Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:43:50 -0600
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I prefer CRAPS no thinking involved.
Plus what you do, bets placed etc. has no effect on the person to your
left, as with Black Jack where your poor play will irritate others.
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Peter Flom
> Lionel Teed wrote
> I would think that having all those statisticians, well versed in the use of
> a high powererd analytical tool has got to have some of the Casino guys
> Visions of the movie 21 keep playing through my head...only with SAS Folks
> as the actors! And with Jim Goodnight starring in the Kevin Spacey role!
> I doubt that there is a high correlation between the ability to card count
> well and the ability to do the analysis that allows one to figure out how to
> card count well, much less the ability to card count and get away with it.
> And I don't think statistics enters into it at all, at least, not anymore,
> with simulation being entirely possible. Way back when this started, they
> probably needed to do some calculating of probabilities. But now? Write a
> simulation program, test it out well, and let it run for a hundred million
> Counting cards well, OTOH, requires very good short term and long term
> memory. Rain man would be perfect at it.
> And getting away with it requires the ability to read people, to act well,
> and to know when to run.