Dieter
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November 15th, 2014 at 8:39:56 PM permalink
Quote: warpzones

Could someone please confirm that blackjack card counting can still be done with multiple decks such as 6 or 8+ ?



Sure.

You'll need a sizeable bankroll, and you'll need to practice your skills.

Take this as a guideline - when Thorp went on his trial run, he had a $10000 session bankroll for the weekend. You might want more, given that table minimums have increased since that time.

Remember that a gambling bankroll means you can afford to lose it without a significant adverse effect on your life.
May the cards fall in your favor.
Dieter
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November 15th, 2014 at 8:41:20 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The best strategy is drive to the casino with $200, sit in your car for 20 min, and drive home with $200. Works every time.



I don't see how you could lose with that strategy.
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dwm
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November 15th, 2014 at 8:54:52 PM permalink
Card counting has a very small edge and requires big bets when the count is favorable. You can go broke counting just like any betting scheme.
darkoz
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November 16th, 2014 at 12:20:42 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

I don't see how you could lose with that strategy.



Actually this is a negative expectation as well.

Drive to the casino with $200. Wait 20 minutes then drive home.

Fill up gas tank with $20 bucks gas.

Return next week with $180 bucks. repeat first steps till broke,
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EvenBob
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November 16th, 2014 at 12:24:33 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz



Return next week with $180 bucks. repeat first steps till broke,



Better than go into casino, lose 200, and leave.
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MrV
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November 16th, 2014 at 1:03:00 AM permalink
Ah, but sometimes you actually do win.
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Dieter
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November 16th, 2014 at 2:45:34 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Actually this is a negative expectation as well.



It's negative expectation because expenses exceed revenue, not because of gambling losses.

If the individual using this scheme has separate gambling funds and travel funds (as compared to combined funds), the gambling funds are not being depleted.
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darkoz
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November 16th, 2014 at 4:00:43 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

It's negative expectation because expenses exceed revenue, not because of gambling losses.

If the individual using this scheme has separate gambling funds and travel funds (as compared to combined funds), the gambling funds are not being depleted.



If gambling is being done and no one is there to witness it, does it exist?
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AxelWolf
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November 16th, 2014 at 5:53:25 AM permalink
Not if it's a DI, BAC or ROULLETT player.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
ThatDonGuy
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November 16th, 2014 at 11:06:55 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The best strategy is drive to the casino with $200, sit in your car for 20 min, and drive home with $200. Works every time.


I have a system that works just as well - play the "Bill Breaker" machine.

Be warned: some casinos may have switched to Coinstar for coins, which takes a cut.

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