aceofspades
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January 22nd, 2014 at 11:21:35 AM permalink
Should be dated May, 2011
sodawater
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January 22nd, 2014 at 12:38:37 PM permalink
Breaking: Pope Catholic.
beachbumbabs
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January 22nd, 2014 at 12:51:59 PM permalink
So, unless I'm missing something, after setting up good rules, this guy claims his strategy is "distract the dealer into making mistakes"?

Really? If that much money is on the table, isn't there usually a crowd watching the action from both sides of the table?

You guys who play professionally or high stakes, what did you think of this video, please?
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dwheatley
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January 22nd, 2014 at 12:56:40 PM permalink
If that's what you got from the video (which I didn't watch), then it was misleading. Don Johnson won money through loss rebates, with a little help from negotiated good rules. He exploited the loss rebates, took big 'risks', and got lucky. It was a great +EV play for someone who already has lots of money.

The math of what he did:
http://apheat.net/2013/04/01/beating-loss-rebate-programs-the-biggest-advantage-play/

There are well written articles about him out there, but I can't find any.
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1BB
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January 22nd, 2014 at 12:57:45 PM permalink
There are at least 15 threads here that discuss Don Johnson. They are from two years ago or longer.
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aceofspades
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January 22nd, 2014 at 1:03:48 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

Breaking: Pope Catholic.



Great investigative journalism!
Buzzard
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January 22nd, 2014 at 1:19:47 PM permalink
Then how come he missed that the pope is gay ?
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January 22nd, 2014 at 1:45:49 PM permalink
There is a great fluctuation in the Blackjack game. I am a recreational/part-time counter and I had seven months of losing streaks in 2013 playing with slightly less than 1% edge. Luckily, I still could make some profits by the end of 2013. They made a big deal about DJ winning 15 Mil. but there are many whales losing much bigger than that without any reports. I think the casinos just want to use it as a selling point. Similarly, the casinos pretend to be afraid of the counters. But in fact they love the counters because most of them either don't have the skills or are inexperienced.
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AxiomOfChoice
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January 22nd, 2014 at 1:54:55 PM permalink
Quote: Kickass

There is a great fluctuation in the Blackjack game. I am a recreational/part-time counter and I had seven months of losing streaks in 2013 playing with slightly less than 1% edge. Luckily, I still could make some profits by the end of 2013. They made a big deal about DJ winning 15 Mil. but there are many whales losing much bigger than that without any reports. I think the casinos just want to use it as a selling point. Similarly, the casinos pretend to be afraid of the counters. But in fact they love the counters because most of them either don't have the skills or are inexperienced.



Fluctuation is a good thing for taking advantage of loss rebates!

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