Sunday, February 12, 2017

riding the rails

well its a good thing my roll got briefly over $45,000 before things went badly wrong. but of course a big loss was overdue and inevitable sooner or later with the way i was structuring my BJ bets during good counts. new roll $33,000

good reason why its a good idea not to have too much cash on u. when i woke up in my room in the legacy vacation club timeshare resort (which sells thru priceline) where RobVegasPoker would agree with me thats its less than 200 miles from the Peppermill. i woke up about 4 am, and decided to take the Uber to a different casino this time. Once there i got the pit boss to open a shoe game for me, $25 min $2000 max, no smoking, with rules paying 3-2. it shouldve been much easier to win here than in other places, seeing they let u double down on the first 3 cards instead of just the first 2, and since it lets u split aces more than once. much better game than the atlantis. but of couse, the risk i take in doubling up bets, losing sooner or later is evitable. im just shocked it took so long, and i won so much in vegas without it ever happening in the pits there downtown.

id have preferred $15 min, but he made it $25. im not going to argue, these were good rules to have at my own table. i bought in $3000 originally, started off ahead, got low, rebought $6000, and was in for the whole $9000 in cash i had. finally with 3 big bets up, i won with a BJ, and got back to being up somewhat more than $1000.

he even switched dealers for me when i complained that the one dealer (asian of course) so was the pit boss for this matter, but the dealer wouldnt speak. showed no emotion even with a tip, or when losing or winning. the new dealer was an older overweight white woman with glasses who was very good about rooting for me to win, or being very disappointed every time she cost me money. she got several tips early on til i lost a ton of hands close to the very end. Tipping $1 on $25 bets is much easier than on $5-10 bets.

of course, i told him this when he went over with me close to 20 feet away from the table.

he had to approve it with someone higher up which took like 30 minutes, but i ended up with 3 nights free.

the 2nd or 3rd time my bets started getting really high, to once 3 hands of $1250 on the final hand with a split and 2 doubles, where if it wouldve won id been up over $6000. he let me go to the atm during the final hand, where i withdrew $2000 more (max) which means i was in the game for $11,215 total. i cashed out $934. i needed it for the final double down. its easier to allow this if no one but u on the table.

such good rules, (wonder what this brings the payback to without counting?) but the running count was like plus 7 with 2 decks or so left. now u are supposed to double down on A3 againt the dealers 5. but what if u get dealt another a or a 2 or 3? or u could get a face card which u dont want. so instead of doubling, (and im wondering if any other experienced BJ players would agree with this idea) i decided since i could still double down after getting an ace, 2,3,4 i just hit it. i got an ace, and being relieved i didnt double, i then doubled after the 3rd card, and got a lousy 9.

then the dealer turned over 15, then took a card, which was a 6. both the pit boss watching and the dealer felt bad, for she busts with the 9 if i double down instead of waiting for the next card to double. i couldnt play no more, was down way too much, so i cashed out what little was left and sat on the VP for an hour or so waiting for them to approve my room, won little bit less than $200 from VP.

this was like the 3rd time this shoe while with bigger bets out and a good count, the dealer drew to 21. the odds very rare id lose this much. this is why it took so long to lose it.

i think now i will ride the amtrak once my 3 nights up. first ill pick up the money in the peppermill and atlantis, then take a sleeper car.

26 comments:

  1. lol the amazing thing is you think you have an edge card counting when you're really just a degen who lit 10k on fire with no edge.well done.

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  2. "a big loss was overdue"

    I can't count how many times I've tried to explain to you that this is a fundamentally wrong way of thinking about probability. IT DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT! (Maybe yelling will help.)

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    1. Don't need to yell Grump. In some sense Tony is quite correct in his thinking, perhaps a slight adjustment in the wording would explain what I mean.

      "A big loss was inevitable".

      The way he martingale his bets, he will eventually experience big losses. It has happened many times in the past, and will continue to happen in the future. A series of small to medium size wins followed by a big loss. Rinse, repeat.

      Telling Tony this is the wrong way to think, I am afraid is the wrong way to communicate, because this is how his life time of experience had been.

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  3. what a loss!!! of course we dont know if its true or not since you tell so many alternative facts here lately, all i can say is run Tony run. such a loss would have went a long way on fixing your teeth got you some good glasses and seen about fixing alot of your medical problems BUT what the hell

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  4. for those who wondered why id sit in the $25 min table, i think it would look very weird to buyin $3000 plus, and then bet only $5. plus it would get full of others. plus, the pit boss wouldnt then be willing to open it to begin with.

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    1. You dumped $12,000 grand. I don't think this was anyone's question.

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  5. Just picture what it looked like with TBC blowing this money. Casinos are str8 evil. No one said. "Do you need a break?" He just reached for $100s after 100s chasing his losses.

    Was if from a pocket or the sock?

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  6. I hope you really enjoyed your ballah experience -- flashing your money around, setting up a game for yourself, dictating some rules. Unfortunately, you actually ended up paying $4,000 a night for your hotel room for three nights. I hope you remember this the next time your teeth hurt and you don't want to spend the money to fix the problem.

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  7. Oh well, it's only money. Hope you had a Happy Birthday. Imagine the kind of meal you could have had for $12000. Even PPP would have been jealous of you. I hear Peoria is nice this time of year.

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  8. Tony, these dealers are not impressed with you tipping a $1. That should be standard. Dealers make more from recreational players out to have fun. I don't play much black jack; but when I do, I routinely place a $5 bet for the dealer after a decent hand or a string of a few winning hands. Over the course of a few hours, I probably tip $50 to $100 in bets, depending on how much fun I'm having, even on losing sessions. I'm not playing to make money; I'm playing to have fun. And, generally, it's a much more fun table when people are drinking, tipping well, and engaging the dealer. There are plenty others like me too.

    So, really, the dealer does not give a fuck about your $1 tip . . .

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  9. So you need to explain to me (because of my low IQ WHY you did not follow my suggestion of making an appointment with your good dentist in Reno, get your teeth fixed and THEN go on your losing spree. I am quite stupid U see.

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  10. Hey, awesome idea to degen off almost 27% of your net worth in a few hours.

    You might consider using the rest of your roll to get your head cryogenically frozen (costs around $28k) so you can be unfrozen and attached to a clean body, maybe then the games will be more favorable. Heck they might even throw in a few free teeth!

    Awesome entertainment TBC. Consider at one point in time what you splurged on a whim WAS your entire roll.

    At this rate, you'll blow it all by the end of your 'free nights'.

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  11. You really need to hit the new MGM National Harbor. Great Action.

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  12. Tony:

    Happy Valentine's Day. I hope it's a good one for you, sir.

    s.i.

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    1. it sure isnt and im mad i wasted the whole day without playing any poker. never left the BJ table for 8 hours. went from being close to $2800 up and when i left, i was over $4500 down. i dont even have $30,000 left and i hope most everyone i run into while getting food keeps their fucking mouth SHUT

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    2. You can do this! Just increase your bet sizes and win it all back.

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  13. 12k could've fixed your teeth and got you a car. Nice job!

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  14. Quit gambling. There's a reason why casinos make blackjack have good odds. They want to entice you to think you can win. How do you think casinos keep thier electricity bill paid?

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    1. Oh hush you. I like my free volcano and light shows.

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  15. Its not nice to fool with Martingale, Tony did Martingale bite you again?

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  16. Tony:

    You've dropped about $20,000.00 in about a week. That does not strike me as a positive step.

    Knock off the pit games. Knock off the machines. Grind the felt.

    And, yest, I know that advice will not be taken. *sigh*

    s.i.
    p.s. - those 2 "free" nights cost you $2000.00 each.

    tony bigcharles ‏@sevencard2003 13h13 hours ago
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    Lost another $4000 in sparks. Got 2 more free nights. $25,400

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  17. Tony, you are not out of contention you are out of control. 20k in less than a week, you are sick.

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