Nareed
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:16:28 PM permalink
I'm reminded of an Asimov story about a robot that would correlate information in order to find the nearest habitable planet. Of course this would be in terms of probability, i.e. the odds of a habitable planet around X star are 99.5%, say.

Whereupon one character says "Suppose we spend bilions on a mission there and learn that a probability is only a probability." I think that's one of the funniest lines in the Good Doctor's work.

Later on Susan Calvin saves the day.
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MrV
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:17:02 PM permalink
IIRC, Bob is pals with a guy who is a VB player, so his "eye" might be a bit "jaundiced."

Just sayin' ...
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EvenBob
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:18:50 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

IIRC, Bob is pals with a guy who is a VB player, so his "eye" might be a bit "jaundiced."

Just sayin' ...



And he is a VB player and he does make money at it
and you know he does. Right?
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sodawater
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:22:06 PM permalink
haha, "visual ballistics" roulette advantage play? some people will do anything to avoid getting a job.
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:24:47 PM permalink
Actually back in AC in the 80's in the Uston days, there were far more people pushing this than there were DI advocates. Behind BJ, many made a lot of money on classes pushing this. As for actual results, I put it with DI. Even if there was an edge to be had, casinos train Roulette throwers to vary the speed of their throws. But I do have an open mind just like I do on DI. Now just prove it.
EvenBob
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:26:36 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

haha, "visual ballistics" roulette advantage play? some people will do anything to avoid getting a job.



There's a few guys in EU that make a very good
living at it. Lot of work, though. And lots and lots
of practice.
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Ibeatyouraces
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:35:45 PM permalink
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Face
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:48:04 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

There's a few guys in EU that make a very good
living at it. Lot of work, though. And lots and lots
of practice.



You know my stance on Roulette AP, so no need to rehash it. But you know what kind of shook me up? At the WGPC this year, I was talking with the head honcho of GamePro for one of the huge casinos down there, and he said flat out that he knew guys that could sector shoot at will. He'd call out a number and they could whack a slot within that slice of the pie.

Wouldn't sector shooting be a combination of physical skill combined with VB?
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EvenBob
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:52:15 PM permalink
Quote: Face



Wouldn't sector shooting be a combination of physical skill combined with VB?



Its mostly VB. He's doing the same thing a VB player
is doing, except he's doing it on the release of the
ball and not predicting where it will land, like the
player does.
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April 10th, 2013 at 2:55:35 PM permalink
This is not a topic I know much about, but I am much less skeptical about wheel clocking than dice influence. As I understand it, this is a very difficult skill to master. I think it is also combined with careful wheel selection and making very late bets. I don't necessarily believe in it either, I'm just going off of third- and fourth-hand chatter in the AP world. This may disagree with other posts of mine, but information has come my way recently changing my opinion somewhat.
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