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Re: tips towards earning the penthouse?

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LunarEmerald wrote:

That's proof of 2 million earnings but it isn't proof that he never purchased chips. There's no real way to prove that, either.


Look at the very first reward in the first picture. 


Oh silly me. I forgot there was a reward tied to that.

 

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apartment is worth what about five bucks? a fool and his money are soon parted


 

Why don't you take your friggin negativity elsewhere.

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My experience at max bets on VIP single hand poker is the same as others have said on this thread. When betting 1600, the dealer once had a run of 7 blackjacks in a row for me. For me, my winning odds were more like 25%. I wonder if the odds vary on these games with the size of the bet. I would also concur that video poker does give out good winning odds. But, the payouts are usually small, as your bets are limited at 50.
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As a journalist, I spent much of my spare time in the Casino for the past 5 months.  Last night, I finally reached Tier 6 (max level) on every game in there.  I also posted an article with interviews of three of the top 'champs' in the Casino of how and why they did it.  I don't normally refer people to the magazine for a specific artcle, but this one is too long to copy and paste in here - and far too informative to edit to fit.  If you really want some answers, you might find this a good read.

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My tip is to just keep spending money til you have enough chips trollolol Smiley Happy

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Re: tips towards earning the penthouse?

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My experience at max bets on VIP single hand poker is the same as others have said on this thread. When betting 1600, the dealer once had a run of 7 blackjacks in a row for me. For me, my winning odds were more like 25%. I wonder if the odds vary on these games with the size of the bet. I would also concur that video poker does give out good winning odds. But, the payouts are usually small, as your bets are limited at 50.

Digital Leisure will never admit it, but I suspect the odds vary based on bet size. I've noticed statistically peculiar results from both min and max bets over long periods of time.

However, there is definitely something wrong with DL's blackjack. I've chatted with a few of their reps at events, and they claim it's completely random. If so, their algorithm sucks.

The rules don't state how many decks are in the shoe, but lets assume the standard six with a reshuffle each hand. The odds of a single blackjack under these conditions are:

2*(4/13)*[4*6/(52*6-1)] = 4.75% (1 in 21)

2 blackjacks in a row = 1 in 443
3 blackjacks in a row = 1 in 9,330
4 blackjacks in a row = 1 in 196,000
5 blackjacks in a row = 1 in 4.1 million
6 blackjacks in a row = 1 in 87 million
7 blackjacks in a row = 1 in 1.8 billion

Besides myself, I've met half a dozen Home users who've watched the dealer hit five (or more) blackjacks in a row. This shouldn't be happening. Few casino dealers ever see more than four in a row during their careers.

 

So if you want the Penthouse, stick with minimum bets and don't waste your chips on Digital Leisure's rigged blackjack.

 

 


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As a journalist, I spent much of my spare time in the Casino for the past 5 months.


Blogging isn't journalism.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: tips towards earning the penthouse?

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As a journalist, I spent much of my spare time in the Casino for the past 5 months.  Last night, I finally reached Tier 6 (max level) on every game in there.  I also posted an article with interviews of three of the top 'champs' in the Casino of how and why they did it.  I don't normally refer people to the magazine for a specific artcle, but this one is too long to copy and paste in here - and far too informative to edit to fit.  If you really want some answers, you might find this a good read.


What does being in the casino have to do with being a journalist and since when blogging and commenting on forums is considered journalism?  What was the article about?  How home gambling can encourage real gambling?  No wait, you interviewed people on the leader board and think this is informative and deserving of being a "Good Read"?  Some people really don't have a life outside of Home.

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But TSU, keara asks the HARD questions:

 


Keara22HI wrote:

What questions do you wish I had asked? Please add them -- and the answers.


 

Hard to believe someone gave up cooking meals because of a poker leaderboard in a virtual casino with no payouts. The jackets aren't that special, people. I have an extra (female) if anyone wants to save some time.

 

 

 

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Re: tips towards earning the penthouse?

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Keara22HI wrote:

As a journalist, I spent much of my spare time in the Casino for the past 5 months.  Last night, I finally reached Tier 6 (max level) on every game in there.  I also posted an article with interviews of three of the top 'champs' in the Casino of how and why they did it.  I don't normally refer people to the magazine for a specific artcle, but this one is too long to copy and paste in here - and far too informative to edit to fit.  If you really want some answers, you might find this a good read.


To qualify as a journalist, the investigative media warrior must first prove they have gained their stripes by contributing articles to an official publication, be that the presses or the world wide web, thus giving them credentials for freelance journalism. Did I mention the abominable struggle of internships, financing and support?

 

Times have changed, though this is your secured route into the traditional presses. The information superhighway has presented itself, however, as an easier platform for budding journalists that did not set specific goals with their academics. Presently, you are a contributing author of articles for a group-run blog which poses as a "Magazine". With no official press pass, or employer in the presses or journalism-catered qualifications, you are solely a Blogger, not a media Journalist. Providing your material has edge, substance and remains impartial you are on the right path for Video Game Journalism.

 

To confirm with the utmost clarity - A Blogger is NOT by default a Journalist. However, a Journalist can be the author a blog. Of course, this answer might be contested by various sources. This depends on their understanding of the law, and more importantly their attorney's understanding of the law as well as who can bend it best. There is also the investigate material to consider and the case being reported. A can of worms, if I ever saw one.

 

Now then, on with the show. 

StarDustChampion sheds significant light on gambling odds. The House wins. Golden rule to remember.

EdwCarnby offers a fast track solution for the financially wealthy and intellectually poor.

Danger_Dad highlights "the key thing to remember". Remember it and place bets conservatively, for a loss of chips does not mean a larger equidistance between you and your desired apartment.

 

Good day to you all.

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Re: tips towards earning the penthouse?

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Guys, please keep it on topic. This thread isn't about what is and isn't journalism.

 

Thanks

 

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