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Style of wagering

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by GlenBaccarat79, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. GlenBaccarat79

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    I really can't believe how so many people, the highest majority by far, wager and maintain their chips the same way. Stack all the denominations they possess in stacks separately or maybe a few larger ones on the bottom with smaller ones proceeding up from that point. And almost all if not everyone I regularly play with at the tables wager one type of wager. I can assume they never think about it or it becomes a habit.

    More so, players will clearly do one style of wagering and stick to it, if you play at a table with other regular players it is very obvious as to how they come out and wager dependent on if they are winning or losing.

    Personally, I have 3 styles of wagering and usually do employ 2 of them simultaneously. From my past posts I mentioned it on an occasion. Besides my regular off the hip primary wager dependent upon my B.R. at the time and my up/down status, I also employ a small strict 5 x's parlaying wager. Depends on available seat space and casino rules, if I can wager a second spot I might do so or else I would incorporate into my own primary wager.

    Whereas, I might allocate $50.00 for the 5x's parlay. I would attempt to turn $50.00 into $1,600.00 or $200.00 into $6,400.00. At the larger casinos with the high table limits over $5k I use $500.00 as the 1st wager. The psych of doing so, IMO, is a lot stronger and more on my side when I incorporate that parlay attempt into my wagering and not using it as my primary or only source of wagering. I can relax longer and not worry about it and most of all, not be rushed into trying it and employing it 5 x's straight. Might take me 15, even 20-25 or more hands if not doing the latter with it.

    I have another style or special deployment wage that I also alternate with and employ at various times. When one of these 'side' or non-primary wagers pans out, I strictly pocket the chips and cash it out as if it never happened. Lucky money so to speak.

    When I look at my success rates, I am surprised. Say the measly $50.00 one. If I have a $10k B.R. I would easily set aside $500 for my ten attempts to accomplish what I can with the 5 x's parlay. That is 10 attempts to be successful. With a $50k B.R. I would set aside possibly $5k for it, might do 3k or 4k and see what happens.

    The 3rd style of wagering I use, sometimes incorporating it into my primary and sometimes separately, is a smaller percentage of a winning wager or two or three. Say I was wagering $1k on a hand. I won. I would maybe set aside $350.00 of that to the side. Then I do the same thing 2 more times in the next several hands, does not have to be repetitive consecutive hands. Then say I have $950.00 from those scavenged winning hands. I might say to myself, I will take $950 and wager it 3 or 5 or 6 times and then pocket it. The same as the 5 X's parlay attempt I do but in different parlaying or non-parlaying wagers. I don't use these wins as back-up money or emergency money, I am far past that at a casino when gambling. Once the B.R. is gone, I know from years of experience, it is losing time. Since I almost never lose straight, every hand until he B.R. is gone, I will capitalize on something somehow prior to the losing time setting in. And many times that pocketed money will be in excess of the B.R. So when losing time comes, yes the B.R. got wiped out which was the chance money. But I am still whole.

    Which brings me to the next and coinciding point. Timing, waiting, not playing every hand. Most do now, some don't. But with the, not having to play every hand, patience and a plan far outweighs off the hip and going for broke every hand, every time.

    I can remember clearly, which was by far more prevalent in Atlantic City than Vegas by far, in the 80's and 90's how numerous people would sit at the baccarat tables with large stacks of green and black chips and their real ammunition in another stack of Orange/Pumpkins. Since most of us didn't play for player club status level and points or comps back then, waiting for the optimum time when the shoe was strong was our goal. (Which, IMO-is a whole other story in itself with the attempt to get people to belong to something that has no real reflection on anything except a sense of 'belong-ability' in a fake world of casino gambling) More often than not sitting there patiently, it worked. The damage only came when we got extremely greedy and played far too long.
     
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    I really like your idea of designating money for parlays. As a strict (single) red chip bettor (due to bankroll limitations), I often get cold feet and am afraid to press my winnings when I should. Designating a set amount of money for parlay attempts (which I would start at $5) would be a fun way to add some excitement (and possibility for a relatively huge payout) without adding too much risk.

    I'm definitely going to try this next time I hit the casino. Thanks for the idea!
     
  3. GlenBaccarat79

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    Doesn't matter what the unit size is, the principal and the outcome would not change if you are sitting next to me and I am wagering purple or yellow and you are wagering red or green. It has served me well when I would have lost it all anyways in my initial bankroll as my primary.

    I do know before I am attacked with stats concerning this, but since I have designated 'side wagers' and 'designated 1 X to 5 X's wagers, I have realized many times I walked with BR and wins I definitely would have gave back every single time. Ad yes, I could pilfer from the BR with or without wins when they accumulated. I tired that, somehow also earmarked B.R. and turned into the back up or emergency money every single time.

    To me, it is the same difference as having that gallon of fuel in can or that $20.00 stashed in the trunk.
     
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  4. GlenBaccarat79

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    Take 3 or 5 of the win chips and set them aside. Or take 9 of them and set them aside for 3 attempts at $15.00 each. Use those for something like I outlined. If they 'go way' no big deal, in the psych your B.R. was never even touch by the attempts you made with those 'win' chips. IMO.
     

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