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odiousgambit
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October 24th, 2011 at 12:42:24 PM permalink
Someone I saw paying 25 cents as ante in order to play $2 BJ seemed to be doing it so that he could bet big on the side bets. Might be similar to playing slots.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 24th, 2011 at 12:49:39 PM permalink
Well, THAT makes sense - in an f-d up sort of way: Increase the house edge on the base game, so you have the opportunity to play a high house edge side bet.

Yeah, that makes sense, NOT.

On a side note, one of my plans for Poker For Roulette is a keno type ticket system so you can play the side bet, for an extended period of time, without playing Roulette, or even staying near the table.
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Ayecarumba
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October 24th, 2011 at 2:09:18 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Why do people do it then?



Spreading only $1 -$10, and charging a quarter for each hand, doesn't seem like it would even justify the table space. What is the advantage of offering a $1 game vs. a $5 game?
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DJTeddyBear
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October 24th, 2011 at 2:22:06 PM permalink
It's justified when you consider all the people that won't play for $5, but will happily hand over a quarter to play for $1.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗

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