BPD Flier

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TripleTriple
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Re: BPD Flier

Post by TripleTriple »

With all due respect, I don't see how you can blame them, unless they hit DRAW.

I believe I recently "lost" 4 Aces. I was dealt two but playing too quickly, only held one (I hit the hold but not hard enough I guess). First two drawn were the other two Aces...there was a kicker among the other two drawn, don't remember if it was the last or penultimate I was in too much shock. So at least 1600 lost possibly 4000. Of course it never happens when I have 2 sixes. My losing streak would've likely been stopped at 8 or 9 instead of continuing to now 12. Very costly reminder to play slowly.

Chasing tier credit bonus, probably playing 900+ per hour instead of my usual 400-600...

FAA
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Post by FAA »

TT, might I respectfully suggest adding a song to your play list? “Slow Hand,” a 1981 Pointer Sisters hit! I’ve been extra mindful of playing even slower than my normal molasses/tortoise/snail level speed at the bar. Sticky or blinking buttons, loud mouth patrons, and all of us below a circle of twenty mercifully silent TVs. VP Silence is Golden. Never leave home without earplugs.

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Post by FAA »

I really missed BPD today. $125 quads twice a pittance compared to the $400 to be raked in for one. I’ll make a point of returning to the Marina oasis next time. :|

wildman49
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Post by wildman49 »

TripleTriple wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:52 pm
My losing streak would've likely been stopped at 8 or 9 instead of continuing to now 12. Very costly reminder to play slowly.
I am in my worst ever losing streak, back to back monthly losses for the first time in 3 years. It's so bad I have shut down play and just collecting free play to rebuild my bankroll. I was trying to play past the bad steak but it just don't end. Might even take the rest the year off and think about 2022. I don't seem to be the only one, my buddy cut way back and another I know is about to move play to another casino. That's poker as they say.

olds442jetaway
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Post by olds442jetaway »

Make that 2 and 20,000 or so. Heeeeee. And to answer Wildman, every remaining old time vp player I have talked to is in the same boat including myself. Part of mine is discipline related though. In the red again for 2021. I was ahead of schedule a bit on Royals, now behind. Behind on quad deuces too. If I stay behind on both of these at the same time I have no chance at recovery in an 8 hour session. Tempted to go back to the old torture way of playing. Hit even a buck, cash out and run to the next machine. Not enough 99 percent machines left to do that anymore.

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Post by FAA »

My losing trips are fewer and milder. A casino saturated area helps. It’s often a five minute strong stretch, an hour of losing and a partial bailout hit. On BP, the quad must be premium for the full bailout. JOB quad is the SOL Special.

Jstark
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Post by Jstark »

If you constantly need to be "bailed out" on video poker, you're doing something wrong.

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Post by FAA »

Yeah, playing above BR is usually the culprit. Back to Borgata, where I can start on a low flame and finely calibrate my play. The full gamut of denominations on a machine is a must.

olds442jetaway
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Post by olds442jetaway »

In my case the something wrong is usually playing way above bankroll limits hoping for a last-minute come back. Betting 25 bucks a hand even with a $2000 bank will just ain’t gonna cut it long term

advantage playe
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Post by advantage playe »

olds442jetaway wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:46 am
In my case the something wrong is usually playing way above bankroll limits hoping for a last-minute come back. Betting 25 bucks a hand even with a $2000 bank will just ain’t gonna cut it long term
A 5dollar denomination play which is 25 dollars a tug requires a 20 thousand dollar bank not 2 thousand br ! I would say minimum 20k !!

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