Phone and E-mail: when there are problems, always
start with e-mail, which is the quickest way to solve
most issues. Be very leery of places that do not have
an 800 number. At best, that's a statement that they
are not committed to customer service. At worst, it's
because they don't want to hear bellyaching from all
the people they burn.
Note that the cycles at both www.sample.com and at
www. sample2. com have been completed with all funds
received. In the Bill Haywood method of accounting,
these entries would be moved out of active accounts
and into old accounts.
One bit of data that is not obviously important at
the beginning of a career is the amount of action,
but it becomes one of the most-used records. Obviously,
it is important to know if qualifying play has been
fulfilled, but it is even more important for interpreting
interactions with the cashier's office. When problems
come up, it is always a struggle to know if the house
is on to you and giving a hassle on purpose, or is
making honest mistakes. Knowing that your action was
big enough allows confidence in dealing with the back
office - you know your cover is intact. When imposing
upon the staff for one reason or another, it is important
to know if you can present yourself as a high roller
who has been gambling for days, or if your position
is weak because you haven't demonstrated that you
are a compulsive sucker.
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cheating, the cards that come off a properly shuffled
deck are random for all your intents and purposes.
No higher powers are going to influence them, and
no sixth senses are going to tell you which ones will
fall next. The only things we can know about a properly
shuffled deck of cards are the chances of certain
cards coming, and we know that from the mathematics
of probability. Without an understanding of the probabilities
at workin poker and ]low to bet on them, you will
never be a competent player.
The cards held by your opponents can be betrayed by
physical phenontena that occur outside of 'probability
the but those phenomena can be analyzed with almost
as much objectivity. If you ever allow yourself to
believe that you have detected a "flow"
in the cards; that you are "due" for a big
hand; that you could sense what \,-our next card would
be if you concentrated hard enough, like Mel Gibson's
character in Maverick"; or any other variations
of intuition, ESP, hunches, or fate that try to deny
the inherent uncertainty of chance, you are succumbing
to the ideas that define bad card players and, for
that matter, primitive man.