by “sdeeds”   Hey everyone! I just got back from a few consecutive trips, one of them being BJA Bootcamp, and finally am able to share my experiences with the community. Hopefully this discussion will help you decide whether or not you should go to a future bootcamp. I think the best way to help […]

About a week into my BJA membership I remember reading a post of a newbies first time out and was so jealous b/c it felt like forever away for me. Fast forward 11 weeks and tonight was that night for me. I was excited all day long like the feeling you get on your first […]

Last time we were in Las Vegas, Ben and I sat down with John Chang, one of the most successful card counters of all time. If you don’t know how John Chang is, he ran several of the notorious “MIT” Blackjack teams. Kevin Spacey’s character in “21” is loosely based on John (emphasis on “loosely”). […]

by “groot” I finished my first weekend out. I was nervous since I have only been practicing since early Dec but the trip was already planned so I decided to give it a go. My first table the dealer was new so it was taking a long time for him to deal each hand to […]

by “cole11” My first love of course is blackjack. And thanks so much to this site, I’ve learned how to really push myself and improve my game so much from Ben, Colin, and the various professionals on the forum. One thing I get a lot of though, (and something we’ve all probably delt with) is […]

For our story of the week this week, we’re going to share some of the “ploppy stories” from a Forum discussion thread. You can thank PokerPro04 for this thread. *For those who don’t know, a ploppy is a gambler, and often an uninformed gambler making cringe-worthy playing decisions at the blackjack table. So here we go!*

Last time we were in Las Vegas, Ben and I sat down with BJA member and professional card counter, “SmurfAP”. We touched base with him almost a year ago when he did this written interview with him, and we had the opportunity to interview him for this podcast to find out what’s happened since then. Find […]

by “going2beat21” So long story short I quit my job about a week ago and am planning to move to Vegas. My reason for Vegas isn`t necessarily for blackjack alone although that is a part of it. I think my income from playing poker has shown to be fairly stable, and more profitable than my […]

Just this month,author Philip Reed published his latest book, “Wild Cards: A Year Counting Cards With a Professional Blackjack Player, a Priest, and a $30,000 Bankroll.” It chronicles his introduction to card counting by an ex-MIT team member, his struggles with mastering card counting, and the philosophical lessons learned about money, gambling, and fear. If […]