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10 things your Mother never told you about Baccarat ( lessons 1-3)


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Hey all you NOR, NOR+, SAP players...

This post is directed to all of us who play Baccarat, as well as our friends and families. (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE...)

Plainly stated, those of you who have played Bac for years will find most of this to be a rehash of things you already know, and may want to move on to the next thread...

Others among you, even those just starting out with a system ( like NOR, or whatever ) are far more likely to identify a morsel or two that can help them with their game..

And most reading this will find themselves " somewhere in the middle" and choose to follow the RipleyDoctrine... Believe It, Or Not

Let me say at the outset, my Mother passed on about 6 years ago. She knew of my Casino Adventures, but certainly not to the extent she understood them well, nor even inquired past the polite "really?" whenever we discussed them. And she had no idea how much money was involved....

So when I titled this post " The 10 things.." , rest assured Mother had nothing to do with them...and YES, these are things she never told me.

It's also likely that if you simply " google" or " Bing" or whatever you use for your Internet search engine ( or a visit to the library...ha! Remember That?) , you will find there are more than 10 things Mother never told you,either...

So here goes ( in no particular order) :

1) Entering into a casino is no different than going to a favorite restaurant or Walmart. There are way too many items on the menu to afford you the opportunity to consume them all in one sitting, or you will simply find out that everything WalMart stocks will not fit in your car on any single visit.

As pertains to Baccarat, if you do any study at all of the game, you will quickly learn that there are some Bazillion combinations of PBT that can result from 75-80 hands consecutively dealt from a shoe of 8 decks.

Accept this fact, and you will come to see that no single system can possibly beat every shoe. And never, ever forget this.

2) The Casino is like your best friend, who ultimately turns out to be your worst enemy.

Pretty, flashy, free drinks, good times...reminds you of a friend, right?

Emptying your wallet, confining you in a windowless space for hours on end , numbing your senses with loud music and obnoxious patrons is more like jail, right?

As pertains to Baccarat, it's important to understand that at all times, the game is mathematically"rigged" to take your money. It's not the Dealer's fault, and the Floor manager may , at times, remind you of your favorite next door neighbor. Just do your research, and you will find that the standard odds of playing one way for a long period of time, without variation, will leave you in the poor house.

BBBBBBBBBBB or PPPPPPPPPP, if you insist on one or the other, you will lose. And the longer you play, the more you will Lose playing this way.

3) Before you know it, you will lose your ability to keep score. But the Casino won't.

The whole Casino experience is designed to baffle you with a mind-numbing array of ever changing lights, sounds, people and things. Just think how many different dealers, how many different floor managers, how many different bartenders, how many different cocktail waitresses, yada, yada you observe playing for a few hours...think about it, and you know it is no " accident"

As pertains to Baccarat, why do you think Ellis implores you, literally begs you, and finally all but commands you to keep track of your progress, your money, the game in groupings of 20 hands? Simple, because he knows that this is the only way you can remain focused,and truly " keep score" of where you are at, compared with all the distractions taking place everywhere around you!

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So, moving on..

4) It's no accident that the Casino is full of ATM's.

Who among us has not walked into a casino, lost our bankroll and proceeded to the ATM, the Cashier, Casino Credit office or whatever to get more money, so we can go back to the table and "win-back" what is rightfully ours? Yikes, I know I used to make that mistake all the time!

Sociiety ridicules those who " quit", implores us to " rise above...", and fills our lives with stories of heroes who returned from the bottom of the pit to vanquish the " bad guys"

As pertains to Baccarat, the reason we have stop- loss and stop-win limits is simply that we need to be protected from ourselves. YES, thankfully, those of us who learn and embrace NOR will never, ever find ourselves losing more than we have established as our limit, and always we will know when a " good win" is enough. I have played NOR since it's inception, and I am way, way ahead of the game in winnings, because of it. And I have not used an ATM in years..

If Mom only knew...

5) Whatever you do, don't try to Keep Up With The Jones'es.

Sure lots of your friends and neighbors appear to have it better than you...more money, more possessions, better looking friends, they appear smarter, yada, yada.

And there will always, always be someone you know that just seems "plain lucky".

As pertains to Baccarat, you know who I am talking about.

The player whose pockets are stuffed with $100 bills.

The woman two seats over who only bets silver, orange and purple chips.

Don't fall for it. The reason all discussion on this forum is in UNITS is to accommodate those among us who deal in red, green and black chips. A win is a win, and just as satisfying to collect 5 red chips as 5 purple, if that is your comfort level of bankroll. Keep playing NOR, and you will soon move up the color palette.

6) How to become a Professional Baccarat Player.

Boy-oh-boy, this was the one question Mom always got most agitated over.

Secretly, we all harbor the longing for making a living playing Baccarat. And YES, I suppose there are a few people worldwide who do. Likely Ellis has a few stories he would tell you about those who have tried...

And honestly, I do believe it all relates to just what standard of living one aspires to, and how much money they have to begin with...and how much do they " need"

As it pertains to Baccarat, let me tell that if you truly master the nuances of NOR play, you will rank among the top 1/2% of all the players in the world! YES, wou will be by all means A PROFESSIONAL Baccarat Player, able to compete at all levels with the best players in the world.

Just remember, think in terms of UNITS( not$), think in terms of ROI, Player Advantage, and stats like those regularly explained here on the forum...once you can truly say you can measure your progress against those metrics, not the antics of the player next to you whose bankroll eclipses yours, YOU WILL BE A PROFESSIONAL.

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So, moving on..

4) It's no accident that the Casino is full of ATM's.

Who among us has not walked into a casino, lost our bankroll and proceeded to the ATM, the Cashier, Casino Credit office or whatever to get more money, so we can go back to the table and "win-back" what is rightfully ours? Yikes, I know I used to make that mistake all the time!

Sociiety ridicules those who " quit", implores us to " rise above...", and fills our lives with stories of heroes who returned from the bottom of the pit to vanquish the " bad guys"

As pertains to Baccarat, the reason we have stop- loss and stop-win limits is simply that we need to be protected from ourselves. YES, thankfully, those of us who learn and embrace NOR will never, ever find ourselves losing more than we have established as our limit, and always we will know when a " good win" is enough. I have played NOR since it's inception, and I am way, way ahead of the game in winnings, because of it. And I have not used an ATM in years..

If Mom only knew...

5) Whatever you do, don't try to Keep Up With The Jones'es.

Sure lots of your friends and neighbors appear to have it better than you...more money, more possessions, better looking friends, they appear smarter, yada, yada.

And there will always, always be someone you know that just seems "plain lucky".

As pertains to Baccarat, you know who I am talking about.

The player whose pockets are stuffed with $100 bills.

The woman two seats over who only bets silver, orange and purple chips.

Don't fall for it. The reason all discussion on this forum is in UNITS is to accommodate those among us who deal in red, green and black chips. A win is a win, and just as satisfying to collect 5 red chips as 5 purple, if that is your comfort level of bankroll. Keep playing NOR, and you will soon move up the color palette.

6) How to become a Professional Baccarat Player.

Boy-oh-boy, this was the one question Mom always got most agitated over.

Secretly, we all harbor the longing for making a living playing Baccarat. And YES, I suppose there are a few people worldwide who do. Likely Ellis has a few stories he would tell you about those who have tried...

And honestly, I do believe it all relates to just what standard of living one aspires to, and how much money they have to begin with...and how much do they " need"

As it pertains to Baccarat, let me tell that if you truly master the nuances of NOR play, you will rank among the top 1/2% of all the players in the world! YES, wou will be by all means A PROFESSIONAL Baccarat Player, able to compete at all levels with the best players in the world.

Just remember, think in terms of UNITS( not$), think in terms of ROI, Player Advantage, and stats like those regularly explained here on the forum...once you can truly say you can measure your progress against those metrics, not the antics of the player next to you whose bankroll eclipses yours, YOU WILL BE A PROFESSIONAL.

Unfortunately, having posted lessons 6-10, I got timed- out, or something, so my post of Mom's last 4 lessons was lost in the shuffle...

Alas, tongue in cheek, I think you all get the picture...never /ever fail to heed mom's advice, especially as it pertains to a game she likely never even heard of..

And remember Dad (Ellis) has a few words of wisdom as well..

Good luck to all...

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Unfortunately, having posted lessons 6-10, I got timed- out, or something, so my post of Mom's last 4 lessons was lost in the shuffle...

Alas, tongue in cheek, I think you all get the picture...never /ever fail to heed mom's advice, especially as it pertains to a game she likely never even heard of..

And remember Dad (Ellis) has a few words of wisdom as well..

Good luck to all...

DAMMIT...I wanna see Mom's lessons 6-10:frown:

Nothing else for it mate...you'll have to type them again

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