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Hybrid team organization

I’ve further organized the Hybrid service teams. One part of it is players are in three main categories (color coded). These are:

 

 

GREY: These players have applied to be a player, but have not yet completed step 3 (getting the equipment). If you don’t get the equipment, you wont have anything to train with. And you wont have anything to play with. I do not buy the equipment for you because when I previously did that, I ended up sending tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment to people who wasted my time. Most never even found the time for training, and never bothered to return the equipment. So now players must buy their own equipment. Generally you do NOT purchase equipment from me. You usually source it from your own suppliers, but none of it is hard to find (most is on Ebay). Most applicants don’t complete step 3 and expect I will send them free equipment. If you don’t get the equipment, your application wont progress at all.

 

 

ORANGE: These players have all of their equipment ready, but are not yet active or regular players. If you are at this stage, you should:

 

* have received and thoroughly read the instructions.

* keep in contact with me around once/month to give me a reminder that you’re still ready to go.

 

Let me know if you need anything from me to proceed.

 

 

GREEN: These are regular active players. I will almost always give these players first priority.

 

 

 

HOW A CASINO SESSION IS ORGANIZED:

 

There are a few ways this happens. Most commonly:

 

1. A player books a session with the booking form.

 

2. I may discuss it with them before approving the session, or just approve the session if I know the player is organized.

 

3. The session takes place at the agreed time as per instructions.

 

 

Alternatively:

 

1. We receive information about suitable conditions/casinos

 

2. I check the player database for GREEN and ORANGE players who may be a match for session. I ignore grey players because they are not even ready.

 

3. All players meet in a private group chat to discuss and organize the details.

 

 

KEEP IN MIND IF YOU ARE A GREY PLAYER, YOU AREN’T READY AND WONT EVEN BE CONSIDERED. WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE A SERIOUS PLAYER, IF YOU HAVE NO EQUIPMENT OR TRAINING, YOU CANNOT PROCEED TO THE NEXT STAGE.

 

You should be aware of what type of player you are (grey, organge or green). If you are a GREY player, if I don’t hear back from you in the next week, I’ll assume you lost interest and will remove you from the database. I need to keep the database smaller and more managable. And I don’t want to work with players who are less than 100% committed. Besides this reminder, I wont follow-up if you don’t appear to be interested.

Hybrid team coordination

If you applied to the Hybrid service, please keep in mind there are lots of teams, and individuals without teams, so it is very difficult for me to coordinate everything. For example, one player may be alone and waiting for a suitable team to need a bettor. If you are such a player, I would have you on the list, and will try and find a matching team for you. This can take anywhere from 1-6 months. It mostly depends on what other teams and individuals need.

 

If you are a serious player and in a good position to travel and play, I will likely eventually find a place for you. But please don’t RELY on me to find a place for you. That’s because there are many players, and it’s easy to forget to find a place for you.

 

Still there are cases where a player has been waiting a year or more. This can happen if you, compared to other players, are in a less suitable position to be part of a team. Like for example, you might live in a region nowhere near a suitable casino but still able to travel with perhaps 30 day notice, and have little to no experience or success in casinos. You may be a serious and motivated player, but I would naturally give priority to a player I already knew and was able to travel anywhere with little notice. But I will still value your participation because bettors are a important to maximize results.

 

So basically if you remain a serious player but don’t yet have a team, or have been waiting for me to assign you to a team, my advice is:

 

* Form your own team: it should be people you can trust with your life. Keep in mind partnerships often turn into bitter disputes. So choose partners carefully.

 

* Send me a gentle reminder perhaps once a month: to let me know you’re still interested and serious, and should not be forgotten. Notify me of any changes in your personal circumstances that may assist, but please be honest or you can end up inconveniencing a whole team.

Hybrid video transmission & relay software update

There was an issue with the previous versions that meant some combinations of phones and firmware led to disconnection after a few minutes. It didn’t affect all phones, but the programmer found a workaround so it shouldn’t affect any of the recommended phone models. In our tests the connection remains after hours on every phone we’ve tested.

 

All hybrid players please first uninstall the current software you have (including removing the file from the downloads folder in the phone), then download & install the latest version from the usual location.

 

Before you book any further "play" sessions, use the booking form to book an "equipment test" session. The test will be for about 10 minutes because affected phones disconnected after around 5 minutes.

 

Remember even phones that have the same flagship model can have different firmware, and it causes different phones to behave differently. Even if you had no problems before, you will need to install the latest version of the hybrid server will not accept the video properly.

 

Summary:

 

1. Everyone needs to update their apps then test.

 

2. I’ve cancelled all pending appointments, but you can re-book after you’ve tested with me.

 

3. Use the booking form to request an "equipment test" session.

 

4. Also the hybrid instructions have been updated – specifically the parts explaining how to connect and use the updated video apps.

Updated Hybrid instructions

Updated instructions are now available. The update is in Chapter 21 which explains steps to take for specific phone models. If the correct steps aren’t taken, the video relay app wont work. These additional steps are required because different phones have different firmware which behaves differently.

General update

I returned a day early (bad weather) so I started catching up on work today. Please be patient. I expect to be up to date on all work before the end of the week.

Important Hybrid updates

Updated video and video relay app (you’d know the actual app names): They both need to be installed before any further play sessions. Remember to fully uninstall the other versions so you don’t accidentally re-install the old apps. Download and install the new versions from the same locations. I’ve already replaced the old version. If you need the link again, ask via encrypted email. The update is important because if there are any conflicting devices around, the phones wont connect.

 

Updated instructions: Download again from same location. Chapter 21 has the updates, which explain how to use the updated apps. It’s only a minor change. Basically you find and enter the device name for the phone, so each phone knows which connection to accept.

Updated hybrid instructions (again)

I updated the hybrid instructions again, adding chapter 24 which is for "case studies". Basically I’ll gradually add actual emails I send players (with some edits) so players can better understand common mistakes and how to fix them. Again download the updated instructions from the same location.

Hybrid server updates

This week we expect a new Hybrid server version with a small but useful mod. Inistead of the usual multiple clicks to enter data, the operator will just click a number or direction in the user interface. This saves about 10 second of time for each spin. It might not sound like much, but the mod is very useful when the wheel spins very frequently. The functionality for players who don’t have an operator will still remain.

New version of Hybrid camera app

The programmer fixed a bug that caused some freezes. At least in testing it didn’t appear to happen again. The latest version is available at the same location. This update is only for the "relay version" of the camera app. Not the relay itself, but the one for the phone with the camera. Everyone should now be using this updated app, otherwise there will be conflicts when connecting to the server.  If you are booked to use the Hybrid soon, please install the latest app so you are ready. We don’t need to test the connection again.

 

Also remember to have the app installed that allows the operator remote access to control the phones. And if you are not using the hybrid, disconnect from the VPN and the remote access app or it confuses the operators with irrelevant phones connected.

Hybrid service booking

The new booking system is working perfectly so far. I’ve updated the Hybrid instructions that explains the new booking system. It’s not an essential update. But if you don’t yet know how to book a session, download the latest version and see chapter 23.