Can we open a trip-report/conditions board?
  • Shouldn't be a problem to get PhpBB to add another topic or two.
  • months back, someone was working on designing a blackjack database. Does anyone remember that? We had lots of discussions about the info to be kept, etc. Never heard any more about it.
  • stainless steel rat said:
    months back, someone was working on designing a blackjack database. Does anyone remember that? We had lots of discussions about the info to be kept, etc. Never heard any more about it.


    Let's take the "agile methods" approach and have a board until someone comes up with a more sophisticated solution :)
  • I love reading trip-report it was one of the reasons I subscribe to Blackjack Insider Newsletter: http://bjinsider.com as I enjoy reading Barfarkels (aka LV Pro) and others trip reports, I've got my yanky girl friend ( as its not available in the UK Amazon ) to buy me a copy of Barfarkel’s new book, "You’ve Got Heat" : http://youvegotheat.com/ for my birthday, also is any one here going to Las Vegas on the 29th October for Viktor Nacht's Halloween Blackjack Ball 2005 http://www.halloweenblackjackball.com/ :?: I'm going to try and make it over for it 8) :lol: , take care and be lucky

    Cheers :wink:

    Colin
  • If you guys want a trip report section, you got it. I do think message boards often make a mistake by creating too many sections - they become dead areas where posts get missed. But, if everyone thinks its a good idea, and it will be used, I'll do it.
  • I personally feel we have no need for a such a board. We set up a separate thread for trip reports about two years ago, and it was rarely used.

    The main problem with trip reports is that they are instantly dated, and therefore meaningless except as a narrative to share experiences. A player needs up-to-date data to make intelligent decisions, and in my opinion this can best be obtained by subscribing to CBJN, and then personal observation/scouting.

    I enjoy reading them IF they contain concise data on game rules, decks, etc., and would encourage people to post them, but I do not see any reason for a separate board.

    Regards…..Grifter
  • I agree with Grifter- At big sites, scout because things change often.
    At small sites play or not play it is up to you. Most casinos offer some
    good and some bad take your pick...........................
  • my observation is that just because a game is good today, it won't necessarily be good tomorrow. Or even in an hour. I have seen wildly varying penetration on good DD games, pen that when good made the game outstanding, but when bad, made the game unplayable. It is nice to know something about the base games (the rules don't seem to vary much of course) and the table minimums, but other than that, it is a matter of "watch and play or not play" depending on what you see at the instant you are ready to play.

    Gotta pick good games, and skip the bad games. A good pair of shoes is an excellent AP investment. :)
  • There's more activity now then there was two years ago... And if you're a registered user, the system tracks these posts for you.

    I think that novices and non-professionals often have use for trip reports and playing conditions even if they are somewhat updated. If you look at most free databases of conditions, data is very very old. I think that in general, things don't change that much, especially outside of Vegas (and we'll probably have reports in vegas often enough). For example, I read a report from 2000 on the terrible penetration at the CQ in Saint Louis, and that was right on the mark even today.

    Oh well, I'll just spam the main board with my trip reports :)
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  • slpgh said:


    Oh well, I'll just spam the main board with my trip reports :)


    Nothing wrong with that at all, in my mind. Having someone point out the best games in town beforehand is a huge benefit to me. I am going to Cinci for business the week after next. I understand that the Grand Vic may be the place to play. They have $5 tables so I can range from 1-10 without betting over $50. I also think the Argosy had an admission fee at one time. Both used to offer S17 games, anybody have an update on these Indiana casinos?
  • Knox said:
    Nothing wrong with that at all, in my mind. Having someone point out the best games in town beforehand is a huge benefit to me. I am going to Cinci for business the week after next. I understand that the Grand Vic may be the place to play. They have $5 tables so I can range from 1-10 without betting over $50. I also think the Argosy had an admission fee at one time. Both used to offer S17 games, anybody have an update on these Indiana casinos?

    let me remind you (not trying to be a pain here :) that Grand Vic has only one six deck game at $5 the rest of the $5 tables are eight decks.
    Argosy no longer has an admission fee. but you will only find $5 games in the wee hours of the morning as you already know but all six deck games except in the lower floor non-smoke area.
    all three Argosy, Grand Vic and Belterra have all S17 games. Argosy does not allow late surrender, Grand Vic does and i think Belterra may allow late surrender (they are eight deck except maybe one table and $5 only in the wee hours of the morning also)

    best regards,
    mr fr0g
  • sagefr0g said:
    let me remind you (not trying to be a pain here :) that Grand Vic has only one six deck game at $5 the rest of the $5 tables are eight decks.
    Argosy no longer has an admission fee. but you will only find $5 games in the wee hours of the morning as you already know but all six deck games except in the lower floor non-smoke area.
    all three Argosy, Grand Vic and Belterra have all S17 games. Argosy does not allow late surrender, Grand Vic does and i think Belterra may allow late surrender (they are eight deck except maybe one table and $5 only in the wee hours of the morning also)

    best regards,
    mr fr0g


    Hey Frog, how are their single- and double-deck games at those places? What do you think was the best game?
  • Knox said:
    Hey Frog, how are their single- and double-deck games at those places? What do you think was the best game?

    both Belterra and Grand Vic had one double deck game each. i believe they were $25 min . penetration was about 50% . usually had about two to four seated players. i didn't play them. Argosy did not have any single or double deck games. (well i don't think they did i didn't even go in their high stakes pit)

    best regards,
    mr fr0g
  • sagefr0g said:
    both Belterra and Grand Vic had one double deck game each. i believe they were $25 min . penetration was about 50% . usually had about two to four seated players. i didn't play them. Argosy did not have any single or double deck games. (well i don't think they did i didn't even go in their high stakes pit)

    best regards,
    mr fr0g


    Mid-shoe entry allowed?

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