surrender88s
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July 11th, 2013 at 7:42:32 PM permalink
I find myself in a situation where it's very convenient to play at one casino, while all others are too far away for normal play. Does anyone else play at the same casino more than 3 times a week? Do you play rated? Any stories of getting backed off or banned, or how you've prevented that?
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Paigowdan
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July 11th, 2013 at 7:49:56 PM permalink
Might be tough. A regular who tries this might be caught straight away.
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rdw4potus
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July 11th, 2013 at 7:54:01 PM permalink
I played that way for years. I guess it depends on how serious you are about your play, and what your AP angle is. I chose to play BJ rated, count, and mask the count with a 5 step marty. When the count was high enough, I'd make extra step 5 bets on the marty because I "owed" them to myself from a previous session when I was scared/broke/whatever and didn't make them then. That went without any heat at all until I moved away. I figure I was ~0% HE on the BJ, plus the benefits from playing rated and getting drawing entries, offers, and comps.
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surrender88s
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July 11th, 2013 at 7:57:42 PM permalink
Sorry, HE? Not familiar with that acronym. Thanks for the post.
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rdw4potus
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July 11th, 2013 at 7:59:40 PM permalink
house edge. I don't think I actually had (much of) an advantage from the play itself, but the offers and drawing entries put me in positive territory.
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EvenBob
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July 11th, 2013 at 8:10:58 PM permalink
You have to act the polar opposite of how Ahigh acts
in a casino: you have to be nice and never criticize
the pit or the dealers. Never win enough money to
make them look at you as anything other than lucky.
Play the shortest sessions possible. Try to go on
different shifts. Look and act very normal, never try
to stand out. Don't be a wealth of information about
your game. You're just another bumbling player.
Blend it, take it easy, don't make waves. You'll be fine.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Ibeatyouraces
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July 11th, 2013 at 8:25:23 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
surrender88s
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July 16th, 2013 at 8:29:35 PM permalink
what would you call a "regular"? I'm thinking about playing two pits, 1 hour each, once a week. I think that's not too bad. Was getting some speculative looks from dealer and pit boss when I was betting two hands and coloring up last time...
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camapl
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July 18th, 2013 at 2:36:46 AM permalink
Quote: surrender88s

what would you call a "regular"? I'm thinking about playing two pits, 1 hour each, once a week. I think that's not too bad. Was getting some speculative looks from dealer and pit boss when I was betting two hands and coloring up last time...



Anyone have some tips to stay under the radar in this situation? Pocketing chips comes to mind, but I am no pro by any means!
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1BB
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July 18th, 2013 at 3:01:21 AM permalink
Play different shifts. Do not pocket black chips. Playing two hands can bring unwanted attention but it can also be profitable. Instead of spreading to two hands, begin the shoe with two and be sure the pit notices. You can always drop one and add it back when the time is right. If all goes well the pit now thinks you're just another gambler.
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