If I had Don's advantage I wouldn't mind taking a big win only half the time and only breaking even or even losing a small percentage the rest of the time just to maintain those perks. If the casino is willing to shell out free stuff, might as well give them something back so they'll keep coming.
I hope people realize that this is just one long casino commercial and that's why the CEO's were willing to be in it. They want the average guy to think maybe he can beat the casino like this guy did. They couldn't produce a better commercial for 6 million and I wouldn't even be surprised if his play was completely bankrolled by them. They want people to think perks give them an edge or advantage over the casino. They want to look like they're easy to beat but trust me the odds are always against you. It's like rolling a dice and they win on 4 sides and you win on 2 sides. Does it make any sense to gamble with those odds against you? NO. You could win a few times but, if you play for almost any length of time, it's easy to see that you can never win enough to cover your losses, never. The odds are so against you that most of the time, even during the short term like a few days, you'll lose at least a small amount. Apply that loss over a longer time like a few months and that small amount adds up to an amount over their biggest payout possible in most cases. After a few months you'd have to win a huge jackpot multiple times in a row just to break even. That's how it works. They call it a hold but it's really a theft or a scam. Every betting round the odds give them a tiny profit or hold as they call it. It works because people don't just play their $100 and walk away after they lose the $8 to $20 hold. They keep playing and losing that $8 over and over until your money is gone in hours if not minutes. That's just the facts. Sure you can win $50 from just a quarter bet, but that's so rare that doing it a few times in a row is nearly impossible. So after you've lost $600 over the past 2 days or 2 months, then winning $50, even a few times in a row, even 10 times in a row, still doesn't break you even!!! You know how rare it is to hit $50 once, think about 10 times. It's impossible odds. It's just stupid to ignore them and to give away your money when you could buy something real that could make you more comfortable, healthy, or satisfied and maybe something that retains some value even after giving you those benefits. How many times do you have to give away your money then say hrm I could of bought that thing I always wanted with what I just lost. I hope people also realize that most of us will make excuses to keep playing because it's fun and thrilling when we win even though it's just getting back some of our old loses. We'll say we know the odds and we're just playing for fun and that we know we're going to loses. But the truth is just being in the casino makes you feel alive and it makes you happy even if you're losing. You have to fight these emotions and desires that trick you into losing your money. Please be smart people. Don't gamble away your rent money. Heck don't even gamble away what you can afford to lose. Buy something with real lasting value. Or just place a single dollar bet then give or tip the dealer a $100 just so the corporations and the rich who own all the stocks don't get it. Unless you really want to just keep giving your money to rich people who own a majority of the casino stocks. If you own a single stock in the casino then maybe you can ignore me. I bet you don't. I win. lol
Completely. Look at what he was able to do:
20% rebate program on losses. Stand on Soft 17. Re-split Aces. 6 decks. ANYONE could win under those conditions since the 20% rebate alone more than balances off the house edge for 6-deck blackjack with those favorable rules.
And I don't know why they're talking about Vegas.. Don played in Atlantic City (they hit Soft 17, 8 decks) and this was c. 2008 (2010) when it started getting bad down there and they were desperate for players.
But: Since the common person isn't Don Johnson, he won't be able to negotiate those changes. The casinos live off the small fry this way. Don's "losses" will be made up by the Little Guy, of course.
Same as it ever was: The poor subsidizing the rich. He wins big. Everyone else will pay for it.
still comes down to pure luck... all of these tweaks to get it close to 50/50 odds. If you have thousands of whales doing the same thing, the odds are that 1 of them will win overtime. This shows the 1 winner and ignores the 999 losers
The people saying this is fake... the casinos always win blah blah, they have not understood the documentary properly. These comps and special rules this guy negotiated are not available to most people and not even to him any longer. It was a one off, where he was able through skill, manipulation and mathematicians to negate the casino edge. It is not trying to say anyone can do it, if people try obviously they will fail. You idiots saying its a 'commercial' or 'marketing ploy' haven't paid attention to the documentary at all. You also don't understand why casinos win. It's not just as simple as 'the player will always lose' or 'the casino will always win' - there are mathematical probabilities behind it, the casino generally makes sure it has a house EDGE. This guy was able to off set that edge, and this simply explains how he did it. But its not replicable. So stop spouting this age old rhetoric without even understanding basic things like why houses win and players lose.
Bunch of bullshit.
It's suppose to manipulate you into going and throwing partys in casinos and living large(and spending) , exactly what the casinos want by developing yourself the ideea that you can somehow distract the dealers atention and try to pull some scheme .
The communication is very subtile and well engineered . This is the kind of stuff psichologists get involved to do to increase sales . This is very likely a staged event, he is very likely in on it. The target is not the rich people but the poor and the average.
This is very professionaly done , Vegas style. If you understand how visual communication works, think at this as social communication . It's the same as when you see an advertising on tv of detergent and you see a bitch in her home acting casual and putting the detergent into the washing machine - exactly the same thing
true warfare. i'm surprised that when a "whale" comes in like Don Johnson, the casino doesn't bring out their best dealers. some of the dealers are players themselves and some are mathematicians who know math like this guy. Just like a coach in baseball, time to call in a pinch hitter or pinch runner. but i'm sure the houses have considered that as well.
This whole vid just repeats itself until you find out exactly what my man Don did to get to the top...It's basically an add to get you to "learn" about the games so you believe you have an "edge" on the house and can win like he and a handful of others. They try to make it seem like Vegas, AC, and some other cities are looking for these players and YOU can be one of them. Sure, anybody can potentially win, and there are a bunch of "pro's" out there, but to think that just anyone can be one of these players is crazy. Just think of all those you don't hear about that fail miserably, and lose everything they have ever earned. There's a reason why gambling is illegal in so many places. Selling this dream of success is exactly what people hold onto, thinking that the next hand could win them millions. Just be careful out there, just as quickly as you can win you can lose it all.
espect others opinion good video and ppl .... however Vegas bit over valued. good to visit not to live . the housing are going up for several years where a decline is soon as history have shown. jobs dont pay cost of living .. NY or Cali is where there is a good balance of family and professional opportunities.
Damn 10k every time they shoot off those water jets? (Thats insane) 350k to eat like a rabbit and push a button,no thank you!!! I'll take some five guys take-out,and fuck with my wind shield wipers/washer.
My gambling history says it all. In total I gambled 27 dollars, and I lost it all. There were wins in the middle, but I'd play again and eventually lost all of it. I could have done better things with the money. I could have bought the $20 KFC meal and still have 7 dollars in my pocket :(
Just like he said monkey can count cards, but a good successful monkey in this case to win $15 million is somebody like Don that can count really good everything else is secondary and in between the lines , he talks about everything but counting cards that he dos, because let's face it at the end of the day if you're not counting correctly and accurately The odds are not going to be in your favor.
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