I’ve had a few experiences getting lucky in Las Vegas.
They all play out more or less the same.
My friends and I show up on, say, Friday afternoon.
Really good mood.
Have a couple of drinks in the room, get showered and changed and then hit the tables.
My two favorites are blackjack and craps.
Craps tends to lend itself to more of a “party scene.”
One guy rolling the dice, and everybody else betting on the outcome.
So everybody at the table is kind of on the same team.
So if the shooter, the guy rolling the dice, is on a hot streak, everybody loves him.
Because a hot shooter is literally making everybody money.
Whereas black jack, not so much.
It’s more like everybody vs. everybody.
For example, if the dealer is showing a six, that means he’s probably got a sixteen.
But the rule say he HAS to take another card, which means he’ll probably bust.
Under this scenario, the general rule is to play VERY conservatively.
Like not take another card UNLESS it’s guaranteed you won’t bust.
But not everybody is conversationally fluent in the statistics of blackjack.
So, if the dealer his showing a six, meaning play VERY conservatively, and one player is has an 18, taking a hit on an 18 will make all the other players VERY angry.
It kind of messes up the order of things.
But when my friends and I play black jack, especially in the beginning-of-the-trip excitement phase, that doesn’t happen.
Because we make sure, through our drunken exuberant excitement, that EVERYBODY knows the rules.
So it’s more like “everybody vs. the dealer” kind of thing.
Turns out this is pretty easy.
Instinctively, we humans feel much better in an “us vs. them” scenario than a “me vs. everybody else” scenario.
On the craps table, this is natural.
On the black jack table, this needs to be kind of managed.
But it’s still pretty easy.
So generally speaking, the first night in Vegas is generally both fun and profitable.
But the next day, when everybody’s lacking sleep and hungover, not so much.
Generally these trips are two day trips.
So the first day is the “we left home this morning” day.
The second day is “we’re going back home this afternoon” day.
One is pure adrenalin and excitement.
One is hungover depression.
But here’s the interesting part.
It’s never really about the money.
I’ve had plenty of experiences of leaving Vegas, hungover, depressed (back to work tomorrow) without remembering I’ve got a pocket full of chips.
Now for the money question.
Money And Happiness
Does the money lead to the excitement?
Or does the excitement and camaraderie lead to money?
Or are both related in ways we humans can’t quite understand?
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