Tuesday, August 23, 2011
in my room at the lucky club to sleep monday nite
ok the days over now. what a roller coaster of a day. last nite, i lost over $600, and today at one point, id had all that back, and close to $400 profit (from the machine, not overall cause there was still a poker loss at the riviera, cab fees, etc.) But i was ahead on the VBJ promo. but then i ran really bad and gave back over $700, got pissed and went to a live BJ table to count the cards at instead of do the promo, and lost another $500, and finally went to get food to take to my room. while i was doing that 3 of the chaperones friends from blackjackinfo.com who was told about my thread suddenly showed up to play the machine with a very large bankroll, and all 3 sat and started flat max betting $100 a hand for the next 2 hours. so i sat back down to learn from them and reassure myself the promo was really at 101-101.5% payback long term. they said the reason they didnt come and play sooner in the day to get a lot more hours in was they didnt know about it earlier. seems like all 3 of them lost quite a bit. theres no way to verify for sure the machine isnt fixed, they werent sure of when it shuffles either, but they were smart enough to know when its paying back 2% extra u do a lot more doubling of 9vs2 etc when it gives u back another 2% on the extra $100 bet. and its a good thing i sat back down, i recovered over $600 of my earlier losses. seems overall im out around $300 on the machine for the entire weekend, (not nearly what i lost last weekend) and out about $575 overall counting expenses and poker.