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September 30th, 2021 at 12:31:40 PM permalink
True enough, but as you must know, I mean net of the fee paid to the Wizard.

I shall endeavor to be more precise in the next posting!

You know how Luca Brasi said, And I hope their first child be a masculine child? well, I hope my next session will be a winning one!

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October 1st, 2021 at 7:10:28 AM permalink
Day 128 play

DD Blackjack. One heckuva session. 500 - 5000 , with one bet well beyond.

I kept hovering around -3000 , and finally spilled to -12000 and got as low as about -30000. I did one bet 18000 and won, although I intended to bet 20000 and kept joking with the pit boss that "That was a mistake! I intended to bet twenty."

One of the dealers kept saying, jokingly, but also seriously, "You're a professional card counter, aren't you." I just laughed. The pit boss didn't even seem to care or listen. It was a little surreal.

I ended up a little ahead, and stopped.

+2615

Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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October 1st, 2021 at 7:11:05 AM permalink
I am actually pretty happy with the results of some of the recent sessions given how far down I was, during some of them.
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October 1st, 2021 at 7:43:32 AM permalink
Win, lose or draw, camping out in Vegas casinos for a half year and spending over 120 days at the tables playing high limit requires balance and good physical and mental health habits just to keep from...cracking.
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October 1st, 2021 at 2:08:42 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Win, lose or draw, camping out in Vegas casinos for a half year and spending over 120 days at the tables playing high limit requires balance and good physical and mental health habits just to keep from...cracking.

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    You'll be fine. You've proven it. I mean 4 months in a casino and haven't broke yet. The vitamins. The healthy lifestyle. The knowing when to walk. The ability to continuously come back from swings as much as $30,000 in the red. The perpetual comp machine. It sounds like you have it mastered. No need to sweat it. Plus it seems you know when to get away and come vent and share your experiences on forums to get your head mentally right. I'd say you have the physical and mental demands mastered.
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    October 2nd, 2021 at 9:12:43 AM permalink
    Anyone who goes to a casino regularly has to keep his head and wits about him. You seem to go regularly yourself so I assume you're doing a fine job yourself.
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    October 2nd, 2021 at 9:14:20 AM permalink
    Day 129 play

    DD Blackjack. Pretty light session. 300 - 1200

    It wasnít until after Iíd left the table that I realize there it hadnít occurred to me to tip the dealer along the way with any side bets.

    +2625

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



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    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 2nd, 2021 at 4:16:29 PM permalink
    Day 130 play

    DD Blackjack. 300 - 2500.

    Was down as much as -6000 at one point, rallied, quit pretty soon after getting ahead.

    +1800



    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 3rd, 2021 at 8:49:28 AM permalink
    How many times have you gotten backed off in BJ? I've heard many Vegas pit bosses will give you the boot within a few shoes if they see you spreading with black chips.
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    October 3rd, 2021 at 9:13:03 AM permalink
    I was banned completely at one point at one major casino chain. I went back about a year later to the same casino and tried to play again, was asked to stop. But then a year after that attempt someone very high up in that corporate chain let me back in and removed the ban.

    I haven't had any problems anywhere since then, but I have played Blackjack only sporadically past few years, until recently when I started playing it a lot.
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    October 3rd, 2021 at 9:20:32 AM permalink
    I didn't report this as a full session I should have.

    Day ____ play

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    I did this recently just as a test. I went to a major Strip casino that allows mid shoe entry. I watched until the count was ridiculously positive and then jammed 5000 on the circle. I did this three times over the course of many shoes, just standing there and betting only three hands. I didn't even sit down. I won 2/3. No one said a word.

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    +5000

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



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    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 4th, 2021 at 10:11:32 AM permalink
    Day 131 play.

    DD Blackjack. Spread 300 - 6000.

    Was down as much as -11000 at one point. Rallied gradually took many hours finally stopped when got ahead. Probably tipped out half as much as I won.

    +500

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 4th, 2021 at 5:59:52 PM permalink
    Day 132 play.

    DD Blackjack. Spread 300 - 5000.

    It was a pretty easy session, might've been down a few thousand at points, but once I got even or ahead it was fairly steady.

    +5400

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



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    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 4th, 2021 at 11:24:09 PM permalink
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    Iíve become immune to these chip hustlers (assuming that is what is going on) over the years, and in fact donít like anyone sitting down at my table private or not, but in this instance, I figured, why the h not. I gave up a hunny.

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    I'm similar MD. Not much of a charity to others, but occasionally can be. To my immediate family, I am the charity 😊
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    October 4th, 2021 at 11:39:13 PM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    Day 128 play

    DD Blackjack. One heckuva session. 500 - 5000 , with one bet well beyond.

    I kept hovering around -3000 , and finally spilled to -12000 and got as low as about -30000. I did one bet 18000 and won, although I intended to bet 20000 and kept joking with the pit boss that "That was a mistake! I intended to bet twenty."

    One of the dealers kept saying, jokingly, but also seriously, "You're a professional card counter, aren't you." I just laughed. The pit boss didn't even seem to care or listen. It was a little surreal.

    I ended up a little ahead, and stopped.

    +2615

    what sort of bet range do you normally get, MD? If I go to my local I'm offered the minimum $15, with max about $950. So 950/15=63x. Yours?
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    October 4th, 2021 at 11:54:12 PM permalink
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    I was banned completely at one point at one major casino chain. I went back about a year later to the same casino and tried to play again, was asked to stop. But then a year after that attempt someone very high up in that corporate chain let me back in and removed the ban.

    I haven't had any problems anywhere since then, but I have played Blackjack only sporadically past few years, until recently when I started playing it a lot.

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    I don't know what the situation will be in Australia if I ever get to the point of winning consistently. The reason I say that is because you can't touch the cards at bj in Australia. Also, CSMs that swallow the cards after each hand, mean you can't count. So how is it possible to cheat/AP bj, more than other game here? Your thoughts MD?
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    October 5th, 2021 at 12:05:31 AM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    Day 131 play.

    DD Blackjack. Spread 300 - 6000.

    Was down as much as -11000 at one point. Rallied gradually took many hours finally stopped when got ahead. Probably tipped out half as much as I won.

    +500

    being Australian, I'm not familiar with the tipping in the US. We don't ordinarily tip in Australia, but it is done occasionally. Not at casinos though. It's banned and considered a potential collusion point.

    So when you say you probably tipped out half as much as you won, I'm assuming you're referring to half as much as your $500 profit here?
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    October 5th, 2021 at 7:32:50 AM permalink
    You ask a few different questions. Yes in that session where I won $500. I ended up tipping out about $250. which means that I actually won $750. but walked with $500. Keep in mind that I almost never just hand the dealer chips - I place chips alongside my own bet, and then if the hand is won, the dealer gets double whatever I laid out on the side. Is THAT form of tipping disallowed in Australia too - placing a chip next to your own stack, for the dealer to win alongside your win?

    You ask about bet range - at a public table the limit for double deck blackjack is 10000 or sometimes 15000. At my private table I am allowed to go to higher but I don't want to say exactly how high because if I do someone could use that info to find me, because such limits are rare for Blackjack in Vegas.

    I wouldn't play a continuous shuffle machine in any game, not Blackjack not Baccarat.
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    October 5th, 2021 at 1:47:47 PM permalink
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    You ask a few different questions. Yes in that session where I won $500. I ended up tipping out about $250. which means that I actually won $750. but walked with $500. Keep in mind that I almost never just hand the dealer chips - I place chips alongside my own bet, and then if the hand is won, the dealer gets double whatever I laid out on the side. Is THAT form of tipping disallowed in Australia too - placing a chip next to your own stack, for the dealer to win alongside your win?

    You ask about bet range - at a public table the limit for double deck blackjack is 10000 or sometimes 15000. At my private table I am allowed to go to higher but I don't want to say exactly how high because if I do someone could use that info to find me, because such limits are rare for Blackjack in Vegas.

    I wouldn't play a continuous shuffle machine in any game, not Blackjack not Baccarat.

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    Several players here in the Midwest have been to Caesarís and they told me the non private tables in the high limit go up to 300 min to 25,000 per hand on baccarat??
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    October 5th, 2021 at 8:30:27 PM permalink
    Day 133 play

    DD Blackjack. 300 - 5000 spread.

    I was ahead as much as a few thousand a couple times but kept dropping to around -4000 or so. I won all my larger bets but they all seemed to come at catch up moments.

    Finally got tired of the back and forth and walked.

    +750

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 8:10:57 PM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    You ask about bet range - at a public table the limit for double deck blackjack is 10000 or sometimes 15000. At my private table I am allowed to go to higher but I don't want to say exactly how high because if I do someone could use that info to find me, because such limits are rare for Blackjack in Vegas.

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    thanks MD. And what would be the min bet at these public bj tables?
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    October 6th, 2021 at 8:17:40 PM permalink
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    You ask a few different questions. Yes in that session where I won $500. I ended up tipping out about $250. which means that I actually won $750. but walked with $500. Keep in mind that I almost never just hand the dealer chips - I place chips alongside my own bet, and then if the hand is won, the dealer gets double whatever I laid out on the side. Is THAT form of tipping disallowed in Australia too - placing a chip next to your own stack, for the dealer to win alongside your win?

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    yep, not allowed. any 'form' of tipping would be considered a potential collusion point with the dealer.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 8:28:17 PM permalink
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    Several players here in the Midwest have been to Caesarís and they told me the non private tables in the high limit go up to 300 min to 25,000 per hand on baccarat??

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    25,000/300=83x. Similar to the low level bj tables here (about 60x, I think I calculated it at).
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    October 6th, 2021 at 8:41:24 PM permalink
    Quote: Wellbush

    Quote: Marcusclark66

    Several players here in the Midwest have been to Caesarís and they told me the non private tables in the high limit go up to 300 min to 25,000 per hand on baccarat??

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    25,000/300=83x. Similar to the low level bj tables here (about 60x, I think I calculated it at).
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    I don't think in Aus, we can spread much more than like $50 - $2500?
    Baccarat - probably more - $300 - $75000 ?
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    October 7th, 2021 at 6:50:32 AM permalink
    Has anyone ever been bored enough at work to go through this thread and tally up all the wins and losses for MDawg? I kind of want to see a line graph of the ups and downs.
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    October 7th, 2021 at 8:42:17 AM permalink
    Day 133 play

    DD Blackjack. 300 - 20000 spread.

    Uhoh, bad session. I was actually up a fair amount then it went all bad.

    -15000

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 7th, 2021 at 8:43:23 AM permalink
    The above -15K loss just goes to prove that need to take what you may when you may. Can't be winning small in repeated sessions then suddenly lose big. That is all lopsided. But, that's the way it worked out, this week.
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    October 7th, 2021 at 3:12:22 PM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    Day 133 play

    DD Blackjack. 300 - 20000 spread.

    Uhoh, bad session. I was actually up a fair amount then it went all bad.

    -15000

    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.

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    What went bad? If the count was sufficiently positive, why would you leave the table? If it wasn't, why would you be at the table?

    Or were you just pressing into streaks the Baccarat way, with scant regard to the count? I think that's what you do.

    So, you lost less than one max bet?
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    October 7th, 2021 at 3:36:37 PM permalink
    There was a lot of chatter today on the forum. Seems like today was the day to lose obviously. The sun moon and stars apparently didnít line up
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    October 7th, 2021 at 4:06:46 PM permalink
    I, just...lost. Just because the count is positive doesn't mean you'll win every accelerated bet.

    OnceDear I will start taking your posts much less seriously if you keep speculating on what something means or on what I did, or keep stating opinion as if were fact. I did what I reported not what you think I did.

    Why does any card counter sometimes lose? If it's not happening sometimes you just leave. If it is happening sometimes you just leave. You can't sit at the table forever. You're not making much sense.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 1:45:21 AM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    I, just...lost. Just because the count is positive doesn't mean you'll win every accelerated bet.

    Very true. Losing repeatedly into a high count can be expensive, and I think you'll agree can happen often.
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    OnceDear I will start taking your posts much less seriously if you keep speculating on what something means or on what I did, or keep stating opinion as if were fact. I did what I reported not what you think I did.

    Than you for clarifying
    Quote: MDawg


    Why does any card counter sometimes lose?

    Regular plain old bad variance?
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    If it's not happening sometimes you just leave. If it is happening sometimes you just leave. You can't sit at the table forever. You're not making much sense.

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    Good explanation. Just unusual for you to report quitting while behind. I thought it worth understanding what made your session so atypical. E.g. was it time constraints? fatigue? just having a bad feeling? money management? wanting to minimise the loss? Feeling that this might be the start of a really bad trend? Other?
    See. I'm not so much speculating now as just trying to understand your session.
    Anyway,
    Good luck on the next session?
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    October 8th, 2021 at 3:08:35 AM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    I, just...lost. Just because the count is positive doesn't mean you'll win every accelerated bet.

    OnceDear I will start taking your posts much less seriously if you keep speculating on what something means or on what I did, or keep stating opinion as if were fact. I did what I reported not what you think I did.

    Why does any card counter sometimes lose? If it's not happening sometimes you just leave. If it is happening sometimes you just leave. You can't sit at the table forever. You're not making much sense.

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    Fantastic experience so well as a shot of wisdom right there. Big time!! Thanks MDawg.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 8:59:43 AM permalink
    Quote: OnceDear

    Good explanation. Just unusual for you to report quitting while behind. I thought it worth understanding what made your session so atypical. E.g. was it time constraints? fatigue? just having a bad feeling? money management? wanting to minimise the loss? Feeling that this might be the start of a really bad trend? Other?
    See. I'm not so much speculating now as just trying to understand your session.
    Anyway,
    Good luck on the next session?
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    Okay now that's a good post and worth responding to.

    I just gave up and didn't want to lose more, given that lately my winning sessions have not been so very large. For whatever reason bets that should have won into a positive count were losing! including big bets! When I got to a loss figure that ate up almost all I had won in multiple prior sessions, I decided to stop.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 9:52:51 AM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    I just gave up and didn't want to lose more, given that lately my winning sessions have not been so very large. For whatever reason bets that should have won into a positive count were losing! including big bets! When I got to a loss figure that ate up almost all I had won in multiple prior sessions, I decided to stop.
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    We never need an excuse to stop, do we. I commend you for that, for what it's worth.
    Your comfort zone is bigger than mine, I'm sure. When I lose £100, £250, £500 I have half an eye to the various possible futures. I'd often think, "Well, There's a good chance that another buy in could turn that around" but equally, "Shine on! SOMETHING is seeing me have a bad session, so walk away and forget the loss so far". "Tomorrow is another day". It's mostly mood that chooses my next action. And yours?
    Technically, Mathematically, a dedicated card counter would set his wager based mostly on the count and his bankroll. Walking would be for practical or personal reasons, fatigue, hunger, enough work done for the day. Session amount won or lost might be virtually academic, or so I'm led to believe.

    I wonder what level you assign to your bankroll for Kelly purposes. Much higher than mine $:o)

    Gut feel has a part to play. I assert it's mathematically unjustified, but can we two agree that if the feel is bad, why NOT walk away and regroup?

    Of course, I assign no significance to session end points, where you might, or even seem to. The same conclusion, to choose to suck up a modest loss would still seem to apply.

    Onwards to the next session. Good luck.
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    October 9th, 2021 at 9:41:01 AM permalink
    No one likes to lose. And if you're used to winning, losing becomes even more dislikable.
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    October 9th, 2021 at 10:17:52 AM permalink
    Another interesting thing I have observed in Vegas this year, is how quickly people who lose are back at the tables. I see people I know dump 100 200 even 300 thousand one night, and they are back in action bright and early the next morning chasing big time. And I haven't seen any of them win much of anything back, all of them seem to end up dumping even more.

    With me, that loss last session left such a bad taste that I don't even want to go back to the tables again for a while. You'd think that with as many wins as I have had versus losses that I'd not care about a losing session, but given that I not only lost but lost more than I had won in more than a few prior sessions combined, it does turn me off from further play, at least right now.

    Plus, the weather has finally cooled in Vegas and there are some outdoor activities in which the wife wants to engage that I've been putting off. Work beckons too - both in Vegas and elsewhere.

    All is well! Life is good. Did it take seven months for MDawg to get sick of casinos? NO, not by any means. Burned out a little, maybe!
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    October 10th, 2021 at 7:21:19 PM permalink
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    All is well! Life is good. Did it take seven months for MDawg to get sick of casinos? NO, not by any means. Burned out a little, maybe!



    I guess I have no real responsibility that would stop wifey and me from living in a nice casino suite if I qualified for one.. I really donít think Iíd want it for more than a few weeksÖ

    You donít yearn for home at all?
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    October 11th, 2021 at 1:22:04 AM permalink
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    No one likes to lose. And if you're used to winning, losing becomes even more dislikable.
    link to original post

    I can relate
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    October 11th, 2021 at 1:26:07 AM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    Another interesting thing I have observed in Vegas this year, is how quickly people who lose are back at the tables. I see people I know dump 100 200 even 300 thousand one night, and they are back in action bright and early the next morning chasing big time. And I haven't seen any of them win much of anything back, all of them seem to end up dumping even more.

    With me, that loss last session left such a bad taste that I don't even want to go back to the tables again for a while. You'd think that with as many wins as I have had versus losses that I'd not care about a losing session, but given that I not only lost but lost more than I had won in more than a few prior sessions combined, it does turn me off from further play, at least right now.

    Plus, the weather has finally cooled in Vegas and there are some outdoor activities in which the wife wants to engage that I've been putting off. Work beckons too - both in Vegas and elsewhere.

    All is well! Life is good. Did it take seven months for MDawg to get sick of casinos? NO, not by any means. Burned out a little, maybe!
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    I can relate to this. You may have read my references to my initial foray into gambling. I'm not into losing. I either win or give it up. Addiction is not something I'll accept.
    All persons reading my posts gamble at their own risk, as I do. I don't ordinarily dispute math. I may dispute math I don't understand, or if I think it's faulty. I am not a conspiracy theorist.
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    October 11th, 2021 at 12:01:12 PM permalink
    Just been relaxing in Vegas. No play for some days now.
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    October 11th, 2021 at 7:44:26 PM permalink
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    Several players here in the Midwest have been to Caesarís and they told me the non private tables in the high limit go up to 300 min to 25,000 per hand on baccarat??
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    Quite correct, the posted table max at Caesar's Baccarat is $25,000., which is higher than at most Strip casinos.


    The minimum is anywhere from 100 - 500 at such tables.
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    October 11th, 2021 at 8:03:21 PM permalink
    What it is...right now (and earlier when I was out and about), is WINDY AS H. on the Strip.

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    October 11th, 2021 at 10:12:48 PM permalink
    Quote: MDawg

    Quote: Marcusclark66


    Several players here in the Midwest have been to Caesarís and they told me the non private tables in the high limit go up to 300 min to 25,000 per hand on baccarat??
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    Quite correct, the posted table max at Caesar's Baccarat is $25,000., which is higher than at most Strip casinos.


    The minimum is anywhere from 100 - 500 at such tables.
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    Two of our regulars go there all the time they tell me. Our limits go up to $10k a hand. Here they do quite well and always ask for higher limits. Doubt if that will happen anytime soon. Didnít think they were making it up.
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    October 12th, 2021 at 11:17:23 AM permalink
    Oops sorry mdawg, I must have jinxed you.
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    October 12th, 2021 at 10:54:53 PM permalink
    Day 134 play

    DD Blackjack. 500 - 15000.

    There was some back and forth but eventually broke away to win. I did tip out some along the way but my win was an even exact number and not affected by the tipping. An abundance mentality is needed to win big and to win consistently.

    +5000

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    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 14th, 2021 at 8:16:25 AM permalink
    Day 135 play

    BACCARAT - public table.

    I actually just popped in for a quick session with my old game, hoping to pull out a quick five grand. Well, I must be rusty because before you knew it I was down ten grand. Well, not immediately, but there was some up and down. However, every time I wagered 5000 or 10000, I won. Eventually I got right back to even while a couple of other players had joined me. One, just kept pushing it until lost everything. The other, more or less followed me, until got somewhere at least, made some money and left.

    I got flat even, kept playing (violated the golden rule of quitting after coming back to even from a loss), and was down a few thousand again rather quickly, but then I made couple of bets and gradually got back to even, then quit slightly ahead. Not with five thousand though!

    +500

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    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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    October 14th, 2021 at 8:20:03 AM permalink
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/latin-casino-operator-buys-vegas-193412495.html

    A Chilean businessman and co-founder of the largest casino resort operator in Latin America has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres (4 hectares) of Strip-front land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $120 million.

    The scuttlebutt was that this land was going to be converted to a parking lot, but this acquisition from a casino owner would seem to change everything. Another casino?

    I know Vegas, at least the hotspots I frequent, have been very busy since June 2021. I am not sure why stocks like WYNN that I own have dropped, maybe due to Macau profits, but Vegas seems to be booming again.

    I mean it's ridiculous - one of the major Strip casinos has no less than 7 multi million line players playing Baccarat right now (one of my friends is beating that casino for three million at the moment), and at one of the other majors, the only way to get into the casino's suite for the Raiders games lately has been to be a million dollar or higher player. Bad Craziness, Jr. out there with people clamoring to Vegas to wager their money! everyone from people cashing their unemployment checks to billionaires are here on a regular basis these days! Other than the masks, you wouldn't even know that there is a pandemic going on.

    I am having to fly back and forth to our main home regularly now, for work, but I'm here in Vegas much of the time, and even the flights arriving in have been very busy.
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    October 14th, 2021 at 8:53:34 AM permalink
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    It is easier to net a $1000 win starting with $200000 than $200.


    That is true too. For example in that recent session I described where I won $500., I had the chips and willingness to lay it out there, to come back from some ten grand in the hole. Another player at that table had ten grand period, laid three or four of it out on a final all-in bet, and lost.

    Just in general it's more difficult to win a sum that is wildly disproportionate to your bankroll.
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    October 14th, 2021 at 1:47:40 PM permalink
    CIRCA

    Not in the high limit room, unfortunately, but well stocked on the main floor!

    I'm a dancing card dealer at a Vegas casino. I love my job - here's what it's like.




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    October 14th, 2021 at 6:35:54 PM permalink
    Day 136 play

    DD Blackjack. 500 - 20000.

    I got in the hole about 10K twice during the session but ended a nice sum ahead. Bets up to 15000 - 20000 a few times. These were when the going was good, but also, mostly catch up wins in terms of bankroll.

    +5275


    Note: Lately, for security reasons, session reports are not necessarily presented in real time corresponding directly to the day played.



    I'm willing to present a side Challenge. If anyone doubts that any one, just any one of the Session reports I present during this trip is not entirely accurate, throw down a red flag! Put up a mere ten grand in cash, let's work out how to verify the Session to your satisfaction using the Wizard as the judge, and winner takes the twenty thousand.

    I'll contribute five hundred from my end for the Wizard's time if the Challenger will do the same, so that's $19,000. to the winner of this side Challenge.

    This Side Challenge remains good for the duration of this particular Vegas trip.
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