This thread has caught my attention...
I can't say that i trust online results but i can't provide scientific proof that it isn't fair either....yet.
This may get long....
I recently cashed out 80$ above my buy in at grand online.. they had a sticky bonus 200 percent on 100...i only had 60 in my neteller so i went in with that...neteller also offered a 75$ bonus for playing the grand.
My initial playing bk was 255.
The wr was 4x or 1020. In reality i am not a bonus abuser and i would rather buy in with a large enough bk and forfeit the bonus....i hate coupons. By the end of the night, approximately 6 hrs later i had wagered approximately 6500 but i was exactly where this other poster was.
The deal felt bad and i couldn't win a double and every 18 was faced by a 19 and every 19 by a dealer 20. By this point if i got a bj it was voided by a dealer bj.
During the course of the evening i had managed to move my bk to 290(early on when i was hitting really good cards). After i managed to cover my wr i started to see some wicked card results and watched my bk go to 140( remember that this is a sticky bonus).
My betting method allowed me to recover to 255 but i was never able to go above that.
That betting method is based on the same concept as card counting where the counter wins more money on fewer hands won. But my method doesn't involve counting cards at all (which could be a very scary prospect for fair
online gaming)if every player started betting my way.
I cashed out from grand with the neteller profit and 5$....my bets ranged from 1 to 5$.
Strangely enough i get the same results when playing the engine on this site.
There comes a point where it almost feels has though the computer picks up on your playing style and dishes out results accordingly.....in my style of play....and i've played countless thousands of hands here...i have to have a bigger bet on the table when i get winners, but i also have to stay away from the table max or avoid the risk of ruin on my account.....but even on this site (which makes no sense at all since ken smith owes me nothing if i win against the engine), i come to a point where i know i will never win unless or until i bring down the size of my ante.
And if i do then i win and win and win...but this defeats my program since i need to have a bigger ante on the table when i get a serious series of wins......
The approach is much deeper than what i let on and wouldn't do well in a land casino since i need to play those 1000's of hands...although it would do great if i had the bk to cover about 50k and i could bet no less than green and win when i'm on black or pink.
I have gone even has far as keeping the bet against the engine at 5 which is the minimum allowed and keeping a scorecard of my anticipated bet. When i do this i seem to win consistently.
WHY WHY WHY
Maybe my mother was correct when she warned that the devil is in control of the cards......otherwise it may be that the devil is in control of the programmer and although this sherade that we play and that is still called virtual blackjack is not blackjack at all but a numbers game programmed to show drawings on command....the drawings come after the numbers are decided which is not true in real play where the drawings or symbols are worth exactly the same as the number of the card.
If the numbers are truly rigged then we are all nothing but pawns to the operators. Somehow if this is true then someone should be fighting for regulation and pretty much the entire circus should be outlawed since it would all add up to theft and not gambling.
I still want to think of myself of as a gambler and not a chump to some criminal organization.
Lastly, this is where i get my biggest laugh. It comes from watching the Las Vegas series on tv.......why is the casino always getting robbed. They are so protective of their dollar. Lots of beautiful weirdoes there.
And why is the online casino so gung ho on warning us that they will not tolerate abusive players.
Don't get me wrong....i go back to where i started...i'm not certain that it isn't fair gaming. I can assure you that i believe the planet is spherical and not flat. And i really believe that there are ways other than card counting to win more money on fewer hands...perhaps more money on fewer bets in crap or baccarat. I have to proove it to myself without ending up in the desert???????....or giving up whatever i have left to someone who may be a little less than honest...will i play again online....
More than likely because of my obsession, but i will spend much more time on this engine or with a real pack of cards and a scorepad.
Maybe the world is still flat....if someone was able to profit from it then i am certain that they would crucify the round earth believers to keep their supremacy.