Avincow
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May 9th, 2015 at 2:26:37 PM permalink
Is it a bad idea to count in the high limit room? I have always avoided it because I think there is more scrutiny there. But am I really getting anymore scrutiny than making $100-$300 bets on the main floor? My bankroll can take $25 minimums. I can do $50 minimums depending on the rules
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May 9th, 2015 at 2:40:15 PM permalink
Quote: Avincow

Is it a bad idea to count in the high limit room? I have always avoided it because I think there is more scrutiny there. But am I really getting anymore scrutiny than making $100-$300 bets on the main floor? My bankroll can take $25 minimums. I can do $50 minimums depending on the rules



There is usually more heat and sharper pit crews in high limit rooms. That's where the majority of my back offs have occurred. As a result I seldom play them. Are you planning on playing rated? If not you'll get a little more heat.

Am I understanding that your spread is 1-3? You could probably get away with that, even in high limit.
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AlanMendelson
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May 9th, 2015 at 2:48:19 PM permalink
I am not a blackjack player, and I certainly am not a counter, but a friend of mine is a counter. He told me he never plays alone. He counts but always signals to a friend at the table when to do the bigger betting. Or he does the "Hollywood thing" and have a friend come to the table. And in the case of the friend they don't "abuse" the system. They take their modest win and leave. He said something like a daily win of $500 was all he needed.
Avincow
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May 9th, 2015 at 3:13:26 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

There is usually more heat and sharper pit crews in high limit rooms. That's where the majority of my back offs have occurred. As a result I seldom play them. Are you planning on playing rated? If not you'll get a little more heat.

Am I understanding that your spread is 1-3? You could probably get away with that, even in high limit.



Thanks for confirming my assumption. There's some high limit rooms I would consider playing rated and others playing unrated. Either way, probably just better to play the h17 games on the main floor.

Also, I had meant that my max bet would be somewhere between $100 and $300. So I guess I could get away with $50-$200 if $100-$300 is acceptable.
Avincow
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May 9th, 2015 at 3:18:33 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I am not a blackjack player, and I certainly am not a counter, but a friend of mine is a counter. He told me he never plays alone. He counts but always signals to a friend at the table when to do the bigger betting. Or he does the "Hollywood thing" and have a friend come to the table. And in the case of the friend they don't "abuse" the system. They take their modest win and leave. He said something like a daily win of $500 was all he needed.



Yep I know about that method, the problem is finding someone you can trust with your money. Not only that they can be honest, but also control themselves with big money and not gamble. Many people who have these traits may not even like the idea of stepping foot in a casino anyway. So pool of candidates is very small.
teddys
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May 9th, 2015 at 8:22:25 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I am not a blackjack player, and I certainly am not a counter, but a friend of mine is a counter. He told me he never plays alone. He counts but always signals to a friend at the table when to do the bigger betting. Or he does the "Hollywood thing" and have a friend come to the table. And in the case of the friend they don't "abuse" the system. They take their modest win and leave. He said something like a daily win of $500 was all he needed.

Yep...$500 a day...just go to the table-ATM. Not like you'd ever have a losing day...or week...or month.
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 9th, 2015 at 8:26:26 PM permalink
Just win $25 from each casino from strip through downtown.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
rainman
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May 9th, 2015 at 9:22:17 PM permalink
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Just win $25 from each casino from strip through downtown.



Why is everything so simple for you! :)
Ibeatyouraces
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May 9th, 2015 at 9:29:12 PM permalink
Who said it was simple?
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
rainman
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May 9th, 2015 at 11:26:48 PM permalink
A mere 25 from each casino just sounds so simple.

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