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    I had a moment once where I let my emotions get the best of me. It was one of those sessions where the dealer was just tearing me up. The count would go up, I'd push my bet out only to loose one hand after the next. I told myself this isn't going to happen. I'm going to win it all back. So I camped out and over stayed my welcome. I won my money back only to be banned for life from this group of casinos. I've regretted that decision, not to walk away from a losing session ever since. This was a place I played rated and had received some great comps, free rooms, meals, concerts. I wish I would have walked away. Winning it back, cost me dearly.

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    Are they are they allowed to ban you from a string of casinos? I thought bans could only be specific to one casino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuba View Post
    Are they are they allowed to ban you from a string of casinos? I thought bans could only be specific to one casino.

    Its called chain banning. Had it happen twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    My BR is replenishable. I occasionally green chip because I want some decent EV to cover expenses when traveling and if lady variance is nice it will be good for my BR. If she's not so nice, a session or two at that level shouldn't impact it enough to drastically change my RoR when red chipping.
    Fenix, if your bankroll is truly replenishable, you may be under-betting.

    Take a look at this article when you get a chance:

    http://bj21.com/bj_reference/pages/r...lformula.shtml
    Play within your bankroll, pick your games with care and learn everything you can about the game. The winning will come. It has to. It's in the cards. -- Bryce Carlson

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    I prefer to play as if the money I've set aside for blackjack is a fixed amount. I find the accounting of adding other money to it difficult to keep straight.

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    I keep precise records. Lazy methods fails at being meaningful.

    I like to frequently "take my (financial) temperature."

    I keep my BR at a (smallish) six figure sum that resides

    in a Money Market account at my F C U (Federal Credit Union).

    Profits are moved to a checking account. That is ... moneys

    over and above my (six figure) original "balance" pay my bills.

    In this way, my banking institution keeps my books for me, and

    I get a print-out at the beginning of each month which clearly shows

    me all of the transactions that are casino-related, credit card purchases

    included. I always have excessive (?) amounts of cash available in a twinkling,

    and that serves me psychologically, as I "feel the ammunition" as so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMaster_Flash View Post

    I keep precise records. Lazy methods fails at being meaningful.

    I like to frequently "take my (financial) temperature."

    I keep my BR at a (smallish) six figure sum that resides

    in a Money Market account at my F C U (Federal Credit Union).

    Profits are moved to a checking account. That is ... moneys

    over and above my (six figure) original "balance" pay my bills.

    In this way, my banking institution keeps my books for me, and

    I get a print-out at the beginning of each month which clearly shows

    me all of the transactions that are casino-related, credit card purchases

    included. I always have excessive (?) amounts of cash available in a twinkling,

    and that serves me psychologically, as I "feel the ammunition" as so to speak.

    An interesting point here. Today's banking system is can be manipulated easily to do your books for you. My business is essentially on auto pilot. Deposits are simple, since the sum total of deposits equals revenue. As many bills as possible are paid on line, and those in line payments are categorized. A full year of activity can be downloaded into Excel. By means if filters and pivot charts, expenses are easily summed and categorized.

    By extension, the US AP who requires records for taxation purposes, can easily display revenue and expense by category, as well. That is the banking activity. The AP's playing records can easily be made to show revenue and expense by state, defined by either filters, and easier by pivot reports, which makes state reporting of same a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    I sometimes green chip, which is more than I should be betting for my BR. I don't do it too often and have always done so with a cool head. It's usually a decision I make weeks in advance.



    Fenix: Exoter made some excellent remarks regarding the importance of maintaining discipline. I would just like to add that IMO you should never ever believe that because you have a high level of skill at the game of blackjack that you are not gambling. You are a Professional Gambler. But you are still a gambler. AP by all means, if you prefer, in describing what you do to your friends and those close to you. A person such as yourself (and myself too) should always be aware that if we walk into a casino with $5,000 that it is not at all highly improbable that we may leave with only $50. And it wouldn't have to be because of steaming. I'm making these comments only because I think they might possibly be helpful to you. I have no criticism at all of your game as you have represented it. Best Wishes. I hope you win a lot.
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    Term Life insurance is gambling that you will die before your term, all insurance is gambling.

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    Life's a gamble. Take chances baby!

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