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Low-Mid Roller Preferred Game Discussion.

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by scc31, Jan 14, 2015.

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  1. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to ask the forum what your preferred gaming is. I've read trip reports and there seems to be a lot of VP players on here. Aside from the high rollers who would play everything and get comped an entire trip, I'm just curious as to what you all prefer and why you prefer it? IE: Strategy? Just pure luck? Interactions with other gamblers?

    My games: Blackjack, Paigow poker, Sports betting.

    Why? I feel like each game gives me a little bit of everything depending on what I'm feeling.

    Blackjack I pretty much like the strategy. Hit the 16 against 10-K? Depending on how I feel. 11 vs a 8? Let's double it up. Pocket rockets? Split it up. I like thinking in blackjack and feeling like my thoughts are actually what gives me the W per hand. That and there is some interaction to the games.

    PG Poker. I like the fact that it's pretty much pure luck. You can get the crapiest hand with an Ace high and still beat the dealer if they Pai Gow'd. I think this "luck factor" makes it entertaining by talking to other people around the table and seeing people hit some crazy hands here and there playing the bonus like a Royal Flush or a 4 of a kind.

    Sports betting depends on the season and when I'm in Vegas. I won't bet on every game but I do like to do sports gambling online. Unfortunately, when it's online I never know when to cash out and I'm always getting inpatient... but if it's in person it can be a lot of fun having an actual ticket, the feel of being in a real sportsbook, and interacting with fellow gamblers. Only problem is people in sportsbook are just as bad, if not bad, at predicting games because their homerism clouds their actualy analysis. (Granted, I know sports betting is pretty much a crap shoot with non-professionals.


    Truth be told I wish I knew how to play Roulette. I'm not enough of a regular to really understand the nuisances of it to know what to do aside to bet along with the table and hope for a hot roller? That and Baccarat seems like a favorite among these boards even though I don't really understand how given it's just picking "banker" or "player".

    :beer::beer:

    Happy Gambling all
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I go through phases where I primarily focus on and play one game. My games are blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, VP and Sports. I like BJ, bac, and craps for the excitement and low house edge. I really enjoy roulette, but try to only play it when I am well up because I know the house edge is high. I only play VP to pass the time and its great for that. Finally, I am a sports fanatic, so wagering on sports is only natural. plus, since I bet a lot of futures for fun, it usually gives me something to root for all season long
     
  3. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    I've read some of your TRs UKFanatic, do you usually go in with a strategy? It seems like your style of gambling is similiar to mine minus the baccarat which I never even tested the water on or for craps. Do you generally follow a guideline when you bet craps or just do whatever the hell you're feeling? hahaha. I do agree that sports betting is generally more fun if you actually enjoy the sports... but it does tend to ruin te sport itself. I don't frequent Vegas enough to actually experience the future bets but maybe I'll place a future NFL bet in the next season or for the NBA playoffs!
     
  4. Reel Investor

    Reel Investor Low-Roller

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    Baccarat and slots! Both great sober, better when drunk! Unless you hit a bad run you can play $300 in $15 baccarat seemingly forever.

    I prefer the old style slots rather than the pure digital ones, with Cherry Chance and Monopoly being two of my favorites. The new video Willy Wonka is pretty good (lots of Gene Wilder, and the oompa loompa wild bonus is great), and I like Iron Man, but the problem with video slots is they are almost always SO TIGHT, and they don't even comp well.
     
  5. Aces and Eights

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    sCC31 - In the first sentence of the last paragraph in your original post, do you mean craps? When you mention a "hot" roller, I'm thinking you are talking about rolling the dice.

    I basically like table games with fun people. Cute girls at the table make it even better. So blackjack and three-card-poker for me with the occasional craps for the excitement.
     
  6. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    The short answer is yes. I have a strategy and my own rules I follow for every game. The rules are basically guidelines for when to stand up and walk away. Well, actually, I don't have much in the way of guidelines for roulette. Sometimes I just play the outside. Sometimes I play random numbers. sometimes there is a pattern I like to use on the inside. This is why I don't win at roulette, lol
     
  7. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    @Aces Could be both ? :)

    @Everyone, whats the joy in baccarat? I don't see the joy in this game. Maybe its just me, it's like playing "war"
     
  8. Chuck2009x

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    Craps because it's fun and you can usually play a long time if you're bankrolled properly.

    Bacc cause of the mystique, lol.

    Slots because you don't have to do anything but press a button.

    Roulette I always get killed on because I never play even money bets.

    VP is too boring and I'm too lazy to learn strategy.

    I want to try Pai Gow next trip, but if there's too many decisions, I'm out.
     
  9. ex507

    ex507 Low-Roller

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    Most of the time i play penny slots. A 20 or 50 in, having some drinks and chatting with my buddies. I never touch a digital machine. I know this Is BS but i don't trust a digital reel.

    Sometimes i sit down on a quarter machine. 0.25/0.50/0.75 a spin. Depends on how i feel.

    At least 1 time a trip i go for a 100 in a $1 Jackpot machine, 3$ a trip.

    At night when i am buzzed i hit the craps table with a 100-200 buyin. My fav game but because of Language issues (i am german) i must be in the right mood for that.

    I really like roulette but i never played it. At least at a table. Two or three times i had some good time on a roulette machine. Maybe i get the chance to hit the tables next time...!
     
  10. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    I used to be almost exclusive Blackjack with a little slots thrown in, but right now I'd recommend getting to know Craps. Everyone thinks its intimidating to learn, but it's actually pretty easy once you learn the few basic rules and know what amounts you have to put on the numbers (and even at that, the dealers will tell you). Plus you can play for hours and if you get a hot roller you can start pressing your bets up with "house money" to try and rake in a good win.
     
  11. BayouBengal

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    I probably fit your description...I prefer craps and roulette as my main table games. I hit and run slots and I will grind some video poker Bartops. I will play blackjack with the right combination of rules and minimum. I plan on giving 3 Card Poker a try this time around, I've been practicing using the Wizard of Odds Java game.
     
  12. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    $5 or $10 blackjack (3:2 only). I like the low house edge, and the little dopamine bursts from making correct decision after correct decision. In my "real" life, so many times the "correct" decision is ambiguous. I'm just starting to work on card counting, so that makes it fun too--trying to shave just a bit more off the already low house edge.

    25c video poker (JoB and BP). Again, low house edge, and that same tiny satisfaction of knowing that you have the strategy memorized. I guess I'm conservative, because I don't like the games (DDB, etc.) that have the reduced two-pair payout. I know I'm drastically reducing the chance of a "jackpot," but I'm okay with that.

    $5 Let It Ride when my wife and I want a break from the above. Once per trip or so I'll try $100 at a three-card poker game.

    One or two $20 sports bets each day, which I usually follow not from the sportsbook but as I wander around peeking at TVs in bars.

    I'll place a futures bet or two each trip, usually $20 on whatever is the upcoming major championship. (Go Packers and Colts!)

    Once or twice a trip we'll put a $20 in a slot that "calls to us." This has changed since we started going to Vegas (three years ago) when mostly we just wandered casinos losing money in slot after slot. Not surprisingly, my gambling budget goes a lot further now.
     
  13. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    I like the $5/$10 BJ tables too. It can go quick for non-big players but it can also provide that excitement people may get for beting $100+ /hand. Also, if I buy in $100, i'm confident in a $5/10 table I can probably play for a good hour or so with basic strategy. If I'm feeling good BJ is the one game I'm confident in where I can go on tilt in the end and probably break even where as for Craps I'll probably lose my bank roll without me even knowing it.
     
  14. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    3-Card is my break from craps most of the time - it's a brainless game - bet Q-6-4 or better and fold everything else. I always play the Pair Plus, even though WoO would tell you not to based on the house advantage, but I'm there to gamble and like the extra bonus if I hit a straight flush, etc.
     
  15. newmans

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    I would consider myself a mid-roller. I play about 95% craps. I will play pai gow if things aren't going well. I can play pai gow with a smallish buy in and still be able to play since there are a lot of pushes. I rarely play BJ, unless friends want to play. I find it boring. I don't want to grind it out with 1:1 payouts. I want a chance at a big hit. I Like UTH, 3 card and crazy 4s, but find them streaky. Actually, I probably haven't played any table games other than craps in the last year.
     
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    This is why my wife HATES 3CP...because it IS so mindless.
     
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    scc31 Low-Roller

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    I don't really understand 3QP. I would give it a shot here and there but it's pretty boring.. (brainless as you would put it) Why would ypu bet Q-6-4 (assuming I'm reading this correctly?) Isn't that a garbage hand. lol
     
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    vp at a bar so i can can get beer quickly...rarely play table games...don't gamble much though....i go to vegas to loiter and enjoy brew...
     
  19. BayouBengal

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    Q64 is the worst hand that you want to make a play bet on. The expected loss in the long run is less than 1 unit, in the neighborhood of 0.9 but is mathematically the correct play.
     
  20. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    That's just what the odds tell you to play. Yes, it's s junk hand, but in 3 card the dealer has to have a queen or higher to qualify, so if you play that hand and the dealer doesn't qualify, you still win even money on your ante.
     
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