chickenman
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July 24th, 2015 at 4:07:57 AM permalink
GJ, best to you and hopes for a speedy and full recovery.
Deucekies
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July 25th, 2015 at 6:14:10 AM permalink
Praying for you, John.
Casinos are not your friends, they want your money. But so does Disneyland. And there is no chance in hell that you will go to Disneyland and come back with more money than you went with. - AxelWolf and Mickeycrimm
Greasyjohn
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July 25th, 2015 at 12:23:25 PM permalink
Thank you to all who have offered your support.

Chris and I are planning to go to Vegas in a couple of months for a two-night getaway. We'll stay comped at the Silverton. I'll also get a room at the DG, because they comped me also. (These are the only two places left in Vegas where I still get comps in the mail. I used to get comps from 15 different casinos and I kept them in a folder separated alphabetically. It was fun to look back through all those offers but of course things have dried up. Too many places just don't want my action. Silver Sevens of course would comp me and I know there are other places that would with a phone call.) I'll take the DG room and their $50 or $100 free bet and scram. They of course now have 6/5 blackjack so there's no need for me to give them any action in the future. They had great pen that was sometimes 80% in their DD game. I'm just going for the free bet of course and perhaps a free comp meal in their coffee shop. Somebody please tell me that's the spirit GJ!! (I would've put a third (!) but that would've been construed as some kind of brilliancy in chess, right? P-K4)

A couple of times a few years ago I tried to teach Chris basic strategy, She just doesn't get it. I can tell her time and time again: If the dealers up card is two through six and you have a 12 through 16 you stand. Of course there's a couple small exceptions to that but let's not worry about that now--I'm just trying to get the basic concept across to her. What the hell should I do, hit her over the head with a small log? Same thing with video poker; she just doesn't want to learn, but she doesn't play for high-stakes. What can I say, her mother used to play jacks or better and when she'd get a pair of Jack's along with an ace she'd hold the ace. What am I going to do? I mean what am I going to do--you tell me--it's her mother?

I'm doing this all with the microphone. It would be great to just hit send just as it is (like Axel does) 'cause I know you'd at all figure it out. But then again I have a great appreciation for good writing so I'll go back and put in all the apostrophes and dashes, periods and caps. You know, someday I really think there's going to come a time when it's really usual to not correct anything--just send it along--that's the way our generation is going, don't you think?

I haven't shaved in two weeks and my cheeks are still as soft as a babys' ass.

I'm back!
TwoFeathersATL
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July 25th, 2015 at 12:39:47 PM permalink
And welcome back Sir
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
Greasyjohn
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July 25th, 2015 at 1:01:58 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

And welcome back Sir



TwoFeathersATL,

I was very appreciative and moved by your post to me when you found out about my medical condition. You are a human being with a great heart and a deep soul.
Artemis
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July 25th, 2015 at 4:27:10 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn


Chris and I are planning to go to Vegas in a couple of months for a two-night getaway. ...

A couple of times a few years ago I tried to teach Chris basic strategy, She just doesn't get it. I can tell her time and time again: If the dealers up card is two through six and you have a 12 through 16 you stand. Of course there's a couple small exceptions to that but let's not worry about that now--I'm just trying to get the basic concept across to her. What the hell should I do, hit her over the head with a small log? ...



Hello GJ, I read about how important Chris is to you as a care-giver. Being a care-giver isn't easy, and she deserves a gift.

To Chris, I like to give you this simplified basic strategy, as a gift for being an angel. The simplified basic strategy is a lot easier to read, follow, and use than the Wizard's chart.

GJ, please just print it out for Chris and show her how to use it.

Good luck.
I'm OK with Corps which pick and choose clienteles. Both insurance companies and casinos have the right to pick and choose customers. They may keep profitable ones and kicked out the rest. But, I'm not OK with a casino supervisor who says counting cards... is like stealing food from a buffet (a foodlifting offense), or video-taping a movie in a cinema (a piracy offense).
RaleighCraps
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July 25th, 2015 at 5:03:36 PM permalink
GJ,
Go to the wizard of odds page and print the strategy cards for the games that you will be playing. You can easily do this on a computer.
I have the strategy cards printed for most every type of game rules.
I have never had a casino tell me I cannot use the strategy sheet. Eliminates the guess work. (And half of the dealers think you are using a bad strategy sheet anyway)
Always borrow money from a pessimist; They don't expect to get paid back ! Be yourself and speak your thoughts. Those who matter won't mind, and those that mind, don't matter!
Greasyjohn
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July 25th, 2015 at 6:58:30 PM permalink
Quote: Artemis

Hello GJ, I read about how important Chris is to you as a care-giver. Being a care-giver isn't easy, and she deserves a gift.

To Chris, I like to give you this simplified basic strategy, as a gift for being an angel. The simplified basic strategy is a lot easier to read, follow, and use than the Wizard's chart.

GJ, please just print it out for Chris and show her how to use it.

Good luck.



Thanks again Artemis
Greasyjohn
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July 25th, 2015 at 6:59:58 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

GJ,
Go to the wizard of odds page and print the strategy cards for the games that you will be playing. You can easily do this on a computer.
I have the strategy cards printed for most every type of game rules.
I have never had a casino tell me I cannot use the strategy sheet. Eliminates the guess work. (And half of the dealers think you are using a bad strategy sheet anyway)



Thanks, Raleigh
kewlj
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July 26th, 2015 at 8:44:28 AM permalink
Sorry, I am late to the thread (out of town and don't like to log on at casino properties) but wanted to let you know that I read the thread and was thinking of you and wish you well, GJ.

kj
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