u would think it would benefit me to know that, if im going to play BJ, it would be better to be where all the negative counts will be $1 bets (or 2-3 hands of $1 each). (no more live shoes where the min bet is $5 or $10) but the problem here is two-fold. for one this machine is often full til 3-8am or so. not like the gold strike, (which presumably might be like anza or turtle creek as far as desertion.) no idea if NM is deserted or not and i could be guessing wrong on turtle creek. but i hate not having 3 or 5 spots with only me on it.
and the bigger issue is they hide the shuffle point. now on the shufflemaster machines, with 66% penetration of 4 of 6 decks, this isnt so big of deal and i can get an idea of the count using the red 7s method. which i would assume would work for 4 decks as well as 6, but since its shuffling much sooner, not sure if im adjusting correctly. and the comp rate is hideously low.. only got about $3 or so worth both days for what i ran thru it.
i might be losing due to betting too much, far above what i should be then again, if the machines mostly full, u cannot spread ur risks by betting on the other players back bets. almost 100% make quite a few errors and most are so major u dare not risk betting on them. standing on soft 5 or 6, splitting 4 against 10, doubling on hard 7, standing 13 vs 8 etc. theyre all so dumb. same error every time, especially standing on a soft 4, 5, or 6. none of whom use players cards though they might be confused by the sign it gives "no points". this same sign threw me off in circus too. but it gives comps. not nearly as high as circus.
and i wont get mailers because i dont know what to use for the address, and i wouldnt be back for them no way. so this wont work too well for me longterm.
for the last 8 days ive been adding 1/1000th to the roll every day by withdrawing bitcoin and having it sent to my bank account. so far its been $143 worth. this should be increasing it by 1% every 10 days, (until my access to bitcoin runs out--either thru bovada winnings or the money sitting on bitzino) (BJ site where theres money sitting previously withdrew, about $400 worth as much as bitcoins been rising so quick last 48 hours)
hotel rooms in lake charles appear fairly high too, no uber there either, no bank of america, and the 2 cheaper by the week prospects are much further out from the casino. sure would like something within walking distance, or transportation to it. it might not been good to leave shreveport, unless id gone to a better location. i intended not to end up here, but in biloxi. no decent VBJ in biloxi either.