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Memorizing the Hard Totals and Surrender Sections of Basic Strategy

July 9th, 2014

Memorizing the Soft Totals Section of the Basic Strategy Chart

July 9th, 2014

Memorizing the Pairs Section of the Basic Strategy Chart

July 9th, 2014

Choose Courage over Cowering

May 29th, 2014

Casino back-offI wanted to take a minute to talk about casino back-offs.

Whether it’s a smart celebrity unwilling to be the casino’s pawn or BJA members experiencing their first encounter with a casino refusing to take their action, we all have to deal with getting banned from blackjack.

So how should we deal with the inevitable hammer dropping?

When I started counting cards, I had never even stepped into a casino until it was for training purposes. Read More »

Bootcamp Success Story

May 22nd, 2014

Quick Announcement: Our next Blackjack Bootcamp weekend is scheduled for June 28-29, 2014 and is filling up, but there are still a couple spots left! 

Blackjack BootcampOne of the most common questions we get about our Blackjack Bootcamps is if it’s worth the cost.

Ben and I think it’s the best use of your money if you’re serious about beating the casinos.

But I’m sure we’re biased because we love training people at card counting!

So we love getting feedback from people who’ve been through the training. We gather feedback after every bootcamp and I thought I’d dig a little deeper with a team of 2 players that, over the past few years, have attended both our Bootcamp and Advanced Bootcamp. I sent them some questions and wanted to share with you guys their unedited responses…  Read More »

Why Was Ben Affleck Banned from Blackjack at Hard Rock Casino?

May 6th, 2014

I’m with the Banned: What it Means that Ben Affleck Got Booted from Blackjack

by David Drury

why was Ben Affleck Banned from Blackjack at Casino

Every celebrity plays poker.

Poker is good for celebrity.

You get to show your face around town; you have something to keep you busy in Vegas while the wife is keeping up with the Kardashians; you boost public perception for throwing your snazzy fedora in the ring at charity tournaments.

You restore blood flow to the parts of your body that forgot how piles of money can make you feel something. Just for showing up you get all kinds of comps, cred, and curtain calls. If you study up and play smart you might even fashion yourself into a winning player. The full arsenal of your brainpower and competitive wiles are welcome here—but cross the casino floor to the blackjack tables with that kind of know-how, and all bets are off.


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BJA Podcast – Ben and Colin Discuss Business and Financial Lessons Learned from Card Counting

May 1st, 2014

A few people know that Ben and I are currently working on a new business venture that revolves around financial training. (We’ll fill you guys in on that when we get closer to launch

We’re not claiming to be financial experts, but we feel like there are things we’ve learned about business and money from being professional gamblers that has applied to almost every other area of our lives… Read More »

Interview with BJA Member “Vexbasque”

April 24th, 2014

profile image 2 croppedI met Vex in Vegas at one of our Blackjack Bootcamps a couple years ago, though he’d been training hard and involved in the forum for a while. One of the most exciting things for us is seeing someone make the progression from Newbie to winning Card Counter. Read More »

Interview with BJA Member “Moses14″

March 27th, 2014

profile image 2 croppedThis is the second interview we’ve done for our monthly “Profile of a Card Counter”. Hopefully you can learn from, enjoy and find inspiration in Moses’ story.


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Strong Men T-Shirt

March 26th, 2014

Strong Men Charcoal - BJA-small“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 99.99% of people who enter casinos are happy to trust their fate (and lose). We choose to live by a different ethos. This shirt is a top quality tri-blend “Canvas” shirt. Take pride in being part of the minority who use systems over superstition to gain the edge over the casino.

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