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Table Games BJ do you hate sitting next to this type of person

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by wildfiya, Mar 9, 2021.

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  1. Jer

    Jer I kinda did a thing...

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    “Play what you wanna play, when you wanna play it, and most importantly HOW you wanna play it.” :thumbsup:

     
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  2. Gdicke13

    Gdicke13 Low-Roller

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    I’d have zero problem playing at a table with you. I’m in no rush. What’s a few extra seconds. Don’t be hesitant or feel put off. You’re doing just fine. If someone has a problem, that’s on them not you
     
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  3. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 VIP Whale

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    As a card counter, speed is everything. I couldn't care less what you do with your hand, but if you're slowing the table down that costs me money. That being said, it's not your job to make me more money, so I agree with everyone else, play your hand however you want and take as much time as you need. If you're slowing the table down too much, I'll find another table. Not your problem. For all non card counters, a slower table saves them money. So you're actually helping them.
     
  4. h0und10

    h0und10 VIP Whale

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    nobody elses strategy (bad or good play) effects the odds of what card I will pull next. so to me it does not bother me either way. that being said ill take someone who is playing slow so I can drink more!
     
  5. Necrochaos

    Necrochaos VIP Whale

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    I'd rather have someone counting on their fingers than someone yelling at me for hitting on X or not splitting X or taking their card. All of those are reasons I only play BJ at an empty table. I don't want to be berated by other players. I rarely play and when I do it's to take a break from craps.
     
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  6. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty High-Roller

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    If you are slow with simple math, play 3rd base (last position). This will give you more time to add up your cards while each of the other players hit or stand.
     
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  7. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    I enjoy interacting with other players. Since counting is such an unpleasant chore that I no longer do it, other players are the missing half percent. Slow play and complaining- not a problem, usually. Generally, table talk is about what just happened, and has no bearing on play, but sometimes it is about what is going to happen. I will speak up about three things that have a bearing on the play: if a dealer gives wrong advice, I will say something. If someone asks me how to play a certain hand, I will answer. And if someone criticizes the dealer or another player, especially in the middle of a hand, I can get nasty. Most of the time the criticism is nonsense anyway.

    Back in my counting days, slow players were a blessing because they gave me time to get it right.
     
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  8. topcard

    topcard Vegas Has Re-Opened!

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    In my experience, the dealer is far more likely to get impatient with you than most players....even then, that's fairly rare, but I've certainly seen that more often than players getting annoyed.
    I don't mind slow players at all - except, as @MikeOPensacola pointed out, it's because they're not paying attention to the game.
    The only time I truly get annoyed with other players is when they feel like they have to provide a running critical commentary on my play (or somebody else's).

    I've had both dealers and other players flat-out criticize me for the technically correct play I made... be it hitting 12 against the dealer's 2, doubling A-6 against a dealer 6 or standing with 16 vs a dealer 7 or 8 when my 16 consists of two 4s, a 5 & a 3 in a double-deck game.
    Just step right up & play!
    :beer:
     
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  9. diplomatic

    diplomatic Always looking for drink tickets

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    I, like most others here, don’t mind slow and/or wrong play, as it ultimately has little bearing on my play/enjoyment.

    BUT... Keep in mind that this is a fairly enlightened and benevolent group of gamblers. In the wild, there are a lot of nasty (usually but not always drunk) people who WILL get upset and say something you. You don’t owe them anything so you shouldn’t be intimidated, and the dealer/pit boss should say something if the person is being abusive, but unfortunately they won’t always. Just something to be prepared for so it doesn’t catch you by surprise.

    Years ago I was playing at Mandalay and this drunk guy kept saying from across the table, progressively louder, how I didn’t know what I was doing and it was my fault they were losing. I was stone sober and absolutely CERTAIN that I was playing correct basic strategy, but it pissed me off to no end. I ended up leaving the table before I started a fight, but I still think about that asshole to this day.
     
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  10. EzE

    EzE Low-Roller

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    It doesn't affect the odds, but it can affect the outcome....
     
  11. h0und10

    h0und10 VIP Whale

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    Then the same can be said for someone bugging you at a slot machine and throwing off the timing of when you press spin.
    ridiculous

    They might change the outcome. but that does not mean it is always for the bad. They can just as easily take a dealers 21 as they can steal a dealers bust card.
     
  12. EzE

    EzE Low-Roller

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    Yup, but I don't see the other outcome staring at me on a slot machine. And yes it could be good, but if it turns out bad a few times its human nature to be somewhat annoyed even if you understand the odds are the same.
     
  13. DaiLun

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

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    If it's someone who's behavior bothers me, it's my option to sit there, so I leave if I absolutely can't stand it.
     
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  14. parallax

    parallax High-Roller

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    Speed isn't a factor. I just like a nice flow to the game. I hate the drive by players who want to play one or two hands.
     
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  15. Turtleman

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    One of the first things I "teach" casino newbies is that they're bound to encounter the occasional a-hole. Anyone who's spent several days at the tables knows this, and it can be terribly upsetting to the uninitiated. Whether the a-hole doesn't like your play, correct or otherwise, or anything else is inconsequential. Ignorance, rudeness, combined with losing money and excessive alcohol can be a volatile combination. Being prepared for such events can go a long way toward softening the impact.
     
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  16. Whatedsaw

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    I'm the same as the OP, doing math in my head is not something I accel at either. I have found some helpful dealers, especially at the Cannery (years ago), still kind of intimidating. I like the idea of being further down the line at the table so I have more time to add it up, that seems helpful. Rescheduled trip from last spring coming up in July, I will have to give BJ a try again. :)
     
  17. mrem3200

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    Well, I could see not being able to do the math while hitting 5 times with an Ace. But needing the extra time to be able to add two cards?
     
  18. drac999

    drac999 High-Roller

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    That has happened to me, Topcard, especially the last example! I just ignore there comments.
     
  19. Jer

    Jer I kinda did a thing...

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    I’ll throw out the occasional, “you still get paid while they decide right?” :rolleyes:
     
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  20. rhinoman7

    rhinoman7 A Diamond in the Ruff

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    The only type of person I can't stand at the tables is the one that keeps hitting the table whenever they lose their hand. They always seem to be chasing their losses, and lose more than they win. If blackjack makes you angry, you need a new hobby!
     
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