AxelWolf
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December 18th, 2013 at 7:26:58 AM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

Axel, I don't know if you ever met Hawaiian Derek. We called him the "fastest flush attacker in the west." When the light came on he looked like the Tasmanian Devil. Anyways, Derek related the story to me of limping into Stateline (Primm) from California with less than $100 in his pocket. He went through the casinos looking for anything to jump start a bankroll. He found a day tripper fun book on a machine with a $25 Ace in it. He scoured the casinos looking for more, even looking in the garbage cans. He would stand out by the buses and hit the day trippers up for their fun books when they were leaving.

Long story short, he left Primm a few days later headed for Las Vegas with $2000 in his pocket.

WOW nice he probably had very little competition. I didn't know they had $25 Aces, I would have gone, unless I was on something better. You cant be everywhere at once. I love running ACES as long as I have access to a lot of them, hard to lose.

Back in the early 90's when I first started out, Primm had coupons in a local magazine, for a free fun book at all the casinos there, 3 I think. Me and a friend loaded up on magazines and headed to Primm. You only needed to take the coupon to the cage at each casino, no ID no players card nothing. Each time they gave you 2 fun books, A small tip to the cage girl and they would give you a few more books if you said, they were for your friends or family. Each book had a $5 match play for just about every table game, for each casino, including games like the big 6. Each day we ran enough coupons to make about $200 a day each.I was like I was being paid to have fun

I was not rich or broke at the time, $200 a day playing many different tables games, while having fun with a friend, was defiantly rewarding and good times. Free ride on the roller-coaster too.

Bonus:There is not a lot to do in that town, girls get board and the competition is low.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
teddys
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December 21st, 2013 at 7:55:34 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Bonus:There is not a lot to do in that town, girls get board and the competition is low.

Sounds better than Jean.

There's a story floating somewhere on the internet of some mentally-ill advantage player holed up in Jean for months in a comped room. Truly fascinating reading.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
tringlomane
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December 21st, 2013 at 8:10:49 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Sounds better than Jean.

There's a story floating somewhere on the internet of some mentally-ill advantage player holed up in Jean for months in a comped room. Truly fascinating reading.



TBC? He's posted here and at 2+2 poker. Banned at CET poker rooms, iirc. I dunno if I would call him mentally-ill per se...just a gambling addict not grinding enough +EV games.
mickeycrimm
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December 23rd, 2013 at 8:47:35 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

There's a story floating somewhere on the internet of some mentally-ill advantage player holed up in Jean for months in a comped room. Truly fascinating reading.



This was several years ago but I had a buddy, Tex, who would spend two or three months at a time in a comped room in Jean, playing FPDW.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
Deucekies
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April 24th, 2014 at 3:46:47 PM permalink
So a free ace is worth 51% on a 3:2 table. What percentage is it worth if blackjacks pay even money, as may be a stipulation with the coupon.
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Sonuvabish
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April 24th, 2014 at 4:03:48 PM permalink
Quote: glloyd4304

I'm a tourist visiting Vegas and a local casino gave me a coupon for the first card at Black Jack to be an Ace. Bet limit is $10.00. I'm not sure of the specific house rules regarding soft 17, splits, doubles, and surrender, and I am no math wizard, but, my gut feeling is that it is a good bet no matter how bad the rules are for the player. Does anyone have a simulator or formula that would calc how often a player's hand where one card is an Ace wins vs 2 random cards for the dealer?



If the max bet is $10, it is my opinion you should use it on any random hand at a machine dealt game because this is the only time you know you are at a disadvantage without the coupon; and a machine dealt game generally offers a lower edge than the first hand of a shoe. As a counter, I would use this in a negative count at a shoe since it would decrease my bet in a positive count.
geoff
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April 24th, 2014 at 4:06:15 PM permalink
Quote: Sonuvabish

If the max bet is $10, it is my opinion you should use it on any random hand at a machine dealt game because this is the only time you know you are at a disadvantage without the coupon; and a machine dealt game generally offers a lower edge than the first hand of a shoe. As a counter, I would use this in a negative count at a shoe since it would decrease my bet in a positive count.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0
Sonuvabish
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April 24th, 2014 at 4:31:44 PM permalink
Quote: geoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0



Why don't you say what you would do? Because although it may not actually make a difference what hand he plays on in a shoe game, there is nothing else implied (and nothing at all expressed) that I see in my response that is irrational. I would like to know what you would do because it is probably less efficient than my suggestion. Maybe I misunderstood something about the $10 bet limit, as I have never had a free ace.
djatc
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April 25th, 2014 at 2:43:31 AM permalink
I wish there were more free ace coupons floating around..... at a certain time of the year a certain casino turns into Santa Clause with their free aces, one per day for half the month. The dollar amount was worth the drive every day.
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