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 08-23-2016, 01:36 AM #1 faxanadu journeyman   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 382 It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? 100% reload bonus up to \$100 25x rollover I used the following calculator http://www.beatingbonuses.com/calc.htm and this were the results it gave... I adjusted the rollover requirement to 8333 because blackjack only pays 60%
 08-23-2016, 09:37 AM #2 OmahaFanatical4 banned   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 5,123 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? "because blackjack only pays 60%" can you elaborate on this part please? a change to the blackjack payout can dramatically affect the house edge.
 08-23-2016, 09:38 AM #3 OmahaFanatical4 banned   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 5,123 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? also must you bet \$2500 (100 x 25) or \$5000 (200 x 25)?
 08-23-2016, 09:38 AM #4 OmahaFanatical4 banned   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 5,123 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? Do you plan to clear the bonus on blackjack and if so what are the exact rules of the blackjack game they offer?
 08-23-2016, 09:40 AM #5 OmahaFanatical4 banned   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 5,123 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? oh I understand what you mean. you mean that blackjack only goes to clearing the bonus at a rate of 60%. if u must wager 8000 then the house edge on that money is \$40 (8000 * .005). so the bonus should have an expected value of \$60. that assumes you can competently read a basic strategy chart and make sure to double your A8 v 6 and A7 v 2, to say nothing of hitting your soft eighteens vs ten and 12s vs 3s. This assumes you play a blackjack game with a house edge of around half a percent, which is typical american rules.
08-23-2016, 02:43 PM   #6
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Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check?

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 Originally Posted by OmahaFanatical4 oh I understand what you mean. you mean that blackjack only goes to clearing the bonus at a rate of 60%. if u must wager 8000 then the house edge on that money is \$40 (8000 * .005). so the bonus should have an expected value of \$60. that assumes you can competently read a basic strategy chart and make sure to double your A8 v 6 and A7 v 2, to say nothing of hitting your soft eighteens vs ten and 12s vs 3s. This assumes you play a blackjack game with a house edge of around half a percent, which is typical american rules.
Yes its \$200 x 25. At first i thought it was \$100 x 25 ... that would of been nice hah.

Yes blackjack doesn't pay 1:1 like slots, only 60% supposedly. At 1:1 the +EV would be around \$73 if my math is right.

I'm absolutely positive on the house edge only being 0.54

It looks like you agree with my math. So this bonus should be doable with no risk of ruin (assuming \$1 bets each hand) on a \$100 deposit (which effectively doubles to \$200)? Do they just figure that nobody is going to sit down and play 8000 hands of blackjack?

Last edited by faxanadu; 08-23-2016 at 02:48 PM.

 08-23-2016, 05:11 PM #7 _Z_ grinder     Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 558 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? Make sure you can cash out the bonus, sometimes they subtract off the bonus amount from your cash out. There's still a way to play it profitably (Google "sticky bonus"), but it's high variance.
08-23-2016, 07:41 PM   #8
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Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check?

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 Originally Posted by _Z_ Make sure you can cash out the bonus, sometimes they subtract off the bonus amount from your cash out. There's still a way to play it profitably (Google "sticky bonus"), but it's high variance.
I was just planning on playing through the hands betting 1 dollar a hand and maybe bumping it up to \$2 to make the process go faster if the variances on \$1 happens to be positive after a thousand hands or so.

 08-23-2016, 09:47 PM #9 faxanadu journeyman   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 382 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? Can someone help with the math on \$1000 deposit with \$1000 bonus at 25x rollover betting just \$1 a hand? To me it looks like your risk of ruin is virtually zero. Meaning that you almost should never fall below your deposit. Of course that would take 83,000 hands.
08-23-2016, 10:46 PM   #10
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Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check?

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 Originally Posted by faxanadu Can someone help with the math on \$1000 deposit with \$1000 bonus at 25x rollover betting just \$1 a hand? To me it looks like your risk of ruin is virtually zero. Meaning that you almost should never fall below your deposit. Of course that would take 83,000 hands.
Bet 50c/hand, then your risk of ruin will be much lower.

 08-24-2016, 01:55 AM #11 OmahaFanatical4 banned   Join Date: Nov 2012 Posts: 5,123 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? Actually if you bet \$1 a hand you are almost guaranteed to make a misclick or two somewhere along the way because u r playing 8k hands. Actually I think you are significantly better off betting like 20% of your initial starting amount. Is it a match bonus? If that is the case and you have \$200 to play with right away you want to start off betting \$40. That way you will save a bunch of time, and if you don't go bust right away and win a few bets then you can decide if you want to lock up the win and bet really small. Well it depends on how much money you have really, if you have only like \$500 to your name then you should bet \$1 a hand, but if you had like 10k or w/e then you are much better off not spending so much time on this project and just straight up betting 20% of your triproll until it is cleared or you run good and decide to lock up the win.
 10-06-2016, 03:04 AM #12 grando1.0 Carpal \'Tunnel     Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 11,836 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? A lot of casinos will give you hassle if you're just bonus grinding them. Oh man why oh why didn't I do more of that back in the day...
 10-06-2016, 02:21 PM #13 The IRS journeyman   Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 242 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? I mean I don't want to give away the house but you make way more on these by betting big because you don't have to wager anymore the times you bust out...just saying.
10-08-2016, 05:14 PM   #14
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Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check?

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 Originally Posted by The IRS I mean I don't want to give away the house but you make way more on these by betting big because you don't have to wager anymore the times you bust out...just saying.
I feel like an idiot for not thinking of this. It seems so obvious. It's a nice way of minimizing the effect of the house edge when completing rollover, because you don't have to complete the rollover every time. The EV of the bonus becomes close to the full value of the bonus, I think?

Say you deposit \$1000 with a 100% match bonus. If you just complete the rollover normally your EV is 1000-C, where C is the cost of rollover. Instead if you bet fairly large at a low house edge bet like the pass line until you either lose the \$2000 or double it, your EV is .5*-1000+.5*(3000-C). Your EV is 1000-.5*C. You've halved the cost of rollover to your EV. You can can do this as long as you like. It works because you get to bet money that is not yours yet and quit if you lose it. There would be an optimal stopping point somewhere. The most significant factor with this would be one's bankroll, I expect. It might not be desirable to risk \$8000 to gain .125*C in EV.

Another benefit is that you save a lot of time. If you use a strategy that busts you in a few minutes 90% of the time or something and you only have to complete the rollover 10% of the time, there is a huge savings in time compared to completing the rollover 100% of the time for a huge gain in hourly.

It seems like the biggest downside is that you would need to withdraw your winnings and re-deposit to continue doing this, and the sites don't like that and will probably put restrictions on you.

 10-11-2016, 11:39 AM #15 timbuk40 stranger   Join Date: Oct 2016 Posts: 7 Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check? Pros: Save time Increase mathematical EV (can turn -EV to +EV even) Looks more recreational, can help get future bonuses Cons: Higher variance to BR Puts your exposure of getting stiffed much higher if site isn't reputable (can affect actual EV)
10-25-2016, 04:58 AM   #16
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Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check?

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 Originally Posted by browni3141 I feel like an idiot for not thinking of this. It seems so obvious.
You think you are an idiot for not thinking of this? Have you seen some of the posts on this forum?

08-23-2017, 01:20 AM   #17
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Re: It seems this casino bonus is +EV... math check?

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 Originally Posted by OmahaFanatical4 "because blackjack only pays 60%" can you elaborate on this part please? a change to the blackjack payout can dramatically affect the house edge.
He means blackjack bets only count 60% of the amount toward playthrough. The actual game plays normally.

@OP: Read that again please; I've been seeing a bunch of Ignition bonuses that only count BJ at 10%, yours might have changed as well.

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