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Old 08-07-06, 06:27 PM
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Do you get drunk when playing poker?

If so, do you think it improves your game play?

I think I play better when I'm kinda drunk. I feel more relaxed and focused. Also some people think that I dont know what I'm doing, if its the first time they meet me. Although this dosent work for everyone.
Old 08-07-06, 06:31 PM
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Not usually. I certainly booze it up though.

I certainly get drunk playing blackjack, craps, and PKP in Vegas. I can stick to the basic strategies on those while drunk.
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I've only played poker once while drunk and that was at a 3/6 table in Vegas with moorehed. I was blackout drunk when we started and started coming to at the end of the session. I somehow finished with a profit.

When it comes to craps, My best winning sessions were the ones that I was so drunk I could barely stand up.
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I may have a drink or two with poker, but not much if I want to win. I do too many stupid things, otherwise.
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We have a little $5 buy in tourney 2-3 times a month. I tend to get rather shitfaced while playing; although it hasn't really hurt my results (of course, the people that I play with aren't all that good).
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I may have a drink or two with poker, but not much if I want to win. I do too many stupid things, otherwise.

Yes, but it's a widely known fact that you are at your luckiest when you are shitfaced.
Old 08-08-06, 01:20 AM
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no but i should. why i dont take full advantage of free drinks in vegas ill never konw. i think its partly because im afraid ill play stupid and its also hard to get drunk when the waitresses come along once an hour.
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Why not to play anything drunk:

I just got back from Vegas and Sunday night while playing Caribbean Stud to kill some time. There was a commotion by the "big 6" wheel because some drunk hockey player dumped a pile of stacks of $100 bills on the table (and floor) and was betting $1000 per spin.

He was just a little shit-faced. They actually ended up asking him to leave and escorted him out.
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I never drink when I gamble. Gambling is a completely rational activity, I'm not sure why someone would want to impair it.
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because its free
Old 08-09-06, 12:56 AM
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Of course I'd make the non-controversial statement that those free drinks are pretty expensive for most players.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
When it comes to craps, My best winning sessions were the ones that I was so drunk I could barely stand up.
Ditto. For craps I'll get pretty loaded...though I usually don't start loaded. I need to get in the groove, and then I'm on auto-pilot for betting. I can do the same with BJ and roulette. Pai Gow gets a little iffy because I don't play that as much. I tried playing texas hold-em drunk, and realized that it takes too long to gamble, so I end up doing something more fun.

Casinos like me....I play the shitty odds games the most, and it is a blast!

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Originally Posted by Bushdog
I never drink when I gamble. Gambling is a completely rational activity, I'm not sure why someone would want to impair it.

The games I play when I gamble are so burned into my brain (blackjack, craps, etc.) that I could play optimal strategy while being too coherent to talk.

The only problem I could see running into was thinking 4s were aces.
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Originally Posted by RickerOne
Why not to play anything drunk:

I just got back from Vegas and Sunday night while playing Caribbean Stud to kill some time. There was a commotion by the "big 6" wheel because some drunk hockey player dumped a pile of stacks of $100 bills on the table (and floor) and was betting $1000 per spin.

He was just a little shit-faced. They actually ended up asking him to leave and escorted him out.

Who was the hockey player?
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
The games I play when I gamble are so burned into my brain (blackjack, craps, etc.) that I could play optimal strategy while being too coherent to talk.
Going to Vegas in less than 2 weeks and really want to try out craps... Do you mind giving pointers if there are any about the game? And best places to play ?

Fixed myself a budget for poker tournaments and still 285$ up on gambling money so I think I'll give it shot.

SoupNazi
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For a newbie, I suggest trying to find a $3 or less table. Try going to Slots of Fun, I'm pretty sure they have one that's right at the open entrance of the place. It's next to Circus Circus.

The strategy for me is simple and provides the best odds on the game -- I bet the pass line, wait for a point, and then bet max odds. If you're an action junkie you can bet the come (after a point has been established) and bet max odds there too. Both types of bets work the same way, just that the Come can only be bet after a point has been established.

Stay away from hardways and the field bets and all that shit. Very high house advantage on some of these.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
The games I play when I gamble are so burned into my brain (blackjack, craps, etc.) that I could play optimal strategy while being too coherent to talk.

Exactly.

Now some of my friends on the other hand..... We'll all be drunk and they ask me to steer the ship (make their decisions).
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
The games I play when I gamble are so burned into my brain (blackjack, craps, etc.) that I could play optimal strategy while being too coherent to talk.
Agreed. If it is just a game where it is just a matter of playing the odds and keeping to a strategy that you have known for 10 years, it doesn't matter much.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
The games I play when I gamble are so burned into my brain (blackjack, craps, etc.) that I could play optimal strategy while being too coherent to talk.
When I drink I'm more willing to stray from optimal strategy.

The only problem I could see running into was thinking 4s were aces.
I've occasionally been that drunk. Though through dumb luck it never cost me much money.
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I don't think I've ever gambled without drinking.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
For a newbie, I suggest trying to find a $3 or less table. Try going to Slots of Fun, I'm pretty sure they have one that's right at the open entrance of the place. It's next to Circus Circus.

The strategy for me is simple and provides the best odds on the game -- I bet the pass line, wait for a point, and then bet max odds. If you're an action junkie you can bet the come (after a point has been established) and bet max odds there too. Both types of bets work the same way, just that the Come can only be bet after a point has been established.

Stay away from hardways and the field bets and all that shit. Very high house advantage on some of these.
Thanks a lot Scorch, I'll try this out for sure and I'll give you a summary of my gains or losses as soon as I come back.

Soup
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Kinda weird seeing someone post as SoupNazi.

I gamble drunk all the time. Not at Vegas, but playing hold em tournaments with friends. I still win more than I lose, and it is fun. Of course, some of them are drinking too...
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I don't know if this counts since its not for me, but I get shitfaced at my local bar for the world tavern poker games. It definately hurts my game. I play well, have a huge stack maybe 2nd or 3rd to chip leader, we usually take a break before the final table and color up. During the break is when I usually hit my drinking limit and bpretty much the first hand with suited face cards or a high pocket pair I'm all in. And I somehow manage to lose eveyr time.
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I'll usually have a few, but never get too close to being tipsy. generally in our home games there are 1 or 2 others that we rely on getting drunk so they lose their attachment to their buy-ins.
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I try not to do anything without drinking.

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