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    Recreational play, play when you can and try for the best conditions locally. Expect tourists/ploppies to migrate to your table. Why? I think there is a 'let's play with other players' theory out there. They feel timid joining an empty table, so they seek out a table with a player or two. Unfortunately they don't realize how they screwed you by joining and wanting to be your 'fist bump' buddies. This has been my summer so far.......get a table, ploppies show up, I leave. Get another table, the ploppies show up again :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by albee View Post
    Recreational play, play when you can and try for the best conditions locally. Expect tourists/ploppies to migrate to your table. Why? I think there is a 'let's play with other players' theory out there. They feel timid joining an empty table, so they seek out a table with a player or two. Unfortunately they don't realize how they screwed you by joining and wanting to be your 'fist bump' buddies. This has been my summer so far.......get a table, ploppies show up, I leave. Get another table, the ploppies show up again :-(
    I might be coming across as Elite but why don't Dealers put up signs on certain Tables saying something like,"Only Experienced Blackjack Players," allowed?" And on other tables,"Only Amateur Blackjack Players," allowed?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    I’ll second that.

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    I found it helpful. Have you been to the casino buffets? You can definitely get some bad gas from there, I found the information very helpful.


    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackPro View Post
    I might be coming across as Elite but why don't Dealers put up signs on certain Tables saying something like,"Only Experienced Blackjack Players," allowed?" And on other tables,"Only Amateur Blackjack Players," allowed?"

    Why would the casino do that? What benefit does the casino have from preventing their players from playing -EV games? While we're at it, why don't they say "Only experienced slot players allowed"?

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    if you're spending many hours playing BJ your wife should be totally on board with what you're doing - if not there may be bad weather ahead

    you should take the time to carefully explain things to her so she has a basic understanding of what is going on

    if you have shown a profit every year which you probably have she has no good reason to doubt you




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    Quote Originally Posted by drunk View Post
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    if you're spending many hours playing BJ your wife should be totally on board with what you're doing - if not there may be bad weather ahead

    you should take the time to carefully explain things to her so she has a basic understanding of what is going on

    if you have shown a profit every year which you probably have she has no good reason to doubt you


    happy wife - happy life
    No, I haven't made a profit every year. In the beginning, I had many losing years. My last losing year was back in 2007 when I end up losing $1,440 at blackjack after playing 42 times for the year. Back then, I was still working and my play was mostly on Friday or Sat nights in crowded conditions. For year 2007 sessions won was only 52% my worst ever.

    Now this year has truly went to hell. My session win has dropped to only 53%. Its now tied for second worst. I have lost on 7 out of the last 9 times I played. My hourly win for this year has now dropped to just a little over $17 an hour. My goal for the year has changed from shooting for a 5 figure win to just having a winning year.

    Zee, I sure hope you are having a better year than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post

    Now up to 95 hours of bj playing time for year.

    that is a very small number of hours - when I was playing I played part time one day every week for long hours and I got in about 700 hours every year - but BJ conditions and your location might make it much more difficult for you to do that then it was for me - the obvious point being that the greater number of hours and hands the more likely your results will closely approach your true expectation - what your edge indicates it should be
    in America everyone has an inalienable right to express their own opinion - no matter how much of an idiot they might happen to be

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    I truly don't mean this to sound so bad, MWP, but are you sure you're still playing a winning game? You've posted a lot of ploppy-talk in the last six months or so and it happens to coincide with you losing. Maybe you're not getting the money out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    No, I haven't made a profit every year. In the beginning, I had many losing years. My last losing year was back in 2007 when I end up losing $1,440 at blackjack after playing 42 times for the year. Back then, I was still working and my play was mostly on Friday or Sat nights in crowded conditions. For year 2007 sessions won was only 52% my worst ever.

    Now this year has truly went to hell. My session win has dropped to only 53%. Its now tied for second worst. I have lost on 7 out of the last 9 times I played. My hourly win for this year has now dropped to just a little over $17 an hour. My goal for the year has changed from shooting for a 5 figure win to just having a winning year.

    Zee, I sure hope you are having a better year than me.
    MWP, I am down about $4k but expect to increase playing time this Fall and getting to even or slightly better. Trips to increase after school starts fro my son in August 12th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Bad advice! Can’t run faster thanmy ip birthday wishes tneb the wind.
    My answer to you: Stop obsessing over short term results. If one day or one trip makes such a difference to you, either play more or quit altogether.

    Last edited by mopakarim2100; 07-24-2019 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopakarim2100 View Post
    My answer to you: Stop obsessing over short term results. If one day or one trip makes such a difference to you, either play more or quit altogether.

    What in the heck goes on here? That's what 21forme posted. This place is weird. (The Internet, I mean.)

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