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Truth or hype?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by DonD, Aug 20, 2013.

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  1. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    I read this because I thought it was THE Don Johnson from 'Miami Vice'.:rolleyes2:

    Oh well.
     
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    Your article makes the story much more believable.
     
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    Interesting article (but clearly written by someone who knows nothing of blackjack.)

    It is not so surprising that someone flat betting $100,000 a hand would win $4 or $5 million, that is 40-50 units, a very typical swing over the course of a weekend.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I have to take issue with THIS line in the Atlantic story:

    "The verdict: card counting was not Don Johnson’s game. He had beaten the casinos fair and square."

    Ummm...playing with a count IS "fair and square"!
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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    Yeah, who really knows if someone is card counting or not? Amateurs will have an obvious pattern and be detected, but the pros will not. And, no habitual gambler would admit to doing it - it'll get you booted from casinos.

    My Father was one of the best card counters there was. And, he was never detected. He'd rotate casinos and ensure he did not fall into expected patterns. Sometimes, that meant walking away from the table when down just to keep it realistic.

    FWIW - I don't gamble. I find it immensely boring as it's just not challenging.

    Bill
     
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