With a .788 advantage. Put that in your smoke and pipe it! :)
Thanks for all of the feedback that was intended to be supportive. To the others: I don't think Mr. Wong intended this forum to be a negative or derogatory one; perhaps we can all be a bit more supportive of one another. If I were a first-time visitor on this message board and read some of the comments you all make to one another, I don't know if I would return. How about a little humility and tolerance for one another? Even if I came on this message board claiming that my green socks were helping me to win, that doesn't warrant poor treatment - seriously. Even if you don't intend to be unkind, put some thought into how your comments might be received. But perhaps my expectations of how I wish to be treated in such a public forum are unrealistic.
Anyway, in my view, card counting is on its way out and has been so for some time. My idea of a good time is not sitting in a casino, in the presence of somber, dressed-up "pit critters" pretending to be my friend, acting like I'm not working furiously to add the values of all the cards being dealt while thinking I'm being quite debonair. Please. Plus, there are a lot of countermeasures nowadays against counters.
Sure, back in the 70s and 80s, card counting was the thing. But times change. I have developed not a perfect strategy but what I think is a radically simpler, more fun, yet still effective approach to make money at blackjack. But perhaps I am wrong.
The Wizard of Odds has a nice article about how one who has even a 1% advantage can grind away slowly, betting no more than 1% of his/her bankroll. The Wizard claims that with a $1,000 bankroll and a 1% advantage (mine is apparently .788), a player can reach $1,000,000 in about 137,208 bets (285.5 days at 8 hours per day, 60 bets per hour). And of course I'd like to sell my strategy some day. But first things first: I would like to take my time and enjoy this but not lose my 10 years of sobriety or my morals by giving into temptation that comes along with the casino lifestyle. Any suggestions or tips about how to implement such a strategy without selling my soul would be appreciated. And sure, constructive criticism is appreciated; just please remember - "Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean." Have a great day!
In the scientific manner, when one makes a claim, be it mathematical or otherwise, the first step towards gaining acceptance is for an independent source to be able to verify your work and findings.
When Jerry Patterson was peddling his TARGET garbage back in the '80s, and I challenged him to describe the methodology to a third party, so that simulation verification could be established, his timeless, classic response was, "This can't can be simulated. TARGET is above the mathematics of the game!" My partner, Ken Feldman, and I immediately disassociated ourselves from Jerry and the Blackjack Clinic franchise that we owned and operated at the time.
You have two choices: 1) Continue to believe that you have a non-card-counting system with a positive edge, and finance your play yourself. Go out and have a great time. (I refrain from saying, Go out and win millions, because, obviously, I know that isn't going to happen, but I'm trying to be civil and polite.) 2) Submit your system to a skilled, respected simulation expert for independent verification. Norm Wattenberger would, of course, be my first choice, but others on this board, such as Dog Hand, would surely also qualify, along with Mike Shackleford, for example.
If outside sources find any validity in your system, their endorsement will be worth 1,000 times more than the personal findings and claims that you have been making. A positive result from the experts will lend instant credibility to your approach, and you shouldn't then have trouble finding backers and/or team players.
Now, of course, I don't for a minute believe that the latter will happen, but that shouldn't deter you from following your dream. Just don't be disappointed if a) you play on your own and can't win, or b) you submit your system to scrutiny, only to have the authorities tell you that it isn't valid.
Good luck to you.
I have done nothing but play blackjack the last year .I have a job that covers AL,MS, and LA. For last three weeks I have play everyday. I have kept complete records of my play for the last year.What I have found to my surprise is I have lost more money counting cards and less by playing streaks.Counting only tells you high cards should come out not who is going to get them. Your right about the comments on this site to. I think you should right a book explain your system. Every blackjack player is a sucker for a new system.Short of that you will have to find train and send some pro out to test your system. Good luck finding someone you can trust.
If you manners comment is directed at me, I am sorry that you feel offended. I was just pointing out that you have yet to make a single dollar from your miracle system and yet you are ready to sell it. You come on here making a preposterous claim and then are offended when it is challenged.
Maybe you can pull it off though. You won't be the first to sell a 'winning system' that doesn't win. lol
As for your comment about card counting being on it's way out. They first said that back in the 60's after Thorp's book hit the shelves and the casinos began changing the game. It has been 50 years since and card counting still works. Sure you may have to work a little harder now and not be able to get as big an edge and come up with some counters to the countermeasures but the premise still works.
perhaps you should show some first. You've been posting your "system" results like a sports tout brags about having a 99% win rate on twelve star games of the week.
If you think you're onto something original that can get an edge you should, like Don says, get it verified. If your system is so strong you can't share it then you should just keep your mouth shut and use it yourself in the casino.
It is impossible to lose with this system. All you need is an unlimited bankroll and no table limit.
You have posted positive results but no downside risk. Is there any way one can lose with your system?