bigfoot66
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January 21st, 2014 at 8:10:51 AM permalink
This is a delightful read, although some of us may find ourselves on the list of 20 pieces of casino trash. Yeah, I know that half the stuff is based on superstition, but it is still a fun read. And if you are an amatuer player and don't REALLY believe in the superstitions then its all just fun and games anyway right?

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gpac1377
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January 21st, 2014 at 8:23:20 AM permalink
Amusing, thank you, but his #1 killed it for me:

"The moron who doesn't know how to play blackjack and inadvertently takes your card"

Stated with no irony whatsoever :(
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Mission146
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January 21st, 2014 at 8:24:11 AM permalink
Ick.

He fires off his mouth, but his #1 item is thinking that the poor decisions of sub-par Blackjack players effect the cards negatively. Someone should explain to him that said decisions have a positive effect just as often, in the long run. Pot and kettle.
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bigfoot66
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January 21st, 2014 at 8:29:48 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

his #1 item is thinking that the poor decisions of sub-par Blackjack players effect the cards negatively. Someone should explain to him that said decisions have a positive effect just as often, in the long run. Pot and kettle.



Yeah Yeah Yeah. Of course we all know this is true. But if your gambling career is 10 hours a year and someone does take a dealer bust card its frustrating in the short run, right?
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kenarman
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January 21st, 2014 at 8:33:16 AM permalink
I would say that the writer should be #1 on the list. He doesn't even have the terminology right in the craps section. '"Crapped Out" LOL

He sounds the typical pretentious college kid that actually thinks he knows something about gambling.
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Mission146
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January 21st, 2014 at 9:03:33 AM permalink
Quote: bigfoot66

Yeah Yeah Yeah. Of course we all know this is true. But if your gambling career is 10 hours a year and someone does take a dealer bust card its frustrating in the short run, right?



It was a funny blog post, don't misunderstand, and a few of the observations were legit. However, if your gambling career is 10 hours a year, then you shouldn't make a blog post focused on making condescending observations about other gamblers unless you are 100% sure of what you are talking about.

Like I said, pot/kettle, it's not a big deal and still a funny blog post. If nothing else, I appreciate the irony of that one being #1, made the blog all the more hilarious.
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wrongway
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January 21st, 2014 at 9:30:25 AM permalink
For me it's #7. It irks me every time I hear someone say they "crapped out" it's "7 out!"
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January 21st, 2014 at 9:30:27 AM permalink
#19 is the worst.
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January 21st, 2014 at 9:31:09 AM permalink
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Beardgoat
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January 21st, 2014 at 9:35:28 AM permalink
SIMMONS is known for being very sarcastic and funny. He was formerly a writer for jimmy kimmel and adam carolla. Im sure this is more for comedic value then actual gambling advice

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