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July 31st, 2020 at 2:03:47 PM permalink
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I like to play blackjack at local casinos in the Chicagoland area where I live.

Roughly 90% of the other players I play with bet on all of the available side bets every hand (always hoping for that next big hit).

Having watched all of Mike's videos about blackjack, I have accepted his advice on this topic, and I never make these bets myself.

I also tend to refrain from commenting on how others play their hands at the table. However, every time I get a potentially winning side bet hand, I almost always get heckled by some other player (sometimes the dealer) about this with comments such as "Oh you don't play them" "You are getting so many of those hands but you don't play" "Why didn't you play" "You don't play" etc.

What should I say in response to these comments (if anything) from an etiquette standpoint?


I only have problems with other players. The casino is actually always nice/doesn't heckle about such things. I don't know what kind of casinos you guys are going to.
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July 31st, 2020 at 4:58:58 PM permalink
my favorite thing to do - and i have a bit of luck doing this for some reason - is watch someone play head to head, lose there money, and go up and bet the side bets at min and min ante - and i have to say the side bet has paid out when i do this. Man i am lucky huh? I have pulled everything from same colored push 22, straight flush on 21+3, same suited kings on kings bounty, but the one i really want is the 2 king of spades against a dealer BJ. that would be nice.

on a side note, theres a guy who roams around wind creek and plays the 777 bet and has won the jackpot once and the 10% (i think) once in front of me. He always plays it so i believe that he hit the jackpot at one point because he cant stop playing it and wants it again.
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July 31st, 2020 at 5:07:20 PM permalink
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I only have problems with other players. The casino is actually always nice/doesn't heckle about such things. I don't know what kind of casinos you guys are going to.



I get about equal flack from players and dealers about not making the side bets. I hate to sound racist and sexist, but it tends to be female Asian dealers that give me the hardest time about not making side bets.
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July 31st, 2020 at 5:12:00 PM permalink
Could it be because many players tend to place a small wager next to their side bets for the dealer? And then if hit that small bet pays handsomely for the dealer.

At least I know it tends to be that way for the tie bet in Baccarat. Hence the mercenary interest of the dealers in advocating side bets.
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July 31st, 2020 at 5:13:43 PM permalink
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I suspect that part of her deal is to play certain games and make certain bets in exchange for permission which includes a private table.



I doubt they had a formal contract for her to play certain games, certain bets, and certain amounts. I'm sure the El Cortez loves her action and in return gave her permission to video. Here in Vegas, business is often more about relationships.

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If I told you she might get paid $200k or more PER MONTH by YouTube would you believe me?



No. Nowhere near that.
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July 31st, 2020 at 5:51:59 PM permalink
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No. Nowhere near that.



Her videos average 28,000 views in the first 24 hours.

There are several Youtubers who are set up at EC and they welcome the vloggers. It doesn't have to be a formal contract... just a conversation will do.

I've had "conversations" when I shot videos in casinos for my TV show. No formal contract.

What's your estimate of her earnings?

I found this about Meet Kevin

https://naibuzz.com/how-much-money-meet-kevin-makes-on-youtube-net-worth/#:~:text=The%20channel%20has%20over%201,that%20appear%20on%20the%20videos.

About his YouTube traffic and revenue:

"It is able to get an average of 350,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $1,800 per day ($660,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos."

This report precedes his big spike in traffic from his Covid and Stimulus videos.
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July 31st, 2020 at 6:04:32 PM permalink
Here is an article for you, Even YouTube Stars With 1.4 Million Monthly Viewers Earn Less Than $17,000 a Year, Research Shows from Inc.com.
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July 31st, 2020 at 6:21:06 PM permalink
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Here is an article for you, Even YouTube Stars With 1.4 Million Monthly Viewers Earn Less Than $17,000 a Year, Research Shows from Inc.com.



I wish I knew who was right, but Meet Kevin did a YouTube video about his earnings showing the growth and I think YouTube would have removed it if it weren't true.

Your article is from 2018. Anything more recent?
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July 31st, 2020 at 6:34:53 PM permalink
Lady Luck HQ has a video on her channel talking about how much she's made. Her most viewed video has earned her about $9000 over its lifetime, and had been posted about a year and half ( I think ?) when she made the video. She has about 75K subscribers. The quarter mill a month sounds overblown.
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July 31st, 2020 at 7:35:46 PM permalink
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Lady Luck HQ has a video on her channel talking about how much she's made. Her most viewed video has earned her about $9000 over its lifetime, and had been posted about a year and half ( I think ?) when she made the video. She has about 75K subscribers. The quarter mill a month sounds overblown.



Slot Lady has 149,000 subscribers.
Meet Kevin has 732,000 subscribers.

I found this site that tracks YouTube "stars" and it shows slot lady is not a big YouTube earner:

https://socialblade.com/youtube/c/slotlady

This same site also says Meet Kevin earns less than what he claims.

https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/kevinpaffrath
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