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Gambling In Billiards

Gambling In Billiards

Looking for stories, techniques, hustles, or any other tidbit about gambling in billiard match ups.

Gambling In Billiards

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  1. billiardsforumbilly on 5/28/2006 3:43:10 PM

    Know your opponent intimately! The better you know them, the better gambling decisions you will be able to make.

  2. billiardsforumthai_shooter on 11/28/2007 10:29:28 AM

    I play for 20 baht (about $0.58) a game everyday in thailand, usually I can pay for my drinks every night (sprite or coke). 8 ball thailand rules is the norm.

    My favorite hustle is to get another player to shoot a left hand game and the bridge is not allowed, a right handed break is allowed. If the other player does not want to play left handed, he is offered to play a 1 handed game vs. my left handed game. If the player declines, I offer 40 to 20 and up to 60 to 20 odds. I always get the guy or girl to laugh so they have fun, and can not concentrate.

  3. billiardsforumFenwick on 11/28/2007 7:04:00 PM

    I learned a long time ago to Bore the Rabbit to death, (shoot slow and talk a lot), and keep the Gunner off the table or safe him to death. Otherwise I never pretend to be less then I am. Luck helps as does having the money to back up your play. I also like to quit while he is only slightly down so he's fresh $$$ for another day. I may leave when I'm down so he feels good but I won't lay down. Guess I'm not a Hustler in the true meaning of the word. Being hustled is so dumb but if you get taken you asked for it meaning quit while your behind if you're out matched. Never give a sucker a break unless it's you. Just my 2 cents.

  4. billiardsforumFenwick on 12/15/2007 8:28:40 PM

    So here is how the hustle didn't go down. I'm shooting alone and a man walks in and sees me alone practicing trying to shoot straight pool. Keep in mind I have only been back trying to get my game back for only 2 months at the most. I'm hard of hearing so I have to have good eye sight and a sixth sense or radar. I also believe you can't snow a snow man or B.S. a B.S.er. So after a short time he comes over, no stick and asks softly if I want to shoot some straight pool. I say ok. Now he asks what I want to shoot for and I know he means $$$ but I say well we can shoot to 50 or 75 or even 100. He then says no. what should we shoot for. Again I play dumb and repeat myself. Now he's getting tired trying to get through to me and he says, no, how much money should we play for. Again I play dumb and say no, that's ok we can just shoot. Again he's getting po'ed and says come on we have to shoot for something and I say that's ok, never mind, I'm fine and see you later. Somewhere in the conversation I did ask if he wanted or needed me to supplement his income? He then leaves but returns after surveying the room and says, " fine I'll play you for nothing. The quick ending is his first run was 22 or so and a few small runs and his last run was 42. I even before he finished the rack said that's 27 and he corrects me saying no this rack will make it 42 like it's a sure thing he's going to run the rack and finish the game to 75 and he did. I'm reminded of Paul Newman in the color of money when he got taken near the end of the movie by the actor turned director, Forest Whitaker. That's how I would have felt if I had put cash on the line with this man.

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Gambling In Billiards

  • Title: Gambling In Billiards
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/27/2006 8:10:13 PM