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    How to disguise casino supervisor on taking insurance on large bets in positive count

    From what I have read, taking insurance when large bets are out is recommended due to high proportion of tens and faces.
    It is extremely important that it ranks the number one on any strategy deviation charts.
    I pulled it out twice as well recently (and both successful) on my large bets.

    However, I think it is very easy as well for the casino to catch because no matter what you have, what system you use, you always take insurance on large bets and never on small bets.
    If any supervisor takes a little time to observe it is almost certainty to get caught (I have not been caught yet).
    My last one was not based on a good hand (soft 13), contradicting the ploppies' belief of insuring good hands (such as a pair of ladies).

    What is the camouflage strategy against this side bet? I know I need to practise more on cover plays.

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    It’s perfectly fine to take insurance on large bets, in my opinion. I explain to ploppies (Dealer, pit) that I only take insurance if I bet more than $20. Sometimes, if I have a bad hand and large bet is out but the count is or has dropped, I might say “sheeet, don’t want to take insurance, lose more money on this crappy hand”. Etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Thanks, Norm. Guess I use #3.

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    Always insure bj? Isn’t that the same as even money?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsiaodi View Post
    Always insure bj? Isn’t that the same as even money?!
    If you're trying to say it's same as being paid 1:1 on all BJs instead of 3:2, then no, that's not correct. You won't always be in a situation where your BJ is up against a dealer's ace. For all the other times you'll be paid 3:2.

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    Cover 1 it says insure all Blackjack, I take it as, if I have a BJ and the dealer shows ace. I take insurance. Isn’t that the same as if I take even money?
    Obviously, if there is no even money option, then I’d insurance it. Regardless, I wait until unless +5, before I take insurance.

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