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Old October 6th, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Iv been on a three card poker kick lately, how paranoid should I be while playing three card poker? Should I say, leave as soon as a releif dealer comes in then not come back? Assuming I'm not doing anything rediculous to stand out, do casinos actively scout players at three card poker tables to watch how they play their hands?

Should I play rated or not?

How pissed off do casinos get if I get caught? More poed than CC at bj or less?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:03 AM
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Ferret, this is a carnival game of the worst kind with a roughly 5 1/2% house advantage (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong) if you play to include the pair plus bet. Play rated? OF COURSE! Are you kidding me???? It's an unbeatable game with a juicy HA. "Coverplay" for WHAT? You have me a bit confused here...
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:10 AM
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Ferret, this is a carnival game of the worst kind with a roughly 5 1/2% house advantage (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong) if you play to include the pair plus bet. Play rated? OF COURSE! Are you kidding me???? It's an unbeatable game with a juicy HA. "Coverplay" for WHAT? You have me a bit confused here...
X2 Ferret, this game is dead i tell ya............dead!!!!!!! Plenty has been posted about this game.
Ferret don't be a robot, have fun with this game, be the ploppy......
Basically you are playing "coverplay" for your BJ games.......
Just do some searches..........this subject has been beat to hell and back!!!
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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I'm assuming Ferret is only playing it with information, based on his being an AP, as well as the comment about the relief dealer.

In answer to your question, Ferret, I typically receive or make a phone call when the dealers change. If I tend to play the same dealer, over and over, I will play a few hands either just before he/she gets to the table or stay for a few hands after change. I usually cut my bet (black to green), citing the change in the flow from the new dealer, Then after losing 2 hands in a row, say my luck has changed and leave.

If you find the game being watched closely, leave, both for your longevity and to lessen the likelihood of dealer retraining.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 09:36 AM
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If you're playing the game you have plenty of EV to ride it out through relief. Eat the small loss.
Not a small loss. This game is very punitive when played on the square. To follow this advice will result in giving back 25-35% of your profit. Find some other way. Or better yet, find a game with double action.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Double action is my favorite. ..I wouldnt sit through relief on this stupid game, especially not with big bets.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Right, I forgot how thin the profit is compared to more "conventional" special games, and how much it slants back.

And don't forget about the extreme variance..
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Old October 7th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Iv been on a three card poker kick lately, how paranoid should I be while playing three card poker? Should I say, leave as soon as a releif dealer comes in then not come back? Assuming I'm not doing anything rediculous to stand out, do casinos actively scout players at three card poker tables to watch how they play their hands?

Should I play rated or not?

How pissed off do casinos get if I get caught? More poed than CC at bj or less?
If you are playing it where I think you're playing it, you won't get in any serious trouble.

But there is one thing nearly 100% of ploppies do that no OCP AP does like a ploppy does, and that is instantly visible. So if your bets are big enough you might want to consider doing that thing to a smaller degree, to make it less noticeable.

Being OCP isn't that good of a game anyway (slow, high variance) you might want to consider limiting it- one shift per store per day. Get caught, and you run the risk of that dealer being unavailable forever- corrected, fired, or moved to a different game. So the dealer change might be a good time to end your shift anyway.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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i inspect at least 1/day while walking around and never see what yall are talkin about. i here thats how it is, you just cant see it until you can see it. does being 6' tall make this too difficult? what % of dealers can you holecard?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Blackriver, just scout more.
 

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