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.