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Thread: Watching my first ever live Blackjack ever! :D

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    Watching my first ever live Blackjack ever! :D

    I am at Seminole Hard Rock, Classic and... There is a live Blackjack and The Dealer busted four times in a row. Blackjack looks incredibly easy judging by the Dealer losing four times in a row. The Gambler keeps winning, but keeps playing half his winnings. This is a bad strategy, right? :/

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    I would play a progression based upon $1000 chips, because this dealer is hot and this thread is so yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkChip View Post
    I would play a progression based upon $1000 chips, because this dealer is hot and this thread is so yellow.
    LMAO! The Dealer did seem to be a bad Player but I have to keep in mind that he could turn good any second. Still it seemed like a very fun and beatable game. Tge Table Minimum scared me a bit. $15 Minimum for Live Blackjack vs $5 for Electronic Blackjack at Hialeah.

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    Gp back to VCT where you belong.
    Black chips matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    Gp back to VCT where you belong.
    You really need to leave me alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Newbie View Post
    I am at Seminole Hard Rock, Classic and... There is a live Blackjack and The Dealer busted four times in a row. Blackjack looks incredibly easy judging by the Dealer losing four times in a row. The Gambler keeps winning, but keeps playing half his winnings. This is a bad strategy, right? :/

    Wow, you're right. If I were you I'd bet maximum every hand possible. Such a terrible dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Newbie View Post
    You really need to leave me alone.
    I can understand 21forme. Sometimes, you have to read a forum for a while before starting a thread. If you had taken the time to look through archives or just read threads, you would know your question would annoy regular members here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    I can understand 21forme. Sometimes, you have to read a forum for a while before starting a thread. If you had taken the time to look through archives or just read threads, you would know your question would annoy regular members here.
    I am new to Blackjack and had never seen live Blackjack before and I thought this would be a good thread....:/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Newbie View Post
    I am new to Blackjack and had never seen live Blackjack before and I thought this would be a good thread....:/
    I think what people are kind of off-put by is that this forum is mostly people who are either advantage-players, people who want to be or are studying to become advantage-players, or recreational non-APs who nevertheless know the game very well (and who know they are long-term losers). But all of the people in those three sets know and avoid mental weaknesses like the gambler's fallacy, and know that short-term variance is meaningless statistically... none are just there for the thrill of gambling and giving away our money to casinos as fast as we can.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Newbie View Post
    Blackjack looks incredibly easy judging by the Dealer losing four times in a row
    Your statement betrays a massive misunderstanding in the meaninglessness of the short-term. Depending on number of decks and rules, if you are playing perfect basic strategy the dealer will win ~48% of hands, the player will win ~43% of hands, the the remaining ~9% will push. Those numbers don't change just because you saw a dealer lose 4 times in a row at some point. Another time the dealer might win 4 or more in a row; in fact, it is much more likely he will win 4 in a row than lose 4 in a row. But none of that matters, because when enough hands are played, the dealer will be winning more hands than you at the rate that the statistics outline.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Newbie View Post
    The Gambler keeps winning, but keeps playing half his winnings. This is a bad strategy, right?
    Correct; any progression system of betting is a bad strategy. If you are not playing with an advantage (such as by counting cards) any betting strategy is a bad strategy other than not playing at all. If you insist on playing, the best strategy to lose as little money as possible is to flat-bet the table minimum and to make sure you play perfect basic strategy. But better to avoid the casino entirely, especially if you find yourself getting off on the dopamine rush that could lead to a dangerous addiction.

    If you're new to Blackjack and want to learn how to make sure the house has the smallest advantage against you as possible, I'd recommend reading Eliot Jacobson's book "The Blackjack Zone" which is an excellent primer on blackjack and the statistics involved, how to spot a bad game, and how to avoid bad thinking such as "that player took the dealer's bust card." At the end of the book, it talks a bit about advantage play.

    At a minimum, learn perfect basic strategy, learn that luck does not exist, and remember that blackjack is not beatable (even with perfect basic strategy) except with a lot of work (learning and mastering card counting is the most famous method) and a ton of self-discipline and control. If you're here to gamble, it might not be the right forum, and you can expect the regulars to dump on you non-stop; they're probably doing you a big favor.

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    To JamesonDetroit

    Nice post. You said
    “Correct; any progression system of betting is a bad strategy.“

    True enough. However, what might LOOK like a progression strategy can be effectively utilized within a 2 tiered betting strategy.

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