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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:38 PM
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If you are worried about winning too much too quickly, don't play rated. Then you won't have a generated win/loss.

I am in the camp that thinks you should always play rated but if it's a small place and you're killing it then probably not.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:43 PM
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I think he was just referring to $5k chips, which are often grey.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:39 PM
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If you are worried about winning too much too quickly, don't play rated. Then you won't have a generated win/loss.

I am in the camp that thinks you should always play rated but if it's a small place and you're killing it then probably not.
My thoughts are the exact opposite of yours Dye. I have been forced in a couple of small joints to play rated because...well....there was no place to hide.
For the long haul for serious players, I'm sticking with unrated. Now if I can and have time for some machine type stuff I will use that for comps.
Again, I'm just saying I believe for the bigger players and the long long haul, unrated is the only way 95% of the time.

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Old October 22nd, 2011, 12:27 PM
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At a pretty big joint, when someone was winning $5000 or so, heat started to buzz from the pit. Shortly after that, this individual was winning around $10,000. This was in the high limit room, at a $100 minimum BJ table. At this point, the pit stood by the table and hawked the game. A security guard also showed up behind the player, or just behind the table in general (maybe not exactly breathing down on the player), and stood there. It was explained that this was just for protection. The person played a little longer, went up and down a bit, but still had the $10k win when he cashed out. He was welcomed to come back and play.

I'm sure they were trying to figure out how to be professional about it all. They wanted to keep this big player comfortable, give him plenty of space to play, but at the same time, they wanted to keep a very close eye on the game. Or him. It would be poor form to accidentally backoff a civilian, but accidents will happen.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Actually Bellagio has grey chips in both normal and Baccarat size. They are grey with red stripes on the sides. They are $100,000 denomination. I've actually had one of the normal sized ones in my hands....for about a day. Went to the cage and asked to color up some $25K chips for it. They had to call the casino manager to get approval just to give me one. Then I found out why: most of their own dealers have never seen one. I went to a table the next day to break it down, and the dealer immediately said "Uhh...I don't think we have $10,000 chips....is this fake?" I told her she had missed a zero. Then she called over the floorman, who had to call the cage to verify that I was authorized to have one before they would even break it down. Apparently they keep a list of anyone that has been playing with or has colored up to them.

Larger denomination chips are just a big pain.
I have no clue WHY you'd want to color up to that chip in the first place, except for looking like a big-shot.

Let's make yourself as memorable as humanly possible.

I'm just the opposite. I'll take black and even purple but that's it, no orange, no yellow, no brown. Certainly not a chip that requires calls to get or calls to verify. Foolishly asking for trouble.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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I have no clue WHY you'd want to color up to that chip in the first place, except for looking like a big-shot.

Let's make yourself as memorable as humanly possible.

I'm just the opposite. I'll take black and even purple but that's it, no orange, no yellow, no brown. Certainly not a chip that requires calls to get or calls to verify. Foolishly asking for trouble.
This was a long time ago - long before I even thought about actually trying to become an AP. I just happened to be a lucky plop that weekend. Using nothing but perfect basic strategy, turned a $10K marker into over $200K. It was one of a very few winning trips, and by that time I was already down much more than that overall. they were just nice enough to give me a portion of my money back . Anyway I colored up to the $100K chip because I had the chips and I just wanted to see what a $100K chip looked like.

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