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Table Games Bad player at the table. Do you leave?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Publius, Aug 22, 2015.

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  1. Publius

    Publius Low-Roller

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    So on Wednesday I was at Caesars playing my favorite game blackjack. I was playing at a $50 table and I experienced something that made me panic and leave the table ASAP.

    It all started out when the player on 3rd base had 16 (10 and a 6) and the dealer was showing a 6. The player decided to hit and drew a 10 card. They busted out, the dealer flips his cards and has 15 (9 and a 6). The dealer draws and gets a 4. I was ok since I had 20 but I begin to pay attention more to the guy on 3rd base. He wasn't drunk or anything like that just not the brightest.

    A few deals later he has a 20 with 2 10 cards. The dealer is showing a 2. Then he decides to split his 20 and according to him he did it to get 2 aces. The dealer deals a 5 and a 6 for his now split hands and the player busts out after hitting and getting 2 10 cards. The dealer then reveals he has 12 and proceeds to draw a 9 and gets 21. The whole table lost. :grrr:

    The very next hand the guy has 11 and the dealer is showing a 5. The guy decides to stand. The dealer and everyone at the table asked him if he was sure and he said yes. The dealer ends up having an 10 (5 and 5). The dealer pulls out a 10 and bests the whole table at 20. :grrr:

    I got up right away and colored up and so did the rest of the table. I know that I'm not supposed to act like other people can ruin a table but this guy was making me lose money.

    Any stories from the rest of you with experiences with bad players? Would you have left the table or waited it out?
     
  2. voltron12

    voltron12 Low-Roller

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    A player making plays like that, I get up almost no matter how good or bad I am doing (a +30 count might be hard to get up though). There are just to many other tables at each casino or a casino near by to sit and be miserable worrying about a player making that much of a bone head play. I am all for its your money so play how you want, but if a player is playing so ridiculous that it annoys me, I wont say anything and just get up. Or take a bathroom break and most of the time they are busted by then if playing the way you are describing.
     
  3. akhoya362

    akhoya362 Low-Roller

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    I would've left when he split 10s.
     
  4. catman

    catman Low-Roller

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    Depends on how good looking she is.
     
  5. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    He was not making you lose money. Any decision he makes good or bad has as much chance of helping you as hurting you.

    I will leave a table if a player is being annoying or if it is not fun. I won't leave based on skill level of other players.
     
  6. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Sounds like a shill.
     
  7. Publius

    Publius Low-Roller

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    Yeah but it was annoying to see boneheaded plays. It's his money but at a $50 table I expect the other players to have some knowledge and skill. Otherwise stick to the $5 tables
     
  8. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    While in the long run other players' decisions don't change your expected outcome,

    it's wrong to say that in one instance a player's decisions - good or bad - don't affect you.

    When a player takes the dealer's bust card, he did cause you to lose that hand.

    It just as easily could have caused you to win that hand, but it didn't, and you can't deny that.
     
  9. Jaygee77

    Jaygee77 Tourist

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    I agree with the logic of his mistakes being just as liable to help me as they are to hurt me. However, it does still bother me when it has a negative result, so I just get up and leave. I don't play blackjack to make money first and foremost - I play to have fun, and being irritated by some moron isn't fun.
     
  10. JeJas

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    I would stay. Seeing other people losing their money is the second most fun part of gambling.
    And as others have said above, in the long run, other people's decisions don't affect your chance of winning.
     
  11. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    so just give me your money and ill do card tricks for you as you dont care about winning.
     
  12. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    What kind of sick person finds joy in others' suffering?

    Unless the person is being a jackass, I always love to see the house lose.
     
  13. MrSeanHiggs

    MrSeanHiggs Low-Roller

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    I was 18 and at the old Sands in AC.. I was with another guy from a restaurant we worked at. Pit Boss wife worked with us. He set me up with a card and everything.. I'm in first base and split K's my first hand.. The table moans together.. We all end up winning the hand.. The old guy on the end says.. Listen kid.. You are obviously new here. Let us help you along.. 2 hours later I color out with 3500 !
     
  14. JeJas

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    That is the first most fun part of gambling.
    If some only wants to see winning, then he should not gamble.
     
  15. retro

    retro Low-Roller

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    Nope, I would have left sooner and probably would have said something. I've seen this type of story posted before and heard how someone playing stupid doesn't affect your play. Well, you're right, because I won't stick around. I know his stupid play could have resulted with positive results for the table, but I don't want to play there. Makes me feel like I'm playing against two dealers. The game is hard enough without having to second guess what the moron at third base is going to do.
     
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    akhoya362 Low-Roller

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    I can sympathize with not understanding basic strategy. And I can also sympathize with not wanting to play basic strategy in certain situations, if you're a newcomer. (E.g., Hitting 16 on the dealer's face, if no surrender is available.)

    "I'm splitting tens because I want to get aces" is just plain silly.
     
  17. swimjim10

    swimjim10 Low-Roller

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    Do whatever you feel like doing: it's your Vegas vacation :)
     
  18. paperposter

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    to some its not a vacation its a business
     
  19. Iceicecool

    Iceicecool Low-Roller

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    I usually win so much money gambling, that I have to root for other people to lose just so the casinos stays in business =)
     
  20. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    *if* my BR was equal to the house? that would be true
    but since it's not I have to play with short term strategy
    the occasional "psychic" play I can overlook, but consistently making crazy moves at a higher denom table?..no thanks
    especially if he's on 3rd base
     
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