Minty
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November 11th, 2020 at 4:39:58 PM permalink
Yeah... I didn't know if this thread would be an appropriate time to say it, but I wouldn't recommend any of his books. Haven't read them other than when looking for other gambling books in bookstores, but even a quick skim was disappointing.
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smoothgrh
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November 11th, 2020 at 4:40:45 PM permalink
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I distinctly remember one of his videos advising not to split 8s against a dealer 10 because then you'll just lose twice.



And a lot of times you do! :(

Of course the problem with 8,8 vs 10 is that you don't win more by making the correct play....you lose slightly less (longrun). A lot of players have a hard time with that distinction.



I was one of those players who eventually learned the distinction.
Donna
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March 10th, 2021 at 7:19:10 PM permalink
Hi John is very much alive! He is my Uncle and spent an hour on the phone with him tonight! 03/10/21 He has a Facebook page!
Donna
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March 10th, 2021 at 7:22:51 PM permalink
Hi, John is my uncle and is very much alive! Spent time on the phone with him tonight! 3/12/2021! He does have an active Facebook page
EvenBob
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March 10th, 2021 at 10:29:14 PM permalink
Quote: Donna

Hi, John is my uncle and is very much alive! Spent time on the phone with him tonight! 3/12/2021! He does have an active Facebook page



Yeah? Vegas paper says otherwise.

https://obits.reviewjournal.com/us/obituaries/lvrj/name/patrick-laughlin-obituary?pid=181811585#:~:text=PATRICK%20LAUGHLIN%20John%20Patrick%20Laughlin,a%20lengthy%20battle%20with%20Dementia.
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March 11th, 2021 at 12:21:58 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Yeah? Vegas paper says otherwise.

https://obits.reviewjournal.com/us/obituaries/lvrj/name/patrick-laughlin-obituary?pid=181811585#:~:text=PATRICK%20LAUGHLIN%20John%20Patrick%20Laughlin,a%20lengthy%20battle%20with%20Dementia.



I guess this is how you win at roulette? Just misinterpret stuff.

The names don't match. The article mentions the guy was involved with gambling but nothing about him writing books.

And their faces don't match either.

From the article



A pic of John Patrick

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EvenBob
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March 11th, 2021 at 2:29:08 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz



The names don't match.



He's alive? Thank god, thank
you Jesus. It's a miracle..
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Marcusclark66
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March 11th, 2021 at 3:44:58 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

He's alive? Thank god, thank
you Jesus. It's a miracle..



Why is the tone of your voice apparently belittling the man?

Maybe you don't believe his work, but that is no reason to claim falsehoods and insinuate the person is dead.

Didn't you say gambling is for suckers and you personally would not bet unless it was a sure win or guaranteed win?

Yes, you did say that. 3-10-21 page 295 of MDawg's thread, The Adventures of MDawg. AS FOLLOWS : "Gambling is for suckers. Only make bets when you know you can't lose." So my interpretation of that would literally be, you've never stepped foot into a casino or at least you've never placed a wager. Correct? My question at this point,, would have to the following: Why are you on a gambling forum? And, why devote a considerable amount of your time apparently on almost a daily basis to gambling forums?
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Donna
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March 11th, 2021 at 6:48:15 AM permalink
That is not my Uncle John! He is alive, up there in age but funny as ever! He lives in Florida! Any questions about John Patrick feel free to email me! dmgambe@ya[email address slightly disrupted]hoo.com Thank you
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March 11th, 2021 at 6:52:21 AM permalink
Quote: Donna

That is not my Uncle John! He is alive, up there in age but funny as ever! He lives in Florida! Any questions about John Patrick feel free to email me! ! Thank you



Please tell your uncle I say hello. He would know me best as the Wizard of Odds.
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