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Old 02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
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With all this resentment loll might just be TBC's illegitimate kid.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:59 PM
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Due to risk, the certainty equivalent is less than the expected value. You probably have expenses of around $20-$30 per day (room, phone, medical, food, laundry, clothes). To cover expenses, weather downturns, and build the bankroll, you need at least $5 per hour. No card counter makes even 1%. So your average bet must be higher than $10 to make enough money at 50 hands per hour.

I don't see why Cutter would recommend betting more than minimum in a negative situation. Maybe Cutter assumes the machine is positive off-the-top if you include comps. You still haven't said how you determine the bets based on the count. I recommend betting proportional to your advantage. If you include comps, that is roughly proportional to the truecount. If you don't include comps and roughly approximate one deck of penetration then you should bet proportionate to (running count-3). For example, you could bet Max[$1,$4*(running count-3)]. On the last round you should bet 50%-60% extra, spread over multiple hands to reduce risk.

I can relate to someone with Asperger's like Bob Fischer wanting to use his talent at his passion of blackjack. But TBC didn't know the name of his Hi-Opt I counting system, doesn't truecount, and relies on Cutter for advice. What is the attraction of these machines?
i am in Jean for one reason only. ZERO DAILY LIVING EXPENSES, and can sleep inside. rooms free (use comps) and the food is free (use a meal ticket) and my only expenses are $90 a month phone and $80 a month internet, both of which Cutter says i should get out of my 2 yr contracts. this is why Jean was my only option. what difference does it make what my system is named? all that matters is u accurate when tracking the count, which i am. And then make the appropriate adjustments when facing 12vs3 and 16vs10 etc. and I'm not relying on cutter for advice alone, wanted a lot more to chime in with serious advice like ur offering, and not the trolls coming in here to stir up old BS. Cutter does consider it positive off the top counting comps, and thinks it will vastly speed up earning the daily room comps, otherwise it might take 16 hours of play to earn the comps some days as little as i bet. remember saturdays are $30 in comps. machine deals way too damned slow. my average bet of course, is far less than $10, id guess $2-3 considering max bet is $9 right now.

roll is back to over $900 thank God, which is why the max bet has now been raised $1. my 3rd and final session i won $101, and now im falling asleep
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:02 PM
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why should it matter? i was a young kid, legally an adult, but still under age 21. it was over 20-25 yrs ago so who cares? at least i never spent time in prison instead of jail like a lot of the members of this forum have. im sure most of u have done far worse than being seen outside nude as a young student.
Because it shows what a scumbag you are. And it's not like this is your only offense. You have an armed robbery, and passing bad checks on your rap sheet too. And you never paid your fine to the state of ohio either.

It's not like you've changed much. You constantly post shit online about how you want to kill people or whatever. The only reason you're not in jail right now is because you never had the guts to do something like actually rob a store/bank. Hell, you didn't even have the balls to resist getting raped in the ass. Most people would put up some kind of fight, not just let someone fuck them in the ass.

If anyone wants to give help to this worthless bum, just keep in mind that he's a convicted felon who'd rather beg then work, and you're better off giving the money to an organization like opportunityvillage.com who actually HELPS people improve their lives.

And btw, there's no big difference prison and jail, doing time is doing time. Fact is you did time for an armed robbery.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:04 PM
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adjusting the running count is not easy with only 38% penetration, and its hard to be entirely accurate when deciding if the running count is high enough to stop hitting 12 vs 2, but these situations rarely come up thank God. the more important thing is to bet the right number of hands, and to not overbet my edge and risk going broke.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:07 PM
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$80/mo for internet is extremely high. Cable internet here (east coast) is very expensive but I think even without cable TV is only $55/mo for the basic speed, which is still pretty fast. If your bankroll is that low, I'd have the internet turned off and use the library or other public Wifi. I was without internet for a few months after the hurricane and get a lousy cell signal there, so I used the library, and it worked out ok.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:13 PM
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u are forgetting i never will have a way, nor a desire, to leave the casino here in Jean to do so. (no car). wireless internet thru this hotel is $49 a week. am 30 miles out in the desert from any stores or town. i need to have some type of quality to my life to provide me with something to do in my room, and the internet allows that. id be much more inclined to give up my phone than my net.

also, if im following the right peoples advice in betting and counting correctly, earning $15-25 a day shouldnt be too difficult should it? (which of course would easily cover those 2 bills each month).
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:14 PM
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interesting thing about that hurricane, i left new orleans about a week before it hit, was coming thru on the bus from casinos in biloxi playing at boomtown new orleans
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:16 PM
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$80/mo for internet is extremely high. Cable internet here (east coast) is very expensive but I think even without cable TV is only $55/mo for the basic speed, which is still pretty fast. If your bankroll is that low, I'd have the internet turned off and use the library or other public Wifi. I was without internet for a few months after the hurricane and get a lousy cell signal there, so I used the library, and it worked out ok.
It's because he's paying for wireless internet. Kind of hard for a homeless guy to buy cable/DSL internet.

And he can't live without internet. Besides gambling, all he does is spend all day on the internet.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:25 PM
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I was talking about Sandy. If the internet is that important, get rid of the phone, get a pay by the minute phone and only use it for quick conversations, and use Skype if you want to have a longer conversation.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:26 PM
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I was talking about Sandy. If the internet is that important, get rid of the phone, get a pay by the minute phone and only use it for quick conversations, and use Skype if you want to have a longer conversation.
The problem with that is he has a 2 year contract on his phone.
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