aceofspades
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May 17th, 2012 at 4:22:41 PM permalink
Worst sessions of my life in any casino anywhere in the world.

6D
S17
DOA
DAS

$100min.

Session 1
Table 1 - lost first 10 hands
Table 2 - lost first 10 hands
Table 3 - lost first 10 hands
for those of you playing at home - yes 30 hands in a row NO LIE!!!
total down $3k

went to lunch

Session 2
Table 1 - up and down for about 3 shoes (down $400)
Table 2 - (friend of mine was dealing) - (down another $1,400)
pit boss acquaintance I affectionately termed "the mush" came in - I immediately lost 4 hands - she then took a bathroom break and I immediately got a blackjack (I am trying to find some humor in this story)

running total down $4,800

walked on the boardwalk to clear my head

Session 3
Table 1 - dealer began the shoe with 3 straight blackjacks (up and down and then doooooooown $2,500)
Table 2 - down about $300 and count went good for me (FOR ONCE LOL) - put up $500 got a k,k against dealer 7 (dealer flips a 7 and then yup, triple 7), $500 up again 9,5 against dealer 4 (dealer flips 10 then hits 3), $500 got a 5,5 against dealer 5 - I double down and get an 8 (dealer flips ANOTHER 5 then gets a 9) WTF!!!

running total down $9,300

had dinner with friends who could not believe the dealers refused to bust

now, at this point, EMOTIONS got high for me and I admit I stopped counting, I stopped caring and I played on adrenaline - which , in the end, was my demise

Session 4
Table 1 - $500 per hand lost first 5 hands
Table 2 - $1,000 per hand up and down dealer then me then dealer then me - then I caught a double down and LOST - eventually, ended up watching a magical dealer pull 2,3,4,5 or 6 - whatever was necessary to beat my hand buy one

ultimate loss for my first trip to Revel (which is a beautiful casino and hotel)
was NEGATIVE $16,900 (this wiped out all my wins to date in 2012) + another $1,700

so yes, for 2012 I am only down $1,700 BUT it stings as if I was down $1,000,000

Sympathy, comments, or a$$_kickings...?
CrapsForever
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May 17th, 2012 at 4:34:54 PM permalink
Lost 30 hands in a row???

WOW! That is an Anomaly! Sorry for your loss...don't go back there!

Nothing worse than chasing losses! Been there countless times not a $17k loss like yours but $1,500 loss when I came to the Casino with $500 multiple times.

I would love to see a psychological study on why gamblers (including myself) lose total discipline once we start losing rapidly.
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!
Spinner14
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May 17th, 2012 at 4:39:17 PM permalink
Unreal. I've seen bad runs but that is gruesome! I feel your pain though, my worst loss in one sitting was a measly $4,300 over 4 hours and never did I get over $500 a hand going. Tough luck man!
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May 17th, 2012 at 4:47:59 PM permalink
Not quite 30 hands in a row but I've been there. Not being able to surrender doesn't help either. Get 'em next time.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
aceofspades
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May 17th, 2012 at 5:17:02 PM permalink
Quote: CrapsForever

Lost 30 hands in a row???

WOW! That is an Anomaly! Sorry for your loss...don't go back there!

Nothing worse than chasing losses! Been there countless times not a $17k loss like yours but $1,500 loss when I came to the Casino with $500 multiple times.

I would love to see a psychological study on why gamblers (including myself) lose total discipline once we start losing rapidly.





30 hands in a row - yes - I actually asked the pit boss for a copy of the tape so I could throw it up on YouTube and, of course, I was met with a huuuuuge "NO WAY!"

Psychology of losing streaks: My cousin and I spoke about this on the drive home - he said he is the same way - if he had lost $1,000 and won $999 back, he would continue to play until he was all the way back to $1,000 - I agreed with him - something does happen psychologically to gamblers on a bad losing streak - I throw caution (and money) to the wind

I suppose my saving grace LOL is that my host had me in a suite for a few nights, got all my meals comped - and I am now in a suite for Memorial Day weekend comped three nights plus 2 tix to Beyonce's Saturday night grand opening show LOL

Does all that equal what I lost - NOPE - but it is nice.
FleaStiff
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May 17th, 2012 at 5:41:57 PM permalink
What is the expression? There but for the grace of God ...

Or is it: Doesn't he realize he should just go get drunk even if he has to pay for the booze himself. (That is at the fifteen to twenty hands point in time).

If you had won ten grand you wouldn't sit there plowing it all back... so once you see its just not good karma time... Split!

What do you think pretty girls in piano bars are for? Sure they prefer winners ... but they are there for losers too!
pacomartin
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May 17th, 2012 at 6:41:12 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Session 1
Table 1 - lost first 10 hands
Table 2 - lost first 10 hands
Table 3 - lost first 10 hands
for those of you playing at home - yes 30 hands in a row NO LIE!!!
total down $3k

went to lunch



You didn't double or split a single time in 30 hands? How many times did you have an ace? I assume you aren't counting some pushes.
aceofspades
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May 17th, 2012 at 6:43:36 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

You didn't double or split a single time in 30 hands? How many times did you have an ace?





There were splits and doubles (which merely increased my losses)

As I recall - I had three Aces total.
pacomartin
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May 17th, 2012 at 6:48:21 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

There were splits and doubles (which merely increased my losses)

As I recall - I had three Aces total.



Do you remember roughly how many times you pushed? The odds of such a terrible streak are pretty low.
CrapsForever
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May 17th, 2012 at 6:50:31 PM permalink
The sad thing is when you are on that INSANE losing streak, there's nothing you can do to stop it. Doubling Down, Splitting, Basic Strategy, Staying on 16, Hitting on 16, Staying on Soft 18, Hitting on Soft 18, changing tables, playing multiple hands, etc. It does not matter; every decision you'll make will be wrong. Happened to me last year when I lost 20+ consecutive hands playing Blackjack FOUR times in one week. Lowest point in my gambing life; felt borderline suicidal. I felt like a LOSER in every sense of the word.

I went 5 months between winning Craps sessions (25+) and I didn't feel as horrible as I did during my Blackjack losing streaks.

Take a break for a while... Losing streaks lead us to very dark places...
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!

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