The Path to the first $100k

October 27th, 2017

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… Games had better rules, casinos […]

Knowing exactly what to bet is crucial to your success as a card counter. You could have perfect skills, but if you don’t have a bet spread that maximizes EV and minimizes your risk, you threaten your ability to beat the casino. Over-betting One common mistake I see with new card counters is over-betting and, unfortunately, […]

While in Las Vegas for our most recent Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “Joe748,” “Spartan,” and “Levimich” to discuss how to plan a successful blackjack trip. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover: Planning a trip How to keep trip expenses low Favorite travel hacks When to keep playing […]

Written by “Eugene”, Bootcamp grad and professional card counter. I got my Caesars/Harrahs 7-star status (I won some money in the process), so I decided to parlay my 7-star status into some good comps. I contacted a non-Caesars property in the Midwest that I had never been to. They probably figured that I was a “gambler” […]

I had the pleasure of meeting “Ryemo” while I was in Las Vegas for a recent Blackjack Bootcamp. He wasn’t attending the Bootcamp, but happened to be in town for a blackjack trip and was friends with several of the BJA Pros who were helping with the Bootcamp that weekend. He’s a successful full-time card counter, […]

by “msmith1968” I was playing DD at a local shop on Thursday and the Casino Host was doing multiple drawings everyday to get promo chips. My name was called twice to pull chips from a bucket with a small fabric hole in the top and whatever chip denomination you pulled out you would get in […]

While in Las Vegas last month for a Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “JCnote,” “Spartan,” and “Levimich” to discuss going pro. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover: Training to the pro level The finances of being a full-time AP Bankroll and risk of ruin considerations Traveling What we […]

by “pingpong” Something pretty crazy happened last night while I was doing hit and runs in the Palm Springs area. I had a pretty good take at the spot next door and I pulled up to one of my favorite shops. I pulled into the parking garage and I saw a car with the engine […]

by “Sharkgod” I had a fantastic time at the bootcamp and came away a much more thoughtful and prepared player. Moving from KO to Hi/Lo, I was anxious to have my skills rated. The practice at the tables and the test out highlighted my strengths and weaknesses and have given me a roadmap on what […]

In my most recent trip to Las Vegas, Bob Dancer was kind enough to sit down with me for a podcast interview. For those who don’t know who Bob Dancer is, he’s a professional video poker player, author of “Million Dollar Video Poker” and several other books (primarily about video poker), and co-host of the amazing […]