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Stanley took a hit by a major player

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by bethug, Jan 5, 2005.

    Jan 5, 2005
  1. bethug

    bethug Banned User - Winner of the "<a href="http://www.c

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    Gaming group Stanley Leisure today said a winning streak by a major player at its casinos had dented its profits.

    Stanley, which has 41 casinos, did not disclose how much the high-roller had won but said it amounted to material losses.

    It came as the group suffered further setbacks from unpaid debts at its casinos and a string of adverse sporting results at its chain of 600 bookmakers.

    Stanley said a small number of casino gamblers had not settled their accounts and these debts might not be recovered fully before the end of its financial year in March.

    For me I think i will stay away from there online casino. Dont want them trying to get back there money from me
  2. Jan 5, 2005
  3. chucho

    chucho Bonus Pimp

    That is what you get for switching to Play Tech. It is bad mojo to switch to a cheating software, espically when their old crap software played more natual than any other. Not that I would ever play at a Playtech casino, but I would stay from them now as the switch will be set on lose lose lose.
  4. Jan 5, 2005
  5. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    I won 35 there this month - maybe it's my fault? :cool:
  6. Jan 5, 2005
  7. DealerBusts

    DealerBusts Dormant account

    I don't understand why Stanley is putting their significant reputation at risk by associating with Playtech and their rather unfair software. I can't think of many people on these message boards who have anything good to say about Playtech's BJ. I personally don't think it'll be that difficult to prove that Playtech cheat and I don't think Playtech give a damn what anyone thinks so long as the money keeps rolling in.
  8. Jan 6, 2005
  9. nafanny29

    nafanny29 Dormant account

    financail adviser
    London, England
    They still have their Crockfords and Stanley bet sites running and I dont see any change to the "fair game" so far. Fingers crossed for the future ;)
  10. Jan 6, 2005
  11. HateMG

    HateMG Dormant account

    Brooklyn, NY
    Does this mean that high roller took 10 million out of Stanley's profit?
  12. Jan 6, 2005
  13. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    All I can say is I am up 16.5 flat-bet units in 5,159 hands of BJ.

    Also, I am up 17 flat-bet units in 10,476 hands of Blackjack Switch (5,166 rounds) for a 100.15% payback.

    If Playtech had decent real bonuses I'd play there all the time.

    If anyone has Playtech BJ logs, please send them to me. I keep hoping Cipher will throw a few thousand hands together for me with his pretty cool recording software.
  14. Jan 6, 2005
  15. gfkostas

    gfkostas Ex-Bonus Whore


    I bet that major player must be one of those who bet 50,000 a hand at BJ as this is the highest limit you can find in London to my knowledge.What if he was playing 7 hands each time?:eek2:
    A good winning streak and the casino is cleaned out.
  16. Jan 6, 2005
  17. Black21Jack

    Black21Jack Dormant account

    Courier driver
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I don't buy that news story for one second, especially in the wake of these ridiculous purchases made by Golden Palace in attempts to get their name in the news and draw attention to their business. In the screwed up world of online gambling, I think they will be successful in attracting players who think they can be the next so called 'major player' and take them for even more money. It's all marketing. When you have players that will take bonuses, or even make deposits at 'rogue' casinos in the hopes that they will be the lucky player to win big and take the 'bad' casino for some money, then you can see why this will most likely bring in some business for the mentioned operation. The saying 'any publicity is good publicity' is more relevant in the online gambling world where bad publicity will usually always draw business.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2005
  18. Jan 6, 2005
  19. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    I share your general scepticism, B21J, but in this case I don't think it's warranted. A profits warning to the stockmarket that causes your share price to plunge really isn't a likely place for some cheap publicity. Other newspapers say this one high roller won 3 million, which is a fair chunk of the 10 million drop in expected profits they announced.
  20. Jan 6, 2005
  21. Black21Jack

    Black21Jack Dormant account

    Courier driver
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I am usually not that skeptical, but as I said in the wake of all these odd purchases I have become more skeptical of news reports concerning any online casinos. I guess maybe I should have read the article more closely, I was not aware that they were a publicly traded company. I just read the part regarding the player.
  22. Jan 6, 2005
  23. jetset

    jetset RIP Brian CAG

    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    As Vesuvio says, the win was of the order of GBP 3 million.

    The high roller is an interest story in himself - 37 years old without tertiary education who was made redundant and started a small business with GBP 2500K. It burgeoned into today's Ocean Finance, and the man is already worth something like GBP 300 million!!
  24. Jan 6, 2005
  25. vgyhnji

    vgyhnji Experienced Member

    'If anyone has Playtech BJ logs, please send them to me.'

    Clayman - I dont have the logs but my recent experience of Playtech BJ (which I have always thought the smoothest software on the market) at Acropolis (Stanleys latest online casino) in terms of games won or lost is as follows.

    Total hands with a result (ie:excl pushes) = 1203
    Won = 591 = 49.13%
    Lost = 612 = 50.87%
    Doubles & Splits won 85 from 143 = 59.44%
    Longest consecutive wins = 10
    Longest consecutive losses = 7

    Personally I've never seen what the fuss is about with Playtech.
  26. Jan 7, 2005
  27. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Thanks for sharing vgynji. Nice to see someone else collecting evidence and deciding from there. Maybe a newbie, or even former Playtech player, will now take a chance with Playtech that may not have before.

    Now, if I just can beat Crypto, just once............ :)

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