December 29th, 2013 at 5:30:20 PM
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OK - so I am dutifully packing my items for the forthcoming trip to AC tomorrow. A cold and rainy day here in NY (as any of you who watched the Giants/Redskins season ender already know (and yes, I know they play in NJ but the weather was the same)). I am wondering if there will be many people in AC tomorrow as I would presume they will likely arrive on NYE instead of NYE Eve…anyone there already? sodawater? chaunceyb3? EvenBob (lol)

My goal is to have a good time and continue the positive variance from the Vegas trip of last week. Maybe the one and only teliot will chime in on how my threads are disinteresting to mathematicians…?

I wish us all positive variance at the casinos and in life…trip report commences tomorrow.

My goal is to have a good time and continue the positive variance from the Vegas trip of last week. Maybe the one and only teliot will chime in on how my threads are disinteresting to mathematicians…?

I wish us all positive variance at the casinos and in life…trip report commences tomorrow.

December 29th, 2013 at 6:14:55 PM
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good luck ace. i'll be in ny for the holiday.

December 29th, 2013 at 6:15:26 PM
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Quote:sodawatergood luck ace. i'll be in ny for the holiday.

Thanks soda - were you in AC today - any crowds yet?

December 29th, 2013 at 6:20:26 PM
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I was there earlier this weekend. Very crowded everywhere I went (but I wasn't in revel at all). There will probably be a bit of a lull today and tomorrow and then action picking up huge on Tuesday.

December 29th, 2013 at 6:33:41 PM
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Quote:aceofspades

My goal is to have a good time and continue the positive variance from the Vegas trip of last week. ]

If you want to hear god laugh, announce your plans.

Looking forward to the reports, looking forward to

them a lot. I'll home at the computer on NYE, waiting

patiently for NYE schaden. Other than what I get from

the morons in Times Square standing in upper teens

temps for hours.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail."
Gore Vidal

December 29th, 2013 at 6:43:14 PM
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Quote:EvenBobIf you want to hear god laugh, announce your plans.

Looking forward to the reports, looking forward to

them a lot. I'll home at the computer on NYE, waiting

patiently for NYE schaden. Other than what I get from

the morons in Times Square standing in upper teens

temps for hours.

Good thing I'm an atheist

December 29th, 2013 at 6:47:54 PM
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Quote:aceofspadesGood thing I'm an atheist

You're my entertainment on NYE, Ace. It's

all about me, in case you forget.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail."
Gore Vidal

December 30th, 2013 at 4:00:56 PM
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OK - all checked in and just had dinner - but, prior to that I played for about 2 ½ hours.

Sat down at a 6D game 25min (but I played usual black chip)

The shoe started out nicely with a blackjack and 3 double downs in the first half of the shoe…at this point I was up ~700

Then the other half of the shoe dropped and I proceeded to lose 13 hands in a row with my lowest hand total being a 19…

i.e. I was dealt a natural 20 but, alas, the dealer had a blackjack

then I was dealt an Ace, 5 against a dealer 5, I doubled and was dealt a 4…too bad the dealer had a 4 under and drew an Ace for 21

more of the same happened for those 12 hands so I proceeded to switch tables…

I jokingly asked the dealer if he would treat me better than losing 13 hands in a row

Of course, he obliged me by only winning the first 12 hands (wherein, yet again, I had no total less than 18 on all the hands)

I then switched tables again…at this point down 2k

After some back and forth for about 4 shoes, I finally hit a nice run and won all the 2k back (I then took a dinner break)

So, for 2 ½ hours of play time, I am even

Just had dinner—taking a few minutes respite then heading back down to the casino floor.

Trip is Even

Sat down at a 6D game 25min (but I played usual black chip)

The shoe started out nicely with a blackjack and 3 double downs in the first half of the shoe…at this point I was up ~700

Then the other half of the shoe dropped and I proceeded to lose 13 hands in a row with my lowest hand total being a 19…

i.e. I was dealt a natural 20 but, alas, the dealer had a blackjack

then I was dealt an Ace, 5 against a dealer 5, I doubled and was dealt a 4…too bad the dealer had a 4 under and drew an Ace for 21

more of the same happened for those 12 hands so I proceeded to switch tables…

I jokingly asked the dealer if he would treat me better than losing 13 hands in a row

Of course, he obliged me by only winning the first 12 hands (wherein, yet again, I had no total less than 18 on all the hands)

I then switched tables again…at this point down 2k

After some back and forth for about 4 shoes, I finally hit a nice run and won all the 2k back (I then took a dinner break)

So, for 2 ½ hours of play time, I am even

Just had dinner—taking a few minutes respite then heading back down to the casino floor.

Trip is Even

December 30th, 2013 at 4:06:16 PM
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Quote:aceofspadesat this point down 2k

This is what I got out of that post: down 2k.

You never let me down, Ace.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail."
Gore Vidal

December 30th, 2013 at 5:04:31 PM
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Quote:aceofspades

Then the other half of the shoe dropped and I proceeded to lose 13 hands in a row with my lowest hand total being a 19…

Ace.... come on.... I need a math guy to figure out the odds of being dealt a 19 or 20 13 hands in a row, and losing all of them!

I'm guessing out of 13 hands, given they are either 19 or 20, likely you would average 8 20's and 5 19's. So for EACH of your 8 20's the dealer would have needed exactly 21! And for your 5 19's the dealer would need 20 or 21. I don't know how rare what you are claiming is, but before the math guys have at it I'd guess it is less likely than a trillion to one against.