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OnceDear
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January 15th, 2015 at 3:50:49 PM permalink
Ok, an observation. Who supports my hypothesis?

I play mostly live dealer online blackjack, mostly low stakes and for amusement and counting practice.

I play mostly in the £10/$10 low stakes tables, but occasionally look in on the high roller tables where min stakes are £250/$250 or so, mostly because there are some dealers there with bigger breasts :)

Apart from the attractiveness of the dealers, I'm gobsmacked by the playing styles of the high rollers at those tables: I can barely believe how infrequently those high rollers even play anything like basic strategy. Even more so, I'm staggered by the number of high rollers who martingale to oblivion or who chicken out of doubling on good opportunities, possibly because they already overextended themselves.

I'm almost spending as much time watching these idiots crash and burn as I'm spending grinding away my own £10 plays.

Am I right in observing that standard of play is inversely proportional to players apparent wealth?

Is this the case in real life bricks and mortar casinos?
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Deucekies
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January 15th, 2015 at 3:54:16 PM permalink
I wouldn't necessarily call it a rule, but I've certainly witnessed it too.
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OnceDear
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January 15th, 2015 at 3:57:37 PM permalink
As a generalisation?
I know some high rollers are sensible APers. But I feel that some of the players with deeper pockets just have no common sense whatsoever. Vote Vote Vote :)
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FleaStiff
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January 15th, 2015 at 4:05:08 PM permalink
Are you sure those other players with deeper pockets are not electronic shills?
OnceDear
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January 15th, 2015 at 4:15:40 PM permalink
I believe this online casino is genuine in that respect.
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January 17th, 2015 at 12:40:45 AM permalink
A few years ago, they had closed the high-limit room tables at my regular haunt early one night.

They opened up a few tables with increased limits out in the main floor to accommodate the action.

I stopped to watch a bit. 2 or 3 guys, all acquainted, $500-$1000 a hand typically, seemingly no clue on basic strategy. Sometimes they did something stupid and got lucky, sometimes they made smart plays and lost. They had come to gamble, and that's what they were doing.

I asked the floor (who was also casually watching their table) if their kind of play was common at that kind of stake. He shrugged, said it wasn't particularly unusual.

There's people who play by their gut feelings at $5/hand, too.
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Funguy21
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January 22nd, 2015 at 2:20:10 PM permalink
I have seen it all, but in general players at a $3.00 table will make 'unique' plays because they are having 'fun' and for them it is not about walking away with a modest profit. Having said that I have seen players who will bet $300 a hand, and hit on a hard 17 and bust out and walk away looking like they just seen a ghost.

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