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How do you feel about playing beside a bigger player?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by pressitagain, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. yoyoseven

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    I've gotten some pretty nice tips (and three-way bets) from big players at craps tables when I'm shooting and things are going well, so it doesn't bother me in the least. Some of the nicest people I've met are big players, and some of the big players I've met are pretentious a**holes. Once, at Sam's Town, Chip Reese (those of you who follow poker will know who he was - RIP Chip) walked up to the craps table with a couple of his buddies, and they each bought in for 50k. If it weren't for the yellow chips in their racks, you would have never known they were rich guys - they just blended in with the rest of the players, having a few cocktails and whooping it up with the rest of us. He was by far the nicest rich dude I've ever played with.
     
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  2. ToroAzul

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    I was at the craps table two years ago at MSS. Kid next to me was mid 20s and was playing $25 pass and two $25 comes with each shooter... backed with full odds so over $1500 a roll. He stayed about 45 minutes. He was up and down and eventually said he was done. Dealers tried to color him up and he refused blathering, "if I was back at the Wynn they'd be falling all over me for this action." he half fumbled his arm full of chips (bunch of blacks) and stormed off.

    It was strange.
     
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  3. BlueBellThunder

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    I walked past a craps table that had a $300 minimum bet. There was one guy playing, I suppose he asked for that minimum to keep the riff raff away. Well of course a crowd started to surround the table, and the asshole told the pit boss to bring security over, as he felt the riff raff was to close. Everyone watching kept a respectable distance, when security came a few would move on principal, one guy was yelling at them. I didn’t stick around to see what happened.

    Once at Caesar’s in AC there was a guy next to me betting $5000 chips, treating them like I treat green chips.
     
  4. woodsie

    woodsie High-Roller

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    I saw a young gentleman with a couple attractive ladies in tow placing $500 and $1000 bets on the craps table at...Casino Royale.

    Hey, whatever works I guess. I play everywhere too.
     
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    I kind of like it. I’m often the smallest player at my table in high limit.

    Once I was the only player on a $100 bj table at Aria, playing $100-200. A guy sat down and started playing 3 hands of $10,000, calm as could be. Occasionally his GF would hop in and play a hand for $100 right in the middle of the shoe. We played for about an hour, I was about even, he was up about $200,000. We talked a bit but he never once commented on my cards or my play, positive or negative.
     
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  6. C0usineddie

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    I will leave. I am just there for fun. If they are risking lots of money it is only fair they dont have some drunken dolt sitting next to them. I understand it.
     
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  7. LivingTheDream

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    Does not bother me at all. As previously mentioned, one person’s $10 is another’s $1000, $5000 or $10,000. Not to generalize at all, but it has been my experience the big players are either chasing to get back losses or think they own the table and like to comment on the play of others. On my last trip, one big player commented on each player’s play, gave unsolicited advice and threatened to leave the table when players did not follow his advice. I wanted to tell him to not let the door hit him in the ass when he left but just quietly played my game. He did leave but only after dropping $4 - $5K in three hands. No doubt there are very decent big players and it is sad to watch those chasing losses, it’s just that I have not played with too many of them.
     
  8. The Rumor

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    there's a guy, used to play at the mirage, now moved to Aria. 5k minimum craps. And he plays on the floor. They set the table min at 5k for him.
     
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  9. Iratus

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    Just depends on the person, whether it’s small or big players they can be amazing people or can be jerks.

    I’ve seen a guy playing 3 hands at HL max bet in BJ and being the nicest, funniest, affable guy you could meet while he was absolutely getting creamed (easily mid 6 figures down). Still tipped, was jovial. Everything you could hope for. We had a good conversation about private jets.

    Anyone playing HL (or even on the floor) for any amount of time has seen the other end of the scale. Angry, pissy, ruining it for everyone. It makes it miserable. I can’t play an empty table and can’t play with people like that. For me it’s the table interaction that make the experience.

    So I don’t care what you are playing at, just don’t be a dick and don’t tell me how to play.

    That said, the very first time I went to Vegas and was nursing $1500 over 4 days. I did do a wtf when a guy just walked up to a normal table, hands over his card and just goes “100 please” (and this was the Hard Rock) like he was asking for a bud. That blew my mind at the time as I realised just how much money some people have.
     
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  10. makikiboy

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    No problem for me. Sometimes I would wish that I had a lot of money that I could bet those amounts but like others have mentioned, everyone has their chip limits, some $5, others $5000. And like someone else mentioned, sometimes you get a big tip if you are on a hot roll. That happened to me once, I was on a good roll at MSS. At the end of my roll some people were tossing me black and green chips.

    But one other thing, just because someone is betting big doesn't mean that he has the money to back it up, just that he is a big bettor. And on the other side, just because someone is betting red chips doesn't mean that he doesn't have a lot of money. He could just be cheap (like me!).
     
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  11. Iratus

    Iratus Low-Roller

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    Exactly that, I have a friend who has a boat that cost literally 20x what my house is worth. He plays a single green like he’s playing with his grocery money and gets the same thrill as the rest of us when he wins $300 over a session. That’s the dream, I’m just not wired that way, i can’t play seriously at low stakes.
     
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  12. lmking1224

    lmking1224 High-Roller

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    I don't care much what people think about me anyway, and I'm sure not trying to impress anyone with my "money" (or, I should say, lack thereof).

    But even if I was that type of person -- if there is one place in this country where it's not a good idea to act like spending money is a competition or like you're a true high-roller, Las Vegas is that place. :eek:
     
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  13. Eric1285

    Eric1285 Low-Roller

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    I used to recognize a guy who would do that at the Cosmo, except they'd actually give him an entire table to himself out on the floor. I did ask one of the crew what kind of action it took for that, but forgot the exact number. At least many thousands, even during the day.
     
  14. WHITEJACKET73

    WHITEJACKET73 High-Roller

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    Several years ago I was playing at a $10 craps table and just hit my fourth point when a guy walks up and buys in for 5 grand. They had to stop play for several minutes to count and recount his chips before I could resume my hot roll. Before I shoot he plunks down $1000 on the don't pass line and gives me a smirk. I turned to the stickman and said, "Here comes a 7" and promptly rolled just that. I gave the guy a big smile back as he picked up the rest of his chips and walked over to another table. I don't have a problem with someone betting large...hey it's their money. Most of the time they are nice guys and we have had a good time at the tables. Played craps with Dr Mike at Harrah's one evening and we had a great time.
     
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  15. Chuck2009x

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    Depends on the situation.

    If I'm playing bacc at $25 or $100 and already at the table and someone sits down and starts betting huge, no problem. Or if most of the players at a table are playing small and there's one or two betting big, I'll join.

    But last time I was at Cosmo, I felt like playing a little bacc and they didn't have any on the main floor. So I went into the regular HL table room and they had a $100 min table (at least I think it was $100), but the 3 guys playing were all betting like $25k, so I didn't join.
     
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    Oh, I have had it happen a few times at the Craps table while I am tossing and they end up being Field betters.
    A guy kept putting $200 on the field and the field was not hitting.
    He kept reaching in his pocket for more money and I actually asked him to stop as the field was not hitting and I was feeling bad for the guy.
    He eventually left the craps table broke.
     
  17. Joe Strummer

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    At the crap table -
    it's pretty fun to watch
    As long as I don't get "caught up in it ."
    ......and start raising my bets.
     
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  18. sigsev

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    In my experience there's no correlation between bet size and being a good person. I've played with people betting $2-$10,000 and some are fun and some are jerks. You don't have to bet table max to be a table captain, seen plenty of those at the red chip tables.

    In high limit I bet $100 I'm just there for the drinks and the atmosphere. Sat with plenty betting flags and higher some even shared their very expensive 1982 Bordeaux with me and my girl. Needless to say we drank it very, very slowly.

    Playing craps at the Wynn I'm sitting with my usual 1k buyin and a young guy signs for a $100,000 marker. The pit boss brought over a chair for his absolutely spectacular escort friend. $32,000 across every hand. The table was not kind and he left 5 minutes later down ~$80,000 with his rich dad. I was sad to see her go.
     
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  19. The Rumor

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    FWIW, this is how I feel as well, I'm not going to table min a game like that, but I'm not going to give someone special treatment if they're playing $500 pass line bets on a $10 craps table that's full of min bettors.
     
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  20. JoeBlack

    JoeBlack Low-Roller

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    Doesnt matter to me at all.... unless they are belligerent drunk and the dealer continues to allow them to gamble and annoy the rest of the table and annoy the dealer.. I have witnessed it a couple of times and it isnt fun for anyone. I just get up and leave