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May 20th, 2015 at 12:37:31 PM permalink
This probably doesn't count since it wasn't allowed but here you go. On a recent trip to Vegas I was playing at the Aria at one of the 'good' $50 tables (stay on soft 17, RSA, etc.). A guy joins the table with a couple hundred dollars, I think (not really paying attention). Table was doing well, he seemed to be playing OK (again, not really paying attention). Then he gets a 3 and a 4 against a picture. He hits, gets a 5 for a total of 12. He hits again and gets a 2 for a total of 14. At this point he announces "Double" and puts another $100 alongside his original bet. Everyone at the table just looks at him in disbelief. Trying to double on a 14 against a 10 after 4 cards! Unbelievable!! The dealer quietly tells him that you can only double on the first 2 cards and pushes his $100 back. I've never seen anything as wacky as that before in my life. Not even at a $5 table, let alone betting $100. Needless to say I bailed from that table shortly after that...
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May 20th, 2015 at 12:43:39 PM permalink
Quote: VladsGiants

This probably doesn't count since it wasn't allowed but here you go. On a recent trip to Vegas I was playing at the Aria at one of the 'good' $50 tables (stay on soft 17, RSA, etc.). A guy joins the table with a couple hundred dollars, I think (not really paying attention). Table was doing well, he seemed to be playing OK (again, not really paying attention). Then he gets a 3 and a 4 against a picture. He hits, gets a 5 for a total of 12. He hits again and gets a 2 for a total of 14. At this point he announces "Double" and puts another $100 alongside his original bet. Everyone at the table just looks at him in disbelief. Trying to double on a 14 against a 10 after 4 cards! Unbelievable!! The dealer quietly tells him that you can only double on the first 2 cards and pushes his $100 back. I've never seen anything as wacky as that before in my life. Not even at a $5 table, let alone betting $100. Needless to say I bailed from that table shortly after that...


If I was running the table, I would've changed the rules just that one time :-)
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May 20th, 2015 at 12:51:35 PM permalink
Just when you think you've seen everything. I played with a woman at Resorts in AC last weekend and she repeatedly doubled hard 7. Not just against a dealer break card either. Sometimes against a 10 or an A. I mean it's a crap play either way; but against paint...uggh!! Then to make to matters worse; a couple of times when she had an ace up we gave her the customary good luck pat on the table, and she told us...."I got this.. worry about your own side of the table".
It was just me and another gentlemen at the table ...we just looked at each other, shrugged... and left her alone.

Needless to say I wasn't too upset when she lost her 2K and went away. She was as unpleasant as she was stupid.
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May 20th, 2015 at 1:03:33 PM permalink
Was playing free bet blackjack at TheD a couple of weekends ago and a guy at first base was doubling on just about everything. He then got a 16 vs. 5 and doubled on it. He got a ten and busted. Two guys at the table got kind of mad but I thought it was about the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. The strange part about it was he was playing with a buddy who was playing properly but said nothing to his friend about how big of a moron he was being. My only thought about why he'd play this way is someone must have told him to double on everything in free bet blackjack leaving out the part about only doing it when its free.
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May 20th, 2015 at 4:31:09 PM permalink
Just when I think to myself everyone would be better off playing blackjack no matter how bad they play as opposed to roulette, I am proven wrong.
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May 22nd, 2015 at 7:13:15 AM permalink
I decided to stroll around a casino after playing to see how people play. Now I know why blackjack is still offered. I saw someone double A5vA after losing his insurance bet. I don't know what he was thinking.
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May 22nd, 2015 at 7:37:49 AM permalink
I was dealing blackjack quite a while ago. I accidentally convinced a player to double down his BJ versus 10-up. And just as you'd expect....

He won!
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May 22nd, 2015 at 7:44:49 AM permalink
Quote: RS

I was dealing blackjack quite a while ago. I accidentally convinced a player to double down his BJ versus 10-up. And just as you'd expect....

He won!


Seen it a few times.
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May 22nd, 2015 at 8:10:20 AM permalink
A few years ago at a truck stop casino on my way to Salt Lake City: I'm spreading table minimum to maximum ($1-$25) and winning almost all big bets for a great start to the trip. Promotion where if you lose $20 you get a $20 dining credit. Great deal if you want to eat there and great deal for the house, because most people wouldn't otherwise spend $20 on pizza and sandwiches. Truck driver who seems to be a regular buys in for $20, betting $1 each hand. Starts doubling a lot of hands including stiffs. Then he tries to double a 16 and loses. I ask him why don't you just bet $2 per hand, that way you have the option to stand instead of busting. His reply: "This way I can win double"
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May 27th, 2015 at 6:34:54 AM permalink
Quote: vendman1

Just when you think you've seen everything. I played with a woman at Resorts in AC last weekend and she repeatedly doubled hard 7. Not just against a dealer break card either. Sometimes against a 10 or an A. I mean it's a crap play either way; but against paint...uggh!! Then to make to matters worse; a couple of times when she had an ace up we gave her the customary good luck pat on the table, and she told us...."I got this.. worry about your own side of the table".
It was just me and another gentlemen at the table ...we just looked at each other, shrugged... and left her alone.

Needless to say I wasn't too upset when she lost her 2K and went away. She was as unpleasant as she was stupid.



That's because 7's are lucky!
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May 27th, 2015 at 6:47:12 AM permalink
Quote: Avincow

This is why I don't understand why all casinos don't offer surrender. When i surrender for the first time, everyone goes, 'durrrr, what is that'. so I tell them. Next thing you know, you got one or two guys who start surrendering 12s and 13s vs. 10. Come on casinos, get with it. You and I could be making money together!



Yes, but if you surrender (2 cards) versus hit (3+ cards), you'll "ruin the order of the cards". Also, surrendering vs. standing "ruins the order of the cards" on the next shoe. Casinos have managed to successfully brainwash this myth into players' heads.
While I would love it if more casinos offered surrender, the option probably slows down the game when dealers have to calculate and make change for $5 and $25 chips. Also, offering surrender on regular Blackjack makes Spanish 21 seem less appealing.
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May 27th, 2015 at 7:40:39 AM permalink
I've never seen anyone who asked me to explain surrender to them subsequently use it. While there are a few people who use surrender to their detriment, they are rare, usually asian, and often playing spanish 21 instead if it's offered.
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May 27th, 2015 at 7:58:50 AM permalink
I never give advice at the table for a number of reasons. I don't want the pit to think I know anything and I use index play. What do I say when I tell a player to never take insurance only to then take it myself?
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May 27th, 2015 at 8:38:31 AM permalink
Quote: nvr55xx

probably slows down the game when dealers have to calculate and make change for $5 and $25 chips.



How do they ever pay blackjacks? $6 and $30?
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May 27th, 2015 at 9:54:08 AM permalink
Two weeks ago on Blackjack Switch:

Big player who doesn't know what he's doing at first base, Asian guy who's sick of his crap on third. No one else.

I'm showing a bust card (4 or 5, I think) and the big player waves it off. The Asian guy then switches into a 9 and a stiff hand.

BP tells Asian guy, "I'll give you $10 to stand." As in, wave off a 9.

The guy takes it.

I make a hand and sweep the table.
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May 27th, 2015 at 11:43:48 AM permalink
Well the BP just threw $10 away, but 3rd base may or may not have made an ok play. Just glancing at the switch EV tables, I guess he gave up 32-34% of his EV by standing on a 9 against a 4 or 5. So as long as 3rd base is playing less than $30 a hand, it's a good deal. If he was playing $50 there were two suckers at the table.
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May 27th, 2015 at 12:41:25 PM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

Two weeks ago on Blackjack Switch:

Big player who doesn't know what he's doing at first base, Asian guy who's sick of his crap on third. No one else.

I'm showing a bust card (4 or 5, I think) and the big player waves it off. The Asian guy then switches into a 9 and a stiff hand.

BP tells Asian guy, "I'll give you $10 to stand." As in, wave off a 9.

The guy takes it.

I make a hand and sweep the table.



Just Wow!! Obviously it depends on how much the Asian guy is playing. If he had a $10 bet up then sure he made the right call. If he was betting a lot...even say $25 or $30 it's marginal at best. I might have told the big player to piss off regardless(this depends on alcohol intake to be honest). You don't get to play my hand badly just because you are betting big. Sober me cares about the EV....drunker me...maybe not so much.
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May 27th, 2015 at 5:04:17 PM permalink
Quote: vendman1

Just Wow!! Obviously it depends on how much the Asian guy is playing. If he had a $10 bet up then sure he made the right call. If he was betting a lot...even say $25 or $30 it's marginal at best. I might have told the big player to piss off regardless(this depends on alcohol intake to be honest). You don't get to play my hand badly just because you are betting big. Sober me cares about the EV....drunker me...maybe not so much.



Telling me how to play will get you nowhere. Offering me money to make your play will get me listening, but like others have said, the price has to be right. And by right, I'm thinking along the lines of 100% of my bet.
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June 4th, 2015 at 6:42:45 AM permalink
Last night on Blackjack Switch - which is seeming to be a magnet for dip wads despite being Master's-degree-level blackjack:

Rookie player who knows how to play standard blackjack (I think) but not Switch decides to play two hands (so four.)

His first of four hands, he gets a soft total and draws it out to a soft 17. He seems to know enough to hit it. If I remember correctly, he drew to a hard 14.

Hits. Gets a deuce. Hits again. Gets a deuce again. So far, so good. I tell him, "You have a hard 18."

He thinks it over.

And the dip wad hits.

I repeat, "You have hard 18."

Another moment.

More thinking.

Yep, he hits again.

Needless to say, there wasn't another deuce around the corner - he busted.

He seemed to learn from his mistakes on the next three hands, waving off hard 17 twice.
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June 4th, 2015 at 3:01:02 PM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

Last night on Blackjack Switch - which is seeming to be a magnet for dip wads despite being Master's-degree-level blackjack:

Rookie player who knows how to play standard blackjack (I think) but not Switch decides to play two hands (so four.)

His first of four hands, he gets a soft total and draws it out to a soft 17. He seems to know enough to hit it. If I remember correctly, he drew to a hard 14.

Hits. Gets a deuce. Hits again. Gets a deuce again. So far, so good. I tell him, "You have a hard 18."

He thinks it over.

And the dip wad hits.

I repeat, "You have hard 18."

Another moment.

More thinking.

Yep, he hits again.

Needless to say, there wasn't another deuce around the corner - he busted.

He seemed to learn from his mistakes on the next three hands, waving off hard 17 twice.



Surprised he didn't try to say "No no! I was hitting the second hand!"
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June 15th, 2015 at 12:17:53 PM permalink
Quote: Deucekies

Surprised he didn't try to say "No no! I was hitting the second hand!"



The second hand was a hard 17 - which he grew enough functioning brain cells to wave off - and that would have busted too, so either way, he was a dope.
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June 15th, 2015 at 12:30:49 PM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

Last night on Blackjack Switch - which is seeming to be a magnet for dip wads despite being Master's-degree-level blackjack:

Rookie player who knows how to play standard blackjack (I think) but not Switch decides to play two hands (so four.)

His first of four hands, he gets a soft total and draws it out to a soft 17. He seems to know enough to hit it. If I remember correctly, he drew to a hard 14.

Hits. Gets a deuce. Hits again. Gets a deuce again. So far, so good. I tell him, "You have a hard 18."

He thinks it over.

And the dip wad hits.

I repeat, "You have hard 18."

Another moment.

More thinking.

Yep, he hits again.

Needless to say, there wasn't another deuce around the corner - he busted.

He seemed to learn from his mistakes on the next three hands, waving off hard 17 twice.



I agree the game does seem to attract dip wads like moths to a flame. I tried to play it a few times when it was first installed at Bally's AC. But the table was always so hostile from people misplaying...or not... their hands that it was just easier to move back to regular BJ. Frankly there was so much muttering and yelling at the table it was distracting. I normally don't give a rat's butt what other people think, ignoring them is kind of fun actually. But it was just too much at the switch table.
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June 23rd, 2015 at 1:33:23 PM permalink
A fun hand to say the least.

Playing at Sands, PA. $25 table and guy at 3rd base is playing 3 hands betting $100, $200 and $300 respectively.

Dealer shows Ace, and his hands are (from right to left) 6:6 , 4:4, and 9:9

He buys Insurance on all 3 bets, no Blackjack.

I have 19 and stand, he splits his 6's (with $100 bet)! Gets a 4 doubles and gets a 9, other hand gets an Ace, hits and pulls a 2.

Next hand, splits the 4's!!! Gets a 7, doubles and pulls an 8. Other 4, gets a 3 he hits for 17.

Third hand, Splits 9's! Gets two 8's for 17 on both.

Dealer turns up another ace, draws a 10, then ace, then 2, then 7 for a bust!!!

Just shook my head while this guy raked in all those black chips!
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June 23rd, 2015 at 1:45:05 PM permalink
Ahh! Those are the best hands.
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June 23rd, 2015 at 2:45:50 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

A fun hand to say the least.

Playing at Sands, PA. $25 table and guy at 3rd base is playing 3 hands betting $100, $200 and $300 respectively.

Dealer shows Ace, and his hands are (from right to left) 6:6 , 4:4, and 9:9

He buys Insurance on all 3 bets, no Blackjack.

I have 19 and stand, he splits his 6's (with $100 bet)! Gets a 4 doubles and gets a 9, other hand gets an Ace, hits and pulls a 2.

Next hand, splits the 4's!!! Gets a 7, doubles and pulls an 8. Other 4, gets a 3 he hits for 17.

Third hand, Splits 9's! Gets two 8's for 17 on both.

Dealer turns up another ace, draws a 10, then ace, then 2, then 7 for a bust!!!

Just shook my head while this guy raked in all those black chips!


Tis a funny and unpredictable game on any given hand.....
But long term, unless there was more than meets the eye in this tale,
This player will lose his arse... If he keeps playing this way.
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
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June 23rd, 2015 at 2:56:07 PM permalink
This is a level eleventy count he had a huge edge
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June 23rd, 2015 at 3:07:51 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

This is a level eleventy count he had a huge edge


Level eleventy, I need me one of them ;-)
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June 23rd, 2015 at 8:23:23 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

This is a level eleventy count he had a huge edge



Even with a count of +eleventy, Ace would still lose 30 in a row.
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June 24th, 2015 at 12:08:17 PM permalink
After reading these stories, I'm sure mine won't surprise anybody. I was playing the other day and a guy doubled a hard 16 against an 8, and got a 3! He looked like a genius for 30 seconds until the dealer drew to a 20.
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June 25th, 2015 at 6:59:52 AM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

After reading these stories, I'm sure mine won't surprise anybody. I was playing the other day and a guy doubled a hard 16 against an 8, and got a 3! He looked like a genius for 30 seconds until the dealer drew to a 20.


These situations always make me wonder if they saw the next card, or if they REALLY just want to throw money away =p.

A few nights ago some very drunk girls came up to my table and started playing. This girl clearly just wanted to go off what she 'felt'... so when she had a hard 14 vs dealer 10, she felt the need to double... and wouldn't you know it, 7. She was in middle position and definitely hammered, so there's zero chance she knew the next card (as I was watching all the same =p). A few hands later she has a hard 12 against the dealers 10, doubles again, and of course peels the 9 off. In BOTH cases the dealer had 20...

Wanna talk about the worst plays you've ever seen? One of her friends was cute and pretty hot, and was also falling over drunk petting me and asking me to go do things to her... and yes I'm single, but the fact that I was sober, about to leave, and had to drive 20 minutes to the hotel my BUDDY and I were staying at (which he was already at sleeping) just all made me go "eh..." It was much like a 16 v 10 in a solid negative count... You gotta hit that. Misplays always costing me EV =P.
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June 25th, 2015 at 1:28:45 PM permalink
It certainly could have been possible that he saw the next card but I don't think so. These players play so badly. The dealer did yell out "doubling hard 16." I'm sure nothing surprises the dealers. A dealer told me yesterday that somebody once doubled a hard 20. I asked if he got an ace. The dealer says of course not, he got a 30. I asked if he was sure he didn't mean to split and he said no he asked him 4 times.

I once saw a holecard and surrendered a 17. I thought that might be a little suspicious but I'm sure they've seen worse. If you aren't betting black chips, I'm sure they won't care what you do.
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June 25th, 2015 at 2:21:47 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

It certainly could have been possible that he saw the next card but I don't think so. These players play so badly. The dealer did yell out "doubling hard 16." I'm sure nothing surprises the dealers. A dealer told me yesterday that somebody once doubled a hard 20. I asked if he got an ace. The dealer says of course not, he got a 30. I asked if he was sure he didn't mean to split and he said no he asked him 4 times.

I once saw a holecard and surrendered a 17. I thought that might be a little suspicious but I'm sure they've seen worse. If you aren't betting black chips, I'm sure they won't care what you do.



That's exactly what I think...at anything less than a black chip level most casinos just don't care that much. Even counters aren't hurting them much if at all at a green or red chip level. As for bad plays, I think most dealers might actually enjoy "stupid" play probably livens up an otherwise boring shift for them. Also drunk people sometimes tip excessively.
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June 30th, 2015 at 6:55:20 PM permalink
Playing at a somewhat remote (for me) Tribal casino last month I played with a foreign guy (which is unusual in this farming community) who's favorite trick was doubling 12 vs dealer small cards. He busted EVERY time that he made this play, but that's not the story....

It was only the two of us playing vs the dealer. The guy had $25 bet and was dealt a total of 20 vs her 4. The dealer busted her hand so my hand was a winner but he lost $100. Yep he split the 20 to 4 hands and busted them all vs her 4 upcard. I'm still shaking my head over this one.

Of course he had a winning session while I got my clock cleaned.
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June 30th, 2015 at 8:07:47 PM permalink
Last week newbie came to the table. Knew nothing about playing, where to place his bet ect. He had 12 against dealer 5, the whole table told him not to hit and explained why but he still thought we were crazy. "No, I got 12" he would say. so he took a hit. needless to say he drew a ten and bust, but that ren would have given the dealer 20 and caused table loss. kid saved the table. a high roller had offered him 50 dollars not to hit but he hit anyway and they guy ended up giving him the two greens for saving us. I poop you not, the exact same situation happened again about 20 minutes later, the kid was again untrusting of our advice and hit the 12, and low and behold he saved us again. I couldn't help but lose it laughing, one of the most fun tables ive ever played on. The kid refused to double down, split, or make the hand signals after being repeatedly reprimanded. good times
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July 1st, 2015 at 7:22:22 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Wanna talk about the worst plays you've ever seen? One of her friends was cute and pretty hot, and was also falling over drunk petting me and asking me to go do things to her... and yes I'm single, but the fact that I was sober, about to leave, and had to drive 20 minutes to the hotel my BUDDY and I were staying at (which he was already at sleeping) just all made me go "eh..." It was much like a 16 v 10 in a solid negative count... You gotta hit that. Misplays always costing me EV =P.



Umm, given that she was falling over drunk, you did the right thing and walked away from that one. That one's like the hard 17 - you want to hit that but you know it's a really bad idea.
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July 1st, 2015 at 7:39:46 AM permalink
Quote: hailtotheskins

Last week newbie came to the table. Knew nothing about playing, where to place his bet ect. He had 12 against dealer 5, the whole table told him not to hit and explained why but he still thought we were crazy. "No, I got 12" he would say. so he took a hit. needless to say he drew a ten and bust, but that ren would have given the dealer 20 and caused table loss. kid saved the table. a high roller had offered him 50 dollars not to hit but he hit anyway and they guy ended up giving him the two greens for saving us. I poop you not, the exact same situation happened again about 20 minutes later, the kid was again untrusting of our advice and hit the 12, and low and behold he saved us again. I couldn't help but lose it laughing, one of the most fun tables ive ever played on. The kid refused to double down, split, or make the hand signals after being repeatedly reprimanded. good times



And this is exactly why people making bad plays doesn't affect your hand in the long run. People are quick to point out when someone does something like that and the table loses because of it... but it works the other way too.
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July 1st, 2015 at 8:05:22 AM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

Umm, given that she was falling over drunk, you did the right thing and walked away from that one. That one's like the hard 17 - you want to hit that but you know it's a really bad idea.



Ha!

I know a dealer who refers to the hard 17 as the "mother-in-law hand" because you want to hit it, but really shouldn't.
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July 1st, 2015 at 8:43:00 AM permalink
Quote: hailtotheskins

Last week newbie came to the table. Knew nothing about playing, where to place his bet ect. He had 12 against dealer 5, the whole table told him not to hit and explained why but he still thought we were crazy. "No, I got 12" he would say. so he took a hit. needless to say he drew a ten and bust, but that ren would have given the dealer 20 and caused table loss. kid saved the table. a high roller had offered him 50 dollars not to hit but he hit anyway and they guy ended up giving him the two greens for saving us. I poop you not, the exact same situation happened again about 20 minutes later, the kid was again untrusting of our advice and hit the 12, and low and behold he saved us again. I couldn't help but lose it laughing, one of the most fun tables ive ever played on. The kid refused to double down, split, or make the hand signals after being repeatedly reprimanded. good times



This happened to me the past weekend in AC. Older guy, maybe 75, but seemed like he had his wits about him. Acted like he'd never been in a casino before, but had a high level players card. He kept touching the chips in play, touching his hand (shoe game), raking his bet before he was paid. Wouldn't double ever, only reluctantly split, and then only when prompted by the dealer and player(s), was completely mystified by the whole hand signal thing. To top it off he was rude and mean to everybody, including the very pretty, young dealer who was being super patient and really trying to help him. He seemed to think all the other players and the dealer were conspiring against him. Of course he ending up winning a couple of hundred and leaving up. But not before he made everybody miserable. I don't understand people who gamble with no freakin idea what they are doing. They give out basic strategy cards if you ask for one. The other players and dealers will mostly help you(sometimes incorrectly, but most people by and large are trying their best). But to just sit there be rude, and ignore everyone's help, and not have the slightest idea of the strategy or even the rules of the game. SMH.
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July 1st, 2015 at 10:15:17 AM permalink
Honestly. that was me my first time in the casino. Just wantd a nice date night with the girl friend. Figured " I know how to play blackjack". I hit a 12 vs 5, got the bust 10 and actually got YELLED at("DUDE you CANNOT DO THAT AGAIN, JESUS!) by dude playing 2 spots 2 hundo a piece. embarrassed I went to 4 card poker. I got a straight on my first hand and only did a 1x raise (/facepalm). I lost all of my 120 dollar "bankroll" at the 4 card table. In the end that's what lead me to wizard of odds though. Within a week I had basic Strategy down like the back of my hand and now avoid carnival games(except occasionally Mississippi Stud, I cant help it).
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July 1st, 2015 at 10:22:37 AM permalink
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And this is exactly why people making bad plays doesn't affect your hand in the long run. People are quick to point out when someone does something like that and the table loses because of it... but it works the other way too.



It sure does suck when it hurts you though. We all groaned at the kid but were cheering a second later. But man it hurts when they kill you with dumb plays.
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July 26th, 2017 at 7:46:18 PM permalink
Last weekend at Fallsview (Ontario, Canada).

Guy has 55 against a 4. Decides to split.
Gets an ace on first hand. Decides to stand on a soft 16.
Gets a nine on other hand. Decides to hit on hard 14.

The whole hand took about 5 seconds from the time the action reached him as the dealer didn't even pause to confirm the guy's action.

I'm pretty sure I made an audible gasp while this was happening.
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July 26th, 2017 at 8:06:53 PM permalink
Was playing at the old Imperial Palace with this beautiful dealer. Best looking dealer I may ever have seen. She was Chinese, and her English was marginal. Pretty sure she was pretty new. $5 table and few tips, so I have a $2 tip out and get two 5s. Throw another chip up and she gives me a 6. Then she asks if I want to double. I don't get it and another guy says-you split the fives, right? A light goes off and I agree, putting up another chip, to draw an Ace. Get something marginal on the other 5 and lose everything.
This woman that was playing $15 a hand and not very well starts exclaiming- What kind of fool splits 5s and moves to another table.
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July 27th, 2017 at 3:51:27 AM permalink
For the sake of this thread, ive had one happen to me recently by another player. Of course other players mistakes have no bearing on whether you win or lose, so lets clear that myth right out of the way. No one knows the next card out of the shoe and a bad players move can easily help you as much as it can hurt you. You also dont know what card the dealer has as the upcard.

With that being said, about two weeks ago, i had 2 max bets out, 2 hands of 200 after having to lower my max bet due to the losing. I got two stiff hands. Dealer showing a 6. Girl to my left has a 13. She hits her 13 and busts with a 10. Dealer flips an 8 as hole card and then flips a 7 for 21. Had she not hit her 13v6 dealer wouldve busted for an $800 swing. Keep in mind i was on the come up at that time as well and thought losing streak was about to end. Even though i know in the long run peoples mistakes have no bearing on you winning or losing, imagine how i felt lol.
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July 27th, 2017 at 5:28:01 AM permalink
Last weekend 2 different players split their face cards and lost horribly. No wonder casinos are raking it in.
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July 27th, 2017 at 5:30:20 AM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

...No one knows the next card out of the shoe...


...You also dont know what card the dealer has as the upcard.



The first one isn't always true. There have been plenty of times that I've know what the next card to be dealt was.

And the other, I think you meant downcard. And that isn't always true either.
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July 27th, 2017 at 7:05:03 AM permalink
Okay here's one I saw last year at a Four Card Poker Table.

Young man walks up and starts playing. Loses a few hands and gets down to $160. He bets $40, checks his cards and sees a J764-2 high card hand. Bets 3X ! Loses to a Dealer straight.

I felt sorry for the kid and resentful towards the casino industry. Casinos give people the complete freedom to bet however they want as long as the bettors don't know what they are doing. But if you are observant and skillful they claim you don't have that freedom.
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July 27th, 2017 at 7:16:28 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Okay here's one I saw last year at a Four Card Poker Table.

Young man walks up and starts playing. Loses a few hands and gets down to $160. He bets $40, checks his cards and sees a J764-2 high card hand. Bets 3X ! Loses to a Dealer straight.

I felt sorry for the kid and resentful towards the casino industry. Casinos give people the complete freedom to bet however they want as long as the bettors don't know what they are doing. But if you are observant and skillful they claim you don't have that freedom.


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July 27th, 2017 at 10:07:58 AM permalink
I've never seen this happen but can you hit a hard 21?

Let's say a player puts out a big dealer bet, but mid-hand the dealer says something really really really off putting. Now the player wants to spitefully hit their three card 21. Will the floor allow it? Or is there some rule disallowing the player to take another card? Similar question on surrendering a Blackjack.
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July 27th, 2017 at 11:46:49 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

The first one isn't always true. There have been plenty of times that I've know what the next card to be dealt was.

And the other, I think you meant downcard. And that isn't always true either.



Yes i meant downcard. Typo.

Regarding the next card, i dont know why you and others always try to think of the obvious exception and try to argue with me. Obviously if you have next card information, you either simply managed to see the next card, or youre sequencing or some other type of AP such as getting a peak at the last card before the cut and then cutting it into play. Im not talking about any of that. Im simply talking about strictly playing basic strategy or counting, but go ahead and keep trying to argue for the sake of arguing.
Any private business open to the PUBLIC (ie. droned out casinos) cannot have a criminal trespass enforced against an individual without GOOD CAUSE (Disruptive or Disorderly conduct). You will never go to prison for being thrown out of a casino for legal advantage play and then returning because it's simply unconstitutional 'as applied' to the individual. 'As applied' constitutional issues must FIRST be raised in DISTRICT COURT (trial court) to have it thrown out. You CANNOT raise it on APPEAL This is the best kept secret in the world of casinos not just in Vegas but everywhere in the country. Thank me later.
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July 27th, 2017 at 11:50:50 AM permalink
saw a guy stay on 6 once, presumably to make the dealer bust. the dealer did in fact bust too, so kudos to him I guess.
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