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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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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 Card Counting: Card Counting is NOT cheating. Card counting is simply using your brain, like a winning chess player. Fortunately, using your brain is still perfectly legal in the US! There are a couple reasons why people think card counting is illegal. First off, TV [...]

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