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bigfoot66
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August 6th, 2015 at 1:06:06 PM permalink
I was at a casino over the weekend playing a carnival game with a healthy house edge well over 5%. When I pulled out my strategy guide on the first hand the pit critter told me that I was not allowed to use a strategy card at any table game in her casino and even called the director of table games who backed her up so I left the joint after playing A hand. I was blown away, have you ever heard of a casino enforcing this rule?
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RogerKint
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August 6th, 2015 at 1:14:48 PM permalink
Next time, just memorize your hole card strategy guide ;)
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Hunterhill
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August 6th, 2015 at 1:15:43 PM permalink
Please name the casino. Since you were using a strategy card I'm assuming you're not an ap.Would just like to know what casino is so paranoid. Or is their excuse that it will slow the game down.
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bigfoot66
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August 6th, 2015 at 1:18:54 PM permalink
I was playing as a total civilian fading the high house edge. The casino was in AZ, I am not 100% comfortable naming the casino just yet. They did not offer a reason, and in fact I was the only player at the table
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Hunterhill
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August 6th, 2015 at 1:23:04 PM permalink
Ok.Understood.
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HowMany
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August 6th, 2015 at 1:52:00 PM permalink
Was it an indian joint, or an actual real casino?

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terapined
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August 6th, 2015 at 2:13:10 PM permalink
I always use a strategy card out in the open
Blackjack, Paigow poker, and various video poker games.
I actually would not gamble if I cant use a strategy card.
The casino has an edge on each game, incorrect strategy increases their edge. I am loathe to play any gambling game without a strategy card where strategy is involved.
I have never ever had any problem using a strategy sheet for various games except at the D downtown Vegas.
The D incident was just a minor inconvenience. Dealer would not let me place it on the table next to my chips. She did allow me to refer to it as necessary. Most pai gow hands are easy to play but every once in a while you can set a hand various ways and that's when I go to the strategy card. I've actually had pit bosses show an interest in my pai gow strategy card(use JB's strategy from WOO) but just out of curiosity. I have never caught flak using a strategy card.
At the 4 Queens a while ago when I 1st got into VP, I was hunched over at a vp game with a strategy sheet and I kept referring to it. My position and movement were a bit unusual and I caught the eye of security. They came over to see what I was doing and immediately left, I heard them say "He's alright, just using a strategy sheet"
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CallSaul
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August 6th, 2015 at 2:22:41 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

I have never ever had any problem using a strategy sheet for various games except at the D downtown Vegas.
The D incident was just a minor inconvenience. Dealer would not let me place it on the table next to my chips. She did allow me to refer to it as necessary.



I'm surprised to hear that about the D. I played blackjack there recently, and there was a woman at my table with a strategy card right next to her chips.
bigfoot66
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August 6th, 2015 at 2:28:27 PM permalink
I have heard rules about not putting things on the table too, but at the D they did let you consult the card for strategic info. This was in Arizona which as far as I know does not have any commercial casinos so yes it was Indian.
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terapined
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August 6th, 2015 at 2:29:32 PM permalink
Quote: CallSaul

I'm surprised to hear that about the D. I played blackjack there recently, and there was a woman at my table with a strategy card right next to her chips.



The D was the 3 card poker/pai gow poker table.
I've played a lot there with a strategy card next to my chips.
Just about every dealer there allowed it on the table.
It was just this one dealer that would not let me place it on the table.
Maybe in this 1 dealers view it was a security thing, just drinks and chips on a table.
I could still refer to it so no biggie. I did not tip her though.
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