mickeycrimm
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May 20th, 2014 at 4:13:24 PM permalink
Quote: Pokeraddict

That was the best AP play in the history of Deadwood. What rule error do you see on the machine? I never noticed conflicting rules.



The console in the Franklin had three different sets of rules.

The first three seats had six deck, bj pays 3-2, shuffle after every deal.

The 4th seat had six deck, bj pays 3-2, 2/3'rds penetration.

The 5th seat said "single decks rules, bj pays 6-5, shuffle after every deal."

Al and I couldn't figure it out so I first put it up on WoV in a thread called Royal Match 21 under Blackjack to see if anyone else knew what was going on.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
mickeycrimm
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May 20th, 2014 at 4:18:15 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Mickey how do you remember every detail about trips 20 years ago? Did you write all of this down or are you filling in the gaps with approximations of what happened?



I've just always had a good memory. I actually leave a lot of stuff out. Sometimes I do a lot of thinking, and trying to jog my memory, about a story before posting it to make sure I have the facts right. The one difficulty I can have is chronological order.
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mickeycrimm
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May 20th, 2014 at 4:24:46 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Ever see Ben again., Mickey ?



The last time I seen Ben we were in the McDonald's in Dillon, Colorado. I talked about wanting to go back to Deadwood, he talked about going to Las Cruces, New Mexico then Grand Isle, Louisiana. We shook hands and parted ways. That was 1992. I haven't seen him since. Real nice guy, though. I hope he's doing well.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
Pokeraddict
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May 20th, 2014 at 4:25:59 PM permalink
When I was there in December the game was:

Quote:

The 4th seat had six deck, bj pays 3-2, 2/3'rds penetration.



It also had surrender and double after splitting. That was the same rules it had years ago when it was a huge AP play on point multiplier days. Now the machine only pays .1% free play 24/7.
mickeycrimm
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May 22nd, 2014 at 6:16:54 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

This story was kind of boring, but it's good that Mickey tells those stories too, so people don't get the wrong idea about a life of professional gambling. It's not really all that glorious, is the message I'm getting :)



I think the story was boring because that's how I felt in Deadwood, BORED!

And you are spot on about the life of an advantage player. Its not glamorous at all. No matter what you know and how good you are at finding short term advantages (my forte) you still have to put in the time at the machine to suck the money out. That can get very damn boring, especially when you get stuck on a play where, say the average seat time is 40 minutes-but you get stuck having to run like five cycles to snap the meter off, taking well over 3 hours. In that situation you not only tie up a lot of time, you don't make any money. And it happens all the time. Just the other day I got stuck having to run over 8000 games to snap off a five-spot meter (frequency is 1551). I just have to grin and bear it when that happens because overall I do very well.

On road trips I work very hard, morning till night, but when I'm home I just go out for a few hours a day. Al and I both experience burnout, whether its live poker or machines, and have to take these regular breaks from working so hard. But you should see us on the road together. Two Nevada casino hustlers in the outback. I have a lot of stories. Maybe I'll post some of them when I get the time.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
petroglyph
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May 22nd, 2014 at 8:42:33 AM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

I think the story was boring because that's how I felt in Deadwood, BORED!

And you are spot on about the life of an advantage player. Its not glamorous at all. No matter what you know and how good you are at finding short term advantages (my forte) you still have to put in the time at the machine to suck the money out. That can get very damn boring, especially when you get stuck on a play where, say the average seat time is 40 minutes-but you get stuck having to run like five cycles to snap the meter off, taking well over 3 hours. In that situation you not only tie up a lot of time, you don't make any money. And it happens all the time. Just the other day I got stuck having to run over 8000 games to snap off a five-spot meter (frequency is 1551). I just have to grin and bear it when that happens because overall I do very well.

On road trips I work very hard, morning till night, but when I'm home I just go out for a few hours a day. Al and I both experience burnout, whether its live poker or machines, and have to take these regular breaks from working so hard. But you should see us on the road together. Two Nevada casino hustlers in the outback. I have a lot of stories. Maybe I'll post some of them when I get the time.




Write....the....book, Mickey and become a recreational gambler.
midwestgb
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May 22nd, 2014 at 8:44:50 AM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

Two Nevada casino hustlers in the outback.




Sentence of the year on WOV.
FleaStiff
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May 22nd, 2014 at 8:54:28 AM permalink
Flying a kite?
Isn't that prison lingo for getting a note to the outside?
Buzzard
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May 22nd, 2014 at 9:03:10 AM permalink
It's the term for holding a begging sign on a street corner.

I would have absolutely no idea of any prison language. Perish the thought !
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet

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