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Your Definition of Hit and Run?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by stackinchips, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. stackinchips

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    It seems like when people mention being a hit and run player, or using a hit and run strategy, there are two different thoughts or meanings. For some, it seems they define a hit and run as playing (usually big) on a table or machine, and if they win right away, they quit. Not just coloring up or cashing out, but they're just done gambling for the day after 20-30 minutes. For others, it seems like they define it as just moving around a lot vs. grinding it out.

    For me I'm the latter. I consider myself to be a hit and run player (outside of craps, where I can camp on the don'ts for as long as I'm having fun). However, I log 8-12 hours a day gambling most days unless I hit the pool, spa, or golf. I almost never stay at the same table or same machine for much more than 5-10 minutes. If I hit I cash out and jump to the next one or the next casino. My buddy and I have been compared to "Trying to catch a fart in a mitten" by my FIL while in the casino. At the end of the day, I know a new table or machine or casino is just part of the big gambling session we call life, but I can't imagine just gambling for 3-4 hours (or less) total over a 3-4 day trip. I love to do other activities too, but I'm there to have fun gambling, not necessarily lock up a win on the first day of a trip just because I'm up.

    As a side note, and related to the hopping vs. camping thread, while I can appreciate a "camper" a table (especially at higher limits where your options are more limited), I can't figure out the slot campers. My wife's grandfather was like that. The guy would post up at the same damn slot machine and play it for 7-10 hours a day. Not even the same kind of machine, but the same unit. I have a buddy who does something similar but not as extreme. Craziness...

    So what do you consider hit and run? What's your strategy?
     
  2. Hard4

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    Exactly this. I'm the same way although I'm good for a little more than 5-10 mins. Usually if I'm playing blackjack and I go up a quick 500 or more, I'm out and on to the next casino. If I'm hovering around even, I might play 2 shoes max. Then I'm out and on to the next table or casino.

    Craps is different, I play until the table goes cold (or hot since I play the don't) and I'll stand there as long as I'm winning and having fun.

    Typically when I go out in Vegas, over the course of let's say 6 hours after dinner, it's not unusual for me to hit 8 or 9 casinos in that time period.
     
  3. Roulette

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    Hit n run, less than 20 mins play and a hit of 20% of your bankroll with you.

    For example, 2k spin at roulette, hit for 5k on first spin. I keep the original 2k out there and continue to press the bets I am playing. 3 k goee in pocket. Lose, walk.

    The 2k hits again, say another 5k, then I will press to 3k. If it loses, walk. Wins, put half the winnings in pocket and press half in addition to original bet. Once I lose, i typically run. Extremely effective way of playing
     
  4. Hoofy7

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    Hit and run to me means to leave whatever I'm playing that I just had a good win on. It doesn't mean stop for the trip. Just for that instant that I am up money. Of course to hit and run, I'd actually have to hit something so my ass doesn't do much running. Lol
     
  5. MikeyBlacklabber

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    we're talking gambling here? ;)
     
  6. topcard

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    Multiple casinos - multiple tables within that casino - multiple games at the casino. Being a downtown guy, that makes it a lot easier than if I played on the strip.
    I lock in wins for each session (or lose my buy-in) and move on to the next table or the next game.
    If I'm having fun, I'll stay parked for a while...but even when I'm loving the table and the company, should I find myself up double my buy-in (eg - buy in for $200 and win $400 - leave with $600), I will color out, regardless of how much I like the table & the environment.
    If I'm with friends and they want to stay, I will either re-buy in after 10 or 15 minutes, or I'll just move to another table/game within the casino & tell them where I am.

    On a typical day/night, I will gamble at 10 casinos...I will have played at 4 different types of table game (blackjack-UTH-craps-3Card)...I will have played (at a minimum) on 30 different tables over the course of my 16 hours (or so) of play.

    So - that's (obviously) what I consider to be "hit & run" play.
     

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