It’s not that working as a team isn’t my thing, just on the fence, that’s all, and definitely not dismissive of the benefits, however i was thinking more along the lines of sharing the work load rather than a ruse, i do see merit in both.
If I’m shown where a team has an edge over a single player then I won’t argue with the facts, ill use it to my advantage.
I’ve just seen people who are successful playing solo.
A few yrs ago when i was living in a different town, i was seeing a girl who worked at the Casino, i used to pick her up when she finished work and a lot of the time I’d arrive early, kick back, have a coffee or something to eat, I didn’t bet, I wasn’t interested back then.
I was chatting to her toward the end of her shift 1 night and this guy walks in, and according to her he is a pro gambler who comes in every now and then, he’s 1 of the few she new of, he was gonna take their money, and they new it, they even knew roughly how much, what was really odd was how the Casino bend the rules and upped the table limit just for him.
In 30min he took em for $16000 to $18000 when he was ready to leave he gave everyone who was playing at the table $100 chip and headed he headed for the the cashier, then he sat down at a table, they served him a drink, and when he finished his drink and was ready to leave, not surprisingly security gave him an escort.
3 months later he walks in and does it again, this time i watched, I still had no interest in betting but i was there waiting and this guy was exciting.
He was section betting 20 numbers in a row, using the race track, and it appeared he had divided the wheel into 3 different (but overlapping) wheel sections, he always put he’s bets out straight after the spin was started, he stared at it just for a second and then called his bets out, he also played a 2 steps forward, 1 step back positive progression, I’m not sure but i think he was putting 3 or 4 times he’s first bet on the second bet, then backing off and going for it again. I wasn’t that focused on what he was betting, what fascinated me, was the way he looked at the wheel and ball spinning, he wasn’t focused, he had a punch drunk look on his face, like a boxer does. I think he took about $20000 that night. i know that’s not that much money, I’ve seen plenty of wealthy people bet and win a lot more than he did, and faster, however it’s my belief this guy was in another league.
Afterwards i was given this explanation by my girlfriend and her Supervisor as to why the Casino bent over backwoods for him, apparently it was to get him in and out the door fast because there was less chance of people jumping on the back of his bets, they could of refused him entry or band him but they didn’t. I did actually wondered if it was a Ruse and he actually worked for the Casino, but I’ve since found out what his background is.
Anyway I saw him 8 yrs later doing it again in a different Casino on the of the side of the Country, i play now and i guess he’s my story, i decided after seeing him again if I’m gonna play, i should be playing to win.
Appreciate everyone responding to my post offering a view point, thanks.