Mooseton
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November 16th, 2012 at 7:25:14 PM permalink
Just curious, what was the largest advantage you or anybody has ever had in any casino game that you've heard of? No cheating.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
rdw4potus
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November 16th, 2012 at 8:01:35 PM permalink
I was one of 20 people in the casino during a $50,000 total giveaway with 10 winners. I didn't get drawn, but that one had huge + EV. Then I got stuck there for 2 days because of the snowstorm that kept everyone else away in the first place.

In terms of games, I don't think they realized what they were doing, but 2 julys ago the same casino ran 3 overlapping BJ promos: suited BJs for drawing entries, 2:1 BJs during sunday baseball games, and BJ bingo with relatively achievable and very generous freeplay prizes (spaces for each suited BJ, 5 card charlie, 6 card charlie, 777, 678, etc.)
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Mooseton
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November 16th, 2012 at 8:18:47 PM permalink
So how big was your advantage (percentage wise) would you estimate on those occasions?
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
bbvk05
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November 16th, 2012 at 11:03:13 PM permalink
There was a casino-wide "guaranteed to hit by $50,000" slock progressive promotion going on at an indian casino. The odds go up as the total inches closer to $50,000. The previous times I'd seen a winner promoted they had won between 35 and 45k. I was told that each spin basically any machine in the place had an equal chance of landing it (penny or dollar machines = same shot at winning per pull).

I was there at 4:15am on weeknight playing blackjack by myself with about 10 other people in the whole place playing slots. I notice that the progressive was at $49,550. It goes up by the amount played and the time elapsed. In this case it seemed to be going up by about a cent per $20 players. I decided to ride it out--- I mean it is going to hit before noon.

I played a penny machine pretty rapidly because each pull gives you a shot (any pull=same chance I was told). So I was playing one cent rapidly on two machines. Dropped about $50. I think it was massively EV+.

Guy on a nickel bank two rows over hit it at 5:30am for $49,6xx. I was too disgusted to stay and watch after he nailed it.
RogerKint
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November 17th, 2012 at 3:22:01 AM permalink
Yesterday, I got to play with a Mississippi Stud dealer consistently flashing the river. SCORE! Unfortunately, my girlfriend is now addicted to this game (flashing dealer or not) and I have to drag her away from it.
100% risk of ruin
teliot
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November 17th, 2012 at 6:59:56 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Yesterday, I got to play with a Mississippi Stud dealer consistently flashing the river. SCORE!

Did you use cover play at all? Or did you play with the full 90%+?
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Ibeatyouraces
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November 17th, 2012 at 7:37:32 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
AxiomOfChoice
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November 17th, 2012 at 12:04:38 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Yesterday, I got to play with a Mississippi Stud dealer consistently flashing the river. SCORE! Unfortunately, my girlfriend is now addicted to this game (flashing dealer or not) and I have to drag her away from it.



You lucky bastard :)

How do they manage to flash the river? Is it the bottom card? At most places the bottom card is the first card flipped.
RogerKint
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November 17th, 2012 at 8:34:58 PM permalink
Quote: teliot

Did you use cover play at all? Or did you play with the full 90%+?



No cover. The dealer didn't last long at the table. Situations where cover would be needed were rare.
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Mooseton
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November 17th, 2012 at 10:36:27 PM permalink
So could anybody find a 200%+ player advantage at any point? I wanted this thread to be a competition. Could you expect a 500%+ player advantage (not return) to be one of the highest in gambling history?
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try

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