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Cure-Alls and Fix-Alls

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by GlenBaccarat79, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. GlenBaccarat79

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    I seriously believe that too many players are constantly (key word here to get my point is, constantly) having their previous/past and historical sessions of loss come into their fore-thought as they are winning. (Personally I find it hysterical that most players will have that at their fore-thought but if they are losing, most don't elaborate on it and compound it to slow them down---use this for food for thought, cause the past few years, it sure now motivates me!)

    This causes them to have a false expectation of their winning money, (less value and less realization) that they are currently experiencing. Most players, especially baccarat players, will have almost zero appreciation of their instant wins because they are calculating how much they need to cure and fix their past sessions.

    I will bring to light my last casino outing, locally last weekend. Table was full, mostly regulars. 2 of them were winning several thousands of dollars when I arrived on relatively small buy-ins. Happy faces, talk amongst us, talk from other players, 100% everything and everyone getting along. Okay, about 1/3rd of the shoe later, they are all losing all their winnings from that shoe and the last shoe. I don't want to get into the reasons why they lost, doesn't matter for the sake of this point.

    They continued to play and lose more than they were winning, very clearly. I started winning, but for some strange reason, more so than other times, I really paid attention to the other players as well. Not to wager against them or with them, just to factor in the total picture of what was happening and if I liked what they were wagering on, I either pulled it off or slowed way down. I am lucky I did that. Of course that was not 100%, but they saw many of the same things in the board as I did and they wagered on them, I just said no and I will watch their wagers as though they were mine. It helped, cause I would have got creamed big time and quick with my relatively small buy-in I do on a local scale.

    But then they got totally wiped out and went to the ATM or cashiers cage to cash checks. They returned and got wiped out once again after getting up quite a bit. They did it once again and a shoe later, got wiped out. They each lost well over $5,000.00, which before they started all bad turn of events, they could have walked away a winner. Yes, I know, it is hard and although I don't know the truthful amount they are down in the long run, I see them all the time. I would say, they walk away only if they get a sizeable win. Winnings mean very little if you are going to compare say $2,500.00 to $30,000.00 or $25,000.00 to $250,000.00. In my mind, they were playing and playing for one purpose only, to get even on all or most of their past monies lost.

    I think the underlying problem for most of us, is that we are conditioned to perform and always do everything "bigger", "better", "faster", "more profitable", etc., etc., each and every single time. In lots of life pursuits that might be the winning spirit and the best outcomes, but in gambling it is really the wrong road to go down.

    Here is an analogy. Trying to replace 4 worn out tires on your auto with 2 tires and calling it fixed.

    Watch yourself and be realistic. Wins are generally in small windows of opportunity and each and every new sessions, should be viewed with its own merits and rewards while blocking out everything else you experienced. Play smarter, not tougher.
     
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  2. GlenBaccarat79

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    A member PM'd me and asked me about this. No, told me about it. Said he was up $7k plus on a $2k buy-in and gave it all back.. It analyzed his play when he left the casino broke, all the winnings back and all his buy in, in fact went to the ATM and pulled more and bought in again. He had the answer. He was adding up his previous losses as well and attempting to recover it all with the night he seemed he could not lose.........

    Then the shoe turned. Re-read my above post. Thanks, glen.
     

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