Can You Beat Random Games with Betting Strategies?

Discussion in 'Other Casino Games' started by FrankScoblete, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. TDVegas, Dec 11, 2015

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    If it was true...Frank would be living permanently in a Las Vegas hotel suite. I'm sure AP would not mind spa days and lunches on the veranda while Frank makes some "bacon" downstairs.
     
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  2. FrankScoblete, Dec 11, 2015

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    Kind of been there; kind of done that. After 26 years there is a far, far better life than the casinos --- suites or spas. The Beautiful AP retired once our youngest son Michael graduated college in 2001.
     
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    I don't think Frank's major income is tied to his books. He writes many other magazine columns.
    How can you say the Captain is BS? You only have your biased opinion backed up with nothing!
    If you don't believe it, don't disrespect it, just say you don't believe.

    Fred
     
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  4. Craps Poopshoot, Dec 11, 2015

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    Ask Frank. He offers no proof that The Captain ever existed.
     
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  5. tabletop123, Dec 11, 2015

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    Once again, I like Frank! However, i still don't believe iN "The Captain ", & IF i call it bullshit, & You feel like I'm disrespectful....... Tough Titty. Get over IT.

    Said that Frank was okay with me. He sent me a Autographed book, & I thanked him. Now, if you have a problem with the word "Bullshit, I' d suggest that you utilize your ignore button.

    Won't be the first or last time that someone ignored my post. Frank' s a big boy, so if he feels I was disrespectful, I have NO PROBLEM apologizing to Frank. He's NOT the enemy.
     
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  6. Liman

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    would a picture of the captain and his team be proof?
     
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  7. Craps Poopshoot, Dec 11, 2015

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    Don't know. Got such a photo?

    The Internet is full of photos of people and groups. How do we validate that the people in the photo are who anyone claims they are to be?
     
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  8. tabletop123, Dec 11, 2015

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    Forget the pictures! I' d like to have all those Monster rolls by the Captain authenticated. When that Stanley Guy (forget the last name) had those three monster rolls, they were put on the "Golden Arm " plaque!

    Not one word mentioned by any newspaper, Dealer, Pit Boss, or "fleas" . One things for certain, these "fleas" that are standing around "broke" , gawking, & praying that someone puts them back in the craps game, certainly would have run their big fat mouths, telling SOMEONE about the miraculous rolls that were tossed by the Captain.

    Word would have spread like wildfire. That's what fleas do. Beg for buy ins, & story tell to any listening ears that's willing to listen.
     
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  9. Craps Poopshoot, Dec 11, 2015

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    Yeah, that is odd. Casinos tend to brag that a long toss happened at their casino, it tends to draw players to try their luck too.
     
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  10. Liman

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    I don't have one, but I saw one with the man and his entourage at a restaurant.
    I don't know anything about the stories, but I cant imagine an old photo like that is some sort of conspiracy to back up whats written in a book.(I don't know about any claims of superman powers at craps tables, I haven't read any books yet.)
     
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  11. FrankScoblete, Dec 12, 2015

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    Hi Liman, I wrote an article about our meeting yesterday. It will be in the October 2016 issue of Casino Player. (I did not use your name or handle but if you want me to, I will be happy to do so.) I enjoyed talking to you. You seem like a hell of a nice guy.

    You got the opportunity to see the Captain and his Crew of 22 high rollers. It really doesn't matter if people doubt you saw the real thing.

    In my new book I refer to many people who have seen or played with or knew who the Captain was. Satch, the youngest member of the Captain's Crew, taught dice control for a few years and he related his stories with the man to the students.

    In my book I have a casino executive who wrote about him and a host who gave me a great quote.

    So the criticism of his existence seems almost satiric.

    I have also stated (numerous times) that for a casino to publicize a big table-game win they need the permission of the individual who had that win. On slot machines there is often a message that any huge slot wins can be publicized but there is no such thing at a table game. It is private. The Captain did not want any publicity and that was that. There were people at the table who knew the shooter was the Captain.

    All the best,

    Frank
     
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  12. thaferrett, Dec 12, 2015

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    I hate calling people a liar unless I have proof that they are. Why you think the Captain is fake?

    I do agree Frank;s books gives people false hope that they can beat the house for living but other than that it a b plus book.
     
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  13. Craps Poopshoot, Dec 12, 2015

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    Proof of a claim always falls on the person WHO MAKES THE CLAIM.

    The Captain and Dice Control is all the fantasy of one mans mind at this point. If you want to believe that this fantasy is real, that is fine. 90% of the world believes in fantasy figures and the supernatural powers such figures have. Why not gambling fantasies?
     
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  14. thaferrett, Dec 12, 2015

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    The Captain could be a real person,doesn't mean his exploits aren't embellished.
     
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    What restaurant please?

    Fred
     
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    For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
     
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  17. Liman

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    Im not here to cast stones or idolize anyone.

    I met frank for lunch.

    we talked about gambling, we talked about the jersey shore, we talked about grandchildren, we talked about wives, and frank seems like a genuine down to earth layback type of person.
    We both grew up in Brooklyn or queens,(btw frank....I was born on East 14th street and kings highway, moved to LI when I was 4, then moved to queens when I was a bit older) moved out here, enjoy what life has to offer, and both have aches and pains because we are getting older.
    Frank is older than me.
    Also seems we enjoy some of the same things, like the jersey shore in the wintertime, eating in restaurants, travelling(although I don't fly much with my wife), and it also seems the most important thing to him is being a grandpa.(and Im hoping I get there soon, as Im jealous of all my friends our age with grandchildren)

    Frank paid for lunch, and I came home with 3 books.

    I did give frank a homemade pen made from authentic olive wood from the holy land.

    As far as stories of winning zillions from casinos, anyone can believe what they want to, not believe, he has so many books published, obviously its good reading.
    Was some of it embellished? Don't know, not my concern, frank isn't here trying to sell me anything.
    Hes not crucifying me or calling me names for not having the same philosophy as far as craps goes.(we bet very similar, almost identical as far as strategy is what I got from our luncheon)

    I asked him to join me at aqueduct, Ill show him around the bubble, he didn't seem interested, but when he gets bored, maybe hell shoot me a message or call and I think hed get a big kick out of the characters at the bubble in aqueduct, as I know most of the regulars and they love to tell me how they bet.

    and that's about it.
     
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    I could be totally wrong, and I don't want to post a lie, but I believe(frank told me I forgot, f)but I believe it was the restaurant in the claridge AC
     
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    We know the casino would have provided the proof. They always do. There will be a monument or a press release somewhere. No other argument comes close. Then there are the dealers and word of mouth. Then other players, ditto. Add it all up: One fiction writers word vs the world.
     
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    That makes sense since that's where it all started with him and the Captain. Thanks.
    Fred
     
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