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Podcast Interview with BJA Member “Peacock”

Our most recent Podcast interview is with BJA Member, “Peacock.” Peacock has been a Member for several years now, is a multiple time Bootcamp attendee, and ran a two man team with another BJA Member. One thing that makes Peacock’s story unique is that he fits in being a card […]

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Announcing the all new BlackjackApprenticeship.com!

The Mission at Blackjack Apprenticeship is: To train successful, profitable card counters To provide the best blackjack resources for card counters To create a place for meaningful community for card counters With that mission in mind, and roughly 10 years after its inception, we’ve launched an entirely new version of […]

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Colin’s Takeaways from the 22nd Annual Blackjack Ball

I just returned from 5 days in Las Vegas where I attended the 22nd annual Blackjack Ball. It was the first time my wife was able to join me, and Joe748 was in attendance as well. I learn a few things every time I attend, and wanted to share a [...]

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Profile of a Card Counter: Spartan

Spartan, one of the Pros at BJA, has become a regular at our Blackjack Bootcamps and has become a friend in the past year. He was willing to share a bit about his journey as a card counter, including outlining an epic 8,000 mile road trip with LeviMich.  Check out […]

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Card Counting Online and Online Gambling

"Colin, can I count cards at one of those live dealer online blackjack games?" I get asked this question nearly every week. To answer the question, let me first explain the conditions needed to beat blackjack with card counting: Rules that give the casino a small enough house edge that card [...]

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Podcast Interview with BJA Member “JCnote”

If you’ve spent any time on the BJA Forum, you likely know who JCnote is. He’s our Forum admin, a regular Bootcamp Pro and guest speaker, and he has been a professional AP for most of the last 6 years. JCnote sat down with me to talk about: His journey […]

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Podcast Interview with BJA Member “HitA7”

I recently sat down with BJA Member and successful card counter, “HitA7.” HitA7 has become a friend over the past few years, and if you ever meet him (either one-on-one or at a Bootcamp), you’ll quickly learn that he’s not only a good card counter, he’s a really great guy. I’m sure […]

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Colin’s Guide to Deck Estimation

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 [...]

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Some Gambling Myths you Should know

Here at Blackjack Apprenticeship, we are not fond of gambling. Sound strange?  Well, it is true. When done right, counting cards is much more of an investment then a gamble because card counting is a repeatable, predictable system based on math and logic. And I know EVERYONE in a casino [...]

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The Path to the first $100k

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… […]

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