bodyforlife
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February 3rd, 2015 at 4:54:39 PM permalink
So just got back from Vegas (have been going on the Superbowl weekend for the last 10 years). Had a good run at craps, but as is usually the case, yet another knucklehead at the craps table. This time it was a guy from Jersey who just wanted to be the center of attention. He plops down $1000 and says everything on the field. So the dealers convert his money to chips and $1000 goes on the field. In the meantime, he's talking to his girlfriend and takes a step away from the table to look at a text. You would have thought he might have some interest in the roll having $1000 on the line, but nope, he completely misses the roll and the pit boss walks over and tells him he lost $1000. So he takes $500 more out of his pocket and goes all on the field. Loses again. Then he pulls another grand out, at which point I said, F it! Cash me out. I had no intention of having the game slowed to a snail's pace because this moron can't just give the dealer all his money at one time so he doesn't hold up the table every roll.
RaleighCraps
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February 3rd, 2015 at 5:25:30 PM permalink
I used to let the knuckleheads really get to me too. But now I realize they will soon be gone. They either hit and leave, or they bust out in short order.
If they are really screwing up the game, then I just pull in all my bets, or throw $25 out on the DC, since I find just waiting at the craps table to be super boring.
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sodawater
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February 3rd, 2015 at 5:35:09 PM permalink
Quote: bodyforlife

So just got back from Vegas (have been going on the Superbowl weekend for the last 10 years). Had a good run at craps, but as is usually the case, yet another knucklehead at the craps table. This time it was a guy from Jersey who just wanted to be the center of attention. He plops down $1000 and says everything on the field. So the dealers convert his money to chips and $1000 goes on the field. In the meantime, he's talking to his girlfriend and takes a step away from the table to look at a text. You would have thought he might have some interest in the roll having $1000 on the line, but nope, he completely misses the roll and the pit boss walks over and tells him he lost $1000. So he takes $500 more out of his pocket and goes all on the field. Loses again. Then he pulls another grand out, at which point I said, F it! Cash me out. I had no intention of having the game slowed to a snail's pace because this moron can't just give the dealer all his money at one time so he doesn't hold up the table every roll.



This behavior actually increases your monetary expectation. However, it ruins the entertainment value of the game, so your decision to leave may have been correct.
sabre
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February 3rd, 2015 at 5:48:31 PM permalink
That would have definitely increased my entertainment value, but to each his own.
bodyforlife
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February 3rd, 2015 at 5:58:01 PM permalink
Quote: sabre

That would have definitely increased my entertainment value, but to each his own.



Admittedly, I think most people would find pleasure in seeing a clown like this lose. But I was down for that session and simply wanted to get some rolls in (it was also getaway day, so didn't exactly have an extended amount of time)
goatcabin
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February 4th, 2015 at 10:18:56 AM permalink
Hey, Raleigh Craps! Long time.
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goatcabin
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February 4th, 2015 at 10:21:13 AM permalink
Quote: sodawater

This behavior actually increases your monetary expectation.



Huh? Are you just referring to the fact that, when play slows down, the expected loss/time is lower?
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February 4th, 2015 at 10:27:47 AM permalink
What I was wondering is if the 2 or 12 pays triple. And I would have been entertained.
AxelWolf
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February 4th, 2015 at 11:09:27 AM permalink
This guy was actually saving you money if he was slowing down the game. I'm not sure why someone needs to give the dealers all there money at once, had he done that, someone would complain he's a show off(another thread someone complained someone bought in for 5k at BJ), also he's not expected too lose 3 in a row.

He's better off playing this way compared to guys who spend hours making "good bets" because his expected loss is less than $100.

Let's say he wins the first bet and walks away(people wouldn't be calling him a knucklehead) he didn't even expect to lose $30 in EV.If he wins he has impressed his GF and has a cool story to tell his friends along with an extra 1k. If he losses his GF will give him sympathy and he still has a story to tell. My young nephew takes it as a badge of honor with his friends explaining how he spent/lost 10k in Vegas, no biggie to him hes 23 and he makes 150k a year.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Baccaratfrom79
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February 4th, 2015 at 11:16:06 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

This guy was actually saving you money if he was slowing down the game. I'm not sure why someone needs to give the dealers all there money at once, had he done that, someone would complain he's a show off(another thread someone complained someone bought in for 5k at BJ), also he's not expected too lose 3 in a row.

He's better off playing this way compared to guys who spend hours making "good bets" because his expected loss is less than $100.

Let's say he wins the first bet and walks away(people wouldn't be calling him a knucklehead) he didn't even expect to lose $30 in EV.If he wins he has impressed his GF and has a cool story to tell his friends along with an extra 1k. If he losses his GF will give him sympathy and he still has a story to tell. My young nephew takes it as a badge of honor with his friends explaining how he spent/lost 10k in Vegas, no biggie to him hes 23 and he makes 150k a year.



There are great points both 'pro' and 'con' to buy in's of larger amounts. There are also psych conditions as to the way certain players wager with the money/chips in front of them or in their pocket, out of sight. I am almost a sole baccarat only player and there are reasons as to why sometimes my buy in's are 2.5k, 5k, or even 20k cash on a table.
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