Back Counting

Bluest

Well-Known Member
#1
I was at MGM Springfield this week, and politely stood behind several tables and counted. I wanted to test myself, practice, and see how it went. I was careful to make eye contact with the dealer and be friendly, but not obtrusive. I didn't ask questions or say anything. Still, one surly gambling addict to my left seemed generally displeased. I wonder if you guys have run into any issues back counting tables. Has anyone asked you to either sit down or go away? I just acted like I was curious and interested in BJ, but not yet ready to play. I was counting.
 

The G Man

Well-Known Member
#2
Bluest said:
Still, one surly gambling addict to my left seemed generally displeased.
Unless the player is betting purple and have every single casino employee on his side, nobody will bother you for watching a game for a reasonable length of time, say a shoe or two. As for the "displeased gambling addict", you better think "F... him!" because he will be way more displease when you decide to enter his game mid shoe. You have to do it when you have to and do not bother about anything they will say. You are the one playing at an advantage!
 

Runit

Active Member
#3
Pretend as if the player doesn’t exist. If you don’t acknowledge their existence then they’re less likely to become increasingly aggravated. Don’t make eye contact. When they look back at you don’t look back at them. I do a lot of people watching and simply refusing to acknowledge them goes a long way in my experience.
 
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