where can i buy a bj felt?
  • i would like to make my own 21 table, because all of my homies like to gamble, and i would like to have one for myself as well. i was wondering where would be the best/cheapest place to buy one from. i was thinking about having someone else thats not directly associated with me try asking if they could buy one from a casino, but i dont know if they sell them anywhere in there. oh yeah, yesterday my mom and girlfriend went to the casino and my girl picked up 6 decks for me from the gift shop i guess. i checked all the decks and im pretty sure there was an extra 7 of diamonds in one. what are the chances that the casino was using a messed up deck in one of their games? the cards are cards that have already been used by the casino and have been marked and put out of use. and how do they paint the cards that they will no longer use? i was thinking they run them through a machine that prints the ink on each card in the corner.
  • Wayne said:
    i would like to make my own 21 table, because all of my homies like to gamble, and i would like to have one for myself as well. i was wondering where would be the best/cheapest place to buy one from. i was thinking about having someone else thats not directly associated with me try asking if they could buy one from a casino, but i dont know if they sell them anywhere in there. oh yeah, yesterday my mom and girlfriend went to the casino and my girl picked up 6 decks for me from the gift shop i guess. i checked all the decks and im pretty sure there was an extra 7 of diamonds in one. what are the chances that the casino was using a messed up deck in one of their games? the cards are cards that have already been used by the casino and have been marked and put out of use. and how do they paint the cards that they will no longer use? i was thinking they run them through a machine that prints the ink on each card in the corner.



    do a google search for casino supplies. I've seen felt, shoes, chips, cards, dice, you-name-it offered. I used to have one bookmarked but my last Linux upgrade saw me delete all my old bookmarks by accident...
  • Why do you want a blackjack felt? Are you just using it for practice? Or are you looking to open up your own casino?
  • yeah, i plan on starting my own casino in my "day room". nah im playing, i just want to have my own table to play at while im practicing, and also so anyone at my house has a good place to gamble. i have been playing quite a bit of cards since i got back into learning AP. usually everyone wants to play hold em, and the 21 table woul also work well for that.
  • Wayne said:
    yeah, i plan on starting my own casino in my "day room". nah im playing, i just want to have my own table to play at while im practicing, and also so anyone at my house has a good place to gamble. i have been playing quite a bit of cards since i got back into learning AP. usually everyone wants to play hold em, and the 21 table woul also work well for that.


    If you get serious, that's actually a good idea. First step in shuffle-tracking is to train your eyes accurately, and for that, you need everything set up exactly as it will be in a casino, because you have to track a few cards very accurately and cards look different on green felt as opposed to a glass-top or wooden table.

    You want to play on the same surface, sitting the same distance from the dealer, using the same type of playing cards and shoe / discard tray, etc. It reduces errors.
  • thats pretty much what i was thinking. it would also make me practice more since i had a realistic place to practice. now i just have to have my girl deal more often for me so she can start dealing good and i can worry about what i need to learn and memorize.
  • Wayne,

    I did exactly what you are trying do - create a realistic blackjack table. I found a great Blackjack set that saved me lots of $$$. It all came as advertised and has worked great for the few tournaments I have held. This company had sent me a torn cut card which they replaced no questions asked - good customer service too. I just went out and bought my own set of chips and I had everything I need. The link is:

    \\http://www.5stardeal.com/browse.asp?subcat=92

    Take a look as it was far and away the best deal out there.
  • bigbbfan said:
    Wayne,

    I did exactly what you are trying do - create a realistic blackjack table. I found a great Blackjack set that saved me lots of $$$. It all came as advertised and has worked great for the few tournaments I have held. This company had sent me a torn cut card which they replaced no questions asked - good customer service too. I just went out and bought my own set of chips and I had everything I need. The link is:

    \\http://www.5stardeal.com/browse.asp?subcat=92

    Take a look as it was far and away the best deal out there.



    Just remember that if you are talking any form of shuffle-tracking, accuracy is critical. Everything needs to be as it is in the casino. Height of your eye above the table, distance of your eye to the discard tray and where the dealer shuffles, etc. If you are not into tracking, then none of the above matches. But if you are, different kinds of cards have different thicknesses. Indeed, new decks are thinner than used decks. But when following slugs of good cards, or trying to steer aces, tiny mistakes are just as bad as big mistakes.
  • i found a set on discountcasinogear.com. it comes with the felt, 6 deck shoe, 6 deck discard tray, 6deck shuffler, cut card, and 6 decks. the only weird thing is, that it has 3 red and 3 blue decks. but ive got my own decks to use. it came out to 53$ with the shipping and everything, and the price for the kit was 34$.
  • stainless steel rat said:
    If you get serious, that's actually a good idea. First step in shuffle-tracking is to train your eyes accurately, and for that, you need everything set up exactly as it will be in a casino, because you have to track a few cards very accurately and cards look different on green felt as opposed to a glass-top or wooden table.

    You want to play on the same surface, sitting the same distance from the dealer, using the same type of playing cards and shoe / discard tray, etc. It reduces errors.


    StainlessSteelRat - May I ask what the best resource as far as books and/or web sites that best teach shuffle tracking? I have no idea where to look to for information about it. I had asked help from another member of this board and he tried to explain as best as he could. He showed me half of it, but never got around to the rest of it. If there's a recommend book or whatever out there I'll purchase a copy. I'm not sure if I would find any books on it available at the Gambelers General Store in Las Vegas?
  • i_dream_of_Jaynie3367 said:May I ask what the best resource as far as books and/or web sites that best teach shuffle tracking?

    There is a list of resources here (you have to scroll down for the shuffle tracking links):

    http://www.blackjackinfo.com/bb/showthread.php?p=21994

    i_dream_of_Jaynie3367 said:I'm not sure if I would find any books on it available at the Gambelers General Store in Las Vegas?

    They have the Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook. I think they might have Shuffle Tracking for Beginners too, but I’m not sure.

    -Sonny-
  • Thanks Sunny! That's a big help. I needed that one stepping stone to get started. I appreciate you sharing that info. Now I can start learning that this year. I needed something that's effective in Atlantic Shitty and though tracking might be benificial to get the most out of that dump lol.

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