LuckyPhow
LuckyPhow
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May 9th, 2017 at 11:45:31 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Well of course they [casinos] are [better off because of APs]. If it wasn't for AP's then regular people may not think they could win. Point and case is Card Counting and Beat the Dealer. When that came out everyone in the world thought they could make money from blackjack, flooded to the tables, and maybe 1% or so of them were actually prepared with a counting system, basic strategy, and a bankroll to reduce their RoR.



Romes (and Axel),

Durn right! I know of situations where Win-At-The-Casino book authors have presented at national gaming conferences, telling casinos they should fill their gift shops with books like theirs. The authors point out to the casinos that the vast majority of book buyers won't put enough time, energy, and effort into what the books advise. Those book buyers will flood the casinos expecting to clean up, but totally incapable of executing their plan, whether it's counting cards, setting dice, or using some fancy bet system.

I remain puzzled because almost no casinos take this advice. Are they really, REALLY that scared of potential APs? Doesn't make sense to me.
mcallister3200
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May 9th, 2017 at 12:12:17 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: Romes

Well of course they [casinos] are [better off because of APs]. If it wasn't for AP's then regular people may not think they could win. Point and case is Card Counting and Beat the Dealer. When that came out everyone in the world thought they could make money from blackjack, flooded to the tables, and maybe 1% or so of them were actually prepared with a counting system, basic strategy, and a bankroll to reduce their RoR.



I remain puzzled because almost no casinos take this advice. Are they really, REALLY that scared of potential APs? Doesn't make sense to me.



The easy explanation for this is to understand the motivational priorities of most casino employees. Most are motivated by only two things, avoiding work and avoiding blame. Not having any AP's helps to avoid blame, and sometimes work.

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