odiousgambit
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March 28th, 2017 at 7:49:54 AM permalink
it just occurred to me that what the girl was trying to say before she cracks up is "superstitious" !!

"Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed." .......... Mark Twain
FleaStiff
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March 28th, 2017 at 8:04:50 AM permalink
Vegas Baccarat tables do not have a seat posiition marked 'four'. The Chinese Games area in virtually all casinos is predominantly themed red, the entranceway is often an archway that is high and faces DUE NORTH. When Orientals build their own bars/restaurants/gaming parlors Red is major theme atmosphere is subdued.
Ibeatyouraces
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March 28th, 2017 at 8:16:42 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Vegas Baccarat tables do not have a seat posiition marked 'four'.


Motorcity Casino does.
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TumblingBones
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March 28th, 2017 at 8:17:21 AM permalink
So far I'm hearing that red is lucky and white is unlucky, at least as far as China goes. Anybody know if any significance is attached to other primary colors (i.e., green, blue, yellow)? I don't recall hearing of any but it would seem likely (e.g yellow is color of gold so maybe its considered good luck?)

Quote: terapined

My mother was Chinese
But
She was not into gambling

Regarding luck, all she told me to do was eat noodles on my birthday. She said it will bring me good luck
That's it. She really wasn't superstitious.
I always have noodles on my birthday :-)



I think I heard somewhere that the length of the noodles was an indication of how long you will live.
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March 28th, 2017 at 1:04:45 PM permalink
dont park on the 4th floor of any casino you're guaranteed to lose
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March 28th, 2017 at 1:21:38 PM permalink
They got some wonky superstition about always smoking in a casino 24/7 or something like that. I think it brings them good luck. And they can't put out a fire, but must let it go out on its own.

Some of them eat cats and dogs. At least that's what my Asian friend tells me. He says on the weekends to make extra money, he goes around town picking up strays and delivers them to Asian stores & restaurants (whichever ones have high demand). IIRC, cats and dogs are a symbol of good luck (why else would you eat a cat or dog if not for good luck)?
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TigerWu
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March 28th, 2017 at 1:30:05 PM permalink
I love all the superstition and pomp and circumstance that goes on when Asians play Baccarat.
TumblingBones
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March 28th, 2017 at 1:34:38 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I love all the superstition and pomp and circumstance that goes on when Asians play Baccarat.


Such as??
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March 28th, 2017 at 2:31:25 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

Such as??



Here's an article about it. I've read other articles that go into more detail and talk about "points" and "legs" and other stuff but I can't seem to find the links right now...
TumblingBones
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June 24th, 2017 at 8:06:48 AM permalink
Apparently there are no bounds to what people will regard as a good luck charm. Police in India have broken up a ring selling endangered monitor lizard penises as good luck charms (BBC story)

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