Whats your buyin? (Casino)

While this may vary from person to person, I though it would be interesting to find out the board's gambling habits.

Whats your usual limit when gambling (mainly table games), buyin? usual bet?

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May 31, 2011 - 6:03pm

My 2 games are poker and blackjack.

Poker REALLY depends. While I enjoy playing poker, I always sit down with to goal to make money (and usually succeed). I'll typically play 1-2 no limit texas hold em and buy in $200 (standard). I'm not totally opposed to going higher if I've made a few bucks playing though.

I have played $1-5 7 card stud with friends at a table when on gambling trips. Buy in $100 and get hammered for 8 hours.

Blackjack I'll go for the lowest table available. I definitely play this more socially, but obviously like to win. I am willing to bet more than the table minimum, but there is no distinct advantage playing at a $25 table over a $5 table. So I'll sit as low as possible and usually bet between $5 and $15 a hand. I typically buy in for $100.

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May 31, 2011 - 9:02pm

Don't gamble at casinos, that's for damn sure. Makes playing blackjack hard, though.

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May 31, 2011 - 9:11pm

I usually buy in for $200 - $300 and play til it's gone. I do anything from Craps to Blackjack to Texas Hold'em. Craps is probably my favorite though. Never touch slots.

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Dec 14, 2017 - 3:07pm
CompBanker:

I usually buy in for $200 - $300 and play til it's gone.

lol maybe one time you should play until its not ... gone ...

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May 31, 2011 - 9:13pm

I play 1-2 No Limit down at Foxwoods. I buy in for the table maximum of 300. If I get low, I'll add money back up to 300 rather than looking to gamble and go all in. I'm not down there very often though.

Anyone ever play at Turningstone? I'm interested, seeing that I'm moving to Ithaca soon.

Jun 2, 2011 - 4:54pm
SDBall22:
I play 1-2 No Limit down at Foxwoods. I buy in for the table maximum of 300. If I get low, I'll add money back up to 300 rather than looking to gamble and go all in. I'm not down there very often though.

Anyone ever play at Turningstone? I'm interested, seeing that I'm moving to Ithaca soon.

I played at Turningstone its an amazing casino... I'm 18 so my opinion my bias considering its the only casino I can play at. The only sad thing is there if you don't feel like gambling...you better leave or they will suck you dry considering the casino is the only thing to do. Also playing poker there the day I did, full of terrible players...

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Jun 3, 2011 - 11:20am
blackfinancier:
SDBall22:
I play 1-2 No Limit down at Foxwoods. I buy in for the table maximum of 300. If I get low, I'll add money back up to 300 rather than looking to gamble and go all in. I'm not down there very often though.

Anyone ever play at Turningstone? I'm interested, seeing that I'm moving to Ithaca soon.

I played at Turningstone its an amazing casino... I'm 18 so my opinion my bias considering its the only casino I can play at. The only sad thing is there if you don't feel like gambling...you better leave or they will suck you dry considering the casino is the only thing to do. Also playing poker there the day I did, full of terrible players...

Niiice. Thanks for the heads up on Turningstone. I can't wait to check it out.

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:32pm
bfin:

I played at Turningstone its an amazing casino... I'm 18 so my opinion my bias considering its the only casino I can play at. The only sad thing is there if you don't feel like gambling...you better leave or they will suck you dry considering the casino is the only thing to do. Also playing poker there the day I did, full of terrible players...

Thanks for sharing your experience! To be honest, I've never tried this casino, but I'm going to check it out. I like different online casino games, it's difficult to say which one is my favourite. Usually I play at mr.bet casino as I know for sure it is trusty and safe. Also it offers big bonuses. Though I don't play very often, I always get my money there.
Dec 15, 2017 - 4:58pm

Was just there two weeks ago. Being over 21 is a plus, they added 5 new bars. 1 nightclub called LAVA- great club we were lucky and they played hip-hop all night. Several table games, sit down $15 Blackjack table get hammered and have fun for 2hrs usually net $50 bucks give or take depending on how hot you get

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Jun 2, 2011 - 4:48pm

SD Ball, thats cool. What brings you to Ithaca? I'm in NYC, from Upstate Originally. Goin to Foxwoods for the first time in a couple of months. Also have played at Turningstone. Its pretty nice. The quality of players is actually a little better than in AC.

I definitely stick to poker to make some money, then lose it all in BlackJack or other table games.

Jun 2, 2011 - 4:55pm
ab62008:
SD Ball, thats cool. What brings you to Ithaca? I'm in NYC, from Upstate Originally. Goin to Foxwoods for the first time in a couple of months. Also have played at Turningstone. Its pretty nice. The quality of players is actually a little better than in AC.

I definitely stick to poker to make some money, then lose it all in BlackJack or other table games.

I bought in with $60 at turningstone and was up over $170 but some bitch hit on 18... and I got raped... had over $60 on the table.

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Jun 3, 2011 - 11:18am
ab62008:
SD Ball, thats cool. What brings you to Ithaca? I'm in NYC, from Upstate Originally. Goin to Foxwoods for the first time in a couple of months. Also have played at Turningstone. Its pretty nice. The quality of players is actually a little better than in AC.

I definitely stick to poker to make some money, then lose it all in BlackJack or other table games.

Moving to Ithaca to get my MBA at Cornell.

Ya, I played 1-2 NL at Tropicana in AC a few months ago and I thought the players were blah. Made a quick buck fiddy in about an hour before I had to leave for bachelor party festivities.

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:54am

Whereabouts in Upstate NY? Anywhere near Albany?

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Dec 16, 2017 - 4:33pm
jankynoname:

not really a cash game player but I'll usually buyin for 100-150 biebers at a 1-2 or 2-4 game. Live tourney sweet spot is between $400 - $1500 buyin, although I might try to light $10k on fire in the Main next yr ;)

Where do you play?

I'm looking to play higher tourney stakes as I feel my ranges of other people and probabilities are off due to particularly high variance from shoddy players.

But, I think of some of the hands Phil Laak has played or Tom Dwan at those stakes and figure there will be donkish/crazy players everywhere.

I might hit up Miami around New Years and cruise to the Hard Rock Seminole casino down there in Hollywood, FL. I played a small tourney there that was fun in 2015. Casino seemed pretty nice.

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Dec 16, 2017 - 4:40pm
jankynoname:

although I might try to light $10k on fire in the Main next yr ;)

Yeah. I am going to do the $10K Main in Vegas as well. I don't know about next year - or which year, but have clear expectations that I could play it 20 times and never get first. But, it would be nice to at least min cash every year or something. Of course 1st is the goal and I want that bracelet (I would auction for charity of course).

Most likely though, yes, you would be lighting it on fire.

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Dec 15, 2017 - 6:16pm

I enjoy Roulette and 3 card poker, usually play $5/$10 tables and buy in for $100. But those games are guaranteed losers.

I count, so if I'm there for keeps, I buy in at blackjack for $1,500. $1,200 black, $200 green, $100 red (gotta trip the waitress!). Usually play $100/hand (no partner playing minimum to signal a loaded deck). Push it when the deck is loaded enough to come out ahead long term, but not enough to get caught.

It's actually pretty boring. Nothing to write home about.

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:17pm

Poker is $1000 or whatever game is less than or equal to 25x my bankroll.

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:13am

I played a $150 NLHE Tourney at Best Bet Jacksonville yesterday.

It was about 58 entrants. 6 players cash.

I had a big lead coming into the final table of 10. Then, lost 1/3 of stack going AK to QQ all in preflop. I raised big with AK on the button, he shoved as Big Blind. Didn't want to call, but had to (this guy was playing tight, knew he had something big).

Bubble broke, blinds were high. Our stacks were fairly even. Idea was tossed around to split the pot and stop the game, so that's what we did. Took home $1100.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 18, 2017 - 4:40am

I want to play Americas Cardroom's Million Dollar Sunday.

I might play the one on 1/7/18. $1 million GTD. $250+$15 buy in. 1st place is usually around $80K. They have another $1 million GTD sometimes with a $500 buy in with a first place of around $260K.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 6, 2018 - 10:28am

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Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Apr 6, 2018 - 8:14am

Black Jack, 3 Card Poker and similar - $300 (This is sitting down with friends and drinking to black-out)

NL Hold em' - Depends on limits but I'd echo below of 100xBB
PL Omaha - As much as I can because the action in PLO is sick.

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Aug 21, 2021 - 6:25pm

I usually play on small bets. Risking is not for me. I am not a lucky person, especially when playing with big sums of money, so this is why I am always playing with small bets. I gamble just for fun and to kill some time. I always play slots while I am on a road trip or in a traffic jam. I make a small slot deposit of ten dollars and start playing. There are times when I can win something or days when I can lose everything I deposited. But usually, I stop playing when I have some loose streaks in a row, which means that I better don't risk.

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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