Zenwin Posted December 13, 2007 Report Share Posted December 13, 2007 Hello, dear all BJ experts,I am a new member and have just purchased the NBJ manual. I have only read it half but can't wait to finish it. I know it is going to take time to understand it fully. But its really worthwhile. I know its not the time to start my home practice yet since I haven't finished this manual. However, I am going to tell you about our casino BJ playing conditions here. Perhaps by the time I finish my reading, some of you experts will answer and guide me to set up a 'correct simulation' for my next step, home practice.We have about 30 BJ tables (not counting the high stake area). Half of them are in constant play. The lowest table min. is $15, and these table are full most of the time. In crowded evenings and weekends, they'll gradually open the rest of the tables. That is, making sure each of them will be full first. We play only machine (Shuffle Master MD 1.1) shuffled, alternate the red and blue cards, 8 deck games here. It seems they prepare their 2 card decks differently to open each table: I never have the chance to see if the procedure in the beginning is the same with their first 8 deck, as each time I pass by she is already into the process of re-laying cards out, which is putting each 10 cards in 5 rows (north to south direction), face down, and the remainder 2 in the 6th row. Once she finishes with one deck, she'll put it away and does the same with others. Gradually she stacks 7 decks on top of the first, in a zig zag manner. She'll proceed to straighten them out and put them into the shuffle machine, to be shuffled and waiting to be played first. Meanwhile, she displays the next 8 deck, (in their box order). She'll roll them over, wash them face down, pick them back up, (no shuffling is applied). But for this 8 deck, she'll not re-lay them as the first 8 deck. Instead she'll fan them out, flat on the table, collect and put them in the machine, (right after she has drawn the first 8 deck cards out.) Could you tell me from these 2 ways of preparation, would they possibly produce different kind of games ? Random or clumped ?And when time comes for me to prepare my 8 deck of cards to practice, do I wash and apply some hand shuffles ? (What kind of shuffle is close to machine shuffle ?) Or it doesn't matter how so long they'll show up clumps eventually, after about 12 shoes of play ? Should I start up with 6 or 7 players ? Or 5 ? (Since it should not be more than 5 players in real casino play.) And how should I shuffle at each shoe end to duplicate the simulation of "authentic machine shuffle" ? I've also read the last chapter- skill level 7, about TRB and the different game types. (I know , I know, I shouldn't jump like this but I'm too curious.) Would any of you who plays these alternate shoe games please tell me how you'd go about determining the game types you are playing ? I notice that each red / blue shoe has its own profile. Is it necessary to play out these entire 2 shoes to know ? (Then how large a bank roll we will need in such a case ?) Will the characteristic of an identified game type be recognizable in the next shoe after machine shuffled ? Or will it change and its characteristic lose during machine shuffling ?(I know I have a lot of questions.) I thank you in advance for taking time to read this letter and reply me. Sincerely,Zenwin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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