I have to admit that I’ve lost quite a bit of money at poker. I don’t have to admit to feeling bad because gambling is a lot of fun. Nobody likes to lose, yet I know that gambling is a game of chance. I used to feel that if I had a bad day at poker, all my other chips would be lost. This would never happen in the casino!
In the casino, your luck is determined by the number of coins you play, the number of decks of cards you flip through, and the size of your stack. When you take these factors into consideration, the odds shift into the houses favor. They are not always in your favor, but you can at least take some of the odds into your own favor.
I only started out playing Texas Hold’em poker. I realized that most of what I had learned in Texas Hold’em was going to be really transferable to the roulette table. I had a lot of success in Texas Hold’em and what I did was adapt what worked here into roulette. I have been playing roulette for a few years now, and I learned a lot while playing roulette in Vegas.
I realized that there were certain things I was doing wrong most of the time and that if I could not copy what worked, I should write another software to analyze what I was doing wrong and then repeat the process. When I wrote the first software, it was called Pokerbility, which analyzes your roulette strategy and the roulette dealer, at least those things I thought I knew.
Since I was fairly new to the bola88 world, I decided to bring some state of the art poker chips to the table so I could learn to play the game with my new poker chips. These poker chips featured a printed layout and a metal insert. The metal insert kept the chips from getting bent and roughed up during the game.
Since I was using new poker chips, I decided to keep everything the same as what I learned in Texas Hold’em. Things were going pretty well for a while. Then everything started to go backwards. The metal insert broke several times and before I knew it, several chips were bent and broken.
Then I said, ĜWhy don’t you guys play roulette real fun way? Then all of a sudden, we were all looking at the guy who had bent the most chips and he claimed he bought them at Home Depot.
He had told us that it was easy to bend the chips, but when it happens and he has to fix it, the chips are worthless. He then went on to tell us that sometimes there is a telltale scratch on the chip that it is less prone to break than other chips.
Basically, he was telling us the truth, which was; the chips are not always perfectly durable, and the ACCUMULATORS of stress WILL CAUSE breaks and breakage.
Probably the biggest tell in all of this was that the guy that had broken many chips was telling the truth when he said he bought them from Home Depot. If Home Depot customers knew the truth, they would freak out and refuse to buy from the company ever again.
Of course we all know that not to be Asselheim, but the whole story told us a lot about how people lie when under duress or anxious about something going on in the world. And it was all so perfectly timed to drive home the point that whether or not you buy clay poker chips from Home Dep didnt matter. It is a tell, and when you look for tells in your opponents, you are playing at a huge disadvantage.
We played for several hours and walked away with $400 of $1,000 in cash that night. Not bad for a night of cards and some terrible bluffing of my friends. If only I could find a way to tell the truth in real life…