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Hello everyone, BAXMAN here...I'm new to the site. I'm not new to Baccarat, but I'm not a complete novice either. I joined to increase my knowledge and understanding of the game so that I can supplement my income and go from there.

My question is....is there a player/member directory? I'd like to know if there are members in my area or where I might be travelling to so that we might meet up for "table-time" and learn from each other.

If there is no such directory, I'd like to suggest that we start one or at the very least throw your name in the hat here.

BAXMAN- Colorado

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barneypip

Wow.  Looks like only 1 person "threw their name into the hat" in a year!   I will.....I'm in Palm Coast, FL, and usually play 3 times a month in Tampa, and once a month on a 3 day stay at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS.  I would have spoke up sooner but I just now re-joined BTC after a 2 year break.   I'd love to see a player/member directory here. 

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kachatz1

Thinking everyone knows I live here in Las Vegas...used to live in FL before moving here... before that, 17 years in Chicago...and before that, 10 yrs. in California, and 28 in Ohio...

( there were no casinos in Ohio back then, just card clubs in California @ the time, and while in Chicago...had to travel up to Pauwakee  Indian casino in Milwaukee, or down to the boats out toward St. Louis, or Hammond,  Indiana had a few casinos...then finally the Rivers Casino opened up in Chicago, right before I moved to Florida in 2007 ....closest 250 miles to Biloxi)

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Bacoperator

I'm currently living in North Dakota been here 3 years...used to live in in Ohio for 17 years...Michigan 18 years...North Carolina 3 years...Texas 4 years...Maine 1 year...basically I am a Gypsy always went where the work was. Now as of April 3rd I will make my living playing Baccarat and I'm saying goodbye to the Oilfields forever! Thanks to everyone on this site that has help make that a reality!!!

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Bacoperator -  My story is a similar one -- I'll be posting it soon.  In a nutshell I got good enough at this to "go pro" in October.  Then enjoyed  almost 6 months of paradise until Covid 19 came around and ruined things for nearly everybody.   But I'll be back when things open back up.  Thanks, BTC gang!  This club is FOR REAL!! 

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trbfla

I’m in Midwest but play all over, travel a bit ....what’s up Kevin 


I yell "winner winner chicken dinner on all naturals"

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kachatz1

Hey TRB...

 

doing fine so far with the Pandemic scenario....first couple of weeks without the casino had to seek out some heavy meds, but a couple of new neighbors moved into the ‘ hood and all is well ( Jack Daniels , Jim Beam some guy who calls himself ‘Captain Morgan’ )

Be Safe out there !

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mookie
On 3/31/2020 at 8:27 AM, Bacoperator said:

I'm currently living in North Dakota been here 3 years...used to live in in Ohio for 17 years...Michigan 18 years...North Carolina 3 years...Texas 4 years...Maine 1 year...basically I am a Gypsy always went where the work was. Now as of April 3rd I will make my living playing Baccarat and I'm saying goodbye to the Oilfields forever! Thanks to everyone on this site that has help make that a reality!!!

 

On 3/31/2020 at 9:06 PM, barneypip said:

Bacoperator -  My story is a similar one -- I'll be posting it soon.  In a nutshell I got good enough at this to "go pro" in October.  Then enjoyed  almost 6 months of paradise until Covid 19 came around and ruined things for nearly everybody.   But I'll be back when things open back up.  Thanks, BTC gang!  This club is FOR REAL!! 

I think it would be really cool for you to let us know a little about how you play.  Bet selection, etc.  My goal is also to get to a point where I can "count" on the extra income from playing, at least as much as is possible when it comes to "games of chance".  Not intending to put you on the spot, just curious...thanks.

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trbfla

Tried to dm you Mookie but couldn’t .....I too prefer games of chance when played at the right time


I yell "winner winner chicken dinner on all naturals"

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Baccarat A
21 hours ago, kachatz1 said:

Hey TRB...

 

doing fine so far with the Pandemic scenario....first couple of weeks without the casino had to seek out some heavy meds, but a couple of new neighbors moved into the ‘ hood and all is well ( Jack Daniels , Jim Beam some guy who calls himself ‘Captain Morgan’ )

Be Safe out there !

I saw that liquor sales increased 55% in one week. Didn't realize that you were responsible for it.

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trbfla

That’s just from one bottle of pappy von winkle lol

these days I am enjoying 4 roses or angels envy


I yell "winner winner chicken dinner on all naturals"

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barneypip
On 4/8/2020 at 9:35 AM, mookie said:

 

I think it would be really cool for you to let us know a little about how you play.  Bet selection, etc.  My goal is also to get to a point where I can "count" on the extra income from playing, at least as much as is possible when it comes to "games of chance".  Not intending to put you on the spot, just curious...thanks.

I look for trends and patterns that have already occurred at least once in the shoe, especially on the strong side.  Trends Example:  If B is strong and a B 4iar happened earlier,  and 3 Biars happen now, I'll bet that 3 will go to a 4.  If it goes to a 5, that's a a run and I won't jump off it until it stops.  Same with P if P is strong.  Same with chops, especially if chops  seem to happening more than runs.  Patterns Example:  If B is strong and I see BBPBBP,  I've found it more likely than not, the next 2 decisions will be B's.  Same in reverse if P is strong.  Same bets are laid if I see  BBBPB (go for another 2 Bs) or PPPBP...(go for another 2 Ps,  etc.  If I lose the first bet in such attempts, I stop betting and wait for the next pattern or trend to show up.  Also if Bs can't seem to get beyond 2s,  every time a B goes to a 2, I'll bet "P to hold B to a 2".  And in reverse if the Ps can't get beyond 2s.  Do I ever lose these bets?  OF COURSE!!  I'VE LOST A LOT!!!!!!    BUT ----  Long term, I've won more than I've lost, and since I bet flat, that's all it takes.  I haven't figured it out exactly yet but I probably have a 3 or 4% edge on the casino and I'm very happy with that.  Betting flat allows me to bet large without having to have a HUGE bankroll, and I can still play safely.  I usually use Way2Fast's stoploss of -5 and I moved his recommended winstop from +3  to +4 per shoe.  As soon as I'm at +4, I color in, take a break, and begin another shoe later.  I win an average of at least 2 shoes for every one I lose ----   +8 -5 =  +3 units.  But I almost never play a full shoe.  My stoploss or winstop is reached way before then.   Assuming I play a third of a shoe each time I play, (which is about right) my average profit comes out to about 3 units per shoe.   Oh by the way,  I only bet once every 3 or 4 hands on average, so even betting large I still stay relatively safe.  There are other "triggers" I act on but they're stuck way in the back of my mind and I don't remember them until I see them happen in a game.  Oh!  And I PRAY!!!   Not for good hands....Our Heavenly Father surely has more important things to do than fix card hands.  I pray that I stay sharp, in control, able to do my best, and not do anything really stupid.  And I've been blessed.  Hope I haven't stepped out of bounds here, but I gotta tell it like it is.   Hope to see some of you guys in Tampa or Biloxi when this lockout is finally over.....that's where I am most.  Cheers! 

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mookie

Thank you so much @barneypip for the extensive and insightful post.  I'd like to meet you in Tampa sometime...I have relatives there also. 

Again, not to put you on the spot @Bacoperator, but it would be interesting to know your methodology.  And where the heck do you play, living in North Dakota?  Oh that's right, they have casinos on Native American land if I remember...the same as here in New Mexico.  Anyway, if you're so inclined, I'm sure I'm not the only one curious about your play.  Thanks.

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2 minutes ago, mookie said:

Thank you so much @barneypip for the extensive and insightful post.  I'd like to meet you in Tampa sometime...I have relatives there also. 

Again, not to put you on the spot @Bacoperator, but it would be interesting to know your methodology.  And where the heck do you play, living in North Dakota?  Oh that's right, they have casinos on Native American land if I remember...the same as here in New Mexico.  Anyway, if you're so inclined, I'm sure I'm not the only one curious about your play.  Thanks.

Hey @mookie no problem at all and I'm sorry i haven't had a chance to get around to this post yet.

Like many of you I'm sure i got my start with a system seller and learned quickly they were full of shit....didn't learn my lesson there and bought another system from someone else and realized there was a pattern developing that wasn't on the positive side of my betting.

So I decided to seek out others playing the game on a more permanent routine with no systems. Most played some form of progression style and pattern recognition. i started to see what they were doing and picked up on some minor patterns when i realized that my biggest problem was playing to many hands. once i started betting less and only waiting for certain patterns it was amazing how my hit rate started coming up. However i was still using a heavy martingale progression and no discipline finally paying the ultimate price wiping out my bankroll.

I stumbled across BTC last year in my journey to rebuild my bankroll by working and had some really good success with what I was learning. I decided that I would not bet another dollar unless my hit-rate was over 50% right then and there my journey started. i had taken everything I was learning and practiced religiously. I read everything I could find on the site and had some personal issues that arose which forced me to leave BTC and focus more on working for a living. But BTC was always in the back of my mind and I was determined to get back. So less than a year later and tons of practice later I'm back. I have done my best to learn from all those hear @kachatz1, @CANADABACC, @W84it, @Dixon, & @Keith Smith. As well as others not yet on the forum but trying to get them to join. 

All that said I don't hold myself to one thing except DNA, FTS, and 5D mainly. I still progress but am working more and more on flat betting but have a stop loss now and strict adherence to it. I was officially laid off yesterday from the Oilfield which is awesome because now I get to practice more on this and it was my plan to quit anyway. Now I get paid to get ready for my Baccarat career. Looking forward to meeting each of you in the near future and continue my journey thank you all!

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Bacoperator

Oh and @mookie nearest casino with Baccarat is in Canada but I mainly fly to Vegas it's cheap and not far from here.

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Great info being shared on this thread!  Thank you all!   In the process of reading about others' experiences, I realized that my own post only described my past 10 or 11 months in baccarat.  Going back years ago, my story pretty much sounds like everyone else's.  Read a system, try a system.  It works at first, then crashes.  Rinse and repeat dozens of times.  I lost count over the course of 30 years!  Joined BTC in 2017.  Read, read, read, study study study.....probably too much.  Went on a BTC Vegas crawl , not knowing enough to play my own game...so I tried to follow everybody else.  Guess what?  It didn't work!  One of the first things I learned was from @Keith Smith.....if you're going to follow someone,  follow only ONE.  Try to follow everybody, and you end up betting every hand.  That's the 2nd thing I learned.  From @avion .  You can't win consistently betting every hand.  Great advice from Way2Fast soon followed.....Only stay with the current shoe until you reach your winstop or your stop loss.  He'd say: "If I want to win more, I'll bet more per hand, NOT play more hands."   More tips and advice came from more people than I can remember.....all of them willing to share through BTC.  I had to leave the group for awhile too,  when I got too busy to take advantage of it all.  But I'm back now....my most recent play being the best I've ever played.  What a roll!  And then, BAM!  Benched like everyone else.   Oh well......Thanks to the people who make up BTC, I know I'll be back, strong as ever, if I can just make it through this "unemployment".  You're stuck with me now, BTC....I'll never leave you again!   

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kachatz1

The best is yet to come...

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mookie
20 hours ago, Bacoperator said:

Oh and @mookie nearest casino with Baccarat is in Canada but I mainly fly to Vegas it's cheap and not far from here.

It'll be fun to meet in Vegas when this all blows over.  I'm sure @Keith Smith will arrange a "get together" to replace the one that was cancelled.

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Money Gone
On 4/7/2020 at 5:21 PM, kachatz1 said:

Hey TRB...

 

doing fine so far with the Pandemic scenario....first couple of weeks without the casino had to seek out some heavy meds, but a couple of new neighbors moved into the ‘ hood and all is well ( Jack Daniels , Jim Beam some guy who calls himself ‘Captain Morgan’ )

Be Safe out there !

Sounds like you are referencing a Spice 1 rap song called 187 Proof from 1992 album. Lots of alcohol character references in that one for you, if you can handle rap. 

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