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A bad day at the casino

April 25th, 2007 at 05:20 pm

I am currently in Atlantic City to attend a professional conference. I arrived this morning and plan to stay until Saturday (possibly Friday night unless my wife is able to join me Friday and stay over with me).

Anyway, I do enjoy playing some blackjack when I have the opportunity. Over the past couple of years, I've studied the game and learned basic strategy (something very few casual players bother to do). Although it definitely doesn't guarantee you will win (as was obvious today), it does nearly eliminate the casino's advantage, making it less than 1%.

I got off to a decent start and at one point had more than doubled my starting stake. I continued playing and ultimately gave back almost everything I had sat down with. I played again later and did even worse, losing all I sat down with.

I do plan to play more while I'm here. Hopefully, I'll have better luck next time around.

2 Responses to “A bad day at the casino”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    good luck!!

  2. disneysteve Says:

    Thanks Ima. Had a much better day today. Made back most of what I lost yesterday.

    I consider gambling part of my entertainment budget as I truly enjoy playing and really have no other expensive habits. If I can sit down at a table with $200 and walk away an hour later with about the same amount, plus or minus a little, I'm happy.

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