Story by BJA Member “Ultimate” What at first sounded like a strange idea became true: After a year of reading, training and playing small stakes as a test, I came over to the US from overseas: Three months of playing Blackjack as an extended vacation, taking a break from work. I decide to start in Vegas […]

by “blackvypre” I’ve been playing at a favorite card house and had an interesting encounter last night. I got to the casino later than I normally do and initially thought the DD table to be a be crowded but still playable. I sat down and the dude to my left recognized me from the night […]

by “jcrox111” I took 6 weeks off of playing to try and perfect my game. This is my first trip back and I felt very confident going into it. I only focus on correct decisions and counting, not the result of each hand, because if you play perfectly the money will come! I have put […]

by “destroyer” I am a young man in my early 20s. I go to college, work security and love taking my family out to play blackjack. The last day of march I took my mom out to play. She wasn’t feeling well so I took her home and went back to the casino. I sat […]

by “brav0” This is a story about a guy who just loves a girl. I’m day two into my trip. It’s the evening shift on Sunday, and the place is fairly dead. Playing a single deck game with decent rules, but great pen. I have a table to myself for a majority of the time, […]

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Blackjack Pro and BJA Member “The Phoenix”.   And if you missed Part I, you can listen to it here… The Phoenix Podcast Part I   In Part II we discuss: How he dealt with a 2 months dry spell at the tables Money and emotions His advise both to those […]

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Blackjack Pro and BJA Member “The Phoenix”. In Part I, he shares:  How he got into card counting His blackjack training The common threads that tie he and I together over the past 10 years His early career experiences What card counting has taught him about money   Listen […]

by “bwplayer” The other day, I was playing at my current favorite casino trying to log the time toward my first 100 hours. I’ve been there enough now that a few dealers and pit folks are starting to remember me. I was sitting at 3rd base with a roulette table to my back. The shoes hadn’t been spectacular […]

I absolutely love hearing back from Bootcamp Grads and BJA Members. The sense of excitement and pride I feel in seeing an “Apprentice” take our training and apply it successfully can’t be beat. So I wanted to share with you all this email I received last week from BJA Member “68lincoln” entitled “Thank You”:

by “kyledm” Alright I haven’t posted much because I haven’t had much to say but I have to share this story of my crazy night last night at the casino. Things get wild at the 3rd table but I’ll start at the beginning. So I am a pretty new AP. I took a few hundred […]