michael99000
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July 8th, 2019 at 3:33:31 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

That's pretty much EXACTLY what you're supposed to do when you're winning. Ride the streaks, press into them...then use some (not all) of the house's money to try to build a new stack, and repeat with leftovers if you build more than one new stack, or leave if it starts going too far in the other direction.



Have you ever considered writing a book on casino gambling advice ?
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July 8th, 2019 at 3:38:15 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

Have you ever considered writing a book on casino gambling advice ?



Would make a great addition to the fiction section of libraries around the country. Should try to make it a book of many pages. The homeless need more TP.
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July 8th, 2019 at 6:27:37 PM permalink
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Have you ever considered writing a book on casino gambling advice ?



My first cross-country coach could be co-author. He explained very seriously that, "You have to be ahead at the finish line to win."

Words to live by.
"You can't breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence."
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July 8th, 2019 at 6:45:38 PM permalink
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But he has churned billions through the casino. He obviously knows more than the rest of us. Respect. You are used to playing very small. Play small, think small. Play Big. Dream big. The so called maths only apply to small numbers. It's the second billion that screws up most people.



Billions, lol. The stuff dreams are made of.

Talk about hundreds of .01 5 play hands and then some members can relate.

But you can earn a free burger after a few weeks of “churned” dollars. Far more dollars to be made hustling in the bathrooms from so called “straight “ overweight guys.
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July 8th, 2019 at 10:02:48 PM permalink
If I were to say, I just lifted over twenty five thousand pounds during my workout at the gym today, if you said "that's impossible!" this would tell me that you don't exercise much.

When I tell you that I've passed well over a billion dollars through the circle, the few of you who retort "that's impossible" are telling me that you don't gamble much.

Neither is a particularly excessive feat.
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July 8th, 2019 at 10:39:02 PM permalink
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If I were to say, I just lifted over twenty five thousand pounds during my workout at the gym today, if you said "that's impossible!" this would tell me that you don't exercise much.

When I tell you that I've passed well over a billion dollars through the circle, the few of you who retort "that's impossible" are telling me that you don't gamble much.

Neither is a particularly excessive feat.



If you played blackjack for 10 hours a day, every single day of the year for 20 years straight , you’d have to bet about $14,000/hour to reach just One Billion in total bets
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July 8th, 2019 at 10:43:52 PM permalink
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If you played blackjack for 10 hours a day, every single day of the year for 20 years straight , you’d have to bet about $14,000/hour to reach just One Billion in total bets



MDawg stories require one to devoid themself of known facts, in my opinion. Just roll with it.
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July 8th, 2019 at 11:01:16 PM permalink
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Quote: MDawg

If I were to say, I just lifted over twenty five thousand pounds during my workout at the gym today, if you said "that's impossible!" this would tell me that you don't exercise much.

When I tell you that I've passed well over a billion dollars through the circle, the few of you who retort "that's impossible" are telling me that you don't gamble much.

Neither is a particularly excessive feat.

If you played blackjack for 10 hours a day, every single day of the year for 20 years straight , you’d have to bet about $14,000/hour to reach just One Billion in total bets



But if he bet $56,0000 per hour, it could get done in five hours per day for 10 straight years
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July 8th, 2019 at 11:08:18 PM permalink
To the question on when to stop: Always keep playing on any game that is hot. But make sure to stop whenever it is due for a loss.

Once someone has done that enough, the next step is to go around telling everyone about huge wins. There are a few people here who have mastered this advanced strategy.
MDawg
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July 8th, 2019 at 11:59:18 PM permalink
I'm not here to belittle you guys, in that you're doing an excellent job of it yourselves. Now it's painfully clear that you guys sit at home and haven't gambled much in your lives. I'll respond this once, but for the most part, I'm going to try to ignore the lot of you from here on in that you're all theoreticians, and poor ones at that.

*** Wizard, when you update the forum you could please add an IGNORE function? I just need to ignore 3 - 4 here, the rest are cool.

Early on in my play, I didn't even know what a handle meant. After I heard the term, I asked my host after one night of playing BJ, it was a marathon session all nighter, what my handle was. I thought it had been a hundred K or something like that. He went and checked, came back and told me that it had been over a million (he gave me the exact figure but I've published it elsewhere it's not worth getting into the details of that particular session for you guys). That was just one night and I wasn't even playing that hard then, my average bet got much higher as the years went on.

I used to play an average of 150 days a year. Even at that million per day figure, which I played at least twice as hard as that eventually, I would have passed the billion handle at 6 to 7 years, and I played much more than 6 or 7 solid years at that level before my long hiatus.

Just for example during one recent trip (post hiatus), and I play only average about 300 per hand these days, I went through 10 midi-Baccarat shoes sitting at the table alone in one session without taking a break (other than restroom). That's midi Bacc. touching bending poking the cards. The pit boss commented that I went through all those shoes "pretty fast" but, that's just the way I play especially if alone. I did only a few free hands per shoe. So that's say 75 hands per shoe taking into account the few per I didn't play, ten shoes, times 300 is a handle of $225K for that session. I kept playing because I wasn't particularly losing but I wasn't particularly winning until towards the end, and then I left. End of one session.

Back then, pre-hiatus, my average was 3000 per hand, meaning a handle of about $225K per Baccarat SHOE, and many many times I'd play table limit which was 15K then, so there were many sessions when my average bet was closer to six thousand, meaning closer to $450K handle per SHOE. But even at 3000 per hand, and I'd sit there and play Bacc all day long sometimes, MANY shoes in one day, my handle for a session would easily be two million. On an aggressive day playing even just six Bacc. shoes at average 6000, that's a handle of $2.7M And this is just Baccarat not counting all the table limit craps or BJ I played too, although Baccarat was the game that I played the most especially after I was banned from BJ, to the highest limits.

Even if I were still playing 3000 average per hand THESE days (post hiatus), you are right about one thing - I might not reach that billion handle so easily this time around. Back then I would just play and play. I had sessions where I would play Baccarat for 26 hours straight. I'd frequently play BJ all day or all night. It took all those years of play, and the long (about a decade) break I took, to realize that when I used to win, I'd win quickly, and when I used to lose, I'd lose quickly too - in other words that all those marathon sessions I played back then weren't the best idea. So now I'm much more disciplined and I follow the Stop While Ahead philosophy much more readily. Which in turn means that my handle isn't what it used to be, but I am winning more consistently.

Anyway, you guys have a good time debating theory. On the off chance that any of you naysayers actually play, maybe you'll see me at the tables someday.
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