Hi. Fair disclosure, I am learning AP, so I hope I'm not blowing anything for anyone by posting this. I'll be very careful not to post any specifics, and as luck has it, I have very few details. :-)
Anyway... Here is what I know:
If I earn 500 tier points from 5a Monday – 4:59a Sunday each week I receive an entry into the qualifying tournament the following Sunday.
$10 coin in on video poker or $5 coin in on slots for 1 point. 9/6 JoB is available $0.25 and $0.50 detonation. I think playing quarters is a better option because there is a 0% chance of getting a W2G. Who wants to pay taxes if they don't have too? anyway...
I pretty sure that means an entry costs (approximately) $10 X 500 points X .005 expected loss... $25 per entry. Seems reasonable enough.... Maybe just a bit more if I make some mistakes.
The casino web page says it is a $100,000 BJ tourney. I assume that is total prize pool. Here is what I don't know: Anything else useful... like:
The rules in the BJ tourney... Starting chips, who advances, how many rounds to advance though, how many places are paid, how people are paid (I assume it's free slot play).
What do I need to know if this is worth chasing?
How do I get the information I need? Can / should I just call them and ask?
Also, I watched some blackjack tourneys online, and basic strategy seems way less important than betting position and the size of your stack. Where would if find strategy guidelines for BJ tourneys?
I know basic strategy. I can count hi / lo (if the dealer isn't lighting fast and I'm not drinking) and know a few deviations (insurance and 16 v 10... The easy ones...) but I'm no Romes (not even close). I'm not sure any of that matters, as in the BJ tourney I saw on youtube, I saw people doubling natural BJs to try and get into the top two at their table.
I thank everyone in advance for their guidance and advice.
Last edited by: prozema on Jun 12, 2017
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