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.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ ————————————————————————————————————— Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁

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