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derik999
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March 15th, 2010 at 11:48:06 PM permalink
I finished mid-terms this past weekend so I had some free time, and since won $200 last week I figured I'd go down a play a little BJ to enjoy the evening. Well I get there and there is only one table up and it is full. I cringe and look over at the craps table and bit the bullet. I lost $100 in no time, no shock there, I was playing 6 & 8 and the passline with odds. Probably lasted 20 minutes max. I went over and cashed in for $100 at the BJ table when a seat opened up and it was up and down for an hour or two. When I got down to about 40 bucks I pulled out another $100 and played another 3 hours, leaving the casino with $315 in my wallet.

I've been there four times and this has happened every single time. I get wiped out in craps and come ahead in BJ. Today was the only time I played BJ where I my bankroll was getting chipped away at for awhile.
boymimbo
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March 16th, 2010 at 7:26:45 AM permalink
Four times is hardly a large enough sample size. Sorry you're getting killed at craps. I've had similar opposite sessions where I'd walk away from the craps table up a couple of hundred and get killed at Blackjack. Keep you chin up; craps isn't all that bad.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 16th, 2010 at 8:01:06 AM permalink
I generally play craps and poker.

Usually, one game finances the other.

It's not always the same which finances which.

But it is always fun / entertaining, and that's why you're there, etc...
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RaleighCraps
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March 16th, 2010 at 9:02:01 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I generally play craps and poker.

Usually, one game finances the other.

It's not always the same which finances which.

But it is always fun / entertaining, and that's why you're there, etc...



Ain't this the truth DJ.
A few years ago I went to Turning Stone Casino, near Syracuse, NY to play in the East Coast Poker Championships. Got there early to get registered, and then had a couple of hours to kill, so headed to craps table. Made about $400, which nicely covered my $330 poker buy-in. Left a fairly hot table to go play poker. Three hours later, I finished out of the money in the poker event, which I was fine with since I could go back to winning money at those nice craps tables. Arrrggggh, the tables had been replaced with their demonic twins. Only lucifer was going to win money there now.
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Croupier
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March 16th, 2010 at 9:18:08 AM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

Arrrggggh, the tables had been replaced with their demonic twins. Only lucifer was going to win money there now.



Dont think he would bother. He would be far too busy cheating at roulette.
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derik999
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March 17th, 2010 at 12:25:58 AM permalink
Well tonight it was the casino's night to hit my wallet. Ironically there is this guy that I work with that I avoid whenever possible because he's just a magnet for negativity and is like a black cloud wherever he goes. Well I walk up to the doors and guess who is walking by? I should have taken it as a bad omen and done a 180 and gone back home. BJ was brutal and craps wiped me out faster than I've ever seen. I lost $100 in less than ten minutes, and probably didn't roll more than 5 times per hand.

BJ would have been tolerable but there were multiple players that came and went that had absolutely no idea how to play the game. It's bad enough losing but when people are splitting 3's against a face card or holding on a 12 against an ace or ten pointer, you just want to point them to the nearest slot machine and give a firm boot to their backside. This old Asian couple, who were pleasant enough to be around, were two of the worst examples. The wife was playing first and I'm assuming the husband was the one who taught her how to play as he was coaching her in a language I couldn't understand, but his hand gestures were enough to give his "advice" away. She would stay on anything from 12-16 if she'd hit it on her third card, no matter what the dealer had. Thankfully she left but later on her husband came and he was doing the same thing. Then some drunk lady who smoked like chimney came and sat down next to me and said that I had to tell her how to play her hand because she was new to this. Well she was out of it and thankfully didn't last long enough to deserve a good throttling.

$400 down to top it all off. Back to square one as far as wins/losses in the casino so far, which isn't horrible but I would have rather lost it without all the wild cards thrown in.
derik999
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March 17th, 2010 at 12:27:41 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

Four times is hardly a large enough sample size. Sorry you're getting killed at craps. I've had similar opposite sessions where I'd walk away from the craps table up a couple of hundred and get killed at Blackjack. Keep you chin up; craps isn't all that bad.



You're definitely right. I just have a limited bank roll to work with so any losses usually make me tighten my belt for a few weeks before all the bills are squared away. Makes the sample size take a looooong time to build.

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