RaleighCraps
RaleighCraps
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January 10th, 2011 at 1:28:44 PM permalink
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If you want to double down or split, you can take money out of your pocket. I don't even bother to do that--I just ask the dealer to "mark $X". She gets the florrman's approval, and they lend me enough money to play out the hand, which of course, I have to pay back immediately at the hand's conclusion, which could mean I have to go into my pocket after all.



I have never seen this before, although I don't spend any time at BJ tables. Are you playing at a place where you are known? I can't imagine the floor taking a chance on letting you bet money, unless they know who you are, or they can see the cash. I guess if you are playing from marker money already, I suppose they would do this as well, as long as the amount was relatively small. Just curious on the mechanics of this.

If you want to bank in Pai Gow, and you don't have enough chips on the table, most places will let you put up cash, but not make you convert it to chips. But, the cash has to be on the table first. When the hand is done, if you won, or could pay off in chips, you can take your cash back. This is a bit different since if you didn't have the money to pay off the losses, it is other players that would be getting stuck, not just the casino.
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soulhunt79
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January 10th, 2011 at 7:21:51 PM permalink
You say you play craps. I'm just curious if you keep track of your bankroll there as I find it near impossible, or at least more effort than it is worth at times.

If you are able to play basic strategy then I assume your math skills at at least decent. I would just organize your chips on the table in a way that it is very easy for you to count it up. Put all stacks in easy to count increments. This normally would be 25/50/100. If you have $400 on the tablet, just keep $300 to one side and play with the $100. If that goes away, just take $100 out of the side pile. This way you just aren't counting all your chips at all times. You know there is $300 over in this pile so you don't need to count it if you never touch it.
mkl654321
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January 10th, 2011 at 7:31:30 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

I have never seen this before, although I don't spend any time at BJ tables. Are you playing at a place where you are known? I can't imagine the floor taking a chance on letting you bet money, unless they know who you are, or they can see the cash. I guess if you are playing from marker money already, I suppose they would do this as well, as long as the amount was relatively small. Just curious on the mechanics of this.



All I can tell you is that I've done this several times, and I doubt that they knew me any of those times.
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rdw4potus
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January 10th, 2011 at 8:15:43 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321


If you want to double down or split, you can take money out of your pocket. I don't even bother to do that--I just ask the dealer to "mark $X". She gets the florrman's approval, and they lend me enough money to play out the hand, which of course, I have to pay back immediately at the hand's conclusion, which could mean I have to go into my pocket after all.



I've never seen this done, but I can see how it'd be a good way to go at times. I wonder though, can you get the floorperson's approval in advance? Otherwise, it seems like it'd take longer to get it approved than it would to just bring in the cash.
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weaselman
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January 11th, 2011 at 4:58:24 AM permalink
I have seen it happen once. And yes, it took so damn long, that I was almost ready to lend my own money to the guy to get the game moving. I can't begin to imagine why people do this.
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