Three buddies decided to take their wives on vacation for a week in Las Vegas. The week flew by and they all had a great time. After they returned home and the men went back to work, they sat around at break-time and discussed their vacation.
The first guy says, "I don't think I'll ever do that again! Ever since we got back, my old lady flings her arms and hollers, "Come on 7 or 11" all night, and I haven't had a wink of sleep since!"
The second guy says, "I know what you mean...my wife played blackjack the whole time we were there, and she slaps the bed all night and hollers "hit me light or hit me hard" or bust, you bastard, and I haven't had a good night of sleep either!"
The third guy says, "You guys think you have it bad! My wife played slots the whole time we were there, and I wake up each morning with a sore dick and an ass full of quarters."
Professional Precision-Shooter vs Full-Time Gambler
Someone recently tried to make the point that you arent a complete full-time gambler unless you specialize in more than one casino game of chance.
I have to reluctantly agree.
Some people LOVE gambling.
Whether it be craps, or 3-Card Poker, or blackjack, or dog racing, or roulette or backgammon, or baccarat, or Pai-Gow or Sic-Bo; full-time gamblers are in it for THE GAMBLE.
Oh sure, theyll tell you that they love to win, and that is true of most gamblers except for the most psychotic of them. But when you scrape a little below the surface, youll find someone who would be almost as happy if they could break-even most, if not all of the time.
The full-time gambler is most happy when he has money in the game, and he continues to be happy as long as he can scrape together enough dough to get into a game, and almost ANY game will do!
So What Is The Difference?
The BIG difference between a Professional Precision-Shooter and a Full-Time Gambler; is mostly WHY each player is pursuing the game.
It has a lot to do with mind-set or personal motivation I suppose.
The Professional Precision-Shooter is there to make money, while the Full-Time Gambler is there for the action of the game, and making money is secondary or even tertiary.
If the Full-Time Gambler happens to make a profit while he is gambling all the better but money is not the force that drives him it is the RISK that attracts and keeps him searching for the next risk-taking gamble.
The Professional Precision-Shooter makes his money from perfecting his craft, and continuing to evolve as a well-rounded, contributing member of society.
He develops his skills in the same manner as a professional athlete, and develops his money-management and decision-making skills in the same manner as a senior corporate executive.
The Professional Precision-Shooter is almost completely the opposite of, and the antithesis to a Full-Time Gambler.
A Professional Precision-Shooter tries to engineer as much risk as possible out of the game. By de-randomizing the dice, he seeks to reduce risk. For him, MONEY is principally the way to gauge progress and to keep score.
For the Full-Time Gambler, as long as he can be in a game, almost any game where he can have money at risk, then he is generally satisfied. He treats wins simply as more fuel to get him into, and keep him in more and more gambling action. A full belly and a chance to play is principally what keeps him going.
So if someone tries to tell you that you need more games than Precision-Shooting at craps for you to be a complete or more well-rounded GAMBLER they are correct.
However, if you want to take as much risk and gamble OUT OF the casino game; then Precision-Shooting might be your best lower-risk path.
Good Luck & Good Skill at the Tables and in Life.
The Mad Professor