long story short I won $3830 in 32.5 hours off of a $300 bankroll. Got my first bit of heat today and haven't been backed off yet! I hope the streak continues and we can get a full story when I am found out. I don't live next to many casinos so I'd hate to get backed of from an AP forum

It sounds like you’re at a tiny place and if they really call you what you said. You just outed yourself

Quote:richodudeBeen informed that casino owners likely scour these sites to catch people like me :/ story some other time then

long story short I won $3830 in 32.5 hours off of a $300 bankroll. Got my first bit of heat today and haven't been backed off yet! I hope the streak continues and we can get a full story when I am found out. I don't live next to many casinos so I'd hate to get backed of from an AP forum

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Congratulations! I started to play blackjack several years ago without knowing the existence of basic strategy, but I won a total of $3000 in six sessions. At that time, I thought I was talented in this game and thus studied basic strategy and card counting; however, I lost all my wins in three card counting sessions.

Keep going all in and win your first three bets. Get a couple blackjacks

Quote:Ace2Could be accomplished in a few minutes

Keep going all in and win your first three bets. Get a couple blackjacks

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No way is this easy. Let me estimate how long it takes.

The odds of getting 3 non-blackjack wins and then 2 blackjack wins in this order is

38% x 38% x 38% x 4.5% x 4.5% =0.011%.

This is equivalent to 45,000 hands of playing. If a person plays 400 hands a day, he/she needs to play 112 days to encounter this situation.

By the way, I only encountered one person getting 5 blackjacks in a row in the last several years.

Quote:acesideBy the way, I only encountered one person getting 5 blackjacks in a row in the last several years.

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The last person I saw get 3 naturals in a row off the top of the shoe was dealing.

I don't play there any more.

Quote:acesideQuote:Ace2Could be accomplished in a few minutes

Keep going all in and win your first three bets. Get a couple blackjacks

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No way is this easy. Let me estimate how long it takes.

The odds of getting 3 non-blackjack wins and then 2 blackjack wins in this order is

38% x 38% x 38% x 4.5% x 4.5% =0.011%.

This is equivalent to 45,000 hands of playing. If a person plays 400 hands a day, he/she needs to play 112 days to encounter this situation.

By the way, I only encountered one person getting 5 blackjacks in a row in the last several years.

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I don’t think your bankroll would care about the order… Multiply the probability (divide the frequency) by 10.

Quote:camaplQuote:acesideQuote:Ace2Could be accomplished in a few minutes

Keep going all in and win your first three bets. Get a couple blackjacks

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No way is this easy. Let me estimate how long it takes.

The odds of getting 3 non-blackjack wins and then 2 blackjack wins in this order is

38% x 38% x 38% x 4.5% x 4.5% =0.011%.

This is equivalent to 45,000 hands of playing. If a person plays 400 hands a day, he/she needs to play 112 days to encounter this situation.

By the way, I only encountered one person getting 5 blackjacks in a row in the last several years.

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I don’t think your bankroll would care about the order… Multiply the probability (divide the frequency) by 10.

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Do you mean multiplying the probability by a factor of C(5,2)=10? I presented a rough estimate. Not very sure about this part.

2 blackjacks and one regular win would also meet your goal

Three consecutive blackjacks (about 1 in 9,000 chance) is not that rare. It will definitely happen to regular players…I’ve gotten it before. 2 blackjacks and 1 regular win would be about a 1 in 350 chance…should happen about every six hours assuming 60 hands per hour

I actually got 18 consecutive blackjacks once but never more than that

Truth be told, I think the biggest make or break for a successful card counter is their luck in their initial sessions.

I'm fortunate that it went well for me.

Almost nobody has the "mental discipline" to see things only in terms of EV in the very beginning, or even have a solid understanding of what EV is. It's so easy to get demoralized after a big loss in the very beginning and think this isn't a legitimate money making method. Mental discipline is trained over time. Unless that person came from a previous environment that has already trained mental discipline and EV such as options trading.

Alas I'm fortunate enough for that not to be the case, and you as well.

I'm lucky that because of my good luck in my initial card counting session, it has trained me to see world in terms of EV. The mental discipline I got from blackjack trained me to be tough and realistic when bad life situations or social situations happen. I now realize in some of those life situations, I did everything right, it was +EV, and variance simply got me, as it should. I make much better decisions now and other people can't even figure out why I've improved at my decision making skills! "Doing the right thing" now means something completely different to me than what I previously thought.

Moment of silence for our potential card counting comrades that never made it past their first week though.

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I actually got 18 consecutive blackjacks once but never more than that

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Maybe it happened, maybe it didn't, : )

But, I would say it probably happened given that I believe in the "Multi-verse" and that the planet we live on is "Earth - Six-Sixty-Two-Sextillion".