beachbumbabs
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June 15th, 2017 at 5:49:24 PM permalink
I always point out an underpay in a nice way if needed, whether my hand or someone else's. I've always been thanked, not punished for it. I also give back overpays right then, but keep my mouth shut if they overpay someone else. It's not my business to protect their game if I happen to be at the table, but I do believe in card karma, and that overpay money is tainted somehow. Yeah, I know, but it's me looking in the mirror in the morning.
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
monet0412
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June 15th, 2017 at 6:04:43 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I always point out an underpay in a nice way if needed, whether my hand or someone else's. I've always been thanked, not punished for it. I also give back overpays right then, but keep my mouth shut if they overpay someone else. It's not my business to protect their game if I happen to be at the table, but I do believe in card karma, and that overpay money is tainted somehow. Yeah, I know, but it's me looking in the mirror in the morning.



I wouldn't be able to play with this way of thinking. I wouldn't even try to play. I'd have to tell the Casino of every mistake they are making. I'd have to tell them about the old coin machines that kept Over Paying me extra coins. I wouldn't be able to play progressives because they are 11% winners. I wouldn't be able to implement some tricks to pad my losses. I'd have to tell all the Casinos that had glitch problems with over paying me points and comps. I'd have to tell my dealers or poker players they are showing me cards that is supposed to be hidden. The list goes on and on. I'm not saying your right or wrong about this tainted money theory but it is too slippery of a slope for me to say some crazy karma theory is why I can't take the money. Some people talk about grey but make no mistake it is all black and white and anything considered grey is really black but this is just my opinion.

If I had some inside information on a stock tip or sports fix I wouldn't be able to clean up because the money would be tainted. Honestly... there is no honest money... it's all tainted in reality believe it or not.
Zourah
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June 15th, 2017 at 6:32:31 PM permalink
If I'm playing poker and I can see my neighbors cards I always tell them. Yes, I guess technically they are supposed to protect their own hand but that feels like stealing to me. Typically, if this happens it is an older person who has a hard time seeing, I just couldn't live with myself if I took advantage of that.
monet0412
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June 15th, 2017 at 6:40:36 PM permalink
Quote: Zourah

If I'm playing poker and I can see my neighbors cards I always tell them. Yes, I guess technically they are supposed to protect their own hand but that feels like stealing to me. Typically, if this happens it is an older person who has a hard time seeing, I just couldn't live with myself if I took advantage of that.



Might as well play your cards face up because bluffing is lying. You ethically minded gamblers are funny. Poker is nothing but lying and stealing... good grief.
Zourah
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June 15th, 2017 at 6:59:59 PM permalink
I do not worry about the casino if they pay me in error but everyone has to draw a line where they are comfortable.

Poker is a game where people voluntarily agree to compete and gamble against one another for money. Therefore, anything I am able to do within the confines of the game to improve my odds of winning seems perfectly honest and reasonable to me as all the players have agreed to the rules of the game.

I don't feel good about taking advantage of someone's handicap though. Is it cool if a blind person asks me to pay for something for them if I shortchange them? If someone drops one of their chips in the casino and I see it my thought isn't "Gee I wonder if I can get away with stealing this? " -- I figure I should return that person's property to them.
LuckyPhow
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June 15th, 2017 at 7:05:25 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

I wouldn't be able to play with this way of thinking. I wouldn't even try to play. I'd have to tell the Casino of every mistake they are making. ... The list goes on and on. [T]his is just my opinion. ... Honestly... believe it or not.



How can we not believe what you say? Your sermon on personal honesty is inspiring. And, you wouldn't exaggerate on fundamental personal beliefs, right? So, go get'um, Tiger. Show'em how the cow ate the cabbage.
DeMango
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June 15th, 2017 at 7:14:18 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: monet0412

I wouldn't be able to play with this way of thinking. I wouldn't even try to play. I'd have to tell the Casino of every mistake they are making. ... The list goes on and on. [T]his is just my opinion. ... Honestly... believe it or not.



How can we not believe what you say? Your sermon on personal honesty is inspiring. And, you wouldn't exaggerate on fundamental personal beliefs, right? So, go get'um, Tiger. Show'em how the cow ate the cabbage.


Wow! How did the cow eat the cabbage???
MaxPen
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June 15th, 2017 at 7:23:48 PM permalink
I still remember playing FreeBet BJ at the 2015 WOV Spring Fling with a table full of forum members. Dealers paying out on push 22 and gets to the third member. What does that member do? Corrects the dealer....lol....I thought to myself, WTF. Then in another hand same member gets dealt an A8 and takes a free double. WTF again.
LuckyPhow
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June 15th, 2017 at 7:38:26 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Wow! How did the cow eat the cabbage???



The cow ate the cabbage "honestly," reporting every mistake that was made. At least, that's how they've always done whenever I've seen them playing in a casino.
Ibeatyouraces
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June 15th, 2017 at 7:46:16 PM permalink
I won't tell my neighbor in a poker game that I can see his/her cards and i WILL use it to my advantage.
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