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Table Games Stop playing when hitting big win early???

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by rhinoman7, Nov 25, 2020.

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  1. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    Gambling is a losing proposition for most of us so I think you should account for the enjoyment you derive from it. You shouldn’t have regrets.

    Overall wins are few & far between so I like to set limits on how much of my winnings I am willing to give back. I segregate my “take home money” (bankroll plus a portion of my win) versus my gambling money. I get the best of both worlds that way I can play & give back some winnings without regrets.

    I might also dial down the denomination ($5 slots to $1) or change from slots to VP or BJ.
     
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  2. wagon b0y

    wagon b0y High-Roller

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    About 5 or 6 trips ago, first night I get to vegas i hit dragon link for 1600. Quit playing that night since it was late. Put it all back plus some the next day.
     
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  3. DDB

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    At the local if I have a good hit, I bounce and take the money and pay in cash to anyone I owe money to. When I had a mortgage, a $4k royal would be quite a few payments - in cash at the local Chase branch. Most recently, I hit for $2k, and had most of my $400 buy-in left. I took the $2300 and payed off what I owed the local flooring store.

    Mays well make good use of the money - it might be quite a while (and a steep loss) before it happens again.
     
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  4. OddsWrkin

    OddsWrkin MIA

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    I have two memorable examples: April 2019 - Offloaded luggage and out of the MSS room at 5:04. First Boars Head quad at 5:18, Second quad at 5:25, third quad at 5:31, Royal at 5:37! $20 in, $1060 out less than an hour from checking in for a 3 night stay. What to do? Play like you would have had you not hit it!

    I traveled to LV to play. I am not going to be cheated out of the goal of the trip because I won. I spent the majority of the remainder of the trip returning the money that I had won and then some. Recouped nearly all that I had lost minutes before boarding the return flight hitting 2222A for $500 playing bonus deuces. If only roller coasters had such wild swings.

    Next example: 6/10/2020 - Locals had just recently re-opened and made my first trip in months. First hand get dealt 2 aces playing bonus, my first thought was maybe I should have been play DDB. Two more aces complete the $100 quad. What to do? I haven't been able to play, at all, for 3 months and drove 20 minutes to get there. Play on!
     
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  5. Chuck2009x

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    I can see stopping and leaving early on a trip to a local. Just like when I hit a large handpay on a Vegas trip, I usually cash out and take a break for the rest of the day sometimes. Psychologically it's good to enjoy the feeling.

    About 6 years ago I hit a $12k handpay on the 2nd day of a trip. I lost $3k of it back on the rest of the trip, which was about average. Do I have any of the remaining $9k left? No.

    Unless you think you are never gonna gamble again, there isn't much point math-wise. You're gonna give it all back eventually.

    And if you stay on comps, they unavoidably play a role in this.
     
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  6. The Toddster

    The Toddster Derrick Henry strikes fear in the hearts of men

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    The travel time is a sunk cost and shouldn't have any influence on whether you leave after the quick win. It's like spending a ton of money on a buffet only to find out that the food is the absolute sh*ts, but you eat it anyway because you paid good money for it instead of leaving and finding a better option.
     
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  7. Headache 21

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    I think we should differentiate between three different stops...

    1) stop the session
    2) stop gambling for the day
    3) stop gambling for the trip


    For me it's

    1) yes, I like locking in an early victory. Makes me feel good about the rest of the trip

    2) depends on how late it is. If I get in late and it's already late in the evening? I might stop for the day. If it's early in the day? Nah, I'm coming back to the tables later.

    3) don't be silly
     
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  8. The Toddster

    The Toddster Derrick Henry strikes fear in the hearts of men

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    Agreed. If I'm at local, it's easy to stop early and go on home. If it's a trip to Vegas then I go about it differently.
     
  9. mbely1000

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    Leaving while up does not appeal to me from a superstitious/I'm due for a loss place. Games of chance are random, there is no being due for a loss or a win or being due for anything. Each event is a new and separate event, chance has no memories. Gambling is purely math and in the end, no one can buck the odds that are stacked against us in the long term. However, in the short term, we can and do.

    I stop gambling once I get up big because it allows me to enjoy that great feeling of winning. It allows me to leave the tables and feel great for a set amount of time. That is a good feeling that I want to enjoy. And there is nothing worse than staying longer after a big win and pissing it all away and having to tell that same sad story of, "I should have quit while I was ahead."
     
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    Nail -> head
     
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    Playing at local, a few times I left after big wins (more than $10K), the reason was just I had no places to store the cash, no hotel room, no safe,
    and certainly not a good idea to hide the cash in my car. So I had to drive to bank to deposit.
    Once I had done that, no desire to go back to casino.
     
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  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead Low-Roller

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    For a large, early win I usually shut down the gambling and blow much of the "house money" on whatever forms of entertainment are available nearby. My Vegas favorites so far have ranged from front row at an Andrew Dice Clay show, jumping off The STRAT Tower, and driving a supercar on the Nascar track.
     
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  13. cjcjcj

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    Why would you stop? You don't know how far the ride will take you!!!
     
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  14. JulianC

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    This is why perfect bankroll management and money management within a game are absolutely essential.

    It is also important to know the proper order in which to execute your overall play within a trip or individual day of a trip. Time of day matters, too. Also important comp-wise is knowing if your casino tracks by individual having day or by overall trip. For example, if you mix BJ, slots, and VP, you might want to choose to play slots last and play BJ earlier so that you might have a chance to "fundraise" for the more volatile play that you can easily grind (VP) or more quickly generates that all-important theo (slots). Also with tables, timing is everything at some places for getting ideal conditions for minimum bet, pace of play (number of players at the table), and whether or not your game of choice is even available (one can grind VP anytime, but the table games pit might have limited hours or even limited days).
     
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    Out of 17 Vegas trips, I believe on 2 or 3 of them I hit pretty heavy early on. I always continued playing but did "lock up" some of the extra cash to pay room charges and have some to take home.
    My best trip until hitting a 10K handpay last year 2 hours before my flight was after hitting a $2,500 handpay within minutes of being on the casino floor. I really thought about stopping and just enjoying the room and amenities and slot tournament and food, but I didn't. I proceeded to hit something like 20K+ in handpays over the following 3 days and made not one but TWO trips to the bank for Deposits!!! Of course there has been the opposite of those trips too.
     
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    Stop playing if I still have money?????o_O I am sorry I don't understand the concept? :confused:
     
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    One day fine day I was a bit drunk when I won a good amount. I purchased myself a new tracksuit/sneakers at the Adidas store and went to Hooters for the "Gourmet Chicken Wing Dinner" complete with a bottle of Dom Perignon....

    I guess what I'm saying is you have to savor those victories. Keep gambling with your original bankroll, but in the afterglow of the win buy yourself a "trophy". I know the math may not add up to a win. However, every time I blast a drive on the golf course, step into my skis for day on the slopes, or rock a new pair of kicks to the bar I always get a smile because I "won" those gambling lol.
     
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  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead Low-Roller

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  19. GeorgeJ.

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    A number of years ago we went to one of the local Indian casinos for the dinner buffet. I expect that I didn't bring more than $100 for gambling. All of the Pai Gow tables were $25 minimum but I sat down anyway and probably bought in for $100. I put $25 on the main bet and $5 on the bonus bet. First hand, I get a Straight Flush for $250. My first thought was to cash in & get the hell out of there but since it was my first hand at the table, I figured they'd think I was cheating. I stayed awhile and I think I left $150 up. I must have been getting OK cards or I'd have lost the whole $350 quickly at $30 a hand..
     
  20. Fafa2e

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    I will use Video Poker at the local as my example. If I hit a premium hand, let's say four Aces in TDB for $800 on a $1 denomination, I will usually increase to a $2 denomination in the hopes of hitting another premium hand with house money, but will set a stop loss limit of $600. The difficult part, which I think is the crux of the OP's question, is to stop playing at that $600 stop loss limit and leaving with the win. I would say I'm about 50/50 on this, sometimes I want to keep playing and inevitably give back the big win, but sometimes I will take the win and leave.

    If I hit a larger win, say 4 Aces w/ kicker on $1 denomination TDB for $4,000, I will usually lock in that win by putting the Money in a separate pocket and only gamble with the original bankroll I planned to gamble with that day.
     
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