Ibeatyouraces
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May 8th, 2015 at 9:32:48 AM permalink
Can you just imagine the streaks AceofSpades would get playing this?
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mustangsally
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May 8th, 2015 at 9:34:20 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Oh, nothing to say?
that is ok (adds to the count)

no reason to be shy

many bet against the current trend and lose more than their shirt
oh, now i see, you may need a shirt and maybe more
that is a simple request in Las Vegas (Nevada, not NM)

btw
the expected number of 2 runs in 30 attempts = 3.75
the mode = 4

here is sim data

`      group        middle      freq  freq/100----------------------------------------------0.5 <= x < 0.50     0.00     20234     0.20%0.50 <= x < 1.50     1.00    252978     2.53%1.50 <= x < 2.50     2.00   1192087    11.92%2.50 <= x < 3.50     3.00   2709038    27.09%3.50 <= x < 4.50     4.00   3179469    31.79%4.50 <= x < 5.50     5.00   1949824    19.50%5.50 <= x < 6.50     6.00    604251     6.04%6.50 <= x < 7.50     7.00     86951     0.87%7.50 <= x < 8.50     8.00      5092     0.05%8.50 <= x < 9.50     9.00        76     0.00%---------------------------------------------                 grouped dataitems:                  10000000   minimum value:                 0.00first quartile:                3.00median:                        4.00third quartile:                5.00maximum value:                 9.00mean value:                    3.75 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<----------midrange:                      4.50range:                         9.00interquartile range:           2.00mean abs deviation:            0.98sample variance (n):           1.47sample variance (n-1):         1.47sample std dev (n):            1.21sample std dev (n-1):          1.21---------------------------------------------                 cumulative----------------------------------------------0.5 <= x < 0.50     0.00     20234     0.20%0.50 <= x < 1.50     1.00    273212     2.73%1.50 <= x < 2.50     2.00   1465299    14.65%2.50 <= x < 3.50     3.00   4174337    41.74%3.50 <= x < 4.50     4.00   7353806    73.54%4.50 <= x < 5.50     5.00   9303630    93.04%5.50 <= x < 6.50     6.00   9907881    99.08%6.50 <= x < 7.50     7.00   9994832    99.95%7.50 <= x < 8.50     8.00   9999924   100.00%8.50 <= x < 9.50     9.00  10000000   100.00%`

because some think it is more impressive to run a sim (not counting any errors of course)
than to do the math
i do both to catch me mistakes (mis-takes)

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1BB
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May 8th, 2015 at 9:41:13 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Can you just imagine the streaks AceofSpades would get playing this?

The dealer just got 9 blackjacks in a row. Is that unusual in a double deck game? :-)
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 8th, 2015 at 9:47:54 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

The dealer just got 9 blackjacks in a row. Is that unusual in a double deck game? :-)

Not if using euchre decks :-)

I will say though, I've been involved in a high count where the dealer got 7 in a row. Fortunately insurance was warranted and the ace was up on 5 of them.
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May 8th, 2015 at 9:55:10 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

If we have the Wizards Protection (denoted in the first pot) and we've mathematically proved the games can't be beat (and half of them straight CHEAT, like their slots and JoB) then there should be some way, correct?

I was not thinking about the wizard protection so hopefully you are right.

Not to defend them but I have a question. If you say you are down 8 sds for 1 session; is that selective math? Shouldn't the only thing that matters be the overall total? My math and statistics suck so this is a real question. Wouldn't 1 session be the same as me sitting at a table and after losing 10 out of 11 say something is wrong because I am way outside of the curve?
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mustangsally
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May 8th, 2015 at 10:11:33 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

If you say you are down 8 sds for 1 session; is that selective math?

depends on the shape of the curve
if it is normal then !!!!
what normal may look like

if it is not normal and looks to be on crack
then the numbers of ev and sd are meaningless
what not normal and looks to be on crack may look like

seems the Wizard (and many others - i did NOT name names)
has let the people down on normal distribution understanding

can't win them all!

Quote: GWAE

Wouldn't 1 session be the same as me sitting at a table and after losing 10 out of 11 say something is wrong because I am way outside of the curve?

11 is you sample size?

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RS
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May 8th, 2015 at 10:31:29 AM permalink
Just hit 20....caught an ace...yolo
Wizard
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May 8th, 2015 at 11:26:41 AM permalink
I appreciate all the comments. In my defense, when I first posted I had no idea that they didn't count "the wheel" as a paying straight nor the non-paying wilds on reel 1 of a slot machine. Still, I've yet to be able to corroborate anything wrong with the blackjack game. I'd very much like to catch them on something, but all my tests so far have come up negative for foul play.
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 8th, 2015 at 11:33:07 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Jesus babs... So in 300 hands, FLAT BETTING \$15/hand, you lost \$1,305?? 87 unit downswing in 300 hands flat betting...

EV = (300)(15)(.0075) = +\$33.75
SD = Sqrt(300)*(1.1)(15) = Sqrt(300)*(16.5) = \$285.79

Thus, you're a little over 4.5 SD's from your expected value. Anything over 3 and I consider it pretty rare and should pretty much never happen. Considering I was out 7 SD one session and 8 SD another, this should be mathematical proof that the game cheats. Perhaps it doesn't cheat EVERY session, but this should not be happening in a supposed player advantage game. I officially call shenanagains.

And on a surrender game no less!
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RS
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May 8th, 2015 at 11:48:17 AM permalink
I just played a handful of hands. Didn't seem like any shenanigans to me.
Wizard
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May 8th, 2015 at 11:50:48 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

So I just got an e-mail back from Support about my "Straight not paying" issue in JoB:

Thanks.
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Wizard
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May 8th, 2015 at 11:55:16 AM permalink
Here is a return table for 9-6 Jacks where A-2-3-4-5 does not count as a straight.

 Royal flush 800 494,149,020 2.5e-05 0.019832 Straight flush 50 1,922,873,904 9.6e-05 0.004823 Four of a kind 25 47,127,024,588 0.002364 0.059106 Full house 9 229,682,770,092 0.011523 0.103703 Flush 6 216,538,813,956 0.010863 0.065179 Straight 4 204,916,873,572 0.01028 0.041121 Three of a kind 3 1,486,329,874,824 0.074565 0.223696 Two pair 2 2,581,692,027,264 0.129517 0.259034 Jacks or better 1 4,305,098,939,220 0.215976 0.215976 Nothing 0 10,859,427,170,760 0.54479 0 Total 19,933,230,517,200 1 0.992471

In other words, a reduction in the return of 0.30%.
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Romes
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May 8th, 2015 at 12:15:04 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thanks.

I inquired and will update you when I know something.

Can you take the data that's been provided thus far for blackjack and see what the probabilities of it are? I know they're kind of scattered, but I'm sure you could at a minimum see how much some are up, and others are down, to derive an "average bet", "number of hands", "avg advantage", and overall win/loss. This way you could leverage all of our results to find our group EV and SD's. When we find that as a group we're SD's in to the negative, wouldn't that be rather indicative of an answer?

The BJ game doesn't appear to 'cheat' every time. Some people have had winning sessions (babs) but then turn around and lose 87 units in 300 hands flat betting (4.5 SD's to the negative). In my own experiences I believe I'm "combined" about 5-6 SD's to the negative, which to me is all the math one should need. SD's cover your "bad luck"... 3 SD's is 99.9%. To be out somewhere near 6 is downright impossible =/.
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Wizard
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May 8th, 2015 at 12:26:52 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

Can you take the data that's been provided thus far for blackjack and see what the probabilities of it are? I know they're kind of scattered, but I'm sure you could at a minimum see how much some are up, and others are down, to derive an "average bet", "number of hands", "avg advantage", and overall win/loss. This way you could leverage all of our results to find our group EV and SD's. When we find that as a group we're SD's in to the negative, wouldn't that be rather indicative of an answer?

The BJ game doesn't appear to 'cheat' every time. Some people have had winning sessions (babs) but then turn around and lose 87 units in 300 hands flat betting (4.5 SD's to the negative). In my own experiences I believe I'm "combined" about 5-6 SD's to the negative, which to me is all the math one should need. SD's cover your "bad luck"... 3 SD's is 99.9%. To be out somewhere near 6 is downright impossible =/.

It isn't that I don't want to help, but it is sloppy statistics to arbitrarily combine separate player experiences. The way to make a case is to formulate a hypothesis of how they are cheating before playing, then gather evidence, then evaluate the evidence against the hypothesis.

If you're able to tell me how much you would have bet and lost assuming you flat bet the entire time, I'd be happy to evaluate that.
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May 8th, 2015 at 12:56:00 PM permalink
I just made the last \$200 deposit plus a \$1100 match for \$1310 total. Flat betting \$40, I went up to about \$1600 and then everything went south quickly. Busted out. I'm done with this casino. I'd be interested to see how other people do. I lost \$900.
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May 8th, 2015 at 12:58:40 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

I just made the last \$200 deposit plus a \$1100 match for \$1310 total. Flat betting \$40, I went up to about \$1600 and then everything went south quickly. Busted out. I'm done with this casino. I'd be interested to see how other people do. I lost \$900.

And this is for a supposed player advantage game... How many hands did you play?
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mustangsally
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May 8th, 2015 at 1:29:23 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

And this is for a supposed player advantage game... How many hands did you play?

how large was the average bet and the starting bankroll?

playing with a small advantage requires a very large bankroll and the proper size bets

who knows what those values are?
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May 8th, 2015 at 2:04:22 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

I just made the last \$200 deposit plus a \$1100 match for \$1310 total. Flat betting \$40, I went up to about \$1600 and then everything went south quickly. Busted out.

using Alan Krigman's Risk of ruin calculator in Excel
edge: 0.0075
std deviation: 1.15
bankroll: \$1,310
bet size: 40
win goal: \$1,310

just to double your start bank
RoR = 40.8%

the chance to turn 1310 into 1610 is abouts 84.7%

schools out!
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May 8th, 2015 at 2:53:57 PM permalink
I miss Alan. I can't believe it's been a year and a half since he passed away.
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HowMany
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May 8th, 2015 at 4:53:18 PM permalink
No chance I will EVER bet online.

Don't give a shit what the "math" says, the common sense voice in my head says "DON'T BET ONLINE."
Wizard
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May 8th, 2015 at 5:09:23 PM permalink
Quote: HowMany

Don't give a shit what the "math" says,

Official warning for profanity.
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tongni
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May 8th, 2015 at 6:37:09 PM permalink
this one seems like a pretty easy pass. I don't really see how the Wizard could continue to advocate it given this thread, the logic "we haven't definitely proven they are cheating" doesn't really seem very compelling.
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May 8th, 2015 at 10:02:24 PM permalink
Bankroll was determined by depositing \$200.00, matched by a 777% deposit, for a starting total of 1754.00.
All sessions were 100 hands.
All sessions were flat bet for 1 unit.
All decisions were determined using the strategy chart on page 1 of this thread.
500 hands were played on day 1. 1100 hands were played on day 2.
Some other games were tried on day 1 after the end of the BJ session, which is why the total changes from row 5 to row 6.

GameUnit size in \$Starting BR in \$Ending BR in \$Net \$\$Net Units
Classic10
1754.00
1804.00
50.00
5.0
Royal25
1773.30
1910.80
137.50
5.5
Royal25
1910.80
2360.80
450.00
18.0
Royal25
2360.80
2635.80
275.00
11.0
Royal 25
2635.80
2598.30
-37.50
-1.5
Royal(2nd day) 25
2508.30
2495.80
-12.50
-.5
Royal 25
2495.80
2858.30
362.50
14.5
Royal 25
2858.30
3245.80
387.50
15.5
Royal 25
3245.80
3483.30
237.50
9.5
Royal 25
3483.30
3433.30
-50.00
-2.0
Royal 25
3433.30
3345.80
-87.50
-3.5
Royal 25
3345.80
2733.30
-612.50
-24.5
Royal 25
2733.30
1533.30
-1200.00
-48.0
Surrender 15
1533.30
1075.80
-457.50
-30.5
Surrender 15
1075.80
528.30
-547.50
-36.5
Surrender 15
528.30
228.30
-300.00
-20.0
TOTALS1600 hands

I have this data also by unit & \$\$ won/loss every 10 hands, and the cards initially dealt, decisions made, and result for each hand individually.
There was 1 inadvertent strategy error, when "hit" was clicked instead of "stand", resulting in a loss/player bust. However, assuming the card taken inadvertently was the card the dealer would have received, the hand would still have been a loss. Also assuming that the cards are shuffled each deal (as I understood from an earlier post), this error should not change the win/loss record accuracy. If that is not correct, then there was 1 strategy error.

I would like to know if this data is now in a useful format, and if not, please advise what is lacking and/or can be provided from my records.
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Scottimus1
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May 8th, 2015 at 10:43:34 PM permalink
Following all of this and playing as well, my experience meshes closely with Babs. Some good sessions, some bad, just hit the big downswing and played approximately a 500 hand session. Lost ~\$1,300 flat betting \$25.
AxelWolf
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May 9th, 2015 at 12:12:54 AM permalink
Quote: HowMany

No chance I will EVER bet online.

Don't give a shit what the "math" says, the common sense voice in my head says "DON'T BET ONLINE."

That's the type of attitude/ black & white thinking that can cost you thousands and keep people from advancing . Here is something that was phenomenal. kengam77 explains it best. https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/online/4189-the-greatest-bonus-promotion-in-online-gambling-history/2/#post52446
Everyone that I know made EZ \$\$\$\$\$\$ and got paid. There is/has been many more good plays online. Many people have made 10's of thousands online

I think Zuga got his start by playing stuff online.

People should be thanking the Wizard regardless. It could/could've turned out to be spectacular. Most Everyone knows there's a risk online. I don't think anyone who played this really gives a hoot about the small investment they put up.

You might play 10 different opportunities and lose, but it only takes one and you could make thousands.

There's people who go around missing good stuff in B&M casinos because they think the way you do about regular casinos.
♪♪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♪♪
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May 9th, 2015 at 7:23:13 AM permalink
Because I am a masochist I deposited another \$400 cash and claimed a 350% bonus. I have now run my bankroll up to \$3640, so I am up \$1830 including the deductible bonus. So I'm up overall over my cash deposits of \$1300 assuming I was able to cash out now.

Tune in later to find out if I'm able to stay above water, withdraw, and get paid! :)
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May 10th, 2015 at 1:41:42 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

That's the type of attitude/ black & white thinking that can cost you thousands and keep people from advancing . Here is something that was phenomenal. kengam77 explains it best. https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/online/4189-the-greatest-bonus-promotion-in-online-gambling-history/2/#post52446
Everyone that I know made EZ \$\$\$\$\$\$ and got paid. There is/has been many more good plays online. Many people have made 10's of thousands online

I think Zuga got his start by playing stuff online.

People should be thanking the Wizard regardless. It could/could've turned out to be spectacular. Most Everyone knows there's a risk online. I don't think anyone who played this really gives a hoot about the small investment they put up.

You might play 10 different opportunities and lose, but it only takes one and you could make thousands.

There's people who go around missing good stuff in B&M casinos because they think the way you do about regular casinos.

RS
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May 10th, 2015 at 2:01:55 AM permalink
Wait WTF -- it wants to do a wire transfer?

Quote: 'withdrawl' on m2g website

Transaction Information
Currency *:
Amount *: .
Bank Information
Bank name *: SWIFT:
Bank city *: Routing number:
Bank state *: IBAN:
Account type: Account number:

Apparently I can cash out now (I think?). I'm a little unsure about this wire-transfer stuff. If I supply this information, can I get f*cked in the d*ck? ie: They take all the money out of my account? And wtf is SWIFT and IBAN?
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May 10th, 2015 at 2:59:01 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Wait WTF -- it wants to do a wire transfer?

Apparently I can cash out now (I think?). I'm a little unsure about this wire-transfer stuff. If I supply this information, can I get f*cked in the d*ck? ie: They take all the money out of my account? And wtf is SWIFT and IBAN?

Well done!!!!!!!! Let us know the scale of it and how you did it.

SWIFT and IBAN just identify your bank.
In the UK, we have 'The Direct Debit Guarantee' That would cover any risk that they suck money out (Like a chargeback process on your Cheque account). It's all the sort of info that's available any time you hand over a cheque.
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May 10th, 2015 at 7:21:32 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

I'm down my entire bonus (\$1500) in about 1.5 hours of play with an average bet of \$10 (bet re sizing with the bankroll). I only did the "double up" 15 times when I learned that a) it's clearly rigged (betting any amount of \$20 or more), and b) it only pays 1-1 instead of the advertised 2-1.

Quick Math
Average bet: \$10.
Standard Deviation in Blackjack: 1.1
SD for 1 hand: 10*1.1 = 11

I'm confused on how it says I've only put ~\$2,000 worth of action through, but assuming that's true then I've played approximately 181 hands, which seems wayyyy short considering I've been clicking rather fast over my 1.5 hours of play. Even so, that means my SD for 181 hands = Sqrt(181)*11 = 148.32.

EV = (NumOfEvents)(AvgBet)(advantage) = (181)(10)(.0075) = \$13.58.
SD = +- \$148.32.

...Yet I'm down \$1,500. This is like 10 Standard Deviations out of the norm. Allowing that I did the double up and lost some winnings (15 times, half of which was \$2 half of which was \$40) I should have another ~\$200. So let's pretend I'm only down \$1,300... That's still 8 Standard Deviations out. I.E. Impossible??? Wizard, could you confirm my math?

Just eyeballing it, your math looks right, based on the assumptions made. However, you probably did play more and the doubles do muddy the waters.

Can I trouble you to ask them for a log file. Once on chat they said one can be requested by Email. He didn't say the request would be honored but it doesn't hurt to try. Once I have the log file I can do an exact calculation.
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May 10th, 2015 at 7:23:08 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

Because I am a masochist I deposited another \$400 cash and claimed a 350% bonus. I have now run my bankroll up to \$3640, so I am up \$1830 including the deductible bonus. So I'm up overall over my cash deposits of \$1300 assuming I was able to cash out now.

Tune in later to find out if I'm able to stay above water, withdraw, and get paid! :)

I don't believe in luck so I'll say "may you be on the right side of the bell curve."
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May 10th, 2015 at 7:42:49 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: teddys

Because I am a masochist I deposited another \$400 cash and claimed a 350% bonus. I have now run my bankroll up to \$3640, so I am up \$1830 including the deductible bonus. So I'm up overall over my cash deposits of \$1300 assuming I was able to cash out now.

Tune in later to find out if I'm able to stay above water, withdraw, and get paid! :)

I don't believe in luck so I'll say "may you be on the right side of the bell curve."

Bankroll is down to \$1700. I know this isn't as exciting as Ace's trip reports.
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May 10th, 2015 at 10:28:41 AM permalink
Bankroll is \$777. TS to tower, Mayday! Mayday!
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May 10th, 2015 at 10:44:18 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

Bankroll is \$777. TS to tower, Mayday! Mayday!

Look on the bright side. When it reaches \$0 that will count as meeting the wagering requirements, so you can draw it out.
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May 10th, 2015 at 11:19:15 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

Bankroll is \$777. TS to tower, Mayday! Mayday!

Tower to TS pull up! Are you taking the beating on BJ?
teddys
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May 10th, 2015 at 11:34:05 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Tower to TS pull up! Are you taking the beating on BJ?

Yes. I'm down to \$250 now. Something seems fishy about this game, I can't put my finger on it. Is anybody winning?
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May 10th, 2015 at 1:02:09 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Yes. I'm down to \$250 now. Something seems fishy about this game, I can't put my finger on it. Is anybody winning?

RS may have won.

Nothing fishy according to Sally and her math and simulations.

Anyone willing to sign up play and record their sessions? There's various programs that will record your desktop or whatever.

I may be willing to put up the money and take the action if someone is willing to do the work and they can follow perfect strategy .

PM me we can work out the details.

During this time I'm also willing to make a side wager on double up red/black with anyone who thinks its fair. make me an offer where you would have a +ev situation under normal fair circumstances. If you think it's fair you should have no problem taking the action and receiving a 5% advantage on a coin flip. remember the game is +ev off the top and you get bonuses and someone else would do the work.

we can make the bet prior to play. Then see it unfold via youtube.
♪♪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♪♪
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May 10th, 2015 at 2:01:58 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

RS may have won.

Nothing fishy according to Sally and her math and simulations.

my Mom loves fish and she gets that in an hour from now - it IS Mom's day at my house!

where is the Wizard on helping his followers

Are these BJ players over-betting their bankroll?
Sally?
(Sally is watching her Angles play and score runs - they JUST scored 2 of them)

what IS the required bankroll for this AP
meal
to have a small RoR, say, 1 in 1000

is this Kelly?
or
Kelley?
or
Kellie?

who likes Blackjack experts?
where are they?

another slaughter
got to love them

I am now hungry for more
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mustangsally
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May 10th, 2015 at 2:10:18 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Bankroll was determined by depositing \$200.00, matched by a 777% deposit, for a starting total of 1754.00.

Ak, ok
i thought bankroll (proper bankroll for an AP meal)
is determined by the edge,
avg bet, number of rounds to play and standard deviation and the possible risk of ruin

i also was under the impression that a lifetime bankroll could also be found
1754 sure feels...

Boy, i guess i was really wrong there!

Call Ahigh!

dinner at 3pm

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AxelWolf
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May 10th, 2015 at 2:48:46 PM permalink
Quote: mustangsally

my Mom loves fish and she gets that in an hour from now - it IS Mom's day at my house!

where is the Wizard on helping his followers

Are these BJ players over-betting their bankroll?
Sally?
(Sally is watching her Angles play and score runs - they JUST scored 2 of them)

what IS the required bankroll for this AP
meal
to have a small RoR, say, 1 in 1000

is this Kelly?
or
Kelley?
or
Kellie?

who likes Blackjack experts?
where are they?

another slaughter
got to love them

I am now hungry for more

Please give your opinion if you think this casino is fair or not? Do you think people should continue to play it under the premise its fair?

Your math, statistics and simulations are meaningless when it comes to online gambling. There's a high probability many online casinos are not fair.

You can claim everything is statistically within reason, we cant argue with that because we don't have enough data to prove different.

Hopefully anyone listening to you knows that you said something along the lines how you like and hope people lose their bankroll (a few times I believe)

Unless enough people are willing to play enough hands @ \$20 or more at this casino we have no way of knowing. We can only use some logic and a gut feeling.
I don't encourage people to use gut feelings often, and never for dumb betting systems, however if it wasn't for some people using their gut feelings we wouldn't know about all the gaffed machines online and even previous gaffed machines in NV casinos.

I would hate to see people lose first and find out later it was gaffed to all hell.

I'm not anti online casinos. I have said this many times. There are good opportunities online. I encourage people to take a chance on seemingly good situations, but use caution. Online should be guilty until proven otherwise. Case After case, after case of online cheating has been proven and that's just the ones we know of.

If you think its fair put your money where your mouth is. Im willing to bet its not. I'M rooting that it is fair. If it is fair, anything I would lose betting its not fair, I could make up for playing.
♪♪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♪♪
Wizard
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May 10th, 2015 at 3:37:21 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Yes. I'm down to \$250 now. Something seems fishy about this game, I can't put my finger on it. Is anybody winning?

Can you request a log file of your blackjack play. Please send to me when you get it.
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
Wizard
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May 10th, 2015 at 5:35:07 PM permalink
There is some information available at all times. Click on cashier and then wagering. It will show a summary of each gambling session. Here is what it shows for me. This doesn't include a session right before I checked. Evidently it isn't committed to long-term memory yet.

Session Number Bets Total bet Total returned Win Win (%)
12 14 \$560.00 \$720.00 \$160.00 28.57%
11 45 \$900.00 \$1,030.00 \$130.00 14.44%
10 21 \$210.00 \$260.00 \$50.00 23.81%
9 36 \$770.00 \$760.00 -\$10.00 -1.30%
8 68 \$680.00 \$755.00 \$75.00 11.03%
7 37 \$120.50 \$110.00 -\$10.50 -8.71%
6 81 \$810.00 \$750.00 -\$60.00 -7.41%
5 327 \$3,270.00 \$3,495.00 \$225.00 6.88%
4 258 \$2,580.00 \$2,260.00 -\$320.00 -12.40%
3 86 \$2,888.00 \$1,887.50 -\$1,000.50 -34.64%
2 11 \$275.00 \$350.00 \$75.00 27.27%
1 281 \$7,025.00 \$6,862.50 -\$162.50 -2.31%
Total 1265 \$20,088.50 \$19,240.00 -\$848.50 -4.22%

It is very hard to do any statistics on such summary statistics unless the player flat bet.
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
tongni
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May 10th, 2015 at 5:40:33 PM permalink
what's the EV of the game if when dealer draws a card, if it busts him, it's discarded and he gets a second one which he keeps? I always assumed it's somewhere between -10-20%.
AxelWolf
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May 10th, 2015 at 6:35:16 PM permalink
Deleted for privacy reasons.

Gist of it, really bad results.
♪♪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♪♪
Wizard
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May 10th, 2015 at 10:05:45 PM permalink
Quote: tongni

what's the EV of the game if when dealer draws a card, if it busts him, it's discarded and he gets a second one which he keeps? I always assumed it's somewhere between -10-20%.

That's called dealing seconds, which is what Casino Bar was doing. I don't think the disadvantage is that high. Probably more like 5%.
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
oren1976
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May 11th, 2015 at 12:24:05 AM permalink
Interesting Casinomeister threads related to this cheating blackjack case

and also slots....

AxelWolf
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May 11th, 2015 at 3:22:55 AM permalink
Spooky, Crazy this casino seems to randomly start up. Obviously I'm somehow accidentally clicking the Icon, but that's never been an issue before.

It's got that same online casino lobby music that starts playing.
♪♪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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May 11th, 2015 at 4:14:48 AM permalink
I'd be interested in some statistics on player stiff hands and also doubling. Maybe I'll collect some of my own data.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
RS
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May 11th, 2015 at 4:43:14 AM permalink
My results:

\$200 deposit, \$1554 bonus.

BJ - 150 bets, +275
BJ - 16 bets, -70
JOB - 91 bets, -505
BJ - 100 bets, +210
BJ - 89 bets, +20
JOB - 146 bets, -655
GOTL - 26 bets, +150
roulette - 1 bet, -10
BJ - 185 bets, -159

net: -744

Startted at \$1754. Lost \$744. Ended up with \$1,010.

BJ alone: [not showing math here]

\$10,600 put into action. with a +276 end result (BJ only), that puts me around a 2.603% return (or 102.603% return).

Too bad I played VP in there. That I'm thinking is a little....funky. I got 1 flush and 1 full house (or maybe 2 flushes or 2 full houses). Never hit anything better than that. Almost always played the \$5 denomination (\$25/pop).
teddys
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May 11th, 2015 at 4:48:24 AM permalink
Quote: RS

My results:

\$200 deposit, \$1554 bonus.

BJ - 150 bets, +275
BJ - 16 bets, -70
JOB - 91 bets, -505
BJ - 100 bets, +210
BJ - 89 bets, +20
JOB - 146 bets, -655
GOTL - 26 bets, +150
roulette - 1 bet, -10
BJ - 185 bets, -159

net: -744

Startted at \$1754. Lost \$744. Ended up with \$1,010.

BJ alone: [not showing math here]

\$10,600 put into action. with a +276 end result (BJ only), that puts me around a 2.603% return (or 102.603% return).

Too bad I played VP in there. That I'm thinking is a little....funky. I got 1 flush and 1 full house (or maybe 2 flushes or 2 full houses). Never hit anything better than that. Almost always played the \$5 denomination (\$25/pop).

So you lost. They subtract the bonus at the end so you are in negative numbers.

I take it nobody won?
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4