Not playing much anymore

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  1. KokomoJoe4, Mar 26, 2018

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    Not a good topic for a gambling board, but my playing 1-3 times per week, every week, has slowly turned into no play.

    Still have played only one time this year, where I gave back 75% of the winnings on one bad outcome during a progression.

    Still a few bucks in "winnings" in the safe, but I can't seem to find the time or interest to get into the casino. Too much going on both at work and at home. I'm guessing that I might turn into a once or twice a month player once things slow down a bit.

    I think that I am going to try out the Don't play I used on vacation for my preliminary play when I get back in. Maybe 2 or 3 $20 DC's, no odds. It will probably be more likely to get ahead by a few bucks using this play as opposed to my regular.

    The tricky part will be converting from Don't to Do if/when I get ahead by about $100. I would expect this to be a bit more likely on the Don't, but you never know, as the dice always have the last say in the matter.

    Still like the idea of aggressive progression for a big win, but this will need to happen on the Do, as I could never convince myself to put up more than I will win when progressing.

    I should probably go back to my play of years gone by - quit as soon as you get ahead. This worked better than you might think, but it made for a lot of very quick sessions.
     
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  2. Mssthis1, Mar 26, 2018

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    Nothing wrong with that. As soon as the weather straightens out enough here to spend evenings outside I'll be semi retiring from craps for the summer.

    You can still use the aggressive progression, just mix it up a little. Last night during a lackluster session I finally got a roll long enough to be ahead by $150 counting what I had on the layout. After the 2 hit regression I was full pressing every hit since I knew I was going to go home after that roll regardless. Took everything down the roll I got ahead and there was only one more box number before the seven came. Turned an almost $500 loss into a $150 win.
     
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  3. TDVegas, Mar 26, 2018

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    If you aren't missing it...then you aren't missing anything. AS Mss noted, as the weather heats up here in Vegas, I would rather spend more time in the pool, being outside, hiking, day trips, etc....rather than in the casino. I will.
     
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    Don't betting gets nasty if you lose then hopping back to positive betting
    It could be like a root canal


    And I agree with Tdvegas if you don't miss it


    Actually if you avoid tables you are already ahead of the curve

    Enjoy the summer
     
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  5. random_roller, Mar 26, 2018

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    Playing craps 1x at a casino this year might just put you in the Top 20 on this forum. :D

    Good to hear from you, Koko.
     
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  6. Onautopilot, Mar 26, 2018

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    I have also been absent from the casino a lot this year, but for different reasons. I don't miss it all that much either.

    My only problem is that I am getting fantastic offers from casinos....I reckon they miss me....or should I say they miss my "action". :)
     
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  7. lone irish digit, Mar 26, 2018

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    This is Barney,

    After losing over $25K at last roadtrip because of my most greatest errors in computing slut machine devices slopes, the LID put me in time outs for at least two months and left me back at homestead. He currently on road with Dan Mahoney (a most greatest professional tosser of the dices) somewheres in northern NY. After that major loss I am only up $75 on the slut machine devices this year. Since I have no teeth, I kind of miss the good old days when getting the root canals.



    Thank you very much
     
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  8. Bases loaded, Mar 26, 2018

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    Northern NY, Southern NY, it all sucks according to James Hall.

    If I see LID and Dan at Resorts World, I will not wish them luck, there is no luck, right?
     
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  9. badddoin, Mar 26, 2018

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    A finance company let me drive around in their new car back in June, with a promise from me to pay for it in the future. I've never financed a car before, and I swore off gambling ABSOLUTELY, till I got it paid off. I've only been 2 or 3 times since.
     
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  10. von duck, Mar 26, 2018

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    How are you going to make enough money to pay the car off, if you don't go to a casino?. I have a streak of 9 straight winning trips going this year. None of them, at craps though. My previous record is 13 straight, and I truly believe I will break that record, sometime next month. :)
     
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  11. lone irish digit, Mar 26, 2018

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    This is Barney,
    Mr. Loaded, you can identify the LID and Dan by most greatest DI wardrobe I provide. The LID will wear his most favorite skunkhat while Dan likes my DI goatcoat for playing of the craps.



    Thank you very much
     
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  12. badddoin, Mar 26, 2018

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    My day job.
    Probably 20 years ago, I was having quite a bit of success playing blackjack, using a variation of the Martingale system. I convinced myself that if I could have 12 consecutive winning sessions, I HAD TO be on to something. I did have 12 winning sessions in a row, and then on the 14th or 15th sessions I lost more than the agregate of all of my wins. Some lessons are harder to learn than others.

    Please don't take this as an indictment of your play. It really wasn't meant that way.
     
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  13. von duck, Mar 26, 2018

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    A day job huh? That's a really tuff way to make a dollar. :)
    If I stick to rules a loosing day will be only a little more than my average winning day, about 125%. Streaks of 6 or 7 winning trips before a loss, are pretty much the norm. About 1/2 the losses, are times when the game was beatable, but I find a way to F'k it up. :D
     
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  14. lone irish digit, Mar 26, 2018

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    This is Barney,

    Before the LID and Dan left on Northern roadtrip, he went over costly mistake on calculating the slopes of certain slut machine devices with me so I won't screw up next time I go on casino roadtrip with him.



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    Thank you very much
     
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  15. KokomoJoe4, Mar 27, 2018

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    LID,

    Use the y2 parameter in the m = y2-y1/x2-x1 in the y = mx + b equation when solving for m.

    You're making this more difficult than it is.

    BTW, why do you need the mathematics when playing with Dan Mahoney, a professional gambler?
     
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  16. lone irish digit, Mar 27, 2018

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    This is Barney not the LID,

    Playing " the game of craps" for the professionals such as Dan, Hardley, or the LID involves much of the risks with much of the winning and losings. After much analysis and study by the LID and my bestest friend Max P, they have me play the slut machine devices where if starting conditions are correct I am assured I will win more monies than I put in the sluts if old ladies don't try to steal my machine or start ruckus.

    The equation you most graciously provided is for the ups and the downs. The slopes for sluts are for the ins and the outs and are too complicated for personages without supper computers. If one observes behaviors at casino there is a lot more going on than winning and losing and the hoopings and yelling with at least 2% of personages doing detailed calculations before attacking much like the sharks. However, last trip I made biggest error and lost much monies and not allowed to date professionals at casino on that trip.


    Thank you very much

    I not noticed before but the LID twist body very, very much for me (much like the Rudy mom) when I take picture. He sure is a limber SOB for an old fart.
     
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  17. twodicebilly, Mar 27, 2018

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    koko

    As you know this is not an easy game.
    Losing a few times in a row makes it harder, but when you convince yourself
    that you cant win...well almost anything is better than going back to the
    casino.

    at that point..maybe almost anything is better

    TDB
     
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  18. von duck, Mar 27, 2018

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    A hike isn't a hike unless it's at least 115 degrees, unless by "hiking" you mean those times when you make the rounds, pissing on fire hydrants. :D
     
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  19. KokomoJoe4, Mar 28, 2018

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    Holy shit TDB. Is that a northern? The ones I've landed look like panfish in comparison. I've never landed a muskie, you?
     
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  20. twodicebilly, Mar 28, 2018

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    Yup...i have caught muskies, but i would rather fish northerns, you catch more
    and they are just as much fun

    tdb
     
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