New to the thread. I'm not here to accuse any wrong doing or side with one or the other. I would like to ask a question, but would like to start with this. I have been playing basically every day for the past 3 months. I've had my fair share of losing and winnings. I play basic strategy and I cut thin on front or back of double deck. This past Friday I noticed a pattern...an ace came up for dealer on every first hand for four straight shoes. The dealer noticed it as well. We called the pit boss and he gave me the same usual answer "coincidence". He stayed for the 5th shoe, the first hand for dealer was a 7. I hit and made a hand. Dealer flipped over an ace. That boss called another boss to watch the cards on the same shoe, she saw 4 dealer hands draw out 21 w 4 plus cards. Now for my question, what are the odds of the ace coming up like that? I would say very slim to unlikely. What are your thoughts? I also want to add, the table prior to this one also did the same thing.
One time, I was playing an automatic shuffler machine at a full table and got four 15s in a row! A five and a hard card 10 card. The woman next to me proceeded to split her 10s and lost the whole table lost when the dealer made 20 from a 6 up card. My very next hand was another 15. That's 5 in a row! Was it the machine purposely doing that? NOPE it's called coincidence.
EDIT: Link to the video...
You might be misunderstanding what that term actually means. It has nothing to do with good or bad memory.Quote: Krazipino
And it wasnt selective memory because my memory is great.
I has more to do with you selectively choosing to remember what you want or don't want, even if it's subconsciously. Or, your focus is on certain events usually involving some kind of pattern since we are programmed to notice patterns. You tend to notice something after it has already happened and associate it with an unlikely occurrence that doesn't seem random. Random should have patterns that come up.
You tend to notice and focus on Aces since they are special to BJ. Did you ever notice when the dealer had some other strange combination of first cards? Or, when the dealer should have had a insignificant card come out by now but didn't?
The main reason I think this functionality is unlikely to be in play even if it is technically feasible is from the casino's perspective the opportunity for it to be used in the other way. Let's consider you're a senior manager and you and three other people in the casino decide to collude and switch on the "beast mode". How much do you trust the other guys to take the risk, for limited personal gain, of starting to use a corrupt practice - presumably if the functionality can be used to weight in favour of the house, potentially it can work the other way, potentially bringing lots of A and faces to the front of a deck.
How do you know one of the other guys won't collude with an advantage player to occasionally load the deck, tip him the wink when it's happening and win big? If he does, what can you do to call him out - he knows that you're in on the corrupt practice as well. Nah, I just can't see anyone taking the risk in practicality.