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Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-29-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 64
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Blackjack q - continuous shufflers - can they be beaten?

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I still not convinced a 2 deck penetration will provide a good enough count into 6 decks ...

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You would need a 12+ running (using a single level count) to make your bet. ...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-28-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 64
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Blackjack q - continuous shufflers - can they be beaten?

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My big concern is that I happened to hit an extremely 'lucky' streak (I hate that word - I believe in probability, not luck)

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If you hate the word luck -- then just think...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-28-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 64
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Blackjack q - continuous shufflers - can they be beaten?

From my testing, CSM's work. Most are truly random -- you can't even reliably "count" the last hand played. If your club is using a single deck discard rack, and you know the next deal is buffered...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-27-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By SheetWise
Re: BlackJack Statistics Question

Perfect knowledge of the dealers hole card can only be achieved by either marking cards, a dealer intentionally exposing, or an incompetent dealer being spooked.

If you had perfect knowledge, as...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-23-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Dogtrack betting?

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...whenever I see a dog who I think has really bad odds when I don't think he should I place a bet on them ...

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That's the name of the game.

Watch Kennels. A lot of...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-18-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 18
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Craps- Pressing Bets

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"... try to be aggressive with the houses money."

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Once it's in your hand -- it's not their money.

If you play conservatively with your buy-in money, and aggressively with...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-17-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Blackjack question about long term (Math Question)

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Don't expect to get away with counting cards everyday after work on a double deck game with those rules. Your odds of making 50k in a year doing so are virtually nil. Your odds of making...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-16-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Blackjack question about long term (Math Question)

I would put your top bet at $40, but a lot of people would be comfortable with a top bet of $80 -- but the problem with both of these is that it's difficult to proportion downward, because you want...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-12-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 37
Posted By SheetWise
Re: I don\'t understand blackjack (longish)

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However, Blackjack is a game of high variance, and it seems as though your buddy is betting 20%+ of his starting bankroll on some bets, which greatly increases his risk of ruin.

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Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-08-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 54
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Shell Game

Not a lot different than Three-Card Monte, the setup is almost identical.

When you have a large wager out (read: your last wager), it's best to leave your selection unexposed and view the two...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-07-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 22
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Some quick craps questions (simple).

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When I played the 4 Queens's $3 game (several years ago so I don't know if they still have it) you were welcome to make the $3 minimum place bet. However, they only paid even money since...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-02-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Chess Gambling?

If you don't play chess at tournament level, or don't consider yourself a contender -- I'd like to share a short story of how I learned to play, and how I taught my daughters. It will teach you a...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-30-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Tax related question

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That, and he's citing defunct sources.


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The regulations were posted in the ZFederal Register as required by law in June 2007 and became effective July...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-28-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Couple of Craps Questions

Play the back, lay full odds. If you get three points up, throw the boys a dollar for a six-one hop. Or a 3/4 hop, 2/5 hop, whatever. If you want to give them $5 -- throw a dollar each for the...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-27-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Tax related question

Jimbo -- You're confusing buying-in with cashing-out. Cash a customer gives to a casino is different than cash a casino gives to a customer, for reporting purposes. OP was specifically asking about...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Tax related question

I agree. Anything under 10K is not required under the law (unrecorded transactions). There are times when you may be asked, because of suspicion of structured transactions to show ID. I've always...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-23-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 24
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Pool handicapping?

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This would be amazing if SheetWise is a stamina guru and can stay away for 70+ hours and just crushes you.


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I wasn't making any challenge -- just trying to understand if...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-23-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Tax related question

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What is the cashout limit in chips at a casino before you have to file a tax form?

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Just the ones you give the cashier, or including the ones you keep in your pockets?
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-23-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Zero Sum Blackjack: Possible?

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I posted the link, but I'm not going to copy a whole thread in a forum discussion because you don't want to be bothered with a yahoo link.

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You don't need to copy the...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-22-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Zero Sum Blackjack: Possible?

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Thremp,

You might want to check out this link before trying to refute hogua's story any further.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vpFREE/message/79002

It looks like hogua's got his...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-21-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Zero Sum Blackjack: Possible?

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Have you ever played one of these video BJ games? They are fast..faster than online games.

BTW, I'm not sure where you're playing BJ online, but if your only getting 600 hands an hour...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-21-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 24
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Pool handicapping?

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I promise you that if you and I played 8 ball I could beat you 100% of the time until you either went broke or got tired of racking the balls.

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If I'm interpreting this...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-20-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18
Posted By SheetWise
Re: BJ vs Craps vs Pai Gow Poker.

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If I try it, just bet banker every time. That's it?

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Unless you have a hunch. It's about -.01/-.012, and if you're the only one there, you can control the pace of the game....
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-19-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18
Posted By SheetWise
Re: BJ vs Craps vs Pai Gow Poker.

Is mini-baccarat available?
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23
Posted By SheetWise
Re: Zero Sum Blackjack: Possible?

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... double points for play, which resulted in a 0.5% players advantage

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BTW, even without the additional comps, this resulted in a $300+ per hour play for the...
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