Saturday, November 7
I went to my favorite casino this weekend, Coushatta Casino Resort. They tend to frown upon people taking photographs in casinos, so I borrowed one from their website. I'm not confident enough in my poker skills to play that yet. I stuck with blackjack this time. I left with 300 dollars more than I started, so even after paying for a hotel room I finished 200 dollars ahead. I play for fun, so any time I didn't lose money I'm happy. I've been known to win 500 dollars and give it back within the hour. It's ok. I had fun and it didn't cost me a dime. Coushatta even comps my food, which is one reason why they are my favorite.
There are some people that are far too serious about the game. They get mad if they think other people aren't playing right. They insist that blackjack is a team sport and people not playing right is messing up the cards. I don't believe that. I have won as much money at tables where no one knew how to play as I have at tables where everyone knew how to play. I have also lost money at tables where everyone was playing by the book. I play my hand according to basic strategy and my winnings / losses go up and down but generally even out in the end. It makes no difference who cut the cards, who sits where, or what the person before me did.
It's sometimes people who don't know what they are talking about that complain the loudest. In my opinion, if you're going to be upset if you lose your bet you shouldn't have put it on the table. I will not be bullied by some idiot that wants to tell everyone how they should play.