Well, how does that saying go? When you rule out everything as the reason, the most unlikely scenario as unlikely as it is has to be the case. The unlikely scenario in this case is the state of PA being corrupt rigging the games. If it's not a statewide thing, it's several casinos in the commissions pocket. Harrahs and Sands seems to fit that criteria. A little bit of research already tells me the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission has history of being corrupt.
There's also a reason why Sands is 2nd in the country in casino revenue only behind las vegas. Coincidence? I think not. Oh by the way Harrahs has a nice big carpet and remodeling they've done recently, i cant help but feel i funded that. Even with casinos cheating me im still up close to 25k, unbelievable really.
You answered your own question. You're 1 standard deviation below EV? The chance of that happening is 34% I believe.
Please stop claiming this bs that they are cheating.
So why are so many others winning at the shops you mention? You think they only target you and let everyone else win?
Romes gave you a good suggestion, but No, you are so sure that you're playing almost perfect.
People make mistakes.why not have someone verify your play in a casino environment.
Or is this just another troll thread .
If you have a 45K BR, and you think you are being cheated(why you keep going back is beyond me), I dont know why you don't take a vacation or something like that, and test out your skills in LV?
Because I want to have a good sized bankroll before heading out there. I want to have at least 55-60k in case i run into terrible variance and having rent/food expense/ and gas expense eating up my bankroll as well. Having around 55-60k lets me play for a decent hourly while also avoiding running into a bad streak and having to resize down. Last thing I want is running into a horrible streak, having to resize down and having to pay rent and other expenses. Apartments there in any decent area for a 1 bedroom are gonna be at least 800. There's really no studios i can find in any good area in vegas. The good area in vegas are all 1 bedroom and they start at 800+.
After doing the math i want to have at least bare minimum 50-55k. I also have jury duty coming up and that's been in the way of my moving out as i was really close to leave and was planning middle or end of this month since i was over the 50k threshold until i gave back 8k in 3 trips.
Axel said "Vacation", not move out. Why not take a percentage of your bankroll and test your game out for a week in Vegas? I agree with those saying why go back to a place you feel is cheating you. There are other casinos in America besides PA. And if you don't want to spend dollars on a Vegas trip, have your tried AC? It's an hour away from Harrahs Philadelphia, the casino with the new carpet you feel is cheating. Expanding your playing houses will take one possible answer (cheating) away that you feel is hurting you.
Listen, as much as you think i troll, i dont. I may sound like it, but im not some 10 yr old kid trolling blackjack forums or being paid to troll in any way. Im just completely frustrated that's all and i know people may find it annoying, i need to let it out some way and by ranting on the forums gives me a bit of a breather just to get it off my chest. Anyone that plays a game with a 1-1.5% edge with the amount of hours i put in should be able to understand where im coming from.
I got no one to check me out anyway, you guys make it seem like it's easy finding an AP that lives next to you. You make it seem like there's AP's right when you step outside across the street. You mention 'others' winning where i play, but that cant be proven over the internet and anyone can say what they want.
So far at Sands I've put in 201 hours to be exact and im up +559 there. At Harrahs i put in 108 hours with 1 deck cutoff S17, DAS, LS 6 deck games and im down -18,363 in the hole. Keep in mind ever since they switched from 8 decks to 6 decks i havent won ONE trip. Of those 108 hours, ive played maybe 60 hours at those 6 deck games and i dropped over 18k with those unbelievable rules and pen. LOL. Sands also has phenomenal rules S17,DAS,LS,RSA and i made $559. I was also in the hole at Sands at around -5k-10k on average for the whole 700 hours up until recently where i turned a good run and am now in the net positive there. Was actually up +4900 there until i dropped 4200 in two shoes today there and now im left with a measly 500 bucks in profit over 201 hours there.
So my results total after 716.5 hours overall is a +23,574. Yes, im winning but my EV is around 49k give or take, because i do play different games and different play styles as well as different bet sizes throughout these 716.5 hours due to bankroll fluctuation. But give or take i should be somewhere around 45k and im at 23k.
I knew this game was tough, but holy hell, this is the epitome of a grind. Now I know why blackjack is still offered nationwide and the world. It's just not easy. Really isnt. The thing that angers me is hearing about others have so much success. They make it seem so easy. I dont mind other people's success, but for example you have a guy 'smallcapgrowth' from the other forum who claims hes almost at a million. You got KJ who makes 6 figures a year or high 5 fiugres ever year. There's also others who ran up their bankroll so easily it seems. You got FLASH from the other forum who is a retired pro and made tons it seems playing blackjack. I just cant help but feel im as good as any of them, i play the best games, play optimal conditions, use a high level count(not that a higher level count means much but still).
Just very frustrated. Excuse my continous rants, but if i dont let it off my chest somewhere ill explode inside. I honestly would not have a problem losing if i had a huge bankroll and just played for fun, but growing a bankroll through counting cards has to be one of the most depressing things.