hours of the day is your dice-influencing most effective?
A while back Irishsetter led a discussion where we talked about which hours
of the day our dice-influencing skills are most effective.
At the time, I hadnít actually done very much research on that particular
subject as far as my own shooting-proficiency on an hour-by-hour basis was
concerned; but based on intuition, I would have said 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
produced the strongest spikes of skill (the hours when I thought I
produced the longest rolls), and 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. as
being the most profitable casino hours for me because of the more
frequent shooting opportunities per hour they afforded.
What I did when we first had that discussion, was to go back over my last
three years of in-casino play to track revenue-per-hour as well as determine
the time of day when I had my longest, second longest, and third longest
hands per 24-hours.
surprisingly, most of my long hands did occur in my prime-shooting 2
a.m. to 5 a.m. time slot (mostly in the 3 a.m. hour); but there were
also an inordinate number of mega-rolls, near-mega's, and mini-mammoth hands
that fell within the afternoon hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
is, after adjusting for the bias of playing more after-midnight hours
than afternoon hours; when I calculated how many mini-mega hands I
would throw per hour of play, the afternoon hours
redeemed themselves quite admirably.
most profitable net-revenue-per-hour times were again, not unexpectedly, in
the early morning hours, but not by as much of a wide margin as I had
thought theyíd be.
found that my late afternoon (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and
mid-evening (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) were actually significantly
more profitable on a per-hand basis although the middle-of-the-night
shooting obviously produced many, many more shooting opportunities per hour.
That means I was making more net-profit per-hand in the
afternoon and evening, but more net-revenue per-hour of play
in the middle-of-the night.
I attribute that phenomenon to radar-avoidance.
prime evening hours, it's much easier to bet large and not garner any
the same thing in the middle of the night when the pit guys have nothing
better to do than watch you rake in "their" money, it's actually a little
harder to stay under their win-tolerance pain-threshold, so I tend to bet a
little more conservatively.
I do a lot more hittin 'n' runnin', shootin'-and-scootin' sessions during
the day and evening (than I do during the middle of the night where I tend
to play far fewer joints, but for longer periods of time); so I tend to bet
bigger during each hit 'n' run session hand, but I don't stick around to
wear out my welcome.
In light of all this, I committed at the time to go back and rethink some of
my session-scheduling and bet-threshold strategies.
Since we first talked about which hours of the day our dice-influencing
skills are most effective, Iíve had a chance to keep track of these things a
little more closely, and although my three most recent month results are
still generally in line with those initial findings; there have been a few
stepped up my late afternoon (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and mid-evening (8 p.m. to
11 p.m.) bet-thresholds significantly because those two shifts (in my
experience at the thirty or so bet-tolerant casinos that I frequent most
often); offer the least pit-attention for large-dollar wagers
than comparable middle-of-the-night and early-morning shooting does.
a result, my net-profit per-hand in the afternoon and evening has risen
dramatically. To compensate for the more crowded tables conditions normally
associated with those periods, Iíve intentionally sought out and even
requested higher minimum-bet tables. That has the effect of reducing my
between-shooting-opportunity intervals that we talked about in yesterdays
major caveat that I have to add here, is that if you are planning on doing
sort of thing on the Northern circuit (NY, MI, and Ont.) or East Coast swing
(A/C and CT); a $25 table during those hours may not give you the
low-population exclusivity that you hoped for, so you may have to have them
raise the sperm-count to the $50-minimum level to accomplish your objective.
middle-of-the-night shooting continues to produce many, many more shooting
opportunities per hour especially if the casino has more than one or
two tables open during the mid-point of the graveyard shift.
a result of stepping up my bet-values during the afternoon and evening hours
and seeking out casinos that have more than one table open during the
middle-of-the-night; Iíve been able to pretty much equalize the net-revenue
per-hour of play between those seemingly quite disparate playing-condition
times as they've both risen in profit-making value.
Now, thanks to Irishsetter raising that
of the day is your dice-influencing most effective?
question; Iíve been able to take an entirely new angle-of-attack on what
would have likely remained an overlooked profit-increasing opportunity.
Good Luck & Good Skill at the TablesÖand in Life.
The Mad Professor
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