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jerrylee

Dormant account
Joined
Oct 12, 2006
Location
Playa del Vaquero (I wish)
I'm up to a net gain of nearly $35,000 now. My updated gains/losses list is below.

aka, wondering, do you include your original deposits in your gains tally?

Also, to substantiate your claim, would you be able to post a NETeller screen shot showing October winnings, of course with your identity info blacked out?

Finally I am still waiting for those pics you promised! He he, okay you didn't promise, but I sent you my email address and I thought you'd email those ice cream pics by now...
 

aka23

Dormant account
Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
How did you get unbanned from both groups?
I went through eCOGRA for the Jackpot Factory banning. It likely related to my girlfriend signing up using her laptop from my IP address. I was quite impressed with eCOGRA's quick response and quick results.

Regarding CR, I simply called Casino Rewards and asked to be unbanned from bonuses.
 

aka23

Dormant account
Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
aka, wondering, do you include your original deposits in your gains tally?

Also, to substantiate your claim, would you be able to post a NETeller screen shot showing October winnings, of course with your identity info blacked out?

Finally I am still waiting for those pics you promised! He he, okay you didn't promise, but I sent you my email address and I thought you'd email those ice cream pics by now...
My gains are gains. Deposits are not included. I have a gains/losses list outside the log that I update with each casino win or loss. I'm definitely not going to post a screenshot of my Neteller account in the log, but I will send you one by email. It will actually be a lot of sceenshots, if you want to see all of October. Most weeks have 2-3 pages of Neteller data. I'll also give you the Ice Cream (my dog's name) pics in the same email. You'll need to give me an email address. I didn't see one in the PMs.
 
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aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
I went through eCOGRA for the Jackpot Factory banning. It likely related to my girlfriend signing up using her laptop from my IP address. I was quite impressed with eCOGRA's quick response and quick results.

I logged into Wild Jacks for the first time since being unbanned today and found $180 in my account. This $180 was confiscated from me when my account was locked. It is bad enough to lock a player's account while refusing to give a reason, but stealing a player's money without explanation is simply inexcusable.
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
I haven't been posting much in the log because I haven't been playing much. My net gain is roughly the same as last time -- ~$35,000.

Instead I've been focusing on the website. It should have a more professional look soon. The plan for the new home page design is pictured in the jpg at
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. I think its a dramatic improvement over the current style. I plan to incorporate that theme and style into the rest of the site.

The site has been a real eye opening experience for me. (EDITED...)
 
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EasyRhino

Dormant account
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
Location
San Diego
You know, I almost think the new design might be too slick.

You don't look like a blue-collar working stiff who's stickin' it to the man anymore!
 

Awai

Dormant account
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Location
Beyond the Sea...
excellent work - glad to see your investing some of the many many hours its been into a structure...been a year of change i'll bet! ;)
 

Awai

Dormant account
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Location
Beyond the Sea...
by the way the yukon gold 100% money back offer...did they pay a withdrawable amount direct into your account or was the refund just a bonus with a WR attached?
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
You know, I almost think the new design might be too slick.

You don't look like a blue-collar working stiff who's stickin' it to the man anymore!
Still a brilliant thread though.

Not many threads on here get near to 13000 hits.
excellent work - glad to see your investing some of the many many hours its been into a structure...been a year of change i'll bet! ;)
I appreciate the support. The site has been online for about 6 weeks now and will continue to improve in future weeks.
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
by the way the yukon gold 100% money back offer...did they pay a withdrawable amount direct into your account or was the refund just a bonus with a WR attached?

Yes, the bonus is withdrawable without wagering. I've contacted support and confirmed this more than once, as I expected it to have a wagering requirement too.
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
I don't have much to report, as I have not been gambling. I'd like to try out some of the new MG games, but most are beyond my risk/expected return level for non-bonus play. I'll contact Grand Prive support later and ask for a bonus to try out the games.

I saw the movie Casino Royale over the weekend. In other movies, Bond plays baccarat and makes large bets. It's is a similar strategy to how many play Clearplay bonuses. In the book Casino Royale, Bond played baccarat as well. However, in the movie they changed it to poker. I think poker is more fitting, and certainly the audience is more familiar with the game. I think I could bet $1000 on a hand, and I have gone up to $750 before. However, I can't imagine ever betting levels like in the movie or in various tournaments.

The plot of the movie was ridiculous, but I enjoyed it. The audience seemed to really like it as well. That's the most positive audience reaction I've seen in a theater in years. When Bond drew 3 Aces over 3 Kings, several people made a onomatopoeic comment. At the end of the movie, lots of people applaused.
 
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aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
I tried some of the new games today. I started with 50-play All Aces VP. The minimum bet of $25 was more than I wanted to risk, so I dropped down to 10- play. I had an amazing start. My first hand only paid $1. On the second hand, I drew four of a kind in one of the ten hands for a nice gain. On the third hand I drew 3 of a kind in the initial hand, and 4 of a kind in 2 of the 10 final hands for another large payout. I gained nearly $100 in just three $5 hands.

I stopped at this point and moved to Mega Moolah. I didn't get anything of significance in ~100 spins. I realize this is normal for a bonus slot. After reading the positive reviews, I was expecting more. I prefer the setup of the older Microgaming video slots with options on the main panel and greater ease of line choices. I really dislike not being able to try the game in practice mode. Some of the recent slots seem to be lower pay than normal, and I'd like to have a feel for the rate of bonus rounds before investing a lot of money.

My net gain between the two games was $75.
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
I had an interesting experience at Palace of Chance today. I was measuring the max rate of blackjack play with RTG software. I switched to practice mode, selected the max bet of $100 per hand (I have a low max bet at this casino, it was much higher the last time I logged in), then played as many hands as I could in one minute. I gained ~$500 in this one minute and drew several BJs. I thought to myself that practice mode may have better odds than real mode. It would be great, if this happened when I was playing for real. Then a few minutes later, I realized I hit the wrong button... I was not playing in practice mode, I was playing in real mode!

I wish I could see a play history for those hands. I believe I lost a couple due to incorrect strategy decisions. Perhaps I'll contact support and ask..

Today's play increases my net gain at Palace of Chance to ~$1300. I believe that's 5th on my highest gains list.
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
I had to contact support to get a play history, as the casino's history function was not working. I was not impressed with support. First the system was down, and I needed to try back later. I did eventually get data for the most recent 15 hands. There are couple other hands that I don't have data for, as play history only has the most recent 15 hands.

They play was abnormal, as listed below. I drew 4 BJs in 15 hands. The chance of 4 BJs in 15 hands is less than 1 in 200. I won twice while making incorrect strategy decisions, such as standing on 13 vs K. My net gain over these 15 hands was $700. I know believe I gained $600, rather than $500. I don't recall my exact balance when I started playing.

1. Lose $100 -- Player 12 vs Dealer 20
2. Gain $100 -- Player 16 vs Dealer Bust -- Stood on 16 vs K!
3. Lose $100 -- Player Bust vs Q
4. Gain $150 -- Player BJ
5. Lose $100 -- Player Bust vs A
6. Gain $100 -- Player 18 vs Dealer 17
7. Gain $100 -- Player 19 vs Dealer 17
8. Gain $150 -- Player BJ
9. Lose $100 -- Player 19 vs Dealer 21
10. Gain $100 -- Player 13 vs Dealer Bust -- Stood on 13 vs K!
11. Gain $150 -- Player BJ
12. Lose $100 -- Player 17 vs Dealer 20
13. Gain $100 -- Player 18 vs Dealer Bust
14. Gain $150 -- Player BJ
15. Gain $100 -- Player 20 vs Dealer 19

Net -- Gain +$700 -- 4 BJs, 6 non-BJ wins, 5 losses
 

winbig

Keep winning this amount.
Joined
Mar 10, 2005
Location
Pennsylvania
Just think how much you'd be up if you didn't notice you were in fun mode until later :lolup:

It's so much easier to throw max bets out there when you think it's fun mode though....
 

aka23

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Joined
Jun 11, 2006
Location
Planet Earth
Just think how much you'd be up if you didn't notice you were in fun mode until later :lolup:

It's so much easier to throw max bets out there when you think it's fun mode though....
Or if I had a larger max bet size. I could have just as easily bet $500 as $100. It no doubt is easier to make make risky bets when you don't think you aren't risking your own funds.

I played at Intertops a few weeks ago and requested a cashout before they put the bonus in my account. I received my cashout after their two week delay for first cashouts, and still had the bonus in my account. Again, I took risky bets since I was only risking a bonus, and again it paid off. I gained a couple hundred playing Twin Samurai, then switched to Mega Moolah. At first it went poorly. I almost lost everything. When I was within my last 5 spins, I hit the free spins and free spins retrigger for a total of 20 free spins, and a total win of ~$600. I tried to take a screenshot of this for winning screenshots. Unfortunately the win balance displayed on the screen switched to 0 when I pressed CTRL-C. I really wish Intertops offered the usual MG Clearplay bonus in which you could can cash out without playing though. Instead I was stuck with a huge $5000 wagering requirement that could only be fulfilled by slots, video slots, and non-power play VP. The obvious choice was VP. I set JoB autoplay for 4000 $1.25 spins. The results are below:

Royal Flush -- 0 (0 expected)
Straight Flush -- 0 (0.4 expected)
Four of a Kind -- 12 (9 expected)
Full House -- 36 (46 expected)
Flush -- 44 (44 expected)
Straight -- 52 (45 expected)
Three of a Kind -- 276 (298 expected)
Two Pair -- 528 (517 expected)
Pair -- 860 (858 expected)
Nothing -- 2188 (2182 expected)

I found it interesting that the 4 of a kinds came in patches. First 6 over the first 2-3 hundred spins, then a long break of more than 1000 hands followed by a patch of 3, then another long break of more than 1000 hands followed by another patch of 3. I also find it interesting that some of the numbers are right on expectations, while others remained at a different rate than expected the whole session. I believe I saw it keeping 4 to a straight with gap and no high cards, which may explain the higher number of straights. It is also possible I missed something given the high speed of hands in autoplay.

Overall, I am expected to lose 3% per hand in which I do get a royal flush or straight flush. Over $5000 wagering without a RF/SF, I am expected to lose ~$150. I actually lost ~$200, so I had close to $400 when I attempted to cash out.

My cash out was unsuccessful because I couldn't log into Intertops webpage sports book banker. They have an odd cashier system, where you must cash in your chips at the casino to sports book, then log into sports book to cash out. I have trouble logging into sportsbook, often getting Javascript errors. If they approve my cashout, that will increase my net gain at Intertops to ~$700.
 

EasyRhino

Dormant account
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
Location
San Diego
Regarding playing making mistakes when playing fast, I can relate. I was trying to grind through a fairly monstrous RTG bonus the other day, and was playing fast enough to where I started making mistakes too. One was standing on a soft ten, (which I lost). The other was hitting a pair of 8s instead of splitting, ironically I drew a 5 and won the hand. Of course, these were about $5 bets :)

BTW, did you ever have Palace of Chance label you an "advanced player"? They did to me after I got lucky and ran up their new account bonus fairly high. Now I'm limiting to no more than 30% bonuses with crappy WRs.
 
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