lll
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November 29th, 2016 at 8:51:40 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

It's true that Asian gambling is drenched in superstition and that most Asians tend to think that skill is irrelevant to winning, and it's all about appeasing some god or making the right bet on the right day at the right time when all the omens are auspicious.



Western games are equally drenched in superstition. BJ has flow of the cards, unlucky third base over hitting, bad mid-shoe entry, and many others. Craps has too many to count, from hits coming in threes, to lucky women shooters (but hey, i won't complain about that one because a guy from the Bellagio gave me $20 in chips for hitting his number). The Asian superstitions are less familiar and therefore more exoticized by Americans. Plus, superstitions are fun, they enhance my enjoyment even as I understand probability very well.

Quote: Joeshlabotnik

It's an oversimplification to say that craps is pure luck. You can choose what bets you make, and there's a huge difference among them in terms of house advantage.



Still pure luck to place pass line and max odds every hand. Don't kid yourself.

Quote: Joeshlabotnik

That's why slots are so popular. You just passively stick the money in and push a button, and wait.



Not for me. I like the recent slots games because of the graphics, sounds, giant screens, clips from my favorite tv shows, and any number of other factors. The expected cost of slots play is lower than driving down to Dave & Busters, another favorite pastime of mine. Different games have different things going for them. My initial attraction to gambling was all the interesting probability questions, but I've branched out a lot since then. I think it's annoying how the mathematically inclined gamblers look down on everyone else in the casino. But hey, everyone has their Vegas experience. If yours is feeling superior to slots and Asian players, go for it.
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November 30th, 2016 at 4:33:19 AM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

Do you masturbate while you play the slots or baccarat?



Where is the flag feature?
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November 30th, 2016 at 5:31:36 AM permalink
God, I hate it when something goes over my head. Whaaaaat?
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
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November 30th, 2016 at 5:49:41 AM permalink
Quote: lll

Could you be more obnoxious? While you're masturbating about EV other people are having a good time. I've done graduate work in mathematics, and work as an engineer, yet I'm "stupid enough" to play slot machines. Because they're fun. As for bacc, it's a wonderful game with a rich culture around it that you're too closed minded to appreciate.



I think baccarat is as fun as watching paint dry. However, I played next to 2 full tables of Asians on midi-bacc tonight who were having a screaming, groaning, table pounding good time of it ,thousands of dollars a hand. It made me want to join them. They were getting their money's worth of entertainment, no question.
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
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November 30th, 2016 at 7:22:57 AM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

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There doesn't appear to be any reason to set foot in the joint, except maybe novelty.



The reason to go to new openings is to find the mistakes. Some of the new video poker machines have thousands of setup options and you may be the one person who finds the $5 17/10 Loose Deuces game that the employee accidentally put in instead of the 15/8 that is was supposed to be. You may be able to play it for a few days before the mistake is realized.
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November 30th, 2016 at 9:19:40 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Where is the flag feature?



I assume you were wanting to flag the post I was responding to.
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November 30th, 2016 at 9:42:06 AM permalink
Is there a sushi joint in this place?
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November 30th, 2016 at 11:16:31 AM permalink
Quote: BobDancer

Mock me if you like, but I was ready, able, and willing to do just that. It was disappointing that the video poker wasn't playable. Oh well, maybe next time.

Come on now lighten up, it was a joke(something I do often) I was not mocking.

If you read my post regarding your SLS play, I was in agreement there was/is nothing wrong with speculating, I certainly get it. I assumed you had good reason and it's worked out more than not.
♪♪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♪♪
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November 30th, 2016 at 11:32:11 AM permalink
Quote: Boz



Fleas? Thanks for telling us what you think about players looking for an edge.

You have only just now noticed that?

You need to play catch up as there's some interesting things regarding him and AP.

Remember he said he was an AP for 8 years himself during the "golden 90's"
♪♪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♪♪
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November 30th, 2016 at 11:43:41 AM permalink
Quote: lll

Could you be more obnoxious? While you're masturbating about EV other people are having a good time. I've done graduate work in mathematics, and work as an engineer, yet I'm "stupid enough" to play slot machines. Because they're fun. As for bacc, it's a wonderful game with a rich culture around it that you're too closed minded to appreciate.

Booksmarts != StreetSmarts.... Or how about in SQL: BookSmarts <> StreetSmarts...

I'm not saying you're smart or that you're not, just that what you stated really doesn't tell people much about your intelligence level... Especially since you have conflicting intellectual comments (graduate math work vs I play slots because they're fun). You realize you could play free slots on your cell phone, tablet, or computer all day, right? Why GIVE someone else your money? Because their slots are more fun somehow?

The days of having main street gems is long gone. Nothing is going to pop up on the strip and have a good play, for long. Too many people would hit it too hard and it'd be gone the next day (as others stated above for the typical lifespan of good plays).
Playing it correctly means you've already won.

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