Keith Smith Posted August 12, 2006 Report Share Posted August 12, 2006 Carlos trip report for Friday, Aug.4, 06I rolled into Niagara Casino at 8 AM. That?s the casino near Niagara Falls on the Canadian side that many of Ellis?s students have played. It?s the same casino I had made $9500 for my first two trips last month, playing 8 deck, 3rd base. So I started this trip with a $9500 bank roll. I know Friday is certainly not the best day to go but I had no choice. At least I got there early so I could play new cards. At that hour I was able to park pretty close to the front door and I made a mental note of exactly where I parked so if the need should arise, I could make a bee line to my car as Ellis suggests. I was glad I did.I looked over the lower stakes floor pits first but didn?t see anything really good for either 1st or 3rd base play. The casino had just enough tables open to keep the open tables crowded at 5 to 7 players each. So I hit the 6 deck, machine shuffled, high stakes room! The stakes are $100 - $5000. They cut off at about one and a half decks. I don?t favor playing first base or third. As Ellis teaches, I let the cards dictate which I play.They were just coming out with new cards. Only three out of the eight tables were open but one of those was a head to head game with no mid-shoe entry. While this player seemed to only be holding his own, I noted that I could predict first card tens with pretty good accuracy. Highs were clumped just enough to usually get a high card with those first card tens. Low tens ratio rounds were not exceeding three in a row. While I had only played third base in my first two trips, this looked like a real good first base game. So, I buy in for $1000. I tested the water at 1-1 and won the first two hands where I would have bet high. So I went to a 1-2 spread. I keep my high bet pile separate from my low bet pile so I can see my performance on each, like Ellis teaches. Both are doing good and I?m actually a little ahead on my low bet pile. Then the only player left the game. I went to a 1-3 spread. I was doing a little better than 50% on my low bets and excellent on my high bets. I was up $900 in no time on my high bet pile and went right to a 1-5 spread. Now I get lucky and hit to a 21 with lows running and a BJ and I?m quickly up to $2400 on my high bet pile and still up on low bets. I had put my $1000 buy in back in my pocket. The game is going fantastic and I want to take quick advantage so shortly after the next shoe tests OK I go to $100-$1000. I know I can afford to lose two high bets and still be up. But I win the first hi bet and then won more than I lost and I see I?m up $7400 on my high bets and the game is still hot. So I go to $100-$3000 still checking every shoe with $100 flat bets at the beginning. I figure I?m more than two bets up even at $3000 hi bets. It worked before so I go for it. It seemed to be tougher now or maybe that was because I was so nervous. A really big crowd had gathered and the pit boss was watching every move I made. It seemed to take forever but I finally get my high bet pile to $16,400. Now I?m on the mission of my life. But I?m too nervous to go to $5000, the table max so I stay at $100-$3000. I win 3 more hi bets and my high bet pile is at $25,400. My low bet pile is still a little ahead, didn?t count them exact. The crowd is really big. I go to table max. It took me 7 high bets to get ahead three bets. My low bet pile is still good but I don?t care, I?m up $40,000! Three players jump in. I quit! A couple of guys come with a chip tray. They escorted me to the window. I cashed in and made that bee line to my car up an even$50,000 for the 3 trips.On the trip home, I thought about two things Ellis says. It?s a lot more nerve wracking to win than to lose. I now know that?s true. And counters will never have the thrill of doing something like this. This stuff rocks! Quote You can tell the winners and honest players by how many times they admit they lost not by how many times they say they won. Need Information Messenger https://m.me/beatthecasinodotcom 司奇士 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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