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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: VictorVonDoom
Actually a really good explanation that makes total sense... And as a degenerate gambler I totally get it now... Thank you sir!
I'm more of a poker/craps player, but I dabble in blackjack depending on who I'm at the casino with...
Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
Stick to the low limit tables, don't attract attention, and you might be able to support your craps habit.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: StallionDuck
They'll take your cars, your home, everything.... But they wont let you apply simple logic and math techniques to even the odds? How sad and messed up is that?!?
Its their casino, their rule remember
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
I've always felt if someone was so highly intelligent and capable of tracking so much at once, as card counting requires to be successful? It's a real waste of true talent to be throwing it toward cheating Casinos out of a few bucks in what anyone who knows gambling is aware they react almost violently to.
No 'Almost' about it in the old days. It's said if the dead buried in the deserts around Vegas were to rise at once, the valley's population would increase by double digit %'s. I tend to think folks who have said that, have a point. I wonder how many figured card counting was legal...so what could anyone do? Errr....
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: olaru12
Women are often as spotters in blackjack, when the deck gets hot she signals the big player to sit down and bet the max. She does not change her strategy, pretends like she does not know the big player and continues to keep count. It is extremely tough for a casino to catch this type of team work. They catch individual counters by their betting patterns.
There is a somewhat related story about Borgata suing Phil Ivey and his gambling partner taking them in New Jersey for over $9 million over the course of several sessions and a few months at the baccarat tables using a method called edge sorting. Apparently Iver and Cheng Yin Sun knew about a manufacturing flaw on the edges of the card decks that Borgata were using. They were able to exploit the flaw for over $9 million before the casino figured it out, now they are being sued. The card manufacturer is being sued too.
Personally I think it is the casino's responsibility to make sure there are now flaws in their gaming equipment. It will be interesting to see what the court decides if it goes that far.
Details Emerge in Borgata's lawsuit against Phil Ivey
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
Casinos do not have that much of an edge. The house edge in most casino games is astronomically small compared to the 'house edge' in state run lotteries. That is why I call the lottery the stupid tax.
Affleck sucks at cheating and in acting, Bigtime!
originally posted by: totallackey
Not only should Ben Affleck be banned from the casino, someone should try to figure out a way for him to be banned from playing the Batman...OMG, that movie is truly going to suck a big one...