first of all i hope griffin isn't lurking these forums.
the team was me and another guy.
we both used covers,
and always had some dumb chat with the pit boss, like "aww this game is so confusing what are you supposed to do with 12 vrs 4."
day 1 tragedy
using a 3000 combined bankroll and 1-12 bet spread.
we were calling the big player in at a TC of 3
first call in fucked us over.
big player had 60 bucks on the table
the spotter raised his bet from 5 to 20
(some one please comment on this) we had no idea how to decide if both of us should bet the proper spread or if only one should)
the big player had 19, spotter 20, and the dealer pulled a 20
we played it out till the shoe ended with a TC of 10
and somehow lost 200 bucks. FUCK YOU variance
day 2 recouping some loss
played at the same general place in the morning and went up 200
the personel didn't recognize us from the day before
i blame it on lack of intrest in their jobs or something
probably had 1 call in.
it was pretty ridiculous i stopped playing hands cause it was below one. but i sat at the table. i watched it skyrocket to TC 3 and placed a 20 dollar bet. got dealt 21. the guy next to me says "is this guy counting or something" everyone laughed it off. the big player had actually already cashed out and was about to head out but luckily caught the call in. came over bet 50 and got a pair of face cards. i moved my bet 50 as well and got 14 or something. dealer busted.
we decided to move to another casino
it was using an automatic shuffler
it seemed like the deck never got hot (is it becuase of the shuffler?) we played for about 2 hours and only had 1 call in. the dp was also shitty. only 66 percent. i really don't know why we stayed there.
day 3 catastrophy
new casino. by far the best one
three fairly open tables
good rules put us at -.53 percent
and with a DP of 85 percent or higher.
so how did we loose?
we had 4 call ins in less than 2 hours
the count got so high we ran out of code words and just straight out said the count in a sentence "you look like your 22 years old"
the TC was at 10
we both had 60 bucks out
everyone got dealt faces except the dealer who had an 8
we split, and got more faces we were already celebrating
he pulled a 7 then a 6. WTF
the next hand sucked too. dealer showed an Ace. we each took insurance and lost it. we got like an 18 and a 20 the dealer flips over a 9
in a total of 10 mins out of 16 hours of play we lost 700 bucks with the true count between 8-12
and unfourtunately these pit boss were so out of it they didn't even notice us placing big bets and loosing so we didn't even get any comps.
anyways i appreciate any helpful advice
the casino already tore me a new one so be nice