Playing BlackJack with retards

Discussion in 'Games of Chance' started by DaiDaiLun, Apr 27, 2006.

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  1. Daddycool

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    Its exaclty the same as if you where on a 10 dollar table. Just becuase a guy has a high bank roll doesn't make him a good card player. Also just think, if there are guys out there that think, this is MY money on a 25 dollar table, what do you think those guys are saying at a 100 dollar table? That is MY 100 dollar hand and I'll play it like I want to play it.
  2. Daddycool

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    On the other hand, why shouldn't he be greedy? Maybe he was counting and was waiting for this situation all day to come up where he could exploit the dealer showing a 6.
  3. DaiDaiLun

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    Actually, on the high roller tables, players are just as out of whack as the $10 tables. Some players just never ever hit on a 12-16 no matter what the dealer is showing because they dont want to (or afraid) they gonna break. I think the more consistent players are in the $25-50 range tables.
  4. JackT

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    this is a great point... It's so ridiculous when someone is playing a ten dollar table and gets so angry at the other players for making dumb plays. It's a ten dollar table -- you've got to EXPECT nitwits or GAMBOOOLers.

    Never having played at a $100 table, I can't say for sure, but I would THINK that, in general, the quality of play would be higher there.... (but nitwits exist at any table level, I am sure).
  5. justme

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    Look, I'm not saying that people do what's good for themselves.

    (It's actually a really, really, easy question)
  6. buff

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    The basic problem here is you're playing at the twenty-five dollar table. If you're starting here to build a stack then that's OK. Once your able to move over to the $100.00 table. This usually weeds out the nitwits. Usually, but not always.
  7. DaiDaiLun

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    Asian people likes to gamble is a "stereotype" lol
  8. DaiDaiLun

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    you're right travis, the outcome only effects the other player's heads... the point I've been trying to make that slinky don't seem to get is that it's not whether the dealer breaks or not after the split, it's that the moment the guy split his 10s, everyone on the table is going to want to kill him. It might calm them a bit if the dealer broke, but it's a immediate sign that it's time to get up. I don't know anyone on the table that wouldn't have sort of distorted reaction when the guy splits 10s. Asians are probably the most angriest people when they are gambling (even when they're winning).
  9. travis13

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    Having read through this ........

    it has pretty much all been said....... IMHO I do one thing at a BJ Table and a Craps table if I don't like the players around me ....... and that is find another table.... at BJ I try to get the last seat whenever possilbe or at least close to it....

    I agree it makes little difference what the other guy does and it only effects the outcome in your head ....... unless you can count a multiple deck shoe......

    Be Careful with you money!!!
  10. falou

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    Evidently the APM and justme found some chinks in your armor, so to speak. Just goes to show you that the stereotype of Asians being good at math(read probability) is just that ...a stereotype, and the "stereotype" of an anchor affecting the other players is also just that.
  11. Slinky Bender

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    Youre' right, the last thing anyone should do while gambling is be thinking of the silly math.
  12. DaiDaiLun

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    i agree with you slink...i'm not going to argue with you on this since I have probability of winning this argument is 0%... obviously you're probably the guy that splits 10s and tell the other players to shut the fuck up cause whatever card you pull doesnt effect them. No one on the table is gonna say you're smart for splitting 10s (even if dealer breaks), but people will think you're a retard when the dealer doesn't. This being the point I was trying to make from the start till you made this into a math class. sorry, promise i wouldnt argue :)
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  13. Slinky Bender

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    Any which one was that "valid one"?
  14. DaiDaiLun

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    probability of winning a argument against slinky is 0%. probability of you feeling stupid afterwards even when you make a valid point is 100%. bottomline.. just dont argue with the APM, just agree with him.
  15. Slinky Bender

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  16. Slinky Bender

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    I'll stand with justme's post. It's just too difficult for a guy with a graduate degreee in statistics, who has played on a "blackjack team" in LV (from a different Ivy League U than MIT) to explain elementary statistics to those who are trying as hard as they can not to understand them.
  17. curious

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  18. Gunszzzzz

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    Ozzy--the throw counts if it hits foreign objects as long as the dice remain on the table and land on the felt. For many unfortunate dealers and players alike, even when some rookie throws with all his might and the dice may kick up and hit you in the face (or more dangerously, the eye), it still is valid.

    the throw counts even if one or both die don't hit the back wall, but repeated throws like that garner a warning, or someone such as I screaming, "make it hit the back wall!" (Being a "don't" player, I haven't picked up the dice in 20yrs, but one time I threw and one die slipped out on my throw and went 1/2inch while the other went the length of the table. I thought the short die was invalid, and god help me to this day that my arm wasn't broken when I went to reach for the die that was short...!!)

    Finally, "Parachute" rolls are prohibited from going higher then the eyes of the dealers and esp. the stick b/c his job is to watch the dice from shooters hand to flight in air. Again--repeated stratosphere rolls are met with a stern warning.

    Going back to the Blackjack thread, I'm with Beadman in his comment. Slinky don't crucify me, but doesn't the play of the anchor directly affect everyone? I'm still under the belief that the anchor has to be the guy who cleans up for everyone who makes a bad play, as well as take that hit on a 13 when the dealer has a 12 and no one else has taken a hit. I know, I know--that probably has nothing to do with anything except anectdotal blackjack, but I've always prayed that the anchor knows what he's doing--or at least, playing by the book to preserve the table "odds" in favor of the player.

    In regards to "what would I do"--usually, if i see someone splitting 10s, or something crazy CONSISTENTLY, I leave the table. Interestingly, in Vegas, it's done a LOT, ie split 10s, and no one ever says anything. I was stunned.

    And on the other hand, I've sat anchor and the guy next to me did everything "against" the book, while I played by the book. He got Blackjacks galore, and never hit his 15 or 16 against a dealer 8--and continued to win. I just sat and cried.

    So I guess slinky is right!
  19. Hyabby

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    So then, I guess you don't own stock in any casino operators. They would be awfully desolate places.
  20. robnotbob

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    Which is why I don't frequent them.