CASGamble2
CASGamble2
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December 30th, 2019 at 4:54:51 AM permalink
What was your first day playing Blackjack like? I remember when I turned 21 we went up to Four Winds. I was given 20, made it 120, then lost it all before the end of the night.
Minty
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December 30th, 2019 at 8:57:35 AM permalink
I remember it was a school night and I went to one of the closest casinos with my mom. I don't remember if I won or lost, but I loved it. Didn't play slots only blackjack. Remember feeling in awe at all the lights and sound. It was a great time.
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billryan
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December 30th, 2019 at 9:34:31 AM permalink
In college, we used to hit a couple of so-called Las Vegas night's a week. We'd get mailings with $5 or $10 in free chips and go, play them once and leave. Minimum wage was $1.85 and we could make 10-15 in two hours, and some weeks pull in $100. One night, we decided to stick around and play $2 BJ. I was clueless to basic strategy but somehow turned $10 into $25 in about two hours.
Most places had $5 minimums and that was too rich for me. After a few months, we had a dozen people doing the hit and run thing and they caught on and shut us down. I'm surprised it took them that long as we were pretty blatant about it.
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racquet
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December 30th, 2019 at 10:56:04 AM permalink
1978. Atlantic City shortly after Resorts opened.

Sat down at a $5 table, bought in for $50. Waitress in low-cut costume comes over, I order a coke. By the time she came back I was down to a single $2.50 pink chip. Took my drink, got up from the table. No tip.

My wife was amazed. "You can get free sodas here?"

"No," I replied, "I just paid $47.50 for this coke."
Suited89
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December 30th, 2019 at 12:11:32 PM permalink
First Casino Blackjack session was at Binion's Late April '82. Shoe Game day time mid week 6 decks S17 DAS DA2 LS $10 minimum. What I don't remember is if I had to put up maximum bet on first hand. I know it was a House Rule in pitch games. Anyway in with 2 Benjamins out with 290 in about 45 min. That nite in with 250 and out with 350. So +150 on first day of 21. I had one $20 Blackjack day and a $10 one at nite.

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Romes
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Minty
December 30th, 2019 at 2:42:10 PM permalink
First time playing blackjack: $25 double deck in the "high limit" room of a casino that was also a boat. Bought in for $500 and had a target win goal of $500. Won $500, ate some mini sandwiches that were in HL for the players, then left. I believe I was counting properly, with some of the I18, but had no clue on bankroll/RoR/kelly. Got lucky, stuck with it.
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
CASGamble2
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December 30th, 2019 at 2:53:50 PM permalink
Bank in on those sandwiches man.
mcallister3200
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December 30th, 2019 at 3:02:26 PM permalink
Still playing my first and only blackjack session. Donít remember much about it, nothing really out of the ordinary has happened. Win some hands, lose some hands, other humans doing things humans do.
BedWetterBetter
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December 30th, 2019 at 7:06:11 PM permalink
I had just turned 18 and my family took me on a vacation to Atlantis in the bahamas. Was fooling around on some slot machines and made about $50 from my initial $20.

Went to find my folks who were at the tables and up about $450. My Dad gave me another $50 and I played it on the nearest Blackjack table only to hit A-K spades. Took the $75 and went to the cashier. Spent that money on drinks, cigars and souvenirs the rest of the trip.
Joeman
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December 31st, 2019 at 6:47:45 AM permalink
Funny, I can clearly remember my first roulette session (when I was 18 on a casino boat out of the Port of Palm Beach) and my first craps session (when I was 20 on a casino boat out of Port Everglades), but I can't quite place my first BJ session. I think it was between these two occasions on another casino boat.

As I recall, I won my both first roulette and craps sessions. I must have lost my first BJ session since I can't recall it!
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