beeskeptical
beeskeptical
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:14:13 PM permalink
Has anyone, including especially Mr. Shackleford, suspected or experienced blackjack gaming software suddenly and dramatically increasing the house's edge when the player dramatically increases their bet?

I have experienced this empirically multiple times, and it just happened again playing Saucify's Atlantic City Blackjack game at Lucky Creek (online) Casino.

Over a few hours, making base bets of $1 or 2, I raised my holdings from about $200 to about $400. Then, I started increasing my base bet to 5 or 6, and then to 10 or 15 and higher. Suddenly, with the last increase, I started losing precipitously.

I pulled the logs and they show that playing basic strategy, I lost a whopping 22 of the last 26 hands (with just 3 wins and one push).

I realize these are not statistically significant numbers, which is why I prefaced the question by asking whether anyone can identify with this experience or suspects gaming software may be designed (or modified) to detect sudden increases in betting and raise the house's edge by, e.g., fiddling with the composition of the digital decks in response.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:29:15 PM permalink
Quote: beeskeptical

Has anyone, including especially Mr. Shackleford, suspected or experienced blackjack gaming software odds suddenly and dramatically increasing the house's edge when the player dramatically increases their bet?

I have experienced this empirically multiple times, and it just happened again playing Saucify's Atlantic City Blackjack game at Lucky Creek (online) Casino.

I've run a few $million through various online BJ games mostly Playtech, but some unbranded games.
From time to time I've suspected that they ramp up the house edge at wagers over about $5 to $10. I've known others voice the same concern.
But throwing caution to the wind and ignoring that suspicion, I reckon I've seen as many 'unusually' lucky streaks as unlucky ones, even at stakes of a few hundred a hand, I've had silly winning streaks..
Of course, I have been burned chasing losses, but I put that to being underfunded and reckless in those sessions.
I don't really believe my games were gaffed. Can't comment on your casino. Still up over my BJ lifetime.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..

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