|Posted: Yesterday, 5:31 pm - IP Logged|
Atlantic City did a lot to ruin things.
We'd get players from the East Coast on Friday nights and they'd say one trip to AC was enough.
I remember a pit boss raising a ruckus about expecting a bar to show a profit when that bar takes care of the dice pit and sells maybe 100 drinks a night and comps over 800.
Back on the days of daily tokes when we started getting AC dealers in Vegas they had good hands and could get around the layout but when we asked them what the best day they ever had toke wise all we got was deer in the headlights.
On the old days the pit bosses knew the players. I remember this one bean counter asking a pit boss why he comped a certain player so often top the shows, the best restaurants, etc....and the pit boss said, "Because every time we see him check in the joint makes at least $25,000."
Now everything is in a computer and people get, "It says you're average bet is $3.03 and you play for about 45 minutes at a time. I can comp you to the snack bar."
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.