I've been to both MBS and RWS,
I couldn't stand MBS, no pen or paper at the tables, no where to sit unless you were gambling, even the closed tables, had a sign which said, "table closed, do not sit".
Maybe for just a few minutes you want to relax. RWC was better, I've never seen a casino so big, down the back around the side, it's like another two casinos. A bloody huge place, I got told off a few times for sitting down at the tables watching the girl show, then you have the cops coming in with guns, that was a new experience, along with having to show ID to get out the place.
So what is 3 Col LCD?
It's not a winning system, but removes some of the guess work, doesn't matter if the shoe is choppy or streaky, however I strongly suggest on a Streaky shoe switch to FLD (follow the last decision), when streaks end, switch back to 3Col-LCD.
It loses to 33% of any given streak of 3 and wins against 66% of 3 streaks and everything else.
It runs like this;
Record decisions using columns of 3 (no-bet 1st three hands).
Whatever the he last decision of the prior column, is the one you bet for the next column until you snare a win, then you no-bet the remainder of the column.
So f we have something like this;
B- < you will bet B for the next column, stopping after any win.
When any streak of 3 occurs, if you play around with this, you will notice if has to start at the top of column, and only at the start of the column. If it starts in position 2 or 3, then you will still not lose 3 bets. A streak of 4 starting at position 1 (top of the column, you win the 4th placed bet. Hence why it only loses to 33% of a given streak of 3, 66% of the time, it's ok.
The problem is, when a shoe goes like this.
B-P-B YOU HAVE NOW T LOST 6 BETS IN A ROW
And it you play as much as me, it is just a matter of time before you get hit.
Usually it is streaky shoes that cause issues, so a switch to FLD is recommended.
I've got better options than this, such as only losing to 14% of any given streak of 5. I see this lose every couple of shoes while playing online, it's crazy, really really crazy. I've even played around with 3Col LCD, to reduce the 33% by half, or to narrow it further 14% of a 3 streak, or at one stage I tried 11%
of a 3 streak and still bloody lost, it's madness, it really is. Sounds great in theory, but just doesn't work long term.
You should expect to lose 3 in a row once per shoe, sometimes you don't, sometimes it's much worse.
I've tried everything to dodge the back to back streaks of 3's that land on position 1 of a column, using columns of 6.
If you are going to play 3COL LCD, you would be better off using 6COL's to break up the inevitable 3 streaks.
So normal 3COL LCD would look like this;
BBPB < with the bottom row indicating which side to bet for next 3 hands
6COL 2x 3LCD would look like this (same hands);
BP < with bottom line indicating which side to bet
BB < with bottom line indicating which side to bet
This naturally breaks up pesky repeating 3 streaks, but you still have a nemesis pattern.
6COL 2 x 3LCD will lose less often, however it can be frustrating when you hit 3L knowing if you were recording via 3COL's you would not have lost, you just have to manage that aspect as best you can.
If you have a shoe with a mixture of chops and doubles, then this cleans up within 3 bets.
Here is a sample shoe (click to expand)
If you're smart, when a shoe is overtly
choppy, you might as well switch to 3col-O
LCD, which I'll leave for another time.