DJTeddyBear
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July 26th, 2010 at 10:22:27 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Did you try to walk backwards?

No.

I was too busy listening to the wife bitch about how the buildings were getting further away, and agreeing with her, to think of something as nutty as that.
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.
Doc
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July 26th, 2010 at 10:33:32 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

It was only about an inch on the map....


I think the clearest example of this effect is to look at the Mirage and TI signs from somewhere along about Excalibur. It appears that it should be a reasonable ten-minute or so walk.

I usually tell folks that it is a two-mile walk up the main part of the strip. And a five and a half mile walk back.
JerryLogan
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July 26th, 2010 at 10:47:17 AM permalink
Regarding #8, "8) There's a reason why slot machines are called one-armed bandits (of course since most don't have levers anymore, the reason no longer is obvious. But calling them plain "bandits" is insipid and uninspired). This reason does not necessarily apply to VP machines with good paytables."

There is nothing more deserving of being called a "one armed bandit" than the poker machines. Pay tables really mean beans to 100% of all players, even those who say they're advantage players. We'll play them because THEY'RE THERE. End of story. Even so, someone who vows to play only +EV machines that comes to town for 4 days is almost assuredly guaranteed to be victimized by the one-armed bandits unless at least one royal is hit.

There's no such thing as luck? WTF kind of misguided poop is that? That's all there is in gambling. You play your best game, then you hope for the right card or cards to draw or flop; you hope for your team to win; you hope that your horse runs the best today; you hope your numbers come up in keno.
Nareed
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July 26th, 2010 at 10:47:43 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

No.

I was too busy listening to the wife bitch about how the buildings were getting further away, and agreeing with her, to think of something as nutty as that.



Well, I admit walking backwards is unusual. I've never done it because it's a great way to inadvertently walk into traffic. You're also likely to back into something hard.
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Nareed
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July 26th, 2010 at 12:35:24 PM permalink
17) Do not ever offer unsolicited advice to other players. Even if someone is betting $5 on the pass line, no odds and $1,000 on hard 12, refrain from saying anything. You'll be blamed for any and all losses.

18) Be wary of offering solicited advice. If you do, add disclaimers, and remind the person asking for advice that the best bets are those least likely to lose.

19) You're not responsible of correcting a dealer error in your favor. You may do so, and it may even be the honest thing to do, but ultimately it's your choice.

20) Do not EVER correct a dealer's mistake in favor of another player. You'll infuriate the player, and you won't get more than a nod from the casino (if that much). This law is null if you're attracted to the dealer and keep your brains and your gametes in the same body part.

21) You're responsible for correcting dealer errors against you, but not against other players. Exception if the other player is your spouse, friend or relative.
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rdw4potus
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July 26th, 2010 at 12:52:34 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed



20) ...This law is null if you're attracted to the dealer and keep your brains and your gametes in the same body part.

21) You're responsible for correcting dealer errors against you, but not against other players. Exception if the other player is your spouse, friend or relative.




Can the second clause of 20 apply if I'm attracted to another player in 21?
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Nareed
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July 26th, 2010 at 1:45:17 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Can the second clause of 20 apply if I'm attracted to another player in 21?



It might be... provided you keep your brains and gametes in the same body part.
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rdw4potus
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July 26th, 2010 at 1:59:18 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

It might be... provided you keep your brains and gametes in the same body part.




That's not always the case, but I find that my brain storage location shifts lower as my alcohol consumption increases.
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Nareed
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July 26th, 2010 at 2:58:20 PM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

There's no such thing as luck?



Can you provide evidence of luck's existence? A photograph, perhaps? If not, a study determining the effect of luck on any kind of event?

Quote:

You play your best game, then you hope for the right card or cards to draw or flop; you hope for your team to win; you hope that your horse runs the best today; you hope your numbers come up in keno.



Yes, naturally. But how much effect does all that hoping have on the actual results?

If the answer is none, then there's no such thing as luck.
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Nareed
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July 26th, 2010 at 3:52:16 PM permalink
Finishing:

22) The slowest means of transportation is the one you're on. Exceptions from time to time on foot.

23) The most congested route is the one you're on.

(the two laws above are borrowed from Nareed's Laws of Traffic (Universal Edition)).

24) Sucker bets were not devised by suckers (still a few short)

25) The House Advantage is always zero when you don't play.

26) Don't get attached to anything. Everything in Las Vegas is ultimately ephemeral.
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