About BJA Pros
I imagine you’re here because you are currently, or want to become, part of the elite community of card counters who beat casinos for profit. If so, here’s a little bit about us, and what makes us qualified to train, equip, and provide community to card counters and APs just like you.
I’m one of the pros here at Blackjack Apprenticeship. I have been counting cards for nearly 15 years. I have played on all levels, from testing it out as a hobby, to traveling around the globe as a full-time professional (and, of course, by “full-time” we mean 40 hours A MONTH), to running a multi-million dollar black jack team with 30+ players, investors, and middle management.
I don’t really like talking about myself, so if you want to know more about my qualifications and background, it has been featured in New York Times, CNN, and The Colbert Report. The team I co-managed was also featured in the documentary “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians.”
These days, outside of family, travel, and some volunteer work, I focus my energy on using Blackjack Apprenticeship to bring up the next generation of card counters.
Oh, and if you want to watch me getting kicked out of a casino (on purpose), check out this undercover video I made a while back. =)
I’ve got stories to tell, so strap that helmet on and stick close while I take you to the front lines of my fight.
I have been counting cards professionally for the last 7 years, parachuting into casinos all over these United States for nothing less than hand-to-hand combat. No fight is like the next. I am closing in on my millionth dollar taken out of the sniveling clutches of the casinos. Top surveillance brass once hired to stop me have sought me out on occasion to tell me I am among the best at what I do. “Most Notorious,” is a term I have heard bandied about in reference to myself on more than one occasion. But we all know these types can’t be trusted farther than they can be thrown, so let’s agree to strike any such flattery from the record before it gets to our heads. Most Feared Card Counter in the Universe will do just fine, thank you.
Before counting cards I spent time as a journalist, magazine editor, and writer of fictions. I earned a Master’s degree in Theology. It’s good to have God on your side if you plan on rubbing elbows with the devil—likewise the princes of greed in their corporate gaming lairs. I enjoy writing and performing original music. I am an accomplished lawn bowler. My spinach-bacon- tomato omelets are an act of brilliance.
Listen to everything he says, as he knows what he’s talking about.
We’d say more about him, but he’d like to keep his identity under wraps. =)
Joe748 is a guest Pro, and one of our most successful “Apprentices.” A regular contributor on the forum and at our live “Blackjack Bootcamps,” Joe748 is both an amazing card counter and an awesome person.
To read more about his remarkable story, do yourself a favor and read this interview with him.
Ben co-founded Blackjack Apprenticeship with Colin (and a 3rd friend) in 2008. Ben also co-managed “The Church Team,” with Colin, and was instrumental in the vision behind both the blackjack team and Blackjack Apprenticeship. Though Ben has moved on to other projects, he is still a part of much of the DNA (and videos) on Blackjack Apprenticeship.