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Table Games "I don't play the tables anymore."

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by sco5123, Oct 28, 2014.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Now that's a rare quote. It's usually table players saying that they don't play slots anymore or rarely. Are there people who no longer or seldom play tables as they once did? Why?
     
  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    1)With the exception of Craps, there are too many "idiots" on table games that can affect the outcome of your hand (usually in a negative way).
    a)By idiots, I mean people who don't play even the basic strategy.
    2)With slots, where else can you go from 0-100 in 3-6 seconds?
    3)I do play my match play coupons, but I try to find an empty table to do so.

    I can get in my needed action (for comps) in a very short period of time.

    Now, with that being said, I realize that slots take no skill, and you're just sitting and pressing a button, but this year, I've been pretty lucky. I've had (10) W2-Gs and I'm still playing on house money. The largest single win this year was $6000.
     
  3. tipdrill

    tipdrill Low-Roller

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    I rarely play table games. I stick to poker and sports betting. I used to be a roulette and craps degen.
     
  4. woodsie

    woodsie Low-Roller

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    #1 is simply not true and it is mean spirited to call people with imperfect play "idiots". Someone making a bad move at Blackjack has zero impact on you chances of winning.
     
  5. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    Technically speaking, he is absolutely correct. In BJ, every other player's decision will ultimately affect the outcome of your hand. It may be positive, it may be negative, but it ABSOLUTELY affects the outcome.

    To say that another players decisions do not affect the outcome of a hand of BJ is positively wrong. Now if you want to say that a person's incorrect (against BS) play is just as likely to help as to hurt you, that's fine, but every card that is taken or not taken, will change the outcome of the hand, and subsequent hands.

    PS, I don't disagree that calling someone an idiot for ignoring BS is a bit strong. I can certainly understand the frustration when you lose a big hand due to another players decision that went against BS, even if it could have just as likely helped you, it's still frustrating none the less. Calling them an idiot is a bit out of line, but if it upsets you that much, it's best for everyone to just find a different game to play, where the outcome is independent of any player's actions or inactions.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I agree. To add to the other poster...

    What the other person does will impact you, both good and bad, equally. It will NOT change your overall winning or losing. The fact that the other person does a STUPID move has the same impact as if they did a SMART move. It is just another one of the many cards left to play. I swear that some people think the cards are watching and will change the next dealt card based on the "smartness" of one player.

    The one thing that is true, for some players, is that will impact their enjoyment and stress level of play. I get that.
     
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    I found playing blackjack over a marathon session to get kinda boring during the frequent re-shuffles, the chip guys coming in to re-stock the trays, and, at a good table the most my blackjack is going to pay is 1.5X my bet (presuming no splits, DD etc). So for the way I was playing with betting progressions etc, it seemed to take a while to really start getting up. You have to be aware of how you are making decisions, so it sometimes almost felt like "work".

    When I go to Vegas with my sis, we put our BR together and double our bet on the slots, we can chat without being annoying or a distraction to other players, have a couple drinks without worrying it will effect our play, and, in one spin can get much more payout times our bet. We do like gaming for hours, so we find this more exciting for us, and, we can move around easier if we feel like the luck isn't there. Although our odds are much lower, we only play with money that we entirely expect to lose, it's only for entertainment.....though of course a win is always awesome.....gives us more $$ to shop with.

    I would consider playing the tables again, but I think I would do it with a higher minimum than I used to, and do it more as a hit-and-run rather than planning for a 6 hour session and trying to have a money management plan to allow for it.
     
  8. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Hardly ever BJ. I stopped when they started the shoe and 100 decks.
     
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    I used to almost be 100% a table player, but now I'm almost all slots. Part of it is I know I'll get better comps and offers playing slots. I also am addicted to bonus rounds, they're so much fun haha but it all depends on who I go to Vegas with. This trip in 9 days is with 3 guy friends, who are all almost strictly table players. So I'll play more tables than usual simply to spend time with them. With that said, as I did last year on a trip with the same three, I will go off on my own sometimes to feed the slots. When I am in Vegas with my girlfriend, it's almost 100% slots, because she doesn't play tables and won't sit and watch me play tables. Again, sometimes I'll go off on my own and play tables by myself, but it's nowhere near what I used to play when I first starting gambling 8 years ago
     
  10. DaiLun

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    Everyone has the right to play what ever way they want, and it's my choice whether I want to sit at a table with them. Have you ever sat at a table where someone did everything "wrong"? Split 10's, hit 17 or above? Did it affect my ability to win? Maybe not, but it irked me (and the dealer, who I had been tipping well) so much that I left the table.
     
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    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    When I played I didn't care how they player. I just watched the cards that were used. Really drunk or smart ass or a jerk would move me.
     
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    I also too only like playing with people who play "properly". I'm not talking about one or two risks here or there, but if someone is constantly playing "stupid" I will leave the table. I won't say anything to them or act pissed off, it's their money and they can play how they want, I will just politely leave and pretend I have somewhere else to be.
     
  13. REELmoneySlotFan

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    I used to play some poker in Vegas. I stopped because of two reasons±
    1) More and more poker rooms are disappearing
    2) I always come to Vegas together with my wife. It´s our vacation. I don´t like to leave her by herself more several hours while I play poker. Now we enjoy the slots together and drink a good amount of fire water

    It´s all about having fun together! We really enjoy eachother´s company and have loads of fun so I don´t even miss playing poker.
     
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    I don't disagree with your post but there seems to be some people who have taken the fact that an incorrect move is as likely to help as hurt you and misconstrued that into "other players have no affect". The truth is they most certainly do, and while in the long run the wins and losses may offset, it can still be frustrating when you're losing, especially when it's one of the in opportune times where you've pressed then split and dd. Just trying to point out that in BJ others decisions do directly affect your own outcome (both good and bad) rather than perpetuate this thought that it doesn't change anything.

    It doesn't bother me personally (outside of the really dumb like splitting tens repeatedly until the max splits are reached in which case it will just move on) but I can certainly understand why that would frustrate others and negatively impact their enjoyment. I don't feel they should be chastised for refusing to play with someone who doesn't know BS either, under the misguided thought that others have no impact when in fact they do.
     
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    Yes, me. Too expensive!
     
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    carolineno High-Roller

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    Me too, at $15 a bet, I can't afford to have too much "fun" at table games where I have no advantage. I would play craps if I actually won now and then, but I don't. I play if my group is playing. I do like pai gow poker, but I would never play higher than $15. Mostly poker and goofy slots for me. I enjoy both and that's enough "fun" ha ha!
     
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    I used to play BJ and Craps, but if I don't play progressively I get bored, and if I do I get stressed. Now I play DDB VP.

    That said, I did play craps this weekend, but I didn't like it.
     
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    The same here!
    I started out playing BJ (Counting) then it got stressful and boring.
    So I switched to Video Poker, but also added in craps (because I heard it was the "Best Game in the Casino".)
    It's taken me quite a few years, but I've finally got craps out of my system (What it took was to be with my family gambling, and THEM telling me "Dude, why do you play a game that you CONSISTENTLY lose at??")
    SO, I've swore off craps, it's only VideoPoker for me with a TINY bit of slots (just if I want to play BierHaus, LOL, TITTIES AND BEER!)
     
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    The only table game I even play anymore is PaiGow and that's cuz I need a break from the Slots kicking my ass. So I'll find an empty chair at a table that my wife is playing at and cash in for $100. Now, PaiGow is a game that kicks me in the nuts and laughs, and I thought this weekend would be no different. So there I was, tired of not getting any slot bonuses, or not enough to keep me afloat. I slink on over to the PaiGow table in Margaretville where my wife was doing pretty well, well much better than I was doing. I hand the dealer my hundy wondering if the chips I was about to get would be enough to allow me to order a bottle of water or not. Probably not. Table was $15 min and I always put $5 on the bonus to get the envy. So 20 bucks a whack. 5 games and I'd probably be gone. But the PaiGow gods (buddahs?) was shining on me that night. I got a full house, 3 pairs, trips. I was holding my own, unbelievable. Then I got dealt a magic hand, a Royal Flush. With $5 on the bonus I got paid $750 Garbanzos! I got the Ace through 9 of hearts with a joker thrown in there somewhere. All I needed for a 7-card Royal was the 8 of hearts, I had a black 8. Sooooo close. Incredible, up to that point the best hand I ever got was a full house. I leaped right over the 4OAK and regular straight flush. The other players on the table with envy bonus also got $50. I gave the dealer $50 and then gave all the players another $10 to put on their bonus hoping for back to back great hands on the table. Didn't happen though, I think everyone lost the next hand.

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    Ironically, the day before I was playing video poker at the Gold Coast and got almost the exact same Royal Flush there.

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    Honestly this is one of the the reasons why I do not play BJ all that much, cause if I make a mistake I do not need someone telling me about it for the whole shoe.
     
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