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    Steep loses early on(44 hours)

    Well... this is all obvious :) I just started playing again and I have about ~22 hours in so far... and yes the swings are wild in the short run.... But amazing how i was flat betting and playing perfect BS for 6/8 Deck game S17 & Surrender not to mention respiting of Aces with about 80%...
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    Steep loses early on(44 hours)

    eh … lost another 900 today flat betting 25 dollars within one 8 deck shoe… worst I’ve seen in a long while… only won 3 hands and pushed once :/
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    Wow… Dropped another 900 within one shoe (8deck). I only Won 3 hands and pushed once. Betting 25 per hand playing basic strategy and not betting with the count (flat betting). Same scenario… getting a lot of stiffs and dealer drawing to 21 numerous times. Last hand was my 17 to the dealers A,6...
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    Steep loses early on(44 hours)

    ~ 18 hours so far! Last night I only won $150.00 after an hour... looonnnnng way to go... although I've been playing through highly negative TC shoes... think i'm going to abandon that practice.
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    I agree the Shuffle Master doesn't need to read the cards unless they need to be put back in order to use again, but the casinos don't do that... at least the casinos I've been in.... They always introduce new decks of cards in which some don't wash... just tossing them into the black box :/...
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    Well said there KewlJ! Now as for tribal casinos with tribal oversight (NIGC), I bet it's more prevalent than one would realize! The count does reach extreme minus or extreme plus more than usual. I've had ~-31 on several occasions at the same table. The mind play you refer to is still being...
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    So… so the mutual consensus here is to only play hand shuffled games ? Question turns out to be if the Shufflemaster is randomizing the cards or putting them in an order that benefits the casino? One could buy an MD3 but is it rigged the same as the one used by the majority of Casinos...
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    How would you exploit this?
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    one thing I noticed at a particular casino was there were 3 or 4 successive rounds of low cards every shoe for a while. I pointed this out to the pit boss and he simply said that they don’t wash the cards and only give them one shuffle before putting in them in the machine, so this happens for...
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    Well... played again last night @ PALA and dropped another $2000 at the 50 min 2 Deck. One thing I hate is when I have to deviate from Basic Strategy and the other player (who was next to her husband) starts getting scared of me thinking I'm messing up the game... pulls out of the game and just...
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    Steep loses early on(44 hours)

    Yeah... I'm down $7000 using HOPT II w/ side count of Aces at the tribal casinos here in SoCal. Not been a good start at all lol! 2 Deck games mainly.... Only casinos that offer surrender on 2 Deck by me are Sycuan and Barona.
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    Bad idea, good results

    Heh... i've tried an idea called surrender betting. Start with a maximum bet and pretty much surrender any stiff, 17's & 18's vs 9,10,A.... I really looked foolish to everyone watching but made some money quickly :) 500 bet... lose = 250... lose again = 125... win 250, win again 500, win again...
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    Maybe... but i've seen the reverse also to be true... sitting at 3rd and 1st base getting all the goods :P
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    Odds of losing 20 hands in a row without any pushes?

    I agree! Hello Don! Well maybe... but i don't know... I was just playing at Harrah's and dropped another 2800.00 @ Double Deck $50 Limit. I'm down nearly $7000 overall since I started playing again as of last month. Mostly the samething though... a lot of stiffs and dealer pulling 21's...
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