Blackjack Ballroom

ss911der

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Hello everyone...

I received a cd in the mail a few weeks ago for Blackjack Ballroom.... having never played on a online casino before, I decided to give it a try.
Luckily I have been able to win a large amount of money in about a days worth of play.
Anyway, I have decided to cancel my account with them since I have had some amazingly bad luck with two different blackjack games they offer. After several hours of play, I could hardly get ahead much at all. It seems as though I would bust way too often or that the dealer would always beat me somehow, especially on high wages.

I was wondering if anyone else had similar experience(s) with this casino?
 
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Clayman

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ss911der said:
Luckily I have been able to win a large amount of money in about a days worth of play.
After several hours of play, I could hardly get ahead much at all.
If you think the latter is "amazingly bad luck", better get used to this or you'll be closing your account at every casino you play. What are you going to do when you actually lose large amounts of money over a few days of play?

If you are playing 2 different BJ games, chances are you should be using 2 different Basic Strategies.

Before you play too much, learn about bet size and risk-of-ruin, so you are not too disappointed with your results. If you are going to worry about bad luck, keep track of your W's, L's, T's & BJ's and doubles so you can have an objective measurement of your luck.

Have fun and good luck.
 

ss911der

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Trust me, I have done my research and have been playing blackjack in land based casino's all over for many years. I have won plenty of money playing basically by the strategies that you can find on
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. It seems as though my experience with this casino is that once you bet big, say $200 or more a hand, your chances of winning are a lot less then if you play with smaller money. I have lost much more hands in a row with higher bets then with the smaller ones. Even double down's when I have 11' and dealer has a 6 showing, it's rediculous.
I think one of the reasons I won money at first is because I was a new customer, so they wanted my business. However, now I believe something is definately wrong. I have seen the dealer get 2 consecutive blackjacks in a row more then once, especially when I am betting large hands...
 
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Clayman

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ss911der said:
Trust me, I have done my research and have been playing blackjack in land based casino's all over for many years. I have won plenty of money playing basically by the strategies that you can find on
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. It seems as though my experience with this casino is that once you bet big, say $200 or more a hand, your chances of winning are a lot less then if you play with smaller money. I have lost much more hands in a row with higher bets then with the smaller ones. Even double down's when I have 11' and dealer has a 6 showing, it's rediculous.
I think one of the reasons I won money at first is because I was a new customer, so they wanted my business. However, now I believe something is definately wrong. I have seen the dealer get 2 consecutive blackjacks in a row more then once, especially when I am betting large hands...
Sounds like you were saying maybe you were also betting big when you were a "new customer". I presume you were because it would probably be somewhat unlikely to win "a large amount of money" if you weren't.

Either way, hope you have a big bankroll when you're playing $200/hand. How much was it? You make it sound as if you haven't even lost money yet in which case it seems unlikely you've been losing more high bets than you've been winning. If I understand it right, you want to close your account because you won alot at the beginning and then broke even after that.

Glad to hear you played 2 different BS's for the 2 games. If you are lucky enough to find a game where you can draw to split Aces, Kenny's site doesn't cover that rule.

And, as always, any quantifiable evidence you might have is always appreciated.
 

ss911der

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Clayman,

Yes I have also bet big from the start. Normally my bankroll would be over $500, however, I don't bet such big hands until I get get a little ahead, or if the case may be, if I loose a lot of hands in a row, I will bet big in hopes to recover. I had times where I had over $1000 for the bankroll and could almost never win unless I bet hands under $100.

Also, I am not stating that I haven't lost money. I am just stating that it has really been in the casino's favor recently, more then I have ever seen.
Also, I could probably give proof, however my account is closed at the moment. Besides, even though they keep track of all bets and hands, what would I get out of this anyway? My patience and knowledge for the game hasn't helped.

I would think others out there have had similar experiences, and I don't see their site listed on sites like this as being a good company?

-Scott
 

ss911der

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hhcfreebie said:
His bankroll is more than 10k. :notworthy
Look here : http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4193
I actually cashed out after that win. I think I started with a $750 bankroll to achieve that.
I wouldn't have bet the $500 on two hands if I wasn't ahead by so much. That big win is almost worthless since in the last few days I have lost about half of that if not more, and I actually took my time and played for a few hours instead of trying to be greedy :(

-Scott
 

bewitch

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>> I actually cashed out after that win. I think I started with a $750 bankroll to achieve that. <<

:notworthy :notworthy
 

ss911der

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bewitch said:
>> I actually cashed out after that win. I think I started with a $750 bankroll to achieve that. <<

:notworthy :notworthy
No need to bow down... The win only gave me an incentive to play more which resulted in big losses. Remember, there are always two sides to everything.
 

GrandMaster

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ss911der said:
I have seen the dealer get 2 consecutive blackjacks in a row more then once, especially when I am betting large hands...
The probability of 2 consecutive blackjacks is about 1 in 450, so it is not such a rare event. The probability of getting BJ on both hands in multi-hand BJ is about the same, and you are not complaining about that! :)
I have had 4 blackjacks in a row once (and still lost my shirt in the end). :(
 

DealerBusts

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GrandMaster said:
The probability of 2 consecutive blackjacks is about 1 in 450, so it is not such a rare event. The probability of getting BJ on both hands in multi-hand BJ is about the same, and you are not complaining about that! :)
I have had 4 blackjacks in a row once (and still lost my shirt in the end). :(
3 and 4 in a row for me too. Is online play streaky? i dunno.
 

bewitch

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>>No need to bow down... The win only gave me an incentive to play more which resulted in big losses. Remember, there are always two sides to everything.<<
I know. That's why it will never happen to me with such a big bet. I am too cheap on this... LOL~
 

ueber_alles

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ss911der said:
No need to bow down... The win only gave me an incentive to play more which resulted in big losses. Remember, there are always two sides to everything.
If you started out with a bankroll of $750 and got to over 10,000....but say it resulted in big losses.....how much did you end up with in total winning or losing therer? I can't imagine you got it up to over 10,000 and lost all of it)(or even more than that). You must have ended with a quite a good profit, eh?
 

DealerBusts

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ss911der said:
I actually cashed out after that win. I think I started with a $750 bankroll to achieve that.
I wouldn't have bet the $500 on two hands if I wasn't ahead by so much. That big win is almost worthless since in the last few days I have lost about half of that if not more, and I actually took my time and played for a few hours instead of trying to be greedy :(

-Scott
Doesn't matter whether you take your time and bet small or go for it with big bets. The house advantage is going to get you in the end. Sounds to me like you're still up so there should be no complaints. With BJ, you're going to finish about even if you bet sensibly. Your good sessions are going to be balanced by the inevitable bad sessions.
 

ss911der

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Oh I definately know the house odds and such. That's why I try to do my research before I play, and I definately don't expect to win all the time. The reason for my posts were to expressing my disappointment and to see if anyone else has experienced the same with either this online casino or another one they have played at.
Also, of all the winning cash outs I have had since I have played online (almost a month) I might be ahead around $3,000, but probably less.
Overall I guess it's a positive thing, however I didnt expect all the winnings to go so quickly. I also assumed my luck and chances would improve since I have only been playing against the dealers and not as if someone was sitting next to me and not hitting when they should, etc...
 

Clayman

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ss911der said:
I also assumed my luck and chances would improve since I have only been playing against the dealers and not as if someone was sitting next to me and not hitting when they should, etc...
You do realize, I hope, that a neighbor's bad play does not effect your "luck" at all. You may want to do a little more research on this - there's no reason to assume that just playing against the dealer will improve your chances.

Personally, I think Microgaming is Microgaming and you will find the same kind of streaks at any Micro. I doubt if there is anything special about Blackjack Ballroom in particular. Obviously you are a pretty big better who likes to "go for it" so, hop on, and enjoy the ride. Hope you don't get sick.

Overall, I just don't want you to be fooled that your early success will continue indefinitely. Just be careful out there and don't bet more than you can afford to lose. Keep us posted and real good luck to you.

PS - Nice going on that multi-hand BJ you had your big win on but I think it is among the worst Micro BJ games to play. 5D, D9, No DAS and a very high HA. Also, it's one of those games that you will not get the correct Basic Strategy or HA from the blackjackinfo.com website due to the re-hit split aces rule.
 
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