rainman
rainman
Joined: Mar 28, 2012
  • Threads: 18
  • Posts: 1508
March 29th, 2012 at 1:32:06 AM permalink
Since the begining of the game of blackjack there has been people finding ways to play better so as to beat the game, basic stratsgy card counting various ways of each.My question is this, has all the math been done? are all the calculations over? or is someone going to come along with a new way to beat this game just as thorpe did back in the day?Is it possible? please dont make fun of my spelling and punctuation its a sore subject. sincerely the rainman.
Triplell
Triplell
Joined: Aug 13, 2010
  • Threads: 9
  • Posts: 342
March 29th, 2012 at 3:09:49 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Since the begining of the game of blackjack there has been people finding ways to play better so as to beat the game, basic stratsgy card counting various ways of each.My question is this, has all the math been done? are all the calculations over? or is someone going to come along with a new way to beat this game just as thorpe did back in the day?Is it possible? please dont make fun of my spelling and punctuation its a sore subject. sincerely the rainman.



New counting strategies can always be devised, however it really doesn't change anything. Casino's will be able to establish that you are counting cards. Simple as that...
FleaStiff
FleaStiff
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 265
  • Posts: 14484
March 29th, 2012 at 3:14:24 AM permalink
Think of how long all the math had been done on a simple coin toss... then along came Professor Persi Diaconis of Stanford to tell us that no, its not 50:50 its more like 51:49.

More gets discovered but the incremental knowledge is often less significant.
1BB
1BB
Joined: Oct 10, 2011
  • Threads: 18
  • Posts: 5339
March 29th, 2012 at 3:46:43 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Since the begining of the game of blackjack there has been people finding ways to play better so as to beat the game, basic stratsgy card counting various ways of each.My question is this, has all the math been done? are all the calculations over? or is someone going to come along with a new way to beat this game just as thorpe did back in the day?Is it possible? please dont make fun of my spelling and punctuation its a sore subject. sincerely the rainman.



It's probably a moot point. Casino counter measures will always be one step ahead of all but a tiny handful of card counters. Blackjack has been very good to me over the years but I'm glad I am not starting out now. The future ain't what it used to be!

I have no problem reading and understanding your posts. There were and are many bad spellers who have been successful. You are in good company with John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Mosher Butts. Who was Butts? He invented a game called Scrabble.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
weaselman
weaselman
Joined: Jul 11, 2010
  • Threads: 20
  • Posts: 2349
March 29th, 2012 at 4:58:09 AM permalink
I did not know (and still don't believe) that Einstein was a bad speller. I am pretty sure Franklin wasn't. Perhaps, you were thinking of his wife Deborah (she, by some accounts, was). Not sure about the others you mentioned.
Either way, even if you know of someone famous doing something badly, it is in no way an excuse or an encouragement for you to do the same. Steve Jobs, who has practically invented the 21st century, was (by his own admission) an asshole and a jerk. So what?

I think, bad spelling is just a poor taste and a lack of class. It is not hard to spell correctly (invest in a dictionary!).
Especially, on a computer. If you can't figure out how to use a spelling corrector (my 6 year old daughter has), ask someone to help you. If spelling correctly on paper isn't hard (invest in a dictionary!), doing so on a computer is simply effortless. I therefore take posts, with many spelling errors (not typos) in them as a sign of disrespect to the reader. If you don't care to pay attention to those little red lines underlining your text, why should I care to read your rants in the first place?
"When two people always agree one of them is unnecessary"
AceTwo
AceTwo
Joined: Mar 13, 2012
  • Threads: 5
  • Posts: 359
March 29th, 2012 at 5:23:08 AM permalink
The math to analyse the game has more or less been fully explored. Not just basic strategy and card counting but also other ap techniques like hole-carding, shuflle tracking etc.
That does not mean that there will be no further analsysis of the game.
Casinos introduce new rule variations and side bets over time which need to be analysed mathematically.
But the tools of analsying these remain the same: combinatorial analysis and/or simulation to get basic strategy and devise counting methods (ie devising specialised counts for side bets)
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 192
  • Posts: 10588
March 29th, 2012 at 5:58:50 AM permalink
Quote: weaselman

If you don't care to pay attention to those little red lines underlining your text, why should I care to read your rants in the first place?

Not all browsers do that.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
weaselman
weaselman
Joined: Jul 11, 2010
  • Threads: 20
  • Posts: 2349
March 29th, 2012 at 6:08:34 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Not all browsers do that.


Really? Which one(s) don't?
Anyway, is it too much of an effort to get get a normal browser? Does it cost an arm and a leg?
"When two people always agree one of them is unnecessary"
FinsRule
FinsRule
Joined: Dec 23, 2009
  • Threads: 123
  • Posts: 3782
March 29th, 2012 at 6:22:26 AM permalink
Anyone who cares so much about spelling on a forum has an issue of superiority.

Same thing with paragraphing.

If you don't like it, don't read/respond.
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 192
  • Posts: 10588
March 29th, 2012 at 6:47:52 AM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Really? Which one(s) don't?
Anyway, is it too much of an effort to get get a normal browser? Does it cost an arm and a leg?


Internet Explorer 8, which came with Windows XP Pro and is on the computer on my desk at work, doesn't do it. Or if it does, I can't find the control to turn it on.

And I'm not authorized to install anything. I'm just happy they let me use it for personal stuff...



Safari, which came with my Apple, does it by default. But that's home.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁

  • Jump to: