Hi,Walter. Any change to your strategy?
  • The book 21st century blackjack is published some time ago. Have you make any change to the system due to your contiue experimentation and observation? For example the 4 consecutive lost quit point, can it be change to certain units of loss bets per shoe? Just a suggestion.

    Thank you very much. I am your fan, keep up the good work. :)
  • jackktan: I'm glad to learn that I still have a fan!! Re. your question, everything remains about the same. I play the system at least once a week on local gambling boats, and continue to make a reasonable profit.
    I personally "fiddle around" with the quit point, though. I often play two hands at the same time, and might stay at the same table even though one of the hands loses four consecutive times. The other thing I do is jump up the initial bet in the progression if I'm well ahead in the session... in other words, if I'm making lots of money I'll step up a $20 to 50 progression to a $50 to 125 progression, and occasionally to a $100 to 250 progression... I'll back down if cards don't continue to go my way.
    Best of luck!
    Walter
  • Have you try or heard people using your progression in different games such as Baccarat or Roulette?

    Thanks.
  • I've had no "field reports" on these two games, but I wouldn't encourage anyone to use my system for these games. In fact, I wouldn't encourage anyone to PLAY these games.... house edge on baccarat is twice that of blackjack, and house edge on roulette to ten times that of blackjack.
  • Walter Thomason said:
    I've had no "field reports" on these two games, but I wouldn't encourage anyone to use my system for these games. In fact, I wouldn't encourage anyone to PLAY these games.... house edge on baccarat is twice that of blackjack, and house edge on roulette to ten times that of blackjack.


    There's a saying about roulette: Save yourself time and trouble and just write the casino a check.
  • Thanks. Actually the diffference between backjack in baccarat in my area is not that big only about 0.3%. The rule of 6 deck hit soft 17 is about 0.7% house edge versus 1% in baccarat.

    It is a lazy man game, no decision and hence no mistake to made. But I probably don't think it is a good idea to use progression in Baccarat. In my experence it is rare to have more than 3 consecutive win/loss. It is usually better to just bet the opposite of last hand in my opinion.
  • By the way, Walter. Have you research if it is possible to use a maxium unit of bet lost per shoe instead of 4 consecutive loss as quit point?

    Sometimes I lost a lot in one shoe but there is no 4 consecutive loss to trigger the quit point.

    Thanks.
  • jackktan: Good question! Unfortunately, I've yet to find a way to spot a "choppy" table... one where you alternate wins and losses, or win one hand, lose two hands, win two hands then lose both double-down or split bets on the next hand, etc. My best suggestion is to do what I do -- simply leave the table and try to find one where this pattern isn't occurring.
    My gambling session Thursday night was a classic example of the W/L/W/L problem. I played for almost four hours, made 8 or 9 table changes, never won more than four consecutive hands, and never had a winning shoe... OUCH!
    Bad cards happen, and no betting system will show a profit if you're losing 70% or more of the hands -- not even card counting, in my opinion.

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