His whole secret is that he played against shitty dealers and exploited their mistakes. Not bashing on the guy, just pointing out a fact. He obviously knows the game, but if you hunt out shitty dealers you can obviously make bank.
Its true, if you agree to buy x amount of chips, they will negotiate terms that will get them as close as they cant to the edge. Phill ivey also did it, but they refused to pay him, now in court. the house still has a advantage, but if you get a nice streak going at 25k / 75k a hand you can do some damage and leave.
Let's be clear, Don does not win at Black Jack. He plays his own game with different odds, discounts and lots of free bets that the average gambler would not get. Also take into consideration that this video is exactly what the casinos want all those would be high rollers to believe.
I tried my best to follow along with this vid but she just looks so yummy! And I get the point about casino's coming out on top over and over. This vid was way more about one guy's lucky streak than some rainman style of gambling brilliance.
I was interested in this until I googled and found it wasn't him being that skilled so much as the casinos letting him changing some rules that were very much in his favor. These are the rules they did in the wiki and they might have done others not listed: He negotiated several changes to standard casino blackjack in order to gain a mathematical edge. These changes included dealers being forced to stay on soft 17, a 20% rebate where casino would refund 20% of his losses (20 cents to every dollar) for losses exceeding $500,000, six decks, re-split aces, and others. I'm curious to what the "others" covers.
Don Johnson is the asshole that takes shots at dealers by making shady hand signals. Don says "What's the worst that could happen? I get a free bet." The worst that could happen is that an innocent dealer loses his job over your petty tactics. Pathetic..
Did anyone else notice the repeated use of the clip where he says, "It will test you, it'll test you a lot, and it's hard" ,for 2 completely different questions? There's many more inconsistencies and fumbles throughout this installment.
Stay sharp out there folks.
The States surely do miss the 'help' the Fed gov't USED to give tax dollars to help them with their money problems. But since the JEW has totally corrupted America, into JEWmerica, the colony of isreal, the zionazi IDIOTS for the JEW, JEWmerica has wasted over 6000 USA SOLDiers lives, WASTED TRILLIONS of USA TAX Dollars, not to help Americans that actually work for that money raise their kids only to be sent into the Middle East by 'our' JEW corrupted GREEDY, TRAITOR BASTARD, the call themselves 'american politicians',to KILL and DIE< wasting OUR FUCKING TAX dollars, TRILLIONS of them, to 'help the INSANE JEW, keep a PIECE OF SHIT LAND that ain't worth a bent penny, KILL REAL PEOPLE that, according to the INSANE but very clever JEW that, AS USUAL, pays nothing in lives or money to enforce the INSANITY of the JEW that invented the INSANE CLOWN that gave that land only to the INSANE JEW and their JACKASS, dONALD dUCK, calls 'god'. The JEW and 'our' JEW corrupted 'politicians, why are they still alive in JEWmerica? That's WHY.
The IMPLOSION, of the 'Stardust' gambling casino', kinda reminds one that BUILDING 7 the one that Larry Silverstein 'pulled' on 9/11 and destroyed the evidence of the CORRUPTION of the WALL St JEWS. that was under investigation, that Larry Silverstein, claimed the 'terrorists' did', and he was correct, the JEW and 'our' JEW corrupted politicians, ALL TERRORISTS, dangerous to everyone but the JEW.
There is more to this story, probably much more. The deals & rule changes he negotiated are freaking insane when you combine them. Playing perfect is serious discipline & focus, but that's nothing new among pro gamblers. Why he kept getting this deal at multiple casinos instead of getting cut off the first night is the real question. He did not have a name for himself prior to the stories that starting coming out, and within hours his play was being monitored closely. He should and would have been cut off. But he was not. Hmmm.
I would guess he knew the managers & key decision makers to keep working the system, there was some good politicking on his end. It was also good publicity for other high rollers, it can be a great word of mouth marketing point. They get excited, start negotiating similar deals, try the same, and lose, because they are still there to have fun, drink & party with the Hos, instead of work & focus. There may have been an actual net positive outcome for the casinos even though DJ hit them for millions a pop.
Also, the ultimate edge of the casino is capitalization. It's really about surviving the swings. This guy did not come in with millions in cash, he had established serious credit lines at the casinos before he enacted his plan into action.
Airplanes , shows, dinners , clubs, suites........ya whatever, these aren’t the real enticements offered by the hotels to their whale clients. I wanna know what’s offered , that they will never admit too .........
In my opinion Vegas sucks these days! They might offer you $35.00 rooms and then they say, oh yea there is a $39.00 resort fee PER NIGHT! It seems like they think we are stupid! If you pay that I agree that you are!! I go to Laughlin Nevada on the beautiful Colorado River. You can get a room for under $20 dollars a night with no resort fee free parking. You can take a water taxi for $5.00 that will take you to other casinos on the river. From Laughlin you can also take a guided jet boat to the London Bridge in Havasu City! I did that, it was awesome! Laughlin is only about 90 minutes from Vegas but is totally worth it! Mesquite NV is also nice with no resort fees. It is about 1hr 13min. Mesquite is on I-15 north east of Vegas. I have stayed at the Virgin River Hotel and Casino several times and it is very good. It is kind of a old casino but it has a lot of good qualities. The prime rib dinner is awesome! I had a beef rancher in line behind me and after talking to him for a while I asked him why he was here when he had his own beef. He told me that the Virgin River had the best cuts of beef in the region. The special is only $6.99. I live in Longmont, CO and I go out of my way to stop here and stay here to have the prime rib and the good nights stay. From there I usually go to Laughlin where there is no resort fees. Sorry but Vegas is dead to me!
he totally blows off that he counts cards..counting cards is absolutely the first thing that needs to be mastered...then waiting and watching for the rite table to sit at knowing what the count is..many other things also come into play but card counting is where it all starts first..its not difficult to do either with simple plus minus count...doing it fast at the table is what takes alot of practice..
It is kinda messed up that the lady kept saying "You'll find out exactly how when we get back." She did that for almost the entire documentary.
Basically: This was during the 2008 financial crisis, Atlantic city was desperate, they offered Don amazing discounts and lucrative "rules" for him, the casino didn't do their homework (didn't realize that Don wasn't an amateur), Don wins big by betting big.
I play the slots. My take is anywhere from breaking even to making about $50 for a couple of hours work. The machines are rigged to pay out most likely around 80%. And, if I played them continuously that would probably be the case. Can't say that I have a "system" exactly, but I play the machines by "feel".
This for sure is an advert for the casinos. The message is saying you can win millions from the us. Yes it is hard and requires work but it can be done so come and have a ago - this non mathematician did it, so can you.
This non-mathematician, who just happened to have been in the gambling industry his entire life and was coached professionally by Wharton/MIT statistics PhDs, and who negotiated special odds from the house.
As a non-gambler, I would never, ever think that I could repeat what Don did, and I have no inclination to try.
I've seen the same scam pulled by foreigners playing blackjack for much lower stakes. They pantomime their hand signals quickly and change their mind as soon as they see a Bust card coming. Then if the house refuses to let them change their decision from a Hit to a Stand or vice versa, they pretend like they don't speak English and try to take their money back.
fucking idiots... they forgot the basics. dont be greedy. invest wisely. the casinos made very costly mistakes. they shouldve had a large capital surplus.
sometimes common sense goes out the wind and these casino people are meant to be so smart and intelligent
This is bullshit. It's presented to fool ordinary people into thinking they have some slim chance of beating the house--then they get sucked in and become problem or even compulsive gamblers. Don't buy it.
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