If you are looking for a quick magical sure-fire fix to win quick money, keep looking. However, if you are a true bank-roll holder with a couple of weekly play sessions with earmarked 'buy-ins' and attempting to win some money, read on. But foremost I have to say, even though I almost did not, Mark/Gizmotron made me sit down and put into some kind of definition, 'what it takes to win' and 'what my outlook is on gambling'. That is, "Calculated Deduction", plain and simple. When I start to compile the wins at the casino table, with my dedicated buy-in wagers, it is nice and great--all at the same time. I am risking, without a few unit stop-loss which I am dead-set against, to win and get into the double to triple the buy-in status and then employ my money management system and my side-parlay wagering attempts. If I don't get to that point, I get wiped out of my buy-in amount. I refuse to grind, I have other ways to make more cash with a career and a business, rather than driving and risking money each day to the casinos in the hope to sustain. I don't have to win to go on, while others do. Meaning, I also make money each and every week for the basics and the long term matters from outside casino sources. Equally, while at the table, each wager is not based on hitting the 'lottery' as I call it, to continue wagering and actually having a chance to win the session. That is the huge difference in the frame-of-mind and my focus/vision for what is happening and about to happen.
First of all, let me define hitting the lottery and actually having a chance to win the session. For me, those are two very different things. Hitting the lottery is a far-flung chance that might happen, but chances are, will not. And when it does it fuels the wrong paths for yourself to continue play or worse yet, reinforces your play style with no advantage to really win and keep winning. I am not talking about a life changing amount that the player will receive, I am talking about giving much larger amounts to the casino than you ever take away, at least on a consistent basis. Here let me explain.Enter a female named Amy.
She entered the world of baccarat about a year ago. She quickly won some cash. She was convinced that baccarat was the pot-of-gold at the proverbial end of the rainbow. No doubt. When she sat down at the table, she was sheer energy. Nothing but.
Amy eventually reduced herself to wagering on numerous or all of the side wagers at baccarat with numerous ones from 25 to 1, 40 to 1, 50 to 1, 80 to 1 and 200 to 1 payouts. And she did it repetitively and consistently, 30 to 40 hands out of 50 or so a shoe, most every shoe she would play. Hitting several at once is larger amounts of money, not life changing, but tens of thousands for only hundreds out there. It happens and it happened often. Not consistently. But, when you lay $50.00 out there on a 40 to 1 on 4 spots and win $8,000.00 for the $200.00 you had placed on it, 2 or 3 times in shoe, it is another level of play. Same thing with $10.00 on a 200 to 1 with $40.00 laid out on it and $8,000.00 is thrown at you for that one. Having no plan, no realization, no recognition of how or when or what happened, will lead the player to disaster every time. When the player can figure out the things I wrote about here and realize where the path is and what the curves and junctions mean, within those paths, the player is taking the knowledge and the experience and using it in a 100% pro-active and informational source that will benefit the player if he can only truly understand "Fooled by Reality" and "Fooled by His Own Desire".
Amy did very well many sessions and other session, disaster and then the chasing started. When you have 3 to 5 Fortune 7's within a few shoes and then you go 7 shoes with maybe 1 or 2 Fortune 7's collectively, it hurts and hurts big. When you hit 3 three card 8/9's within a shoe and then cannot hit one in 5 or 6 shoes, same thing. The story goes on, but one day I was talking with Amy and she told me, with a tear in her eye, what she was into the casino for, attempting to get a few good wins where she could recoup her money. It was not pretty, not pretty at all.
Amy had no M.M.S. and no system to allow her to wager those kinds of bets with previous win money and her "non-buy in" risk capital, etc. That was really her downfall, not so much the type of wagering she was doing. She was governed by nothing and all the wins did was transport her to a false reality and she could not remove herself from being there, once she was there.
Read this, please!
It is so spot-on and applies here as well as many other things.
(When you understand the following, you are truly on the right path, I promise you).The parable (If you don't read this, you will never understand what you are up against attempting to gain knowledge-insight-wisdom-or tips from others):"The earliest versions of the parable of blind men and elephant are found in Buddhist, Hindu and Jain texts, as they discuss the limits of perception and the importance of complete context. The parable has several Indian variations, but broadly goes as follows:
A group of blind men heard that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the town, but none of them were aware of its shape and form. Out of curiosity, they said: "We must inspect and know it by touch, of which we are capable". So, they sought it out, and when they found it they groped about it. In the case of the first person, whose hand landed on the trunk, said "This being is like a thick snake". For another one whose hand reached its ear, it seemed like a kind of fan. As for another person, whose hand was upon its leg, said, the elephant is a pillar like a tree-trunk. The blind man who placed his hand upon its side said, "Elephant is a wall". Another who felt its tail, described it as a rope. The last felt its tusk, stating the elephant is that which is hard, smooth and like a spear.
In some versions, the blind men then discover their disagreements, suspect the others to be not telling the truth and come to blows. The stories also differ primarily in how the elephant's body parts are described, how violent the conflict becomes and how (or if) the conflict among the men and their perspectives is resolved. In some versions, they stop talking, start listening and collaborate to "see" the full elephant. In another, a sighted man enters the parable and describes the entire elephant from various perspectives; the blind men then learn that they were all partially correct and partially wrong. While one's subjective experience is true, it may not be the totality of truth. The parable has been used to illustrate a range of truths and fallacies; broadly, the parable implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. At various times the parable has provided insight into the relativism, opaqueness or inexpressible nature of truth, the behavior of experts in fields where there is a deficit or inaccessibility of information, the need for communication, and respect for different perspectives."
For those of you, that want to read more about this, here is the Wiki link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephantPressure. All under the realm of recognition.
Be a player that does not beat himself.
Be careful and you must avoid the "TILT". By far the worst thing that you face at the baccarat table: Patience, Discipline, Maintain complete control inside of yourself.
Don't get to the point, where you "have to" bet and "hurry up" to win or go all in for a final determination of your sessions wagering. If you do either, you are out of control and you will wind up beating yourself each and every session. I know many will not agree and those that do not, IMO--will have very limited experience. Most likely less than a good solid 10-15 years of play.
The number one cause for bringing pressure to a player during gambling is, negative events repeatedly happening. The usual reaction is to wager bigger and quickly recover. Getting whole and starting fresh again. Over betting will also become your worst enemy and real quick. Actually if you engage in any of those, you commit baccarat suicide, plain and simple.
One more real prevalent event happens at baccarat. The "Should Be", but it is the "Should Be" that will help save you or make you money, all in your thoughts that will always distract you or throw you off your guard. When the "Should Be's" come about, IMO, you need to govern yourself into the no-bet-option mode. At least until the shoe and yourself, are in-tune with each other.
Wagering for the "Might Occur Sooner or Later". Disaster! If you reduce your goal or attempted hits to that one, you will always give it all back chasing additional ones to get even or win the session. Always. You can't control it to start with, but when it sets in, you can take care of it and recognize it has surfaced. Then you have to back off.
When it comes, your bet side/wagers, does not matter. You can't bully the casino into changing the decisions coming out of the shoe and into the flow. Stop thinking you can, because in sheer reality, you cannot.
Wait for the point that coincides with your confidence plays. The path that you can jump on and play the game in a near 100% positive manner, without the feeling in the pit of your stomach. You know exactly what I am talking about, stop denying it. If you can't do that, you can't win with a frame-of-mind, which will allow you to recognize what just happened or more importantly, what will happen or what possibly will happen. This is a key deciding factor of yourself wagering on a series of wagers that will allow yourself to win, "Sections of Opportunity" that will present themselves if you are able to identify them. They do frequently come, the reason you can't see them, is because you are looking to base your wagers on math and statistical data that has not been decided yet, for the game you are involved in.You can't "Wish It" away, you can't "Big Bet" it away and you certainly can't "Bully It" away. Those players that do those things and believe in them, fall into the first posting on this thread about, "Fooled by Reality--Fooled by Desires, What is so sad, is that we really just fool ourselves."
Be extra careful of the personal conflicts at this point. With all the above and maybe more in your own personal findings that you need to stay conscious of, betting against and betting with other people is a real dangerous subconscious practice. We have all done it, no need to deny it. Betting against and they will most times, win. Betting with and they will at most times, lose. It works once in a while and that is the problem, but not many every truly figure it out.
Camaraderie is one thing and difficult to understand. Revenge and/or "I will show you" or using it as a tactic that "should work", are entirely different things that should not be used. It is a baccarat syndrome and I call it, "Congrats, you just f**ked yourself syndrome", it will send you down the wrong road, almost every time.Concentration. Ultimately to maintain your vision, plans and focus.
Not easy at all while gambling at baccarat. I have written a bit about all this. But here it is in a nutshell. Most of the players do not even know what they are concentrating on if you were to ask them, and you got an honest answer. Find what you need to concentrate on and then do just that. Here is what I concentrate on and how I do it, or at least attempt to.
Money Management System: Mine is normally implemented after I double or triple the buy-in amount. If I can't do that, I continue to risk the capital I bought to the session and then begin to weigh other factors as to how long I should attempt to accomplish something. Let's say it was positive. I then move to my M.M.S. 1/3rd-1/3rd-1/3rd. Alongside of that, I set aside certain flat bet wins to be converted into my, 1 + 4 Side Parlay Wagers. I want to say once again, I do not believe in a subscription to flat betting, positive or negative recovery progressions on any type of a mechanical pre-planned scheduled whatsoever. Never ever. I simply attempt to win more when I am winning without being scared, come back when I am down, and after so many attempts to win, without being successful past pushing back-and-forth, that is it. The thing that actually allowed myself to get the largest handle on, the best recognition of playing while I am playing, and the ability to wager non-scared or continue to win without buy-in risk, is the use of the 1/3rd M.M.S. and my 1 + 4 Side Parlay Wagering set-aside, by far and large!
Here is my (1 + 4 Side Parlay Wager) and what it does for me. Say I won a $300.00 wager for example. I will earmark that for 4 attempts to win $2,400.00. It is pure win money. It does not affect my buy-in. I would consider that a great win for the risked capital. Out of the $300.00, I would attempt four times my (1 + 4's). First bet, $75. If successful 1st parlay, $150. If successful, 2nd parlay $300. If successful 3rd parlay, $600. If successful, 4th parlay, $1,200.00. Possible end pull down would have been, $2,400.00. Say I won a Fortune 7 with a quarter out there on it. I might earmark $500.00 for this and put $500.00 in my pocket from the pay-off, never to be seen again on the table for the session, etc. Then instead of the $75, it would read like this: 4 attempts of $125.00. As follows: $250.00/$500.00/$1000.00/$2,000.00. Possible end pull down, $4,000.00.
Think-----Develop-----Plan-----Implement-----Sustain-----Recognize & Control....
But, the bottom line is, without concentration, vision, focus, and all the other intangible and factors that influence (and generally will control you), it is nearly impossible to sit down and fall oblivious to everything I write about, wager a whole lots of hands and continually win. At least, win more than you lose on a consistent basis.
And stop the energy drinks, the diet of greasy and junk food all day before the casino, coffee and soda only, etc. All you are doing is compounding your failure to concentrate. I really do believe that. Although there is no quick fix for what I just said, you better realize that playing baccarat and attempting to stay whole and win nice payouts, is no different than being able to physically stay in shape if say you are a concrete worker or a construction laborer. Eating the wrong diet will only cause or increase your "jitters", heart racing, fatigue and your ability to really focus the way you need to. Your Craft & the 2 other most important things to recognize.YOUR CRAFT:
Knowledge and experience that only guides you partially at the instant time. (BTW--The rest is derived from and will come from, your psyche, your emotions, your gut, and many other intangibles that I have written about, that you better recognize and control somehow).EXTERNAL:
On stage or within the crowd. The influential that will influence you and become actual reasons your wagering was decided outside Your Craft's knowledge and experience. INTERNAL:
Systems, body, mind thinking process and what they lead to.
Your goal and path needs to be the conscious recognition of reality that will benefit you at the baccarat table. It is the most confusing and hard to find intangible that there is, IMO. Suspension of Reality As It Appears and to Actually Stay in Your Own Reality That Matters At The Baccarat Table. That is your goal or should I say, the goal of a successful player?
What am I talking about? If you can quickly understand "Suspension of Disbelief", then you can understand what I term, "Suspension of Reality", as I mention in the sentence above. Please read along. This is what has really helped me in the game of baccarat, and I seriously mean that! If you walk into a book store and purchase a book by Stephen King, bring it home, set up a table on the patio and prepare to read the book over several days, but you have the belief you are about to embark on some multi day worthless effort to understand what a fictional writer spend years to perfect while he was only after a pay-day and for the ultimate con of selling a totally worthless manuscript to a publishing house. Furthermore, that publishing house actually committed the second con, by hyping a worthless work of fiction that only ripped off your $30.00 along with several days of your valuable time, and so on and so forth. Versus, I am going to embark on a few day journey through the eyes of a master of thrilling stories that could have possibly happened somewhere, sometime to some people and I am going to completely be non-combative to the presentments the author paints and describes, because I naturally have never encountered those but I will transport myself to the premises which might also lend to my own personal engagement and perhaps, the placement of my very own thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions and feeling I am actually experiencing living within Derry, Maine. Or, perhaps I can apply all of what I just said, when I go to the movies with my little boy and I will be able to picture myself just north of Tanzania, which would be in Wakanda, looking around for the Black Panther. In reality, but actually in a suspended state of belief that might just transport me to a place I would never see or experience for the price I paid for the book or the movie ticket, etc.
With that said, I actually use the "Suspension of Disbelief" when I am at the baccarat table. It allows me or at least, helps to allow myself to believe what is not supposed to happen or should I say, the casino does not want to happen when you feel it or are just wagering for it to happen or continue to happen. But, in order to do that, I find myself with two distinct and confusing agendas, the real/reality and what is happening, as well as the textbook, what everyone says or is supposed to happen. (I hope this supplements the original post I started this thread with. These notes are from my actual positive and negative experiences along with what I realized is my proper and more profitable way to play when I am at the baccarat table. What has led me to very nice wins and disastrous losses of all types.)