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February 4th, 2020 at 4:12:27 PM permalink
Rather than make a new thread each time I make a video based on one of my demo games, I'll add them to this thread.

The latest one is on the craps basics, name the pass, come, and odds on both. Craps is a difficult game to explain, so please go easy on me. Have a look and let me know your thoughts. The video is still in "private" mode, so I don't mind editing it or just starting over.

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February 5th, 2020 at 12:51:52 PM permalink
Good entry.

For starters, wow! Hot shooter! Had you made this video at a live table, when it was over the right betters would have hoisted you on their shoulders and paraded you around the craps pit. It's fortunate you weren't making a don't pass/don't come episode.

Secondly, as someone who explains how to play craps on occasion, I think you're wise not trying to teach it all at once. Eyes glaze over. It's frustrating. At its core craps is a very simple game, and yet all the attached bells and whistles create difficulty making this point (no pun intended). So yeah, a series of bite-size lessons is best.

For critique, I think when you switched to the come line you might have reinforced that it's the same wager as the pass line by reiterating that if the next roll is a 7 or 11 you win, a 2, 3 or 12 you lose, and any other number becomes a come point. Also note that when you finally went 7-out at the end, the come line payed.

P.S. What happened to the Crazy 4 Poker video?
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February 8th, 2020 at 5:05:49 PM permalink
Thank you for your comments, which I agree with. However, I don't think it's worth remaking it and plan to make it public.

Here is the Crazy 4 Poker video.

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February 9th, 2020 at 7:47:23 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thank you for your comments, which I agree with. However, I don't think it's worth remaking it and plan to make it public.

Here is the Crazy 4 Poker video.



At around 8:05 there is an error. I believe you said at 3 of a kind or less when you meant to say less than 3 of a kind?
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February 11th, 2020 at 10:47:41 PM permalink
This is my longest and probably worst video ever. It is on reading baccarat scoreboards -- a total waste of time. Not an easy to explain, thus the length.

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February 12th, 2020 at 7:55:58 AM permalink
when using a small cursor in a video with lots of white, I would highly suggest at least
using a program like Cursor Attention 1.4 (a windows free program).
I have used it many times and it is really a great idea for those to be able to see the cursor very quickly.
example here (not my video)
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February 13th, 2020 at 7:57:25 AM permalink
Quote: 7craps

when using a small cursor in a video with lots of white, I would highly suggest at least
using a program like Cursor Attention 1.4 (a windows free program).



Thanks for the suggestion. By any chance, is the appearance of the cursor configurable in windows without downloading anything?
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February 13th, 2020 at 11:02:56 AM permalink
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Thanks for the suggestion. By any chance, is the appearance of the cursor configurable in windows without downloading anything?



Yes, go to Control Panel and choose the Mouse option. There are many pointers to choose from.
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February 15th, 2020 at 7:21:42 AM permalink
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Yes, go to Control Panel and choose the Mouse option. There are many pointers to choose from.



Thanks Rich, I did just that.

Please enjoy my new and improved Three Card Poker video. This one has a working "win" field and a larger cursor. I welcome all comments before I make it public.

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February 15th, 2020 at 8:55:44 AM permalink
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Thanks for the suggestion. By any chance, is the appearance of the cursor configurable in windows without downloading anything?

I use windows 10 and just right click on the lower corner windows button (start) and select 'settings'
and you will see Devices on the upper right side
click and follow follow follow

The 'halo effect' program is easily customizable too
and easy to play with and records very well.

keep videos coming. You do very well compared to many.
way better than no videos at all.
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February 15th, 2020 at 1:44:00 PM permalink
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Please enjoy my new and improved Three Card Poker video. This one has a working "win" field and a larger cursor. I welcome all comments before I make it public.


This is your best effort yet. Just edit the ending and stick a fork in it. (You might consider saving the tongue tied ending for a future blooper video. It's pretty funny.)
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February 15th, 2020 at 7:42:38 PM permalink
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keep videos coming. You do very well compared to many.
way better than no videos at all.



Thanks!
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February 18th, 2020 at 7:58:32 AM permalink
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Just edit the ending and stick a fork in it. (You might consider saving the tongue tied ending for a future blooper video. It's pretty funny.)



Thank you for telling me about that. I just did a version 3 of the video. Any comments before I make it live?

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February 18th, 2020 at 7:41:52 PM permalink
Yep. It's a keeper. For this one you obviously came to the microphone knowing exactly what points you wanted to get across. Plus the card spreads were cooperative allowing you to pause at nice intervals to explain another facet of the game. Also, the new tag promoting your earlier video (along with some Angela eye candy) is a nice touch. Good show!
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February 18th, 2020 at 8:06:45 PM permalink
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Yep. It's a keeper. For this one you obviously came to the microphone knowing exactly what points you wanted to get across. Plus the card spreads were cooperative allowing you to pause at nice intervals to explain another facet of the game. Also, the new tag promoting your earlier video (along with some Angela eye candy) is a nice touch. Good show!



Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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March 9th, 2020 at 7:22:30 PM permalink
Here is my next video on baccarat basics.



Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TfNmP6iCt8&feature=youtu.be

I welcome all comments.
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March 10th, 2020 at 10:12:52 AM permalink
Great video so far! I have never played baccarat in a casino but have a basic knowledge of the game.

Two points after watching half the video:
1. I was confused at 2:00 when you say to take the total and “divide by 10.” Isn’t it the same to say you just drop the 10s digit to get the point value of the hand?
2. At 6:46 I believe you mistakenly said “bets on the banker pay even money” when you meant “bets on the player pay even money”
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March 10th, 2020 at 11:28:53 AM permalink
I watched the second half, and was pleased to see that you showed the chart for when the dealer draws a third card. I was trying to understand the rule when you were narrating, but I see now that the rule is almost like following a blackjack basic strategy chart. I didn’t know it was relatively complicated.

Maybe I’ll try to memorize it—one day.
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March 10th, 2020 at 1:11:20 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Great video so far! I have never played baccarat in a casino but have a basic knowledge of the game.

Two points after watching half the video:
1. I was confused at 2:00 when you say to take the total and “divide by 10.” Isn’t it the same to say you just drop the 10s digit to get the point value of the hand?
2. At 6:46 I believe you mistakenly said “bets on the banker pay even money” when you meant “bets on the player pay even money”



Thanks for watching it and for your comments.

1. Oh, we mathematicians just think that way. We can never explain anything the easy way.
2. Yes, you're absolutely right. I'll have to make and upload a new version, but that's better than throwing a video with an error.

Anybody else?
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March 10th, 2020 at 1:42:56 PM permalink
Here is a corrected version.



Direct: https://youtu.be/lLXTtnx2k4s
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March 13th, 2020 at 10:44:38 PM permalink

Now here's a useful video. With you explaining what's happening while pointing with the cursor, it's much easier to comprehend than the WOO page write up. I suppose I hate myself a little for wanting to learn and memorize how all the baccarat boards work but, for the sake of casino game completeness, it is was on my to-do list. Thank you.
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March 16th, 2020 at 6:11:42 AM permalink
Here is my latest demo game video, this one on pai gow poker. Please have a look while the video is still on "private" mode so I can fix any mistakes.



Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVnCuow_R-M
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March 18th, 2020 at 6:25:57 PM permalink
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Here is my latest demo game video, this one on pai gow poker.



Good video! My only suggestion would have been to make the history of the game super short and jump right into game play, but I wouldn’t change it now just for that. The cards fell into place well for explaining things, including the “push” near the end.

I thought I knew everything there is to know about Pai Gow Poker, but I didn’t know (or maybe I forgot) that you could bank against the dealer if it’s just 1-on-1 play. I will definitely do that the next trip.

I will survive!
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April 5th, 2020 at 5:59:14 AM permalink
My latest demo game is on blackjack.



Direct: https://youtu.be/Cx59HL-IkQk

Please have a look while the video is still on "private" status and I can more easily make changes.

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