aceofspades
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:34:53 AM permalink
I know I know I know that switching dealers and burn cards do not upset the "sacred order of the cards" - but, yesterday, I arrived for the grand opening weekend of the Revel and on my first hand was dealt a blackjack - immediately, the dealer "went on break", a card was burned, and I proceeded to lose the next 8 hands - I know it is superstitious, but somehow, this is a superstition I can't let go of - ok, everyone can laugh at me now :)
only1choice
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:43:19 AM permalink
Ok you can all laugh at me too but I agree with you. I try to make a table reserved and depending on day and how busy they are I am sometime successful. I also ask the relief dealer not to burn a card and sometimes they will oblige me. FYI $ 100 table. My fellow members can also laugh but I don't play with house dealers and I usually look for my regular dealers that I play with.
IF YOU PLAY "PLAY TO WIN"
Hunterhill
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:47:33 AM permalink
So tell us,how do you recognize a house dealer.
The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
aceofspades
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:48:59 AM permalink
I guess I just felt a bit let down that I would get a blackjack and then they change dealers and I lose 8 hands
FinsRule
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:51:00 AM permalink
I'm generally not superstitious. The only casino superstition I have is that when I play Pai Gow with a new deck, I sit out the first two hands making sure each deck goes through the shuffler. Yeah, I know it's dumb.

Oh, this seems like a good thread to start...

What's your casino superstition?

Should I start it..... Of course I will. After all, I'm going to Vegas tomorrow, and am pumped.
aceofspades
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:52:41 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I'm generally not superstitious. The only casino superstition I have is that when I play Pai Gow with a new deck, I sit out the first two hands making sure each deck goes through the shuffler. Yeah, I know it's dumb.

Oh, this seems like a good thread to start...

What's your casino superstition?

Should I start it..... Of course I will. After all, I'm going to Vegas tomorrow, and am pumped.




Fin - place a link in here to your thread so we can all join in :)
CrapsForever
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May 25th, 2012 at 9:01:03 AM permalink
Gambling "superstitions" are not superstitions in my opinion. They happen for a reason! The hard part is not accepting the superstitions as random and following through with a plan of action with it.

I've been gambling for 12 years, losing for 12 years for the most part because I keep deeming the same patterns as "random".

I have friends who make a lot of money playing Blackjack! Their advice: Burn cards usually changes things. No mathematic formula, just life experiences playing Blackjack through the years.

If you lose three hands in a row after the dealer is switched; LEAVE THE TABLE!
If the dealer hits a Blackjack after the dealer is switched; LEAVE THE TABLE!

I cost myself money the past few days because I kept on trying to convince myself my "superstitions" are random and based on "selective memory" even though the same pattern happens in almost every single craps session. I left a lot of money on the Craps table with Idiots destroying the flow. I need to have a craps table with every single person thinking alike and we would KILL the casino. We are our own worst enemies, we are trying to make money and we don't realize that there is "momentum" in life, sports and gambling. We know we are on a hot streak DURING the streak, we chase our losses even though we KNOW we are on a bad streak.

Sorry for venting! I'm down $600 but should be up at least $3,000 because I was too stupid not to listen to my freaking intuition every single time and was betting too freaking passively during my "hot roll" even though I knew I was on a great roll!

I located the "hot shooter" while playing craps the past two days. There were 4 altogether during specific sessions. My plan was to only bet on the "hot shooter" during his/her roll. I ended up being the hottest shooter and only made $600 on my roll while everybody else made $Thousands! I did not keep my patience by sitting out and kept on betting on LOSERS including myself at times when I "knew" things were not going well and the table went ridiculously cold!

Gambling is not random! Follow your instincts!

PLEASE somebody teach ME how to follow my instincts; I am so close to figuring this game out!

CRAPS PRESS BETS/STRATEGY COACH NEEDED!

I am offering a % of my winnings for somebody to press my bets for me while I'm on a Craps table shooting the dice...I am 100% serious!

You have absolutely NOTHING to lose! I am gambling solely with my money...I'll throw the dice, you press my bets...we decide beforehand the % split. I will be at Bethlehem Sands tonight at 7pm.

PM me and let's do this!
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!
only1choice
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May 25th, 2012 at 9:23:55 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

So tell us,how do you recognize a house dealer.


http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/blackjack/7296-does-previous-results-at-a-blackjack-table-contribute-to-your-decision-to-sit-down-and-play/
A previous thread on this matter.

I was counting the seconds till someone asked, it took 4 minutes. I know that I will be subject to ridicule but everyone plays by certain standards and I answer your question because you asked me. I frequent the mohegansun 3 days a week every week. I come on the mid day shift so I know every dealer, floor person pit boss and shift manager and many directors. When I mention a "house dealer" I refer to a dealer that consistently wins for the house. I feel that it is no coincidence that normally these dealers get the high limit games. You would not be able to"spot one" as you ask walking into a casino blindly. I have spent countless hours talking with dealers about how some dealers can win day after day. We have come to the conclusion that their is no scientific reason for this abnormality but I stand by this one rule of thumb. Counting or non-counting. If you observe a table and the players are getting absolutely smoked and seem to be playing with some resemblance to basic strategy are you going to sit down and try to buck that trend or are you going to another table?
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CrapsForever
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May 25th, 2012 at 9:30:26 AM permalink
Only1choice,

Absolutely ZERO ridicule. You are thinking outside the box! Different energy from different dealers.

I have a ridiculous addiction to anything gambling related and do lots of research...I have lots of friends who gamble on a weekly basis. We all share one common belief; some dealers...no matter what....you always do well when they are around. Some dealers.....you always do badly with. When the "bad" dealers arrive, LEAVE! Don't even play one hand.
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!
Zcore13
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May 25th, 2012 at 9:39:52 AM permalink
Thinking that a burn card or a dealer or anything else changes the outcome of your session is silly. The cards don't know who is dealing. The cards don't know how many players are playing at the table. The cards don't know who is going to hit to how many cards and who is going to stay or hit on a 16. Someone splitting 10's or hitting a hard hand when a dealer has a bust card doesn't make any difference either.

The cards are just random cards. The hand you lose this hand because someone "took the dealers bust card" could end up giving you cards that help you win the next few that you would have lost if the player stayed. Gamblers love to blame their losses on every reason in the world except for the one that is true, you are not supposed to win.

I've heard sooooooo many excuses it just goes in one ear and out the other now. "The stupid player next to me doesn't know how to play", "The dealer burned/forgot to burn a card", "Some idiot jumped in mid-shoe", "A moron on 3rd base didn't hit his 15 and the dealer had a 8 showing".

None of it matters because you have no idea what the next card or squence of cards are and the cards don't know the future either. So if it makes you happy to think all sorts of things effect your session, more power to you. But other than your happiness, none of it really matters.

Zcore13
I am an employee of a Casino. Former Table Games Director,, current Pit Supervisor. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.

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