bjgod
Joined: Dec 22, 2010
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December 22nd, 2010 at 1:09:37 PM permalink
But you session has to be s small percentage of your bank roll.
I am a blackjack machine programed to take in cards and shit out money!
thecesspit
Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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December 22nd, 2010 at 1:13:14 PM permalink
Incorrect.

This presupposes that in any game you will ALWAYS be ahead at some point if your bank roll is deep enough. This means that the casino is always behind at some point. Which isn't true.

"Beating the game" can mean one of two things : normally the mathematics means by beating a game is that the player will always win over the long run, and it's mathematically proven.

System and casual players often mean "beating the game" as to be walking away a winner.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
rdw4potus
Joined: Mar 11, 2010
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December 22nd, 2010 at 1:30:22 PM permalink
Quote: bjgod

But you session has to be s small percentage of your bank roll.

Yeah, your premise is pretty obviously false. As the number of sessions increases, your actual returns will approach the theoretical average of all returns. That theoretical average is negative for most games. Unless you're counting cards in BJ or hole-carding in a carnival game, there is an increased likelihood of you being in the red overall as you play more sessions.
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett
mkl654321
Joined: Aug 8, 2010
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December 22nd, 2010 at 2:25:20 PM permalink
Quote: bjgod

But you session has to be s small percentage of your bank roll.

Wrong. First of all, "sessions" are illusory. There is no practical difference between your next bet being in thirty seconds or in one week.

Also, it is quite possible, at ANY game, to start off losing and NEVER get even. The upshot is that your overall results will approach the house edge X the total amount bet, however you choose to distribute that amount.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw