by “cokyle” When the TC hit 4 I was feeling pretty confident. It didn’t guarantee a winning shoe but I felt good. I was playing heads up at a H17 DD game with .75 pen. I put my max bets out. And I lost. No biggie. Next hand, I thought. But after losing my 5th […]

If you are using a balance count like Hi-Lo, the count we use and teach, then you will have to convert your “Running Count” to the “True Count.” The True Count gives you a “count per deck,” so you know how to bet and when to use playing deviations. To convert to the True Count, […]

While descending upon Las Vegas for a Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “JCnote,” “Spartan,” “Levimich,” and “The Phoenix” to discuss the pros and cons of solo play vs blackjack team. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover: Pros and Cons of Teams Small vs Large Teams Networking with other Pros […]

by “sdeeds” For those of you who have never met me, I go by “sdeeds” and I’ve been a member of Blackjack Apprenticeship since 2014. Some of you may have met me at various Bootcamps, where I may have helped train you, or maybe I was just there helping with hospitality. Some of you may […]

by “msmith1968” My team and I went to Vegas for Halloween (great cover right?). Trying to think of costumes that you can play cards with (no masks or covering the face). Everybody I know says I do the best Donald Trump impression so I decided to be Trump for Halloween and brought a female friend […]

The Path to the first $100k

October 27th, 2017

I love reading stories about the card counting heroes who came before us. I feel like it connects me to a greater story than my own. And honestly, some of the things people like John Chang, Ian Andersen, and Tommy Hyland have accomplished is truly inspiring. But that was then… Games had better rules, casinos […]

Knowing exactly what to bet is crucial to your success as a card counter. You could have perfect skills, but if you don’t have a bet spread that maximizes EV and minimizes your risk, you threaten your ability to beat the casino. Over-betting One common mistake I see with new card counters is over-betting and, unfortunately, […]

While in Las Vegas for our most recent Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “Joe748,” “Spartan,” and “Levimich” to discuss how to plan a successful blackjack trip. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover: Planning a trip How to keep trip expenses low Favorite travel hacks When to keep playing […]

Written by “Eugene”, Bootcamp grad and professional card counter. I got my Caesars/Harrahs 7-star status (I won some money in the process), so I decided to parlay my 7-star status into some good comps. I contacted a non-Caesars property in the Midwest that I had never been to. They probably figured that I was a “gambler” […]

I had the pleasure of meeting “Ryemo” while I was in Las Vegas for a recent Blackjack Bootcamp. He wasn’t attending the Bootcamp, but happened to be in town for a blackjack trip and was friends with several of the BJA Pros who were helping with the Bootcamp that weekend. He’s a successful full-time card counter, […]