Greasyjohn
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May 30th, 2014 at 10:59:35 AM permalink
I have been playing about a half-hour or so of blackjack every day for the last 3.5 years. This is just practice at home. SD, H17, DOA, DAS, RSA. Count: Hi-Opt I with an ace side count. Playing $25 to $200 a hand, opening for $100. I never more than doubled my bet or reduced it by more than half. Once I reach 50% pen I play the rest of the hands at $25 each and use basic strategy. That way I can check to see if Iím counting accurately.

So I started keeping records starting in Jan., 2011. Won $ $1,500 in the beginning and then went on a 60-day losing streak that eventually ended with me being $9,500 down. After about two more months I was back to even. Then, for the next couple months I switched from being in the red to being in the black thirteen times. From this point on, after about 6 months of play, Iíve maintained being in the black.

At one point I was up $34,800 and I went on a losing streak where I lost $ 20,800 before I righted myself. The highest Iíve been is $86,250 in winnings. This was about September of 2013. Since then Iíve gone down as low as $72,700 in winnings. As of today Iím up about $76,500.

Playing blackjack by yourself is great practice. And you donít have to tip the dealer
AxiomOfChoice
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May 30th, 2014 at 11:01:53 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I have been playing about a half-hour or so of blackjack every day for the last 3.5 years. This is just practice at home. SD, H17, DOA, DAS, RSA. Playing $25 to $200 a hand, opening for $100. I never more than doubled my bet or reduced it by more than half. Once I reach 50% pen I play the rest of the hands at $25 each and use basic strategy. That way I can check to see if Iím counting accurately.

So I started keeping records starting in Jan., 2011. Won $ $1,500 in the beginning and then went on a 60-day losing streak that eventually ended with me being $9,500 down. After about two more months I was back to even. Then, for the next couple months I switched from being in the red to being in the black thirteen times. From this point on, after about 6 months of play, Iíve maintained being in the black.

At one point I was up $34,800 and I went on a losing streak where I lost $ 20,800 before I righted myself. The highest Iíve been is $86,250 in winnings. This was about September of 2013. Since then Iíve gone down as low as $72,700 in winnings. As of today Iím up about $76,500.

Playing blackjack by yourself is great practice. And you donít have to tip the dealer



Ya but you also don't get to keep the winnings. I'll gladly tip off a few thousand to get that $76,500.
Venthus
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May 30th, 2014 at 11:04:47 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

Playing blackjack by yourself is great practice. And you donít have to tip the dealer



You don't have to tip, but you're stuck playing with the same stupid dealer the entire time too.
tringlomane
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May 30th, 2014 at 12:08:35 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Ya but you also don't get to keep the winnings. I'll gladly tip off a few thousand to get that $76,500.



I'll tip $5000, even $10k! :D
sodawater
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May 30th, 2014 at 2:35:20 PM permalink
I am 100 percent sure I am ahead on Wizard's practice craps game. But good luck collecting.
tringlomane
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May 30th, 2014 at 3:45:51 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

I am 100 percent sure I am ahead on Wizard's practice craps game. But good luck collecting.



I'm definitely ahead on Mississippi Stud. I made a four of a kind betting $100 fake antes! :(
Buzzard
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May 30th, 2014 at 3:54:37 PM permalink
I made a mental bet and lost my mind. At least it was a small loss.
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
Greasyjohn
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May 30th, 2014 at 5:28:12 PM permalink
I told a story about 650 hours of play. Yes, it was practice only, but the results were real in the sense that it could have happened like it did. It shows that a $20,000 loss can happen. If the only responses I get are one liners and jokes, often not even related to my post, then I'm sorry I wrote it.
AxiomOfChoice
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May 30th, 2014 at 5:42:27 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I told a story about 650 hours of play. Yes, it was practice only, but the results were real in the sense that it could happened like it did. It shows that a $20,000 loss can happen. If the only responses I get are one liners and jokes, often not even related to my post, then I'm sorry I wrote it.



I'm not kidding; I was serious. Why spend that much time practicing for free if you are playing a winning game? Sounds like a waste of money to me.
Greasyjohn
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May 30th, 2014 at 5:50:22 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

I'm not kidding; I was serious. Why spend that much time practicing for free if you are playing a winning game? Sounds like a waste of money to me.



I play this game to keep myself in tune. Practicing improves one's counting and familiarization with the game. The more you play the better you become. I only go to Vegas two or three times a year so I like a mock game, and so there is no waste of money. I appreciate your input AoC. I remember your help and input when I first joined this forum with my "prime numbers" thread.

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