I need some black jack tips

JohnCU

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I'm in Vegas on business but have a lot of free time so I got one of those little cards that tell you when it's best to stand or hit etc and memorized it and have been playing according to those rules but it's not working damnit.
 

blipblop

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I'm guessing you just want basic strategy? If I were you, I would just print one of those cards and use it. They're completely legal if you don't mind holding it while you play.

crap, i saw you got one of those cards. They will work, are you playing at 6/8 deck shoes or double deck?
 

spidey07

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You're allowed to take the card with you to the table. Just lay it on the table and follow that or ask the dealer "what's the card say?". The "card" is for 6 deck assuming totally random cards each time. Follow it to the letter and you'll give the house around 1.5% I think. But it depends on the rules and if they pay 1.5 for blackjack.

You will run into really crappy cards and there isn't anything you can do but bet the minimum, but if you feel or see lots of little cards then bet bigger. tip your dealer and your drink lady and you'll be fine.
 

JohnCU

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Originally posted by: spidey07
You're allowed to take the card with you to the table. Just lay it on the table and follow that or ask the dealer "what's the card say?". The "card" is for 6 deck assuming totally random cards each time. Follow it to the letter and you'll give the house around 1.5% I think. But it depends on the rules and if they pay 1.5 for blackjack.

You will run into really crappy cards and there isn't anything you can do but bet the minimum, but if you feel or see lots of little cards then bet bigger. tip your dealer and your drink lady and you'll be fine.
i can't find any tables lower than a min bet of $10, is that as low as it goes nowadays in vegas?
 

SSSnail

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Tip #1 on Blackjack...

Go to a Crabs table, pick the guy with the most chips and is winning, bet after him.
 

JohnCU

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Originally posted by: SSSnail
Tip #1 on Blackjack...

Go to a Crabs table, pick the guy with the most chips and is winning, bet after him.
Crabs?
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: spidey07
You're allowed to take the card with you to the table. Just lay it on the table and follow that or ask the dealer "what's the card say?". The "card" is for 6 deck assuming totally random cards each time. Follow it to the letter and you'll give the house around 1.5% I think. But it depends on the rules and if they pay 1.5 for blackjack.

You will run into really crappy cards and there isn't anything you can do but bet the minimum, but if you feel or see lots of little cards then bet bigger. tip your dealer and your drink lady and you'll be fine.
i can't find any tables lower than a min bet of $10, is that as low as it goes nowadays in vegas?
Depends on where and when you're playing. Where are you staying? The 5 dollar tables are out there, but they'll be packed...ask a boss where they are and they'll tell you.

If you want to play this game you'll need a bankroll to absorb the bad cards. 10 dollar table means 200 bucks min.
 

JohnCU

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: spidey07
You're allowed to take the card with you to the table. Just lay it on the table and follow that or ask the dealer "what's the card say?". The "card" is for 6 deck assuming totally random cards each time. Follow it to the letter and you'll give the house around 1.5% I think. But it depends on the rules and if they pay 1.5 for blackjack.

You will run into really crappy cards and there isn't anything you can do but bet the minimum, but if you feel or see lots of little cards then bet bigger. tip your dealer and your drink lady and you'll be fine.
i can't find any tables lower than a min bet of $10, is that as low as it goes nowadays in vegas?
Depends on where and when you're playing. Where are you staying? The 5 dollar tables are out there, but they'll be packed...ask a boss where they are and they'll tell you.

If you want to play this game you'll need a bankroll to absorb the bad cards. 10 dollar table means 200 bucks min.
I'm at Harrahs.
 

dethman

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Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: SSSnail
Tip #1 on Blackjack...

Go to a Crabs table, pick the guy with the most chips and is winning, bet after him.
Crabs?
maybe he'll pick up some crabs during the after hours activities.
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: spidey07
You're allowed to take the card with you to the table. Just lay it on the table and follow that or ask the dealer "what's the card say?". The "card" is for 6 deck assuming totally random cards each time. Follow it to the letter and you'll give the house around 1.5% I think. But it depends on the rules and if they pay 1.5 for blackjack.

You will run into really crappy cards and there isn't anything you can do but bet the minimum, but if you feel or see lots of little cards then bet bigger. tip your dealer and your drink lady and you'll be fine.
i can't find any tables lower than a min bet of $10, is that as low as it goes nowadays in vegas?
Depends on where and when you're playing. Where are you staying? The 5 dollar tables are out there, but they'll be packed...ask a boss where they are and they'll tell you.

If you want to play this game you'll need a bankroll to absorb the bad cards. 10 dollar table means 200 bucks min.
I'm at Harrahs.
I haven't played at Harrahs in a long time. I don't live in vegas or even on the west coast, just a visitor a few times a year. Run over to Bellagio, they'll have 5 dollar tables. But for the most part 5 dollar tables are hard to find on the strip except for casino royale. Downtown vegas 5 buck tables are all over the place.

I am by no means an expert on vegas table gaming, just some guy that likes to play a few times a month. So take it for what you will.
 

GagHalfrunt

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Originally posted by: JohnCU
I'm in Vegas on business but have a lot of free time so I got one of those little cards that tell you when it's best to stand or hit etc and memorized it and have been playing according to those rules but it's not working damnit.
The reason it's not working is because even if you play every hand perfectly the odds favor the house. Either be smart enough to not play or smart enough to accept that you're going to lose.
 

compuwiz1

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Originally posted by: GagHalfrunt
Originally posted by: JohnCU
I'm in Vegas on business but have a lot of free time so I got one of those little cards that tell you when it's best to stand or hit etc and memorized it and have been playing according to those rules but it's not working damnit.
The reason it's not working is because even if you play every hand perfectly the odds favor the house. Either be smart enough to not play or smart enough to accept that you're going to lose.
Or, learn to count cards and even if you can do that, it doesn't mean you always get the right cards, but a player can have a small edge, if counting is mastered and you have proper discipline.

So, then why isn't everyone a professional gambler? Very few people can master what it takes. There are some professionals who make their living entirely off of gambling.

A punter like yourself should just go for the purpose of having a good time and not bet what you can't afford to lose.

 

JohnCU

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Oh well, I went back and lost another $100, down $240 total, calling it quits. It was fun though but time to find another attraction.
 

SSSnail

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Originally posted by: dethman
Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: SSSnail
Tip #1 on Blackjack...

Go to a Crabs table, pick the guy with the most chips and is winning, bet after him.
Crabs?
maybe he'll pick up some crabs during the after hours activities.
Heh... Flip the b upside down, same thing. :p
 

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