Session Report #42

Casino : Treasury Brisbane

$300 buy in
12ft half table
SL-3
3 players
3V set

At last showed up and there was a spot at the craps table.

Player at SO and SL-1

I moved into SL-3 spot.

I have yet to see a really cold table but today was the day.

Those 2 guys were shocking with the dice.

I tried to get them to play dark side with me but they wouldn’t have it.

They kept putting up $22 inside or $32 across. Only to lose it all on PSO or PPSO

I was doing $10 DP and $6 six and eight.

So the casino was bleeding me dry at $2 a hand. Nice. I can do this all day long.

The dealers were commenting on it, how it’s a stupid bet. Proof says otherwise.

I would also do a $20 DP and $22 inside on my own until I have warmed up.

And box says it’s a crazy bet and the stick was complaining they don’t know what to call. To encourage the table, as I’m betting for and against myself.

The box is telling me to just bet DP and lay odds and then take a hard way to hedge if it’s an even number.

I guess he sees a lot of craps play and he is the most senior dealer. I will admit that he is an excellent dealer and knows the table and bets backwards. Which is why he is in the senior position.

I’d like to see him play though.

Some chump shows up and I make some room for him at SL-3 and he says he doesn’t need it and just wants to make one bet.

I don’t know what he’s talking about and he then proceeds to throw $50 on the table and call out “on the horn”. It’s a bet, I hear from the dealers. He’s not even standing at the table. It was over before it began. Never seen that before.

The other 2 players burned through their buyin in about 40 mins.

Finally on my own again and moved to SL-1

At last a spot I can shoot from with confidence.

I was having a hard time at SL-3 and was slowly grinding down.

At SL-1 though I had a much better time.

Shot a 28 hand and then a 14 hand and got my money back and more then it was time to go back to work.

I was getting in a zone, so I was upset to leave when I had the table all to myself and also leaving the dealers to stand around there looking at each other with nothing to do. I really hate that.

Colour in $376 (+$76) in 1 hour.

Session Report #41

Casino : Treasury Brisbane

Another week, another full half craps table. I refuse to squeeze in, so 5 players per half on a 12 ft table is all they can take.

I learned that judging by player chips I can sort of tell if anyone is going to tank and leave the table. The trouble is the regulars (like me) come in on Friday afternoon and they have a bad habit of going to the ATM and getting more money. So they leave a couple of dollars in the rack and disappear for 5 mins, and come back with more.

So if the table is full then I give it up for the week and go and play some mini baccarat.

I’ve also given up on the live dealers for mini baccarat as on Friday afternoon the casino switches $10 min to $25 min, but I’m not up to that level yet.

This leaves me with the $1 mini baccarat computer game. Not as good, but ok. I refuse to play online casinos, for various reasons I won’t go into here.

For today played for an hour with $200 buy in and coloured in for $290.

I play the target 3 play system and have been quite impressed with it.

After 9 sessions (no losing sessions yet) $1,400 has become $1,832.50 which is 30.89% ROI

Which compared to my 1.79% ROI for Craps makes me think I’m playing the wrong game. But baccarat is as boring as watching paint dry and I’ll only play it when I have to.

Last week I did have a chance to play some Craps.

$200 buy in.
Half table right side.
Set for 3V

Lost some on the other regular random rollers. Then got the dice. And pulled out a nice 21 hand. Went in slow with just $6 six and eight and then went out and up from there.

6, 5, 6H
5, 5
8, 4H, 6, 5, 3, 11, 8
8, 8H
11, 7, 6, 6H
6, 3, 7

Ran out of time as per usual.

Coloured out $228 (+$28) in 45mins