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Luck vs Math
02-19-2009, 05:02 AM
Post: #1
Luck vs Math
OK, here is another story from a Monte Carlo Night. Oh, and I'd register and put my handle on this but the site won't let me register.

So we get to the gig early and have time to kill. This happens often since you don't know where you are going sometimes and other times you even get to scarf a free meal! So we are talking amongst ourselves.

So, what do "dealers" talk about? GOING TO A CASINO, of course! (yes, we might all have problems :-) )

We are talking about playing BJ and the woman I am talking to insists that 3rd base play affects how the table does. No matter how many times I try to explain that the probability of the next card or the card after it busting the dealer are the same she says, "NO! I play for the table and the table wins! Once they even saved a seat for me I was doing so well for them!"

She is a friendly person so I can see people likeing to play with her, but anyone with a respect for the game knows this is BS. 3rd base does not know if they will "take" a dealer bust card. And if the table complains to you about doing it tell them to either subsidise your play or drop dead. But no luck no matter what. But the best part is her "day" job----SHE WORKS AS A POKER DEALER!

Some people just believe in luck!
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02-19-2009, 08:26 AM
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RE: Luck vs Math
(02-19-2009 05:02 AM)Guest Wrote:  So, what do "dealers" talk about? GOING TO A CASINO, of course! (yes, we might all have problems :-) )

Problem, what problem...errr...HIT ME! Damn it, bust, I needed a 6! There goes my paycheck Big Grin
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02-19-2009, 09:48 AM
Post: #3
RE: Luck vs Math
(02-19-2009 05:02 AM)Guest Wrote:  OK, here is another story from a Monte Carlo Night. Oh, and I'd register and put my handle on this but the site won't let me register.

So we get to the gig early and have time to kill. This happens often since you don't know where you are going sometimes and other times you even get to scarf a free meal! So we are talking amongst ourselves.

So, what do "dealers" talk about? GOING TO A CASINO, of course! (yes, we might all have problems :-) )

We are talking about playing BJ and the woman I am talking to insists that 3rd base play affects how the table does. No matter how many times I try to explain that the probability of the next card or the card after it busting the dealer are the same she says, "NO! I play for the table and the table wins! Once they even saved a seat for me I was doing so well for them!"

She is a friendly person so I can see people likeing to play with her, but anyone with a respect for the game knows this is BS. 3rd base does not know if they will "take" a dealer bust card. And if the table complains to you about doing it tell them to either subsidise your play or drop dead. But no luck no matter what. But the best part is her "day" job----SHE WORKS AS A POKER DEALER!

Some people just believe in luck!

The only player that can affect your game in the long run is the player sitting in your seat.

Maybe she has a double personality, poker dealer by day, lady luck by night. Big Grin

(02-19-2009 05:02 AM)Guest Wrote:  ...Oh, and I'd register and put my handle on this but the site won't let me register...

I think I found why this happens. It seems to happen sometimes when using IE, so now I changed the registration method.
Try it now, it should work.

If you still encounter problems, please send me an e-mail to: admin@dicetalk.com with your desired username and I will create an account for you manually.

After you become a member I will link your posts to your username so people know that YOU wrote them.
And, nice read, again. Wink

"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay
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02-21-2009, 10:53 PM
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RE: Luck vs Math
It's good to get paid for something you enjoy, it's an ideal job.
For how long have you been a dealer?
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03-03-2009, 09:16 AM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2009 09:27 AM by AZDuffman.)
Post: #5
RE: Luck vs Math
(02-19-2009 09:48 AM)KillJoy Wrote:  
(02-19-2009 05:02 AM)Guest Wrote:  OK, here is another story from a Monte Carlo Night. Oh, and I'd register and put my handle on this but the site won't let me register.

So we get to the gig early and have time to kill. This happens often since you don't know where you are going sometimes and other times you even get to scarf a free meal! So we are talking amongst ourselves.

So, what do "dealers" talk about? GOING TO A CASINO, of course! (yes, we might all have problems :-) )

We are talking about playing BJ and the woman I am talking to insists that 3rd base play affects how the table does. No matter how many times I try to explain that the probability of the next card or the card after it busting the dealer are the same she says, "NO! I play for the table and the table wins! Once they even saved a seat for me I was doing so well for them!"

She is a friendly person so I can see people likeing to play with her, but anyone with a respect for the game knows this is BS. 3rd base does not know if they will "take" a dealer bust card. And if the table complains to you about doing it tell them to either subsidise your play or drop dead. But no luck no matter what. But the best part is her "day" job----SHE WORKS AS A POKER DEALER!

Some people just believe in luck!

The only player that can affect your game in the long run is the player sitting in your seat.

Maybe she has a double personality, poker dealer by day, lady luck by night. Big Grin

(02-19-2009 05:02 AM)Guest Wrote:  ...Oh, and I'd register and put my handle on this but the site won't let me register...

I think I found why this happens. It seems to happen sometimes when using IE, so now I changed the registration method.
Try it now, it should work.

If you still encounter problems, please send me an e-mail to: admin@dicetalk.com with your desired username and I will create an account for you manually.

After you become a member I will link your posts to your username so people know that YOU wrote them.
And, nice read, again. Wink


Seems like I am registered now so all is well. Let's all try and put up a few posts a week so this becomes an actual community.
(02-21-2009 10:53 PM)Manchild Wrote:  It's good to get paid for something you enjoy, it's an ideal job.
For how long have you been a dealer?

Depends on how you count. I dealt once when I lived in AZ and liked it, that place even let you keep tips and paid you the night you showed up! But my job just went a little too late to be able to make most gigs. That was late summer of 2007 or so. Then I moved back east last year. Wasn't doing great finding a real job and I wondered if there were any places doing the same thing. So I googled the city and "casino nights" and up popped a company.

I send them an email asking if they need dealers? I get a reply back that afternoon: "YES, WE DO! And, can you do a job later this week?"

That amazed me. The place in AZ had "training" before they put you out. Training was about 90 minutes of seeing if you knew the game and telling you the basics. Nothing you never saw before if you played at a table, but an average non-dealer never would put it all together in their head. But this place just said, "you know how to deal?" And I said, "Tell me the rules? BJ payoff? Splits, etc." That was all of 5 minutes, maybe more like 2. Then off I went, claimed a table, and dealing to an incoming freshman college class.

After doing it a few times and talking to a few dealers who dealt at the real casino I decided to check things out there. Turns out if you like casinos it ain't a bad deal. Tokes, 20 min break every hour, and you can move up.

Bad news is that a source told me no new classes "for quite awhile." Good news is there is a 35% turnover rate so should have class in a year or so. Until then I am waiting for my free casino-trade magazine to come and just hope.

And yes, I have a problem. I already plan to use the smallest day's tokes per week to play with at a different casino (not allowed to play where you work, not even a nickel slot. Just on the races) and try to beat the game. Read "Gambling Wizards" if you can--see if you could live the life.
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03-03-2009, 11:00 PM
Post: #6
RE: Luck vs Math
(03-03-2009 09:16 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  ...Let's all try and put up a few posts a week so this becomes an actual community.

I would like that. Thanks for the help. Smile

I also installed a refer a friend plugin, if anyone would like to invite friends to join. It's on the bottom left side of your user CP.
When you access it, write message subject, message, friends email address, copy your referral link which is written above on that page and don't forget to sign it so your friends don't think it's spam.

(03-03-2009 09:16 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  ...Read "Gambling Wizards" if you can--see if you could live the life.

First time I heard of this book, so I googled it and it seems a good read. Will try to get my hands on it.

"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay
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