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A Card Counter’s Guide to Betting at Blackjack

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 [...]

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Profile of a Card Counter: BJA Member “Ryemo”

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 […]

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Podcast Interview with Bob Dancer

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), […]

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Podcast Interview with BJA Members “Spartan” and “levimich”

I was able to sit down recently with professional card counters, Spartan and levimich. They have been members of the BJA community for a while, they proved their skills at a Bootcamp, and they have since become friends, even coming to help train others at our Blackjack Bootcamps. In this Podcast we […]

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Is Card Counting Illegal?

5 Things you should know about the legality of Card Counting:  Card Counting is NOT illegal nor is it cheating. Card counting is simply using your brain.  YES, casinos can ask you to stop playing.  Card counters play the game exactly how the casino offers it.  You can make REAL [...]

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Podcast Interview with BJA Member “Ultimate”

Well, I had an opportunity to interview Ultimate to dive deeper into his story. In this Podcast we discuss: How he went from home gambling nights with his friends to studying card counting How he fit his training around working a full-time job (and life) His trip to the US for a Blackjack […]

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Is this the End of Card Counting?

Does Card Counting still work? Casinos don't want to have the tables turned on them. And that's just what card counting does. So is learning card counting futile? Aren't the casinos just going to change the rules? Isn't the facial recognition software too good to out-smart? Won't the shuffle machines [...]

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Podcast Interview Part II with Blackjack Pro “The Phoenix”

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 […]

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Podcast Interview with Blackjack Pro “The Phoenix”

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 […]

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BJA Success Story: “68lincoln” Grows Bankroll from $1k to $20k

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” […]

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