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Does anyone actually win playing large bets?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Lord_Have_Mercy, Dec 7, 2005.

    Dec 7, 2005
  1. Lord_Have_Mercy

    Lord_Have_Mercy Quit Gambling

    Parts, Unknown
    At Playtech Blackjack? I just don't believe the streaks this thing has. If I stand, I shoulda hit. If I hit, I shoulda stand. If I hit my way to 20 and 21 the dealer's has a face with an ace in the hole. The Dealer manages to get too many BJ. I might get one every blue moon. And that's playing 2 hands. If I switch to 3 hands, it's even worse. I mean Jesus Christ how can this be? I have officially quit "ALL" Playtech casinos. They have gotten my last red cent.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2005
  2. Dec 7, 2005
  3. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Dormant account

    my self

    ive done pretty well at microgaming blackjack, at 32 red and vegas splendido is where i do the best, as for playtech blackjack this is one of the many reasons why i dont play playtech casinos
  4. Dec 8, 2005
  5. umberto

    umberto Dormant account

    I ve had normal results playing 100-500 per hand at VIP Casino.
    The software played as normal. Nothing strange.
  6. Dec 8, 2005
  7. johnsteed

    johnsteed Ueber Meister


    Well liquidsoap, I'm glad one of us is doing well at 32Red BJ, because it certainly isn't me. In fact, I HATE 32Red BJ :mad: , because it's usually been the overweight ancor that's been sinkin' the ship ALL too often for me. Last week saw me playing my last hand of BJ at 32Red, and I have promised myself to NEVER touch it again (although I do love 32Red :thumbsup: ).

    Looking at my own playbook here, it says that when I increase my bets from the $2-4 range, up to the $10-20 range, I can always expect to get chopped-up and boiled. Why is that? It's just the way it is. :(

    When I play (IF) MG BJ, I refuse to bet anything more than $6 now while generally alternating between $2-4 (raising it to $6 on a gutt feeling). Also, I try to keep my games short. Why? Well, it's tough having to consistently deposit $100 to play BJ, then after playing 10-15 minutes at hands of $2-4, to be down by 30-40 units (down to your last $20), and THEN start getting better hands (and having to play all day long just to [MAYBE] break even). I found that this was happening far too often.

    So now, between sessions of slots and VP, I'll allow myself to play BJ until I'm up by 5 units, or down by 5 units (from my original credit). I'm having more fun with that, and for what it's worth, I've been getting better results. :cool:

    As far as PlayTech BJ, it used to be so much better a couple of years ago (before their upgrade). I REALLY miss those days. :(

    I know some others do well at BJ (and I certainly used to), but personally, I find that live dealers w/other players is the best way to go (at most online casinos). It's slow as hell, but it seems to be more forgiving to me. :thumbsup:
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  8. Dec 8, 2005
  9. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Dormant account

    my self
    i am sorry to here that, i go in spurts, i have had some nasty loses at 32 red but i have also have some nice wins i play 2 handed and start at 4 dollars once i double my stake i double my bet, and made it all they way to 40 dollars a bet, with losing a hand once every so often, i have a screen shot attached of one of my good runs
  10. Dec 8, 2005
  11. scrollock

    scrollock Senior Member

    boro, uk
    for big bets, i find MG the worse, the cards definetly dont have a random feel to them when you put a large stake on the table, especially if its an increased stake.

    regarding playtech BJ, ive only ever once had a proper real session of playing it. that was at carnival i think. i was given a 100 bonus on a 20 deposit.

    my first 10 hands at 2 each all lost, so i thought F*** it, if its going to rip me i might aswell let it rip me now, so i put the remaining 100 on one hand it then won!

    i then took my stakes back down, then started getting bad results again, won something like 3 wins out of 15. i got frustated and threw the whole lot on one hand again, and again it won! and i got BJ this time.

    then i reduced my stake again and started get bad results again.

    not wanting to risk the all or nothing approach for a third time, i went and ground out the WR on other games.

    so despite walking away with about 400 on a 20 deposit, i have never trusted playtech BJ because my session had about 6 wins in 40 hands, i was just fortunate that 2 of those wins occured when i had my whole bankroll on the table.
  12. Dec 9, 2005
  13. schnozzy

    schnozzy Dormant account

    I've done quite well

    I mostly play playtech, and have played a significant number of hands at 100-300/hand (mostly 100). I've actually had really good luck there.

    On the other hand, the best I ever did at a Microgaming casino was to break even.

    This is why anecdotal evidence is worthless.
  14. Dec 9, 2005
  15. Lord_Have_Mercy

    Lord_Have_Mercy Quit Gambling

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    I just don't believe playtech BJ let's you win lots of hands. This software just isn't written to do it IMHO. I have had luck with RTG and MG. But Playtech no way with BJ. I just can't seem to do anything right by it.
  16. Dec 9, 2005
  17. uungy

    uungy Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred PABaccred

    I would agree with you, I recently also just can't win on bigger bets on Playtech. I have had one 15 winning hands one after each other on $300 (table max), so walked away with a nice profit, and had a one other much lower run, but generally I have seen recently its more unlikely to win, but MG seems quite fair. A new one to me, the Grand Virtual casinos, also seem resonably fair, the table limits (on BJ) are $150 (that I know of, which is quite low) but seem to be fair. I think I would put the Boss software together with the playtech software!
  18. Dec 9, 2005
  19. phynqster

    phynqster Dormant account

    los angeles, ca
    There are at least 3 current forum posters who bet over 1000 per hand at blackjack and have had some huge wins and losses. Those would be at RTG casinos
  20. Dec 9, 2005
  21. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

    Arizona City, Az
    I like the card games at rtg the best. They really do seem random.
    I was so mad yesterdayI lost a royal because I took a pair of tens and between what I tossed and what came up I would have had the royal. It was time to log off then,lol

    I have done well on cards in rtg though compared to anywhere else.

  22. Dec 10, 2005
  23. mgibson99

    mgibson99 Dormant account

    Washington DC
    I routinely play 3 hands, and depending on my bankroll and my mood, I bet $25-$150 per hand. I have had big wins and big losses, and have found it to be very streaky, but have never felt that the size of my bet was an influencing factor. I've lost with small bets, and won with big bets. Last week I was betting $150 per hand (the most I ever bet), and I went on a a run where I just couldn't lose. In a couple of hours, I turned $2500 into $11,500. I've given quite a bit of that back recently (about $4000), but it comes and goes. At one point I was up about $20,000 since early November, but I'm down to about $15,000 now. I'll probably give it a few more shots, then lay low for a while and still come out nicely ahead.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2005
  24. Aug 18, 2006
  25. Lord_Have_Mercy

    Lord_Have_Mercy Quit Gambling

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    If I stand, I shoulda hit. If I hit, I shoulda stand. If I hit my way to 20 and 21 the dealer's has a face with an ace in the hole. The Dealer manages to get too many BJ. I might get one every blue moon. And that's playing 2 hands.

    Have anyone experience this??? I receive 3 Manager Bonuses today. And I can't win SHIT!!!! Nothing, I have been playing BJ for 13 yrs now and can't get NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING!
  26. Aug 18, 2006
  27. aka23

    aka23 Dormant account

    Planet Earth
    I posted a screenshot in the winning screenshots thread of a $1020 win on a hand of BJ. This occurred at CasinoUSA -- a Playtech casino.

    I've lost ~3/4 of $300+ bets at Playtech casinos. I've made ~8 bets.

    I've lost ~1/3 of $200+ bets at MG casinos. I've made ~20 bets. Most losses were with the Vegas Partners group. I've have lost 12/12 half+ bankroll bets with the downloaded SW using this group. I've had different results with the Flash SW.

    I've lost 100% of $50+ bets at RTG casinos. I've old made 3 bets at $50-75, as I do not trust this SW.

    I've lost 100% of $50+ bets at Cryptologic casinos. I've made 2 bets. I was on a losing streak where I simutaneously lost ~90% of hands at UKBetting and TotalBet casinos. I got in a series of betting double each time to win my money back. I lost ~GBP100 by losing 7 sequential hands at UKBetting. I won't do that again.
  28. Aug 19, 2006
  29. Reef

    Reef Dormant account

    MG blackjack seems fair
  30. Aug 19, 2006
  31. Lunkhead

    Lunkhead Dormant account

    Cryptologic casinos are the worst when you raise your bets in blackjack.

    But they have great bonuses.
  32. Aug 19, 2006
  33. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Personal experience.

    Dont even try Playtech BJ. BJ Switch is even worse. As for Crypto, they are far too streaky for my liking. It's common to lose 8-9 hands in a row.
  34. Aug 19, 2006
  35. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    Not to encourage you to keep betting big at RTG's BJ; but I've won my fair share of hands in the $50-$300 range at RTG casinos...of course I've lost my fair share too, but not enough to make me wonder if it's a fair game when you raise the stakes.
  36. Aug 19, 2006
  37. garryarm1

    garryarm1 Dormant account

    Computer Operator
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I have had the exact experience with playtech casinos, they are just tooo lucky. Im 57 and have played many years in LV & AC and have a feel for how things should go in the long run. Playtech is definatelly not dealing a fair game.
  38. Aug 19, 2006
  39. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    STILL At Leisure
    United Kingdom
    Very rare.

    It is rare that I have placed a big bet and had it coupled with the luck required to generate the big win.
    My biggest EVER win was from a medium bet at Jacks or Better 4-line VP in a wager tournament at Phoenician, where a pat RF just dropped in for tea at 2am!!!!! The shock nearly cost me the tournament as I was unable to ascertain whether I was actually still awake and playing or had fallen asleep and dreamt I had resumed my session! the 20 bet produced 16,000, which is when I found out about a 10K per week limit and lost more of the other 6K than was ideal.
    For truly big bets, the best two results were also at VP of the 50-line variety, this was Aces and Faces, at one time I bet the max of 125 and drew a pat 4 ACES!! The other big wins have all been due to drawing 4 to a RF and hitting the RF on far more of the other 50 hands than chance would dictate. 5 hits on one and 3 and 4 on others. Occasionally, I have been gravely let down with 3 deuces at big bets and not a single 4 deuces on the 50 line DW, also a few 4 to a royal not producing a single RF in 50 lines.
    A straight flush in a fantastic session of big bets of 3 card poker which netted 20K in one night (5K for the straight flush), was a GROSS MISREPRESENTATION of the game. I have NEVER seen a session like it since for me as a PLAYER, but the damn DEALER seems to get such runs all too frequently (which explains what became of the 20K:mad: :mad: :mad: ). I no longer bet big at 3 card poker, except in fun mode (I don't trust it any more).

    I am now of the opinion that MG punishes big bets more than small bets. All my big slot wins in terms of payout to stake have been at modest bets, and the bigger bets seem to produce a lot of dud bonus rounds even though they come along just as frequently as for smaller bets.

    In terms of ratio, my best was 4000+ for a 2.70 spin on Spring Break, the result of a generally crappy bonus round that retriggered with all 5 scatters!

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