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post #91 of 100
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok View Post
But anyway, 1time, just relax man, I don't know what's with you and casinos. I know it's hard to win at casino, but sometimes people just wanna play and have fun. Like me, I love playing Blackjack, and sometimes I just wanna, well, play Blackjack at casino.
Oh, pardon me. I thought I was posting in the "Blackjack - Casinos Suck" thread, not the I love blackjack thread. Look dude, lots of people love playing blackjack. Knock yourself out. But if you find the reality of what I'm posting too much for your blackjack love affair, then uh, I suggest just skipping over my posts. Oh yes, and I'm actually posting here as form of recreation.
post #92 of 100
Sigh...

I haven't read the whole thread, just the last few pages. As someone who's spent a LOT of time in the gambling environment, I'd thought I'd share some of my thoughts FWIW.

No system works. At least not in blackjack or other table games against the house. Card counting used to. Now it's near impossible to find a room that doesn't use multiple deck shoes that are changed often.

Knowing when to quit makes one assumption, that at some point you will be ahead. That doesn't always happen, it's just as likely to start out losing as it is winning. But you say what if you have deep pockets? Doesn't matter, that's the same as saying you'll never lose if you go double or nothing on every bet with bottomless pockets. Simply foolish. Don't believe me, just go to google and lookup double or nothing and sheik. Cost him a bit of cash. 8-)

If you want to "gamble" with a chance of winning, then do it in areas that require skill. Poker, pari-mutual betting (horses, dogs), coin tossing, etc.

With those, you are playing an adversary and the house makes out by taking their cut. Winning with the ponies is easy since you a betting against tourists and folks out for a good time and have no idea what the h3ll they are doing. Unfortunately it requires dedication, skill and time to educate yourself. Hmm... sounds like a real job, doesn't it? That's why few bother.

Playing against the house for profit is a losers game. Playing against the house, fully expecting not to win in the long run, but to occasionally come away with a profit, can be great fun for those so inclined.
post #93 of 100
pageman99 - thank you for adding some sanity
post #94 of 100
1Time - thanks for the discussion


Cheers
post #95 of 100
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Originally Posted by 1Time View Post
Oh, pardon me. I thought I was posting in the "Blackjack - Casinos Suck" thread, not the I love blackjack thread. Look dude, lots of people love playing blackjack. Knock yourself out. But if you find the reality of what I'm posting too much for your blackjack love affair, then uh, I suggest just skipping over my posts. Oh yes, and I'm actually posting here as form of recreation.
Christ man, looks like you're one of those posters who really can't communicate in a civil way. Stop being so defensive and rude you might fit this forum better.

I agree with fordgtlover on this one, I think that's about enough time I've wasted to reply to poster like you. Go troll somewhere else.

PS: This thread is not about bashing Blackjack or people playing it. This is the poster's last sentence FYI: people got any other stories, miserable or lucky. If you hate gambling so much go make a petition to your local governor or something.
post #96 of 100
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Originally Posted by pageman99 View Post
Knowing when to quit makes one assumption, that at some point you will be ahead. That doesn't always happen, it's just as likely to start out losing as it is winning.
Not much at all I disagree with regarding the last post by pageman99, quoted above only in part.

What he posted though flies dead in the face of anyone thinking they can get an advantage on the house.

Back to what I first posted in this thread, all anyone really needs to know about gambling is the house wins big time.
post #97 of 100
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Originally Posted by fordgtlover View Post
1Time - thanks for the discussion


Cheers
You're welcome.
post #98 of 100
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok View Post
Christ man, looks like you're one of those posters who really can't communicate in a civil way. Stop being so defensive and rude you might fit this forum better.

I agree with fordgtlover on this one, I think that's about enough time I've wasted to reply to poster like you. Go troll somewhere else.

PS: This thread is not about bashing Blackjack or people playing it. This is the poster's last sentence FYI: people got any other stories, miserable or lucky. If you hate gambling so much go make a petition to your local governor or something.
I've got one more loving piece of advise for you, dj_mocok.

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Originally Posted by 1Time View Post
There's nothing within a gambler's power to legally overcome the house advantage, and in the long run the house will have its way. The best bet at any point is to stop, accept all losses, and move on to better things to do with one's valuable time and money.
I know you might find that a really hard pill to swallow, but you be sure now to come back and thank me some day. Okay?
post #99 of 100
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Originally Posted by pageman99 View Post
Sigh...

No system works. At least not in blackjack or other table games against the house. Card counting used to. Now it's near impossible to find a room that doesn't use multiple deck shoes that are changed often.

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Yes, I really miss the good old days with the single decks. But occasionally, you can find single and double deck games. But I think though sometimes the dealer is a counter too. whenever there's an advantage, he reshuffled.

Actually, you could still win with the shoe not too long ago. The problem is now they only deal down to a little more than half the shoe.

That's why I haven't played for more than eight years now. It's just too much work. The stock market is a better casino.
post #100 of 100
The single deck tables are still not that hard to find downtown.
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