Protecting your chips

Discussion in 'Bankroll Management' started by testmember, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. testmember, Jan 20, 2009

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    Hi all,

    Make sure you keep a close eye on your chips while at the table. It is so easy to get distracted by cocktail waitresses, shooting, conversation, or whatever, but only takes thieves a second to steal some of your chips.
     
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  2. RoyalFlush, Jan 28, 2009

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    I agree with you 100%. The thieves work in packs and are just look for a distracted player. I never leave my chips out in plain sight and I'm always aware of who is by me and if they are showing an interest in me.
     
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  3. lucky4688, Jul 30, 2009

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    When buying i ask the dealer for ten white chips. Not only because i like to bet the fire for a dollar on every shooter, but to protect my chips also. I cap the end of my chips. By this i mean take a white chip and place one on each end of my roll of chips in the rail. I make it as tight of a roll of chips as i can. If someone is going to steal chips they arent going to be able to pinpoint and pull a chip from the middle, especially a tight roll. The only ones they could get are the ends and that would only be a dollar. Plus it would be noticable to me and i could watch after that point. This also elimates a sloppy rail and the chance of dropping chips on the layout on accident as well as someone getting away with an unnoticed quarter or hundred dollar chip. Also, many say it is bad luck to count your chips before a roll is over. That is all well and fine, but you better believe i am still packing the denominations in between two dollar chips. When the roll is over i count and organize my chips. I line up the markers on the chips so i can count quickly. For example, i line up hundred dollar chips to a thousand. So i line up ten black chips. Quarters i line up to hundreds, so four green. and red chips i line up in increments of twenty five dollars. Its a quick and easy count that way. Its important to know what you have at all times. Its not always easy when the dice are hot and the chips are piling in, but its definately worth trying. By doing this i dont think you should have a problem at the table with someone stealing your chips. And always get a cover when walking away for whatever reason.
     
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  4. Hardeight, Dec 19, 2010

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    I always wear a hoodie and put my chips in its big pockets
     
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  5. aeromax22, Jan 9, 2011

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    +1.


    I keep my bankroll in hundred dollar lots, greens separated by reds, and reds separated by white. Much easier to keep track off and to know when it is time to leave with the winnings.
     
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  6. mrsmooth, Jan 8, 2013

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    I agree with you 100%. Anyone who plays responsibly knows the status of one's own bankroll at all times. More importantly, I find that when I plan to go into a casino and set earnings goals in advance and color up when I achieve my goals without question the wins add up much quicker. MrSmooth
     
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    I set earnings goals for myself as well. My earnings goal is always 50% of my buyin. Most of the time I am buying in for $200 so leaving with at least $300 is fine by me.
     
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  8. crispcem, Apr 21, 2018

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    What do you do when *someone* playing next to you tries to pick up your chips and rack them? Obviously you tell them 'Hey, those are my chips buddy, hand them over' but just curious how others here in the forum deal with these kind of people, besides moving away, leaving the table etc... Am sure most of you are so experienced you don't have this problem. I had this issue and if I were a man am not sure I would be able to keep things civil and polite. I have a hard enough time as it is as a woman. Has anyone ever outed a chip thief to the whole table or a discreet word with the dealer? Doesn't that seem the correct thing to do?
     
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  9. DeMango, Apr 21, 2018

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    Notify the box, he will be trespassed if not arrested. The eye in the sky records it all
     
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  10. von duck, Apr 21, 2018

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    Well, TD, I mean crispcem, I find if you carry a machete in your belt, that this will pretty much eliminate this problem. :cool: According to one poster, if you squeeze in, next to a Philippino, you're asking for it. Just ask, " where can I get a good bowl of pork adobo"? If they know the answer, they just might be Philippino. :D You're really diggin up some old bones ain't ya, Ma'am?
     
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  11. crispcem, Apr 21, 2018

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    Really? I wasn't sure how often this happens or what is the polite/correct way of dealing with it.I knew this guy was a flake from sitting in the next booth at the breakfast buffet and listening to him, and then he showed up at the table later and tried to pocket this one time with me, I confronted, he left, then came back next to me later and I gave him the evil eye and moved myself and my chips in the rack away. I don't have enough experience to know how often this goes on and if it's worthy of a 4 alarm fire call alert.
    I'm getting the distinct impression that you have some woeful grudge against this 'TD', and have no idea why I trigger you or why you seem to dislike him so.

    As for 'digging old bones' - I find the forum threads very useful and have questions to ask. Surely, spending a little time searching for answers before posting an entire new thread doesn't bother you.
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  12. The Midnight Skulker, Apr 22, 2018

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    This is truly a case of an ounce of prevention being worth several pounds of cure. To my knowledge I have never had chips stolen from me by a rail thief, but I have had some suspicious characters sidle up next to me at the table. Having relatively big hands -- I can span 11 keys on a piano -- I have covered my chips in such instances.
    I'm going to dig a little deeper with this link, which addresses a couple additional questions you may have. I'm not particularly proud of the way I handled the junket player incident at the table. Though I was not a rookie I was still taking conflict aversion much too seriously.
     
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  13. von duck, Apr 22, 2018

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    What if the "BOX" is the one stealing the chips?:confused: :D
     
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  14. wonko33, Apr 24, 2018

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    that's just called gambling, that's why you went to the casino in the first place
     
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  15. yacraps, Apr 24, 2018

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    There is gold in the archives you will enjoy them ;)...as for Mr. Duck go to your post
    Total Newb's First Craps Game - Suggstions? and view post #4 video :rolleyes:
     
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    I always use one of my hands to push the chips against one side of the rack, with enough pressure, it would be difficult for anyone to lift one out, if they tried, youd know immediately.
    when dealers pay out in smaller valued chips, I ask for green chips or on the occasion, black chips please.
    no reason to have 400 dollars in red chips in my rack.
    most dealers are smart enough, if they see me betting 50 odds in red, they know Im trying to color them up when getting paid if I win, so they usually swipe them and change them all to green.
     
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  17. von duck, Apr 24, 2018

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    This guy's worried about somebody getting-off with one of his "red" chips? :eek: :) Yankees! :D
     
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    I worry about all my chips, there are loads of lowlifes in casinos,
     
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  19. von duck, Apr 24, 2018

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    If a guy is so desperate as to steal reds, all he has to do is ask me for a red, and I'd give it to him. I've given away greens to people down on there luck, and on at least one occasion a black chip. You're right about one thing though, there are a lot of low life's in the casinos. :)
     
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  20. von duck, Apr 25, 2018

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    When you come right down to it, I've never had much problem with people stealing chips. I'd say it's much more likely, that I might drop a chip, or walk away with a working bet still on the layout, something like that. I'll guarantee you I've found a lot more orphaned chips than I've ever lost, or had stolen.
    One time a guy did accuse me trying to steal his chips. He was pretty drunk, and obnoxious, had a pretty good rack of greens, maybe the first time he'd ever won big. I was a regular at this place, so most of the crew knew I wasn't that type of player, but one of the dealers did say to me, "did you really try to take some of his chips" to which I replied, "NO! I DIDNT, YOU KNOW ME, I'M HERE ALL THE TIME.! :confused: :) I have caught dealers trying to steal chips, on numerous occasions, and I'm not talking about inadvertent errors, I'm talking about working with the intention of stealing bets. A come bet is very vulnerable to dealer theft. Watch your rack, yeah, but watch your action even closer, it's just "smart" gambling, if there's such a thing.
     
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