Do you chase the streak at the casino?

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  1. Kneepocalypse

    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    I am a very casual gambler, mostly playing poker home games, and I'll go to the casino maybe 3-4 times a year. These days all I play is baccarat. Usually I just play each hand as it comes and make a few yes or no decisions to hopefully get lucky a few times. But I've talked to some more avid gamblers who believe in chasing streaks. They sit on a table for hours if they have to and might even walk away having not really gambled that much. But once a table gets hot they'll dump chips onto the table. I'm curious what people think about this way of playing.

    I know people make up these convoluted reasonings for how their methods of betting truly work, and have other weird gambling ideas, like how even though you know it makes no logical sense, you know certain blackjack dealers have this aura that means they are going to destroy your happiness. But is there any legitimacy, mathematically speaking, to chasing streaks say when you play blackjack or baccarat? All I know about counting cards is that I would never be able to do it. And for bacc especially, I feel like no matter what reasoning you come up with, it's all just 50/50 in the end. And I imagine waiting out streaks could be dreadfully boring. On the other hand I've seen guys start with a few G's on the table and within half an hour have like 15 in front of them for about a minute before they lose it all. Anyone ever catch a hot table and rape the house? Or have ideas on this way of playing?
     
  2. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    I've never gambled in my life, unless you consider fucking a fat chick with short hair gambling...then yes, I've gambled big time...what was the question again?
     
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  3. mb23100

    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Baccarat? Stop gambling
     
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  4. Kneepocalypse

    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    Sounds more like a sure thing...
     
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  5. Lethal_Striker

    Lethal_Striker Silver Belt

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    I wouldn't even category myself as a casual gambler. Maybe once a year go to the local riverboat casino and take 30 dollars to play on the slots. Never rebet my winnings. Every time I win any money print out the slip to cash out later and put in left pocket and continue to bet until I use up that 30 dollars. Most of the time at the very least I leave breaking even. It's a relatively cheap evening of entertainment. If you go in with the attitude that you're going to break the casino you're going to leave a loser. Casinos aren't set up for you to make tons of money on a regular basis.
     
  6. ralphc1

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    They don't build casinos with the money people win from them.
     
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  7. HereticBD

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    Yep. It's why I stopped gambling. My point of where I realized I might be going down the road of having a problem, was when I walked into the casino with $100, won $2500 on slots, and left the casino with $75.

    Haven't been in a casino ever since.
     
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    I lose a solid 100 bucks a month on VLTs, I never go to the casino you can lose your life in those places in a matter of minutes
     
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    No - once I hit something decent I put 75% away and bet the rest - when it's gone I leave.
     
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    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    There was a program on gambling where a psychologist said that gamblers wanted to lose. If they gamble and win they keep going until they lose then lose everything they win trying to get it back. Even if people leave the casino with more money than they came with, the casino owners know they'll be back to gamble again.
     
  11. Clippy

    Clippy I got too many pots on the stove

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    I eat steak while streaking at a casino
     
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    It dangerous to streak at casino. You'll probably get arrested and not welcome back.
     
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  13. Kneepocalypse

    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    This is why online poker was such a problem for me: I could never leave the casino.
     
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    If you're playing poker and leaving the game while you're running hot you're leaving far too much money on the table.

    You don't leave whe you're running well. That's the law of numbers, eventually you're gonna run hot and eventually you will run really really bad.

    When you're running hot, hitting every flop, flopping flushes or turning them, flopping straight, turning full houses, and people are in the hand betting into you is a poker players wet dream.

    That's running hot. Running hot doesn't matter unless you have people in th hand with you.
     
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  15. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    But there is no game in the casino that allows you to take money off the table and continue playing.

    I don't know this game you speak of
     
  16. HomeRun916

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    Never really had the opportunity. Only been to a couple casinos, and get cashed out pretty quickly.
     
  17. wonderbread

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    Who said I was playing table games.
     
  18. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

    KONG-D'SNT-TAP Titanium Belt

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    You play slots and you're bragging about that. Sheesh
     
  19. japanese steel

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    I have not gambled since I was a poker/BJ dealer over 7 years ago. The casino is too far away and I don't have any disposable income to be throwing away on gambling.

    I used to love playing poker back when it first got big. There was so much money in those games.

    I watched knuckleheads chase their money for 3 years and the majority were in the red overall. They had some good nights for sure, but they more often than not dumped it right back into the casino the next night.
     
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  20. VulcanNervPinch

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    Never chase the streak

    Never chase the streaker
     

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