Subject: Re: Tamron wants to thank you for being a loyal buyer
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete">
Subject: Re: Tamron wants to thank you for being a loyal buyer
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:43:41 -0500
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On 12/27/2017 11:49 PM, Bill W wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:29:25 -0500, PeterN 
> <"peter,newdelete"> wrote:
>> I will not play BJ where they have changed the rule so that a
>> dealer must draw on a soft 17. In a six deck game, WITH DOUBLE
>> AFTER SPLITTING ALLOWED, It increases the house edge from about
>> .41% to .63%. If you doubt me, do the math for yourself.
> If the house has any edge, why bother playing at all? And no one 
> actually does the math on this. These days they look it up, but it
> was established with simulations, not a calculator.
> Anyway, that change to hit soft 17 will cost only another $22 after 
> $10,000 of betting. Who cares? At a full table, you'd play 3-4 hours 
> at $100 per hand and lose $63 instead of $41. It's not even worth 
> thinking about. You're just gambling either way, and if you're
> betting that much, $22 means nothing.

The casino owners love that type of thinking.
In my playing days, we considered gambling money as entertainment. We 
would set aside a certain amount of money. When that money was gone we 
would not enter a enter a casino until the following year. My wife loved 
the slot machines, I never enjoyed playing them.
To answer your comment, more completely, I don't care if your was of 
thinking is right. I play for enjoyment. The rule change bothers me and 
detracts from my enjoyment. If it doesn't bother you, great. play all 
your heart desires. I have come to a high preference for poker. When 
poker players are much better than me, I usually have the option of 
switching tables. I also have the option of walking away, and some 
casinos even let me use my camera.