I was playing this shoe with 2 others that i really admire in many ways. The table was really full plus a couple of back bettors and quite a few family members as well. It was late, real late when we got to the casino.
That Asian Lady I have been mentioning in my posts is a suburb player in so many ways. Patient most times (although she has her hyper have to get my lost money back fits at times) she is a pretty cool player. She has a keen eye for the most parts with her side bets or side wagers, whatever you all label them. We have done extremely well together. She will usually stay too long and begin to get way over confident, the exact same way I used to be in my earlier days. But I reserve and remove all my side wagered wins from the table these days. Those are pocketed and forgotten about almost immediately. Very important!
There was a guy there that is a great player. Comes with $3,000.00 as a norm. Buys in with $500 or $1,000 at a time. Generally wins and leaves after 5 to 10 parlays no matter if her wins or losses. Never goes to the ATM, cash checks or calls for additional money to be brought to the casino like most players these days continually do.
He likes not one thing. Cuts, chops, streaks, 1s or 2s, naturals effecting the next hand, etc., etc. He will generally do a $300 or $400 wager and then parlay it once and parlay the same thing twice, before backing down once again. We both seen and felt the Players in the beginning of this shoe. We hit most of the first 7 straight down. He wagered on the first one, waited on the second one, bet the Banker on the third one and then hit 2 of the Players continuing ones after the 4th one for two parlays. I hit most of them, I switched to Banker once but immediately back to Players. Everyone else was hyped, large wagers and lost all their buy ins and continued to buy in again and again, continuing on the Bankers side, especially on the 4th through the 7th Player win.
This could have been a rock and roll table, and I mean that will all sincerity, but these people these days just will not concentrate and realize it is about taking money from the casino and not showing how smart you are or banging out another person on the opposite side, etc.
As son as it switched to the Banker, almost all were on it and attempting to recoup thousands each one of them lost. I was on the Players side. I loved the Banker and thought the Banker would do the classic old school straight down, side by side to the Players. I won the second Banker and the third Banker.
Three Natural Bankers, side by side to the three Natural Players. Classic. I lost the last Banker of course. Then the Player started again. The whole table took a break. Some went to the restroom and some went to get something to drink. Everyone was really tired, no doubt about it. There was a couple of big time arguments with two of the guys at the table and their wives standing there screaming at them to leave. I talked to the guy I like playing bac with and he said he would wager the Players side straight down to do a box.
When everyone got back to the table, and yes, most of us will hold up the game and wait for people that specifically said they were coming back and do not play, etc. This is a Macau style game and it is slow, real slow. Shoes with a full table are never ever under 2 hours on their fastest days. I wagered on the Players side and take max of $160.00 on the Panda 8 and the Panda 8 came out for the 2nd time right then. 3 with a 5 as the third card on top and the Bankers had 3 monkeys. I rode it all the way down until it made the box. Then I wagered on the Bankers and almost everyone stayed on Players. It made the Banker.
Then the guy and me played the chop twice for the three times it did just that. I got messed up, lost my concentration and frame of mind totally, after the 4 Bankers came out and the double Banker. I stuck on the double Banker for additional Banks and should have waited. I knew it but I did not. Greed or whatever, overcame me and spun me around. I started wagering too many hands. Then the guy did great on all the chops with the longest section of chops appearing in the shoe, he caught them all, all 5 of them with $500, $1,000, $2,000 and $4,000. The five one, which was the first of the 3 Panda 8s, he did wager $2,500 on the Player with the $160 on the P8 side wager. he won and stopped playing. I lost the 4 chops there. I won large wagers for those 3 Players where the 3 back to back Panda 8s came out as well.
What I failed to do was really wager heavy consistently without the support of the rest of them. I get mad at myself for that. Do not get me wrong, made great money on this shoe, real good money, but if the camaraderie stuck and stayed with us all, this would have been a killer shoe against the casino. Just too many players these days are shooting for the hero-ship and the drama of knocking others out. Why? I have no idea really why. I thought it was about making money, not losing it or breaking even or just a little bit.
I found myself wagering larger on the bets when the others were all in concert or at least most of them, rather than being the lone player on one side with a substantial wager of say over $1,000.00 or in comparison with what the others had out there.