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December 8th, 2011 at 11:13:56 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

When I play, I have both a money loss limit and a time limit, so neither of the choices really applies.

But the question is not about your plans. I am asking, what usually causes you to leave? So do you think you usually run out of time, or money?
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December 8th, 2011 at 12:24:56 PM permalink
The only game I play is blackjack and I will stop playing but not necessarily leave the casino when conditions are no longer favorable. Some reasons are crowded tables that cause my hands per hour to plummet, fatigue or heat. I will usually leave after a shoe in which I've had max bets out. Dropping back to a base bet could be a red flag.

Winning or losing is never a consideration for me to leave or stop playing.
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December 8th, 2011 at 12:44:10 PM permalink
Quote: kaysirtap

do you think you usually run out of time, or money?

I absolutely [anymore] insist on not running out of money. I think it comes from watching players reach in for a few more dollars to keep playing. I probably am too critical when I see that, it could be just the way someone wants to play; but to me it looks degenerate. So for me *usually* there is a time factor kicking in, although if my luck is bad enough and I am getting clobbered, I will quit for the session at least. It's subjective on that.
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December 8th, 2011 at 1:43:06 PM permalink
Usually, I leave at a set time. I live at least 2 hours away from the closest casino, so for me, I want to maximize my time there. That being said, if I run out of money before my preset time, and I'm staying in the hotel, I go back and chill. If I'm driving back that evening/day, then I just leave.

On a trip if I get a big win, I tend to play more conservatively or at a higher limit for a shorter period of time. That usually leaves me pretty satisfied. Otherwise, I go play poker, which I can make a bankroll last a while.
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December 8th, 2011 at 2:02:09 PM permalink
I don't think I've created a definitive reason yet, I haven't gambled enough. The first session I used my buy in as the limit. Money won from a wager was placed in a seperate pile from my original buy in, and when the buy in pile was gone, I left. Was up 20% at that point, big smiles.

The second day was emotionally determined. The run of cards wasn't necessarily bad, it was just irritating. I wasn't getting killed enough to accept getting killed, it was more like giving me just a peek of good before bonking me on my head, just a giant tease. I felt the anger rising and I left before it got ugly, down the 20% I won the day before, and even for the trip so far.

The next day was money. I done lost all the money I had budgeted for that day, and rather than break out the wad, I just went for a walk before retiring to my room to read a book and stare out into the empty desert.

The last day was also emotion. I absolutely killed em. I rallied back for all that I lost plus some, and I got so high on the win that I noticed I was high. I left the table because of this to go outside and get fresh air, called the wife until that buzz faded, and decided leaving Vegas as a winner was better that possibly making just a little bit more (or losing my ass on emotion).
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December 8th, 2011 at 2:48:35 PM permalink
More often than not, it would be due to win/loss. I still think that is only barely above 50% though.

A few other conditions make major differences

1) If I'm alone, I am much more likely to stay until I've won/lost. If I'm with others, I will generally leave a table after 45-60 minutes tops and go find them to see how they are doing.

2) During the day I'm much more likely to be walking around to many different casinos. In the evening, I'm much more likely to just sit somewhere for a long time. Basically just find a nice table with good drinks and have a good time. The goal earlier in the day is more to see the casinos and throw in some gambling.

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