A skilled player can consistently beat blackjack, poker, video poker, sports, and horses.
IMO that's it! I didn't include craps- I don't believe the "dice controllers" are legit.
Any "winner" at the other games are/were lucky.
Skill and finesse.
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I consistently win. Period. Only play poker, craps, and jumped back into NBA for fun. Check out my documented winning record this week. 5-0. I hit for my usual 30% win in craps this week and won a poker tournament. The craps and poker have been consistent for years. Sports betting is not something that I would brag about because there are too many variables.. but I was put to the challenge this week. I put my mind to handicapping the best games I felt were on the board and I have gone 5 days straight undefeated... There must be more skill than luck involved.... just sayin...
5 games is a ridiculously small sample size and proves nothing. It's a start to proving that you are a skilled handicapper, but you have to hit more than...53% I think it is? to beat the house vig on point spread bets. Not saying you can't do it, but there are few who can over a statistically significant time period.
You will find many skeptics of your sustained craps winnings on this board. It's just not possible to win over the long term unless you can influence the dice. If the dice are truly random, every bet has a house edge unless you are cheating (past-posting, etc.). Would you be willing to describe your craps methodology without giving away any proprietary information?
Do people believe there is skill to consistenly winning or just luck? The stress the word 'consistently' !
Depends if I believe the game can have skill applied to it or not. Which is pretty much the core nub of a lot of the more passionate debates on the board.
I certainly think sports and poker can have skill applied, and to an extent that you can be favoured to turn a profit.
I think you can apply skill to Video Poker to reduce the house edge to the theoretical minimum.
I don't believe you can apply any skill to craps to reduce the house edge on any bet from it's posted value. Wins there are based on luck.
Some people have good luck, most of us don't!