WHAT YOU Think IS WHAT IT IS
Thoughts develop your reality, even when it comes to gambling
By Frank Scoblete
Hamlet mentioned it best: “There is practically nothing either great or poor but considering makes it so.” (Thank you William Shakespeare!)
The above is probably correct in just about any situations except possibly a brick falling on your head from atop a building, giving you a concussion. Your pondering didn’t cause the brick to fall, but other than accidents of this type I believe what you feel is what it is.
Which brings me inevitably to casino players, and slot players in particular. All casino players have opinions about the games they play when in the homes of Lady Luck.
Yet, right here is what’s essential: many players have an opinion about themselves since of the game or games they play. These opinions can go from “I am great since I play this game” or “I am intelligent due to the fact I play that game” or “I am embarrassed due to the fact I play this other game.”
Craps players never ever refrain from explaining just how great the game they play is to them. They are proud to be craps players. You will never ever hear a craps player becoming embarrassed since he or she plays craps.
[Please note: Truly, craps is still a male game—perhaps 95 % of the players are males.] Perhaps craps enthusiasts associate themselves with the ancient history of the game or possibly they love the (male) camaraderie with the other players when they play the game. When craps players say, “I am a craps player,” possibly they are really saying, “Look at me, you peasant, I am 1 of the greats! Craps is a game that separates the guys from the boys (and possibly the girls as well).”
Blackjack players know that the game they play (that is, if they play it properly primarily based on the pc-derived standard approach) signifies they have knowledge that most casino players don’t have. When they say, “I am a blackjack player,” they are genuinely saying, “I am one particular of the sensible ones in this casino due to the fact, as opposed to you, appear at what I know! This is not a game any person can play, folks.” To play blackjack appropriate, you have to…well…play blackjack correct.
And what about roulette players? Numerous believe they are component of the James Bond tradition, even if the individual is not rolling in the lap of luxury or showering in golden funds or seeking to kill another spy trying to take more than the planet.
Sir Roulette says: “I am sharp. I am sophisticated. I play the game of the aristocracy. I play a game that is probably the ﬁrst casino game that has lasted for centuries.” I guess that’s some thing to be stated there. And slot players? What about slot players? (Come on, you know exactly where this is going.)
Here is what I hear when I hear them say that they play the slot machines. I quote one from just final week: “I am just a slot player.” (Just? Just?)
Or two weeks ago: “I only play the slots.” (Only? Only?)
There is no puﬀed-up, swollen-chested pride in playing a machine no sense of accomplishment or arcane knowledge. You press a button, a selection is reached, you press the button once more and that’s all you need to know. You aren’t a member of the aristocracy by undertaking this. It is just press the button, wait for a selection and press the button again.
Is that all there is? Yes. And no.
You see, the game a player plays is just a game. It has no intrinsic meaning. It is—merely—what the player thinks it is. You don’t believe slots are something? The casino doesn’t feel that. Not at all.
Not at all.
You see, the accurate worth of the slot machine is determined by the casino, not by what a player thinks. It is a brick falling from the roof. Are craps players higher above the peasant class? Not genuinely. The casino would get rid of all its craps tables prior to it got rid of all its slot machines.
The casino would get rid of all of its roulette games prior to it got rid of all of its slot machines. Yes, throw in blackjack, mini-baccarat, and all the other table games, and each and each and every one would be booted from Dame Fortune’s gaming home ahead of a casino would release all of its slot machines.
How critical is the slot machine to a casino? The most important game of all. Among 65 and 90 % of casinos’ revenue comes from those formerly a single-armed bandits.
[Please note: Except in situations of humor, slot machines are no longer referred to as 1-armed bandits. Most don’t even have one particular-arms at all!]
There would be no casino revolution without the slot machines. The planet is now complete of slot machines, of each selection and denomination, and when I say the “world” I do indeed imply the “world.”
There is no casino sector without having the slot machine. Indeed, there are some casinos close to me that have no true table games. These have bought faux table-game machines that merely mimic reside table games.
What mimics one thing is not the thing in and of itself.
And the slot players? They are the most essential players in the casinos, in the casino “world,” and they must know that. Words such as “just” or “only” should not apply to any slot player. No sir. A slot player must think of him or herself as the main engine of an empire that has exceeded ancient Rome.
Casino aristocracy? Go verify the slot aisles. All the greatest in and out of the casinos!
Frank Scoblete’s web site is www frankscoblete com His books are offered from Amazon com Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books, libraries and bookstores.