pic6vic
pic6vic
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December 8th, 2014 at 9:45:44 AM permalink
i am playing a blackjack slot machine in an Indian casino in California. i would like to know if my results are too far out to be legitimate.

four decks
80 card penetration then shuffle
dealer hits soft 17
BJ pays 3/2
late surrender
split pairs once, double down after splitting except aces
double down any two cards
late surrender

This game is a -0.534 loser. I do play according to the wizards strategy.

I bet 20 dollars per hand, playing 2 hands at a time ($40). since April I have put through $350,000 in action with a loss of $9,513.00. This results in losing around 2.67%. My friend who knows standard deviations says this result for so many hands (17,500) has only a 2% chance of happening. Is it possible that they have programmed the machine somehow. Please don't respond why do I play. I play because of the promotions and mailers. however, my results should be better.

sincerely

PIC6VIC
DRich
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December 8th, 2014 at 10:03:40 AM permalink
Which casino is it at? What brand of machine? Take a picture of the screen and we may be able to tell if it is Class 2 or Class 3. If it is a major brand and Class 3 you are probably just experiencing bad luck.
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rainman
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December 8th, 2014 at 10:08:48 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Which casino is it at? What brand of machine? Take a picture of the screen and we may be able to tell if it is Class 2 or Class 3. If it is a major brand and Class 3 you are probably just experiencing bad luck.



Don't waste your time he has started two threads they are identical.
Romes
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December 8th, 2014 at 1:05:07 PM permalink
I believe I've seen the games you're referring to. Are you at a casino where they don't allow table games? I was at one such casino and they still had "tables" but had video blackjack, etc on them. So there was no physical cards, etc.

They showed a 'virtual' shoe, and even showed when the shoe would be shuffled (about 50% pen on a 4 or 6 deck show game).

If this is anywhere near the case and you're referring to them shuffling after 80 cards being dealt that would be about 40% PEN... which means your -.534% HE is completely an inaccurate representation of the poor quality of that game. It's actually much worse.

I wouldn't play it, but if you're bound and determined with 4 decks you should be able to get a few TC +2's or even TC +3's in the first deck and a half now and then from wonging. Just wong at TC +2 or greater with a max bet.
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
odiousgambit
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December 8th, 2014 at 1:43:19 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

Don't waste your time he has started two threads they are identical.



what is it with these guys, getting their jollies this way?

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