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How Difficult/stressful is it to win?

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by Packer, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Packer

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    Think about it. You won and came home as a 70% BR winner. Was it easy money to obtain? It took you a total of 10 total hours of play (table games) give or take over four days to make $$$$$k (pretty much tax free). Using a 100k BR and winning 70k but it's all relative to your BR. 70% is 70%...
    Yes, comparing it to the daily grind at home with work, kids, wife, friends, driving the hour each way to and from work, worrying about employees and our health It was surely easy money to obtain.
    But what about the highs and lows of the gambling itself? The stress factor of making that really large wager from time to time, moving from casino to casino, or sometimes there might be a streak of everything you touch goes south. All variables related to the winning.

    On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being extremely difficult to win) was the $$$$$ you won hard or easy to win? And why?

    For me when I win it was usually a hard and difficult grind. Sure there are times where every time you walk up to a table you won but those times are rare to say the least. When I come home a winner I'm much more exhausted then when I come home a loser.

    On the scale for me... Winning 70% of my BR is a 9.0 on avg...

    You? Have you ever won 70% of your BR?
     
  2. GlenBaccarat79

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    Most of the time extremely easy, but I rarely would ever stop at less than double the BR. The hard part and mostly the only part is holding it. Quitting, stopping. But then again, I seldom walk away with less than 2 to 4 X's the BR on trips to Vegas and other out of state gaming areas. I am an aggressive player, playing to smack the casino, I don't grind and I don't play for a living, etc. I risk my BR and it is 'set-aside' funds for that purpose.
     
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    Counting only Vegas trips, I have only won once near 70% of my starting bankroll and left with it. Unlike A/C for me where I can win and leave and be home in 45 Mins. Vegas I have many times been ahead early way more than double my bankroll but have played it back as I play to much while I am out there. Completely different me than in my daily life and thus my post in the marshmellow man thread. But I will say while playing, except for the times I am on a complete horrible run, I am loving every minute of it so it is not hard for me per se the few times I win.
     
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    Lol. Hey I remember you did have one win!
     
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    Packer,
    I look at it as if I had bought some long shot equities or high cap investment property.
    I certainly am not going to get a 100%, 50%, or even 5% return overnight. Bring a $25K BR and come home with $31K is not to sneeze at.
    I know there are many degens here who want the kill-hammer-walkoff homerun. I have had those and get it.
    But even small wins are wins as Bronco just evidenced and you encapsulated well on his thread Packer.
    Still hard to get the rush that I got on North Shore for many years though.
     
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    there's certainly some grinding trips that you find a way to win in the end and you're beat. the ones where you just can't seem to get over the hump and it takes all of your energy to stay in control and keep making the right move and just wait for the right moment.

    but there's also those trips where you play smart, hit and run and just sit into good shoes and make a nice winner little by little.

    then of course there's those miracle trips where you sit down fresh off the plane, can't do anything wrong and win your entire trip win in 2 hours.

    I wouldn't say the bulk of my trips have been stressful. the grinding trips are maybe 1 in every 6 or 8.

    my biggest win was about 300% of my BR.
     
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    How much is 300% of your BR shifter?
     
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    At that time it was 320k.

    The max I was ever up on a trip was 530k but I donked back 418k in 45 minutes the next day and was lucky to escape with a 250k win when all was said and done.
     
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    My favorite trip ever was back in college days. Went down for spring break with a $1000 +/- bankroll. Hit a SF at Let it Ride for $5k first hour in town. Then the rest of the trip every time I sat down I would win. Net trip was 700% increase. I dream about a trip like that now, as I would be able to press up much more aggressively on wins. Such a big win early I was going to make for damn sure that I came home a winner on that trip, as every prior trip had ended up losing the complete gambling budget. Prior to that trip betting green chips was stressful, and the win came on single $5 bets with the $1 bonus.

    I haven't had a 100% or more trip since, but a few that were close if you count the extra money spent on stuff we wouldn't have done without the wins. Any trip now where I come back with some of the bankroll intact is a good trip and any trip I come back with more than I left with is a great trip.

    Of course there are people who make more trips per year than I have made lifetime.
     
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    I imagine that you feel worse in some ways, at least initially, on a trip where you are big winner early and donk most of it off, still leaving winner, than you do on a trip where you start out in a massive hole and claw your way back to a small, manageable loss. I know I do.
     
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