Baccarat Hall of Fame Member kachatz1 Posted February 25, 2014 Baccarat Hall of Fame Member Report Share Posted February 25, 2014 Just got back from a trip over to MGM's SPORTS AND RACE BOOK..It's early here, but already the locals are filing in....Strange thought hit me, perhaps it will hit home with you.SPORTSBOOK bettors can bet round-the-clock, provided they are " proficient" at betting soccer outcomes, NBA BB totals, golf futures, and NFL props ( just to name a few)--- but, there is a human factor, a weather factor, an officiating factor, etc. enters into all outcomes...HORSE RACE bettors can bet certain hours of the day, certain times of the year , and best they know which jockey performs best under what conditions, which horse performs best on dry tracks or mud, etc.--- but, there is a human factor, a horse factor, a weather factor, etc. enters into all outcomes....BLACKJACK bettors can bet round-the-clock, provided they find a table open--- but, they must assess how well " perfect strategy" is performing vs. the dealer, what other players are doing, how " clumping" may come into play ( or not), etc. to affect the outcome of their play.....BACCARAT is different from all of the above.--- there is no " human factor" other than your own--- there are no " weather conditions" , unless you consider loud music and cocktail waitresses' moods to be such--- no other player can " influence" the outcome of a hand, no matter how much they bet, how much they decide to mangle the cards --- and there is no officials " instant replay" necessary to determine the outcome of the game....So, our DAY AT THE RACES outcome, our player advantage%, our win/loss outcome is entirely up to us!---we don't have to wait a week before games---nobody else is betting on the outcome of our decision, except perhaps for the drunk behind you screaming PLAYER !! , or commenting after a hand " I KNEW" it would be Banker---casino conditions are generally no windows, no clocks, plenty of distractions..so we get used to thatAnd yet, we, as Baccarat Players, contribute the most to casino profits.Why is that?Because we have not put the same time and energy into becoming a top-performing Player as an athlete doesBecause we have not properly studied the track conditions ( table selection) Because we play when we are tired, or impaired in some other way ( no broken leg stories here!)MY POINT is simple.Treat every trip to the BAC table as " my day at the races", come ready-and-able to win....And you will.If not, you will end up just like those early-bird horse junkies I saw gearing up for another long day of $2/race bets..Good luck to you all! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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