FinsRule
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:52:43 AM permalink
Stealing the idea from the other thread. What is your strangest casino/gambling superstition?

As I wrote in the other post, mine is that I won't play the first two pai gow poker hands after a new deck so it will go through a shuffle once. I know it's not rational.
aceofspades
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May 25th, 2012 at 8:53:23 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Stealing the idea from the other thread. What is your strangest casino/gambling superstition?

As I wrote in the other post, mine is that I won't play the first two pai gow poker hands after a new deck so it will go through a shuffle once. I know it's not rational.




Mine is a new dealer coming in and burning a card...I usually sit out the shoe.
odiousgambit
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May 25th, 2012 at 10:23:57 AM permalink
On some irrational level I believe that it is bad luck to have your bankroll get too small. Of all the times I claim to have a superstition, most of the time I am just sort of kidding, but on this one I act on it best I can. Of course I don't really believe it, except on some level I really do.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 25th, 2012 at 10:35:17 AM permalink
I don't know it this counts as a superstition, but I leave a BJ table when the dealer makes 20-21 3 or 4 times in row because I don't believe I can win on that table. Of course I know that every round is an independent event not considering the count, but still...
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May 25th, 2012 at 10:46:59 AM permalink
I don't have any superstition at vP...because I've seen machines hit back to back jackpots (Royal Flush, next hand Quad Aces; happened to my mom)
On PaiGowPoker, I LIKE playing the first hands of new decks...I've seen more than a few times, Straight Flush's and Quads get made those first hands. (Cards are less mxied up I guess?)
On Craps, when the dice go off the table, it's always a horn bet/C&E for me.
On Craps, when a new stick comes in, and it's NOT a come-out roll; ALL BETS OFF (Because the bet WILL resolve; either 7-out or point-made)
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
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May 25th, 2012 at 10:52:40 AM permalink
For me on craps, if someone buys in for cash mid-point, and I'm the shooter, I will refuse to collect the dice until the money is off the table. If I'm not the shooter, I will look away until the money is off the table.

Video Poker: I talk to my machines when they start to go on a losing streak.

A lot of people think I do the walk around the chair to change my luck, but to be honest, I sit on my leg and it falls asleep every once in a while. I walk around to wake it up, nothing else.
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FinsRule
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May 25th, 2012 at 11:28:26 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

For me on craps, if someone buys in for cash mid-point, and I'm the shooter, I will refuse to collect the dice until the money is off the table. If I'm not the shooter, I will look away until the money is off the table.

Video Poker: I talk to my machines when they start to go on a losing streak.

A lot of people think I do the walk around the chair to change my luck, but to be honest, I sit on my leg and it falls asleep every once in a while. I walk around to wake it up, nothing else.



What do you say to the machines?
Nareed
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May 25th, 2012 at 12:17:25 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

Video Poker: I talk to my machines when they start to go on a losing streak.



Hey, I do that too!

But I don't consider it a superstition, because I don't expect or hope the draw will be favorable. It' just a bad habit ;)

Besides, the damned machines don't listen...
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May 25th, 2012 at 12:18:11 PM permalink
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What do you say to the machines?


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May 25th, 2012 at 12:23:24 PM permalink
I don't know if this qualifies as a superstition, or just some stupid wierd thing I do....

When I'm shooting, I always give the felt a little rub, kinda like I'm cleaning my fingertips, before I pick up the dice and throw.
But the throw part is just pick-em-up-and-toss-em.

When I'm the new shooter and the stick gives me all 5 dice, I'll pick them all up, drop them from about 5 inches, then stare at them for a second or two, as if I was waiting for two dice to call my name. Once I've made my selection, I'll move those two dice aside, give the stick a chance to take the other three, then do my felt rub and throw thing.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗

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