TinMan
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December 1st, 2021 at 8:53:40 PM permalink
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Ive had someone complain that I hit a 12 against a 2 and walk out.

Another one complained when I hit a soft 18 against a high card.
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I’ve had similar experiences. I get more negative reactions from hitting/doubling a soft 18 than any other basic strategy play. In a distant second is hitting a 12. The soft 18 hit/double really sets some people off.
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Deucekies
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mipletRomes
December 1st, 2021 at 11:40:41 PM permalink
You wanna really get some dirty looks, play Spanish 21 by the book. Hit your 13 against a 5 and watch the fireworks.
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theOmega623
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December 2nd, 2021 at 4:31:05 AM permalink
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I am spreading an absolute "kick me the f out spread" of $15 - $500...

I'm up $5,600 in about 4 hours...

A very nice casino host came out and talked to me and she comped me my whole trip!



So great when everything goes exactly right.
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It really is. It happens so rarely and usually just when you get to the point where you are questioning whether or not you can keep doing this. All you can really do is plan it the best you can, play it right and try to stay dedicated.
TomG
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December 2nd, 2021 at 5:54:19 AM permalink
Quote: theOmega623

It really is. It happens so rarely and usually just when you get to the point where you are questioning whether or not you can keep doing this. All you can really do is plan it the best you can, play it right and try to stay dedicated.



Here is what I tell myself about why it is so rare for everything to come together perfectly:
-have to get lucky just to find good bets that the casino will take
-then have to get lucky just to get money down on those bets
-then have to get lucky with the results of the bets. And not just winning a few, but going way over expectations.

it's tough, but it does happen. And even if it was only $200 in value, that is still great to get that from one place in just a few hours.
miplet
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December 2nd, 2021 at 11:03:57 AM permalink
Quote: Deucekies

You wanna really get some dirty looks, play Spanish 21 by the book. Hit your 13 against a 5 and watch the fireworks.
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Or a multi card 17 against an Ace.
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theOmega623
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December 2nd, 2021 at 12:21:57 PM permalink
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Quote: theOmega623

It really is. It happens so rarely and usually just when you get to the point where you are questioning whether or not you can keep doing this. All you can really do is plan it the best you can, play it right and try to stay dedicated.



Here is what I tell myself about why it is so rare for everything to come together perfectly:
-have to get lucky just to find good bets that the casino will take
-then have to get lucky just to get money down on those bets
-then have to get lucky with the results of the bets. And not just winning a few, but going way over expectations.

it's tough, but it does happen. And even if it was only $200 in value, that is still great to get that from one place in just a few hours.
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Absolutely! I've been able to rack up a couple thousand of EV per trip so far without any back offs, and my AV is a little over so that's nice. The toughest part for me is the travel and just being away from my family.
Romes
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December 7th, 2021 at 9:01:34 PM permalink
I've found in my blackjack playing days anytime a ploppy is bringing an unwanted amount of attention to my play I'd simply look at them and say "Bet you $100 that this is basic strategy and we can look it up." Obviously this doesn't work for indexes, but anytime a ploppy is giving you hell over a basic strategy play, I've found this shuts them up quite nicely.

...and yes, I've had them take me up on the offer a couple times. +EV
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AxelWolf
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December 8th, 2021 at 5:49:13 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

I've found in my blackjack playing days anytime a ploppy is bringing an unwanted amount of attention to my play I'd simply look at them and say "Bet you $100 that this is basic strategy and we can look it up." Obviously this doesn't work for indexes, but anytime a ploppy is giving you hell over a basic strategy play, I've found this shuts them up quite nicely.

...and yes, I've had them take me up on the offer a couple times. +EV
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I'm pretty sure one time I responded to something along the lines of this...

Yeah oh, I know, it's probably a bad way to play, but what the heck, I'm here to gamble, I guess if either of us were smart we wouldn't be gambling in the casino in the first place.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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