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Table Games A seven card blackjack hand...

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by tennlee, Sep 5, 2013.

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  1. tennlee

    tennlee Newbie

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    Hi all. This is my first post ever, but I've been reading this forum a long time.

    I just got home today from Vegas. I play mainly just blackjack, and low stakes- usually $10-$15 tables. At Bally's yesterday I had a (at three cards) soft 17 against a dealer 7. I hit it and the hand got worse, so I resolved to just keep hitting until hard seventeen or bust. I've played a long time, but this was my first non-bust seven card hand! The pit boss let me take a picture. And yes, the dealer stood on 7-face...
     

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  2. dfalk

    dfalk VIP Whale

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    Wow that's crazy! I've had a 5 card 21 once.
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    every once in a while the player gets lucky instead of the dealer ... I was watching a buddy play BJ last weekend and the dealer kept dealing him 12s and pulling 6 card 21s. it was sick, he got totally murdered.
     
  4. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    My freakiest bad streak was at Circus-Circus many years ago... get this:
    A two-deck game... I was dealt twelve 12s in a row...and on all twelve of them, the dealer had a 7 or better showing.
    I hit a ten to every single one of them.

    After the 9th one, I commented to the dealer about the "streak". She had a puzzled, thoughtful look on her face for a moment, and then said, "you're right...that's incredible."
    She then called the pit over before dealing the next hand and told him about it. Pit stood there and watched as it happened 3 more times.

    Even he commented, "wow - incredible."

    It can be a strange game sometimes...thank goodness I was flat-betting $5 the whole time.
    :beer:
     
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  5. gambler

    gambler VIP Whale

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    Wow tennlee, what an exciting hand to win! It's great that you got the photo too. I can't recall ever going past 5 cards and then busting.

    Thanks for sharing, glad you jumped to the posting side! :beer:
     
  6. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Those are nice ones to actually win with. :thumbsup: Am I the only one who actually feels physically spent after one of those? (Okay, maybe I'm not in the best shape in the world.:eek:)
     
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  7. Pocketaces

    Pocketaces Tourist

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    Just watching? How did you do?
     
  8. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Dont some casinos offer a big bonus for a 7 card 21?
     
  9. tkriger

    tkriger Tourist

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    A 7 card 21 would pay 3:1 in Spanish 21, and is easier to get, without the 10 cards in the game.
     
  10. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Low-Roller

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    I had 4, 5 (playing heads up).

    Dealer had a 4 up.

    I doubled and got a 10.

    Dealers hand went 4, 4, 4, 4, 4.
     
  11. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    Crazy! Having to hit that many times makes my stomach hurt!

    Once my husband split aces FOUR times and lost every single one to the dealer :(
     
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  12. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    yes, just watching. I will play a little BJ every once in a while, but not a chance I was going to jump on that table after seeing him get slaughtered. it was a DD game and every shoe was the same no matter who cut, whether they played 1, 2, 3 hands, etc. it was just ice cold. I didn't feel like running into a buzz saw.
     
  13. USCHawks

    USCHawks High-Roller

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    I too ran into this situation on my last trip to Vegas. I split aces 4 times and had 17-20 on all four and the dealer drew to a 21 :grrr:
     
  14. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    Then the dealer has to rub it in by saying "I've never seen that! That never happens!"

    Ugh.
     
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    I was playing on a cruise ship back in june and had AA
    rules are one split only and no further cards.

    so I split and got another ace one each card -

    lost both hands


    about 30 minutes later I got AA again. Split again and got A 2

    woopee- dealer bust....

    I didn't AA anymore after that...
     
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    I believe Binion's offered a bonus for a 6 card 21. It's been awhile since I played BJ there. :cry:
     
  17. shanecrow99

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    The strangest hand I ever got was when I drew 2 7's and then the next six cards were also 7's. Basically, I kept resplitting 7's until the dealer said I couldn't split any further. I was a newbie BJ player at the time and the other more well-seasoned players were tripping balls saying they had never seen something like that before. Won the hand too!
     
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    Years ago, in Colorado when some of the Indian casinos first opened, I was playing in small town of Ignacio, very small casino, I think originally they had maybe 4-5 BJ tables. Max bet by law was $5 a hand. Because of this, if they were slow, they would let you play as many hands as you wanted. I was there at 4am one time, empty table, said to heck with it, played all 6 spots at $5 a hand.

    Bought in for a $100, the usual up and down stuff. About 4th or 5th hand, I get 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, and yes, another 12. Dealer and I are both amazed, call pit over, he is like WOW. Of course dealer has a 10. And here is where it got interesting. To be honest, I don't remember what exactly I got, BUT I made everyone of those 6 hands and dealer flipped over a 5 or 6 and then busted!! Pit looked at me and said, Sir, you should go buy a lottery ticket!

    This would have been early 90's, and I am happy to say max bet has been increased in Colorado to $100 and they now more table games available.
     
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    I remember a dealer at the Four Queens getting a seven card 21 when I was sitting on the same total with my largest bet of the day. Ouch! Too bad the dealer didn't get it at Hit and Run with the $1 side bet.
     
  20. fugsworth

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    I've had a few 5- and 6-card hands over the years, yet never even come close when playing a game that offered a bonus for same... :grrr:
     
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