I made $1100 on Roulette when I went to Vegas in '99. I just walked around the casions and when I saw an inordinate amount of Red or Black numbers in a row, I lay $100 down on the opposite color. Okay, it started as $20, then my last bet was something like $300.
Then I went a few weeks ago and lost $90 a variety of ways, including Blackjack.
I always double down on 12. The first time I did it, I got a *9*, and the second time I did it, I got a *9*! Big money.
I also did sit and play Roulette for like an hour. I started with 75 and left with 75. I think that's probably my favorite game.
I am a big fan of the joecollins roulette theory, but last time I hit Vegas doing that damn near killed me. I would go to a table with 7 reds in a row and put 20 on black. It would hit red, so i would put another 20 on black, and it would hit red again. So I put 50 on black, and it hit red again. Then I would bet 50 again, and it would hit 0. Then I'd go cry and pray my credit card would give me more cash.
I won $100 in the first few hands I played of Caribbean Stud when I got a full house, haven't won damn thing since.
First time I went to Vega$, I took $300 played Roulette and blackjack all weekend, took cabs to my friend's wedding and back around town, ate like a king, drank white russians like someone said last call every 20 mins and came home with $300. Haven't done that well since either, altho I have ate and drank more. Do the math, or I just suck at gambling, either way ;-)
Well, all this talk of gambling made me go visit the local riverboat casino, and try out a couple of the thoughts mentioned. Blackjack was playing nice and even while playing conventional, until the damn dealer hit 3 straight blackjacks, then 2 more 21's, then a 20, then a 5 card 21. Then I left that table!
The joecollins roulette theory though worked wonders, as I ran $50 up to $250 in about 30 minutes. That'll never happen again of course, but damn it felt good.
Glad to help contribute to the delinquency of adults! You have now learned the "Dealer Walks On Water" betting method. You go to a blackjack table and bet 1 unit each hand until the dealer hits 10 straight 20+ hands, then you swear up a storm and leave.
Glad to help contribute to the delinquency of adults! You have now learned the "Dealer Walks On Water" betting method. You go to a blackjack table and bet 1 unit each hand until the dealer hits 10 straight 20+ hands, then you swear up a storm and leave."
Dude, that just rules. FWIW, I am pretty sure my dealer had stigmata. It wouldn't have hurt so much if he hadn't hit blackjack on two different hands after dealing me a pair of aces.
James, you are correct...I hadn't looked at it like that before. I might have thrown something had I lost four hand to it instead of 2. Hopefully someone will buy your book, then do like they do to Meltzer's newsletter and post all the good bits online saying "thanks to James F'n X for contributing"
I think "stuck" is a rather harsh way of putting it - I'm near or at the top in seniority, but I still choose the grave just because I'm a big fan of (a) not being bothered and (b) writing reports on company time ;-)