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MyVegas Blackjack and cheating

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MyVegas Blackjack and cheating

Does anyone else get the feeling that the computer cheats a little bit in myvegas blackjack? It just doesn't play out like it should, it seems. I'm still doing ok playing, it's like the cheating comes in waves.

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1. Re: MyVegas Blackjack and cheating

Kind of like real blackjack. I was playing at our local casino this weekend and lost 9 hands in a row. I'd get 20 against the dealer's 6, and he would have a 5 underneath and get 21. Very frustrating, I know, but it's all part of the variance of the game. I've also gone on some good runs as well.

I seriously doubt that they would write the software to cheat people out of coins that are not worth much of anything.

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By "cheating", do you mean that it keeps winning? No idea how it "cheats?

I played it for the first time this weekend, with the Wizard of Odds crib sheet to the side. Won 350,000 in little over two hours play. Would that it were like this in real life!!

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They don't have to cheat you to beat you !!

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I have been playing it for quite a while and it definitely seems to run in streaks for long periods of time. I too have won hundreds of thousands in a few hours and lost hundreds of thousands in a few hours.

Ilovevegas - I beat you by one hand. I lost ten hands in a row last trip. Even the pit boss was consoling me!

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been playing since April 24th, I have accumulated 1.2 mil in chips bye playing BJ 95% of the time. Slots are a massive rip off on Myvegas.

Trust me I've lost 300k in 2 hrs on Myvegas playing BJ, then again 2 nights ago I won 25/30 hands and won about 250k that night. Computer cheat, nah, but yeah it's frustrating when you have 3 hands 19+ dealer shows a 6 and draws to 21

It's called gambling soooooo YMMV...

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I actually hear what you're saying because it seems to really win hand after hand & never bust for long stretches & really pisses me off sometimes.

That being said I ran 25K to 850K in about 4 hours betting 5K every hand & playing perfect strategy. I also one time was up exactly 100K over exactly 40 bets/hands @ 5K/hand which is a ridiculous return.

So to answer your question, no, it's not cheating it's just variance.

Edited: 08 July 2013, 20:26
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I was leery at first but it hasn't been too bad. I've been churning through enough chips that I think I'm making better progress on my levels (over 59 and I want to get to 80 so I can unlock some rewards) than I do at slots. So I just started playing BJ today but I think I like it better than the slots.

I've been playing a bit of a defensive strategy. I have a standard bet (2K) and then when I lose I double it up. If I keep losing I keep doubling until I max out at 50k (not sure if that is always the limit or just because I started). That way I actually have to lose 6 hands in a row to be down any chips. As soon as I win one of those hands I'm back to even (or as much progress as my 2K base bet + BJs + double downs have gotten me. It hurts when you lose with 50K in, but it overall I'm up more than I would be on slots.

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Don't know what other use for a strategy, for me I never hit on 14 and above I have learned to computer loves to bust you, I'll let the computer bust itself unless the computer has a 10 showing then I'll hit, but only if it's a ten. Btw I very rarely DD I've found the comp loves to deal you a 2 or 3.

I hope this help

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Oh my. No wonder people don't like the Blackjack game. You MUST use basic strategy. If you do, the house edge is about 0.5%. By staying on 14/15/16, you are more then doubling the house edge. The house edge on all the slots is 10%. (Got this number from the wizard of odds site, so it's probably legit) Blackjack is the way to go, if you know basic strategy. I've been playing for about 4 months and am at level 350 with over 600,000 gold coins by playing mainly blackjack.

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ilovevegas, there are plenty of situations where you'd want to stay on 14/15/16 if you're following basic strategy

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