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September 19th, 2020 at 6:00:42 PM permalink
Quote: TinMan

I have a relative who thought this was a winning approach. He would run between two roulette wheels placing bets based on some elaborate system. He, and very emphatically his wife, no longer believe this to be a winning proposition.

On a separate note, your comment reminded me of this: https://youtu.be/PpvboBJEozM



Yes this is the answer to my question. I think
billryan
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September 19th, 2020 at 7:01:36 PM permalink
So if you buy in at one table for $100, the chips are worth $1 each and if you buy in at a second table for $500, the chips are worth $5 each. What would prevent you from using the $1 pink chips at the table where your pink chips are worth $5? Obviously the casino would catch on pretty quick but a hit and run strategy might work, although I'm sure this isn't an original thought.
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September 19th, 2020 at 7:26:41 PM permalink
Quote: heatmap

and kewlj - i think there is something to this because CASINOS HATE THAT ONE TRICK and definitely dont allow it at roulette tables

and my speculation -if what we are talking about has nothing to do with why they dont allow it

is that the roulette tables have their own chip types and they dont want a chip thats the same color to be transferred to another table where the chip may be worth more

but i never use the table chips i use real chips usually - i havent played roulette in years though



Itís not only that; they also donít want more than one player using a particular color chip at the table. Thatís one of (a few) reasons why they have different color chips.

All players have access to the betting area, so with all players using different color chips, everyone knows what bets belong to who.
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September 19th, 2020 at 7:30:00 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

So if you buy in at one table for $100, the chips are worth $1 each and if you buy in at a second table for $500, the chips are worth $5 each. What would prevent you from using the $1 pink chips at the table where your pink chips are worth $5? Obviously the casino would catch on pretty quick but a hit and run strategy might work, although I'm sure this isn't an original thought.



Just so nobody gets any ideas, I do want to quickly point out that this would be a straight up crime if they could demonstrate intent to defraud.
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September 19th, 2020 at 11:05:04 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Just so nobody gets any ideas, I do want to quickly point out that this would be a straight up crime if they could demonstrate intent to defraud.



This was my speculation as to why they wouldnít allow this with table bought chips
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September 20th, 2020 at 8:45:36 AM permalink
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Just so nobody gets any ideas, I do want to quickly point out that this would be a straight up crime if they could demonstrate intent to defraud.



I'm not advocating doing this, just pointing out why someone might be playing two tables. Casinos must see these attempts at petty theft on a regular basis.
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September 20th, 2020 at 9:00:25 AM permalink
They keep track of the table-specific chips of one color so that nobody walks away with chips specific to one table and brings them to another. I'm not sure but it's possible that the "lavender" chips at one roulette table are not the same exact color as "lavender" at another. Real-value chips (white=$1, red=$5, green=$25...) have the same value everywhere, so you can walk away with those chips, no problem. But there should always be an exact number of the unique colors at the roulette table. If not, they want to find out where the missing chips have gone.

You're going to need to convert those chips to the real ones before you leave, so they'll get wise to the scam when they end up with more of their unique color chips at the table, meaning that someone has added to the inventory. "Hello? Surveillance? We have a problem. Call Warner Wolfe."
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September 20th, 2020 at 9:21:53 AM permalink
That makes sense.

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