Entertaining program tonight about casino comps. Max Rubin gave some good pointers but I dont understand why he started out betting black with only a bankroll of $900. This is a quick way to go broke and get nothing in return as Max proved it.
Due to Max losing his bankroll($1300 after splitting of 4's three times with a doubledown and losing all) after a few shoes of play he did not get comped a room because he did not put in the action required. Max was hoping for much luck and knew he could tap out in a heartbeat,I'm sure that's the reason his bank was so small.
In order to play for comps by betting black, a basic strategy player should have a trip bank of at least $8,000. This will help ride out the huge negative swings. Of course you will still lose but WILL DEFINITELY get comps and have a better chance of smoothing out variance. Is it worth it?
Being a card counter I dont have a burning desire to always get a free room. Rooms are cheap these days. Now if I'm out to impress the women, that's another story.