FleaStiff
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October 10th, 2012 at 12:07:06 PM permalink
Quote: JimmyHoofa

Final stats: Total net: $4000, 90 minutes. Just like how it’s supposed to be done. Don't stay too long at a casino, hit them hard and fast, cash out big!



This is a summary of a two man foray into three downtown casinos, two of which were rated medium heat at or near color-up.

Is this sort of thing really the norm?

How long would it have to be before one could return to these same casinos and count cards at blackjack again?

Link to Jimmy Hoofa's blog
EvenBob
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October 10th, 2012 at 12:42:58 PM permalink
This is not a regular occurance, as this is the
only gambling entry in his blog in the last 2
years. The rest are pic's of full ashtrays, ugly
beatup cars, fat men in casinos with their butt
cracks hanging out, and pic's of abandoned
buildings. Its like he makes a point of highlighting
the most depressing parts of Vegas. He also
doesn't like Gay men, apparently.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
FleaStiff
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October 10th, 2012 at 12:56:43 PM permalink
His hobby is photography. I don't hold that against him.
He documents the decline of quality in casinos and the deferred maintenance engaged in by The Evil Empire.
He prefers big expensive cars to jalopies.
He documents the current state of real estate development in Vegas.
... So what is so wrong with all of that.

I was asking about the blackjack results. Do you believe them? Do you think it could be turned into repeat visits or would the duration have to be far too long before going back for another score?
EvenBob
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October 10th, 2012 at 1:03:53 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff



I was asking about the blackjack results. Do you believe them?



That he made $4K in 90min Downtown
in casinos that are known for heat? Who
wouldn't believe that.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
odiousgambit
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October 10th, 2012 at 1:09:47 PM permalink
the only thing is, it didnt seem they had to wait for a good count, it was like it is all ripe plums ready for the picking.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
FleaStiff
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October 10th, 2012 at 1:23:06 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

the only thing is, it didnt seem they had to wait for a good count, it was like it is all ripe plums ready for the picking.

That is what I mean. It was show up, start doing some bet spreading real soon and leave with a whole pocketful of money ... all before Fleastiff could count to ten.
EvenBob
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October 10th, 2012 at 2:06:26 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

That is what I mean. It was show up, start doing some bet spreading real soon and leave with a whole pocketful of money ... all before Fleastiff could count to ten.



It was the perfect storm, this is the crap
you see in BJ movies. Counting cards
means the game in an ATM, just down
and withdraw $4K.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
thecesspit
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October 10th, 2012 at 2:16:11 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

That is what I mean. It was show up, start doing some bet spreading real soon and leave with a whole pocketful of money ... all before Fleastiff could count to ten.



I'm sure the same blog posted similar stories in the past... I love his line about 'I'm sure the eye was watching us closely'. Of course you can tell that, of course.

I can believe a quick hit and run working. But it's merely a good story, just like every bad beat story I've ever heard. One of those and $2 gets you a cheap cup of coffee.
"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
WongBo
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October 10th, 2012 at 5:27:54 PM permalink
I believe he said he was pretty sure the eye was analyzing his play.
We all know that feeling....its called paranoia
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
1BB
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October 10th, 2012 at 5:38:49 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

I believe he said he was pretty sure the eye was analyzing his play.
We all know that feeling....its called paranoia



Paranoia or attempting to make the story more interesting. Less than thirty minutes of play usually isn't going to be a problem. That's why we keep our sessions short.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi

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