th, 2017 at 11:06:29 PM permalink
And what is Monkey. And why is he people's friend???!
onenickelmiracle
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March 28th, 2017 at 11:38:47 PM permalink
Baccarat? The monkey is the friend because it's their favorite meal. Jk. Idk where it came from. They write things down because of habit and tradition I guess pretending like it means something. Did notice one of the players always wears red pants, why?
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
billryan
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March 29th, 2017 at 12:08:05 AM permalink
Monkey, or a word that sounds like it means Ten so people chant it after a first card Ace. I've seen it a lot in BJ. There was even a very skilled player who went by the handle of Automatic Monkey.
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way
onenickelmiracle
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March 29th, 2017 at 12:30:23 AM permalink
I find it irritating you can't be dealt an ace without people saying "good luck ace". It's like OCD they can't resist it.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
FleaStiff
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March 29th, 2017 at 1:10:40 AM permalink
The Chinese write down the cards all the time because if they stop doing so, they lose.

Perhaps it adds camaraderie in the 'us' versus 'the house' viewpoint?
AxelWolf
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March 29th, 2017 at 7:52:01 AM permalink
My friend who played for me recently got a nice match play on Baccarat (actually 2). A group of Chinese people were writing stuff down(I assume they were "chinamen"). They were betting over 2k per hand. When we got down on the table, they all lowered their bets down to the table min. They did wish us good luck and bet with us both times. We ended up winning both hand's and they seemed genuinely happy for us. I didn't want to hit and run that fast, so we decided to stay and play a few hands at a much lower bet. As soon as they realized we were staying longer, they started cashing out. I tried to get them to stay and explained we were leaving after that hand, but they had already made up their minds to leave. They tried to say it had nothing to do with us, but they were just being polite.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
TigerWu
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March 29th, 2017 at 9:21:21 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

They tried to say it had nothing to do with us, but they were just being polite.



I'm a white guy and I've been discriminated against by Chinese people several times, but one thing I've noticed is that they're usually pretty polite about it. Maybe it has to do with the concept of saving face?
FleaStiff
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March 29th, 2017 at 9:33:33 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Maybe it has to do with the concept of saving face?

Probably not. Just no need to take risks and make enemies openly and needlessly.
MrV
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March 29th, 2017 at 9:44:18 AM permalink
Gambling superstitions come in all shapes and sizes.

Asians prefer to play baccarat with Asians.

Hell, generally they prefer the company of fellow Asians, and it makes sense: they can relate to one another culturally.
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billryan
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March 29th, 2017 at 10:36:42 AM permalink
Mets used to have a broadcaster named Ralph Kiner. As a ballplayer, he was great. As an announcer he was okay, but as he got older he said some stupid things.
Mets had a Japanese pitcher on the team and their newest player was from Taiwan.
On the post game show , he introduced them and asked if they would say a few words in Asiatic. When they looked at each other, Ralph, said- I mean in Oriental. Say a few words in oriental to the folks back home.
The producers went to commercial.
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way

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