Sat down to play and was in a good mood, having just had an ice coffee from Starbucks
It was a bloodbath from the start
I played for 30 minutes and only won 10 hands in that time period–here are the lowlights:
Cannot believe variance can run this badly
I just played a shoe
Started out great winning a double down and being dealt a blackjack
about midway through I was ahead 800 and had a 200 bet out — I was dealt a 6,5 v dealer 10 and took the card face down (how dramatic? lol)
The dealer turns over a Queen (naturally) and My fave down card was an 8
The dealer’s next two hands were blackjacks and I was once again even for the shoe
however, very deep into the shoe I had 200 up and was dealt a blackjack – I kept the 200 up and, on the last hand of the shoe, was dealt a 20 and, miraculously, the dealer only had a 17
the shoe ended +500
The trip is now only -2600
Keep those good luck photos coming!!!
Restaurant week and blackjack
Went to a steakhouse for AC restaurant week–for $35 got a Caesar salad, petite filet and slice of cheesecake (talk about feeling full!)
I meandered over to the tables and bought in – ready to keep going on my quest for even.
It felt like I traveled back in time to my first session of the day
Halfway through the shoe I had already lost so many hands the chip stack was down to 500
Throwing caution to the wind, I put the purple chip into the betting circle and hoped for the best.
By the end of the shoe, I had regained what I had lost earlier in the shoe plus another 500
As such, the trip now stands at -2k
Fingers crossed for more positive variance my way!!!
Back to the grind
A dealer I knew from the old Revel was dealing a Reserved game next to where I decided to sit down–as the dealer at my table shuffle the other dealer asked how things were going — I told her basically I lose the first 10-12 hands at every table I sit at — she thought I was exaggerating so I told her that I hope this next shoe made a liar out of me
The ass-whooping that followed was epic—I lost the first 14 of 15 hands, including 4 dealer blackjacks the 4 times I was dealt natural 20s
Tail between my legs, I got up to switch tables as my dealer friend gazed upon me sympathetically
It took 3 shoes, but I got back to only being down 1900 for the trip, then took a 10minute break to stretch my legs
I sat back down and gained a quick 500, only to see it disappear just as rapidly
After that shoe, I was only 1400 down for the trip – a dealer change occurred at the shuffle (my fav 🙄) and the 500 I gained was once again GONE after ⅔ of a shoe
However, the final ⅓ was fruitful and, after a couple of blackjacks for me, I had turned it around
The trip is now -1k
Taking a break – here’s a video of the RUSH LOUNGE