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Profile of a Card Counter: BJA Member “SmurfAP”

We recently had the pleasure of asking one of our Bootcamp Alums, “SmurfAP,” about his blackjack journey. He had some great nuggets of wisdom to share with the community so without further adieu, here are his answers to our questions: 1. How did you get into card counting? My buddy and […]

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How to Start a Blackjack Team

We get a lot of emails from people who just watched the Holy Rollers documentary, which tells the true story of the blackjack team we ran for several years. Naturally we get asked the question, “Do you guys still play and can I join your team?” The Church Team officially disbanded […]

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“My First Thousand Hours”

by “Joe748” I wanted to share with you guys my personal outlook and advice based on my first 1,000 hours of card counting. First and foremost I am very much up for my 1,000 hours & my hourly rate is fairly close to my EV. The Lifestyle:  In order to […]

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Profile of a Counter: BJA Member “Bubba”

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing BJA member “Bubba” on his blackjack journey. Here are the questions we asked him and his responses. 1. How did you get into card counting? I came across the documentary one night before going to bed, at first it sounded too good to […]

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Blackjack Hall of Fame

By David Drury The Blackjack Hall of Fame at Barona Casino in San Diego, California stands as a curious testament to the giants who mastered the game of 21 and/or paved the way for its continued mastery. The shrine is more than curious; it is paradoxical. Unlike the “Winners Wall” […]

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“Mike vs the CSM”

The following is a story from running "The Church Team," the blackjack team I ran that beat casinos for over $3Million. It's a funny story, but it also teaches a valuable lesson... Mike was one of the biggest members on our team, both in stature and personality. You always knew when [...]

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Profile of a Counter: BJA Member “Skywayman”

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing BJA member Skywayman on his blackjack journey. Here are the questions we asked him and his responses. 1. How did you get into card counting? I got into card counting when I first watched Holy Rollers on Netflix. That led me to BJA. […]

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Profile of a Card Counter: BJA Member “HitA7”

For this edition of “Profile of a Card Counter”, we interviewed our friend, “HitA7” about his training, exploits, successes, and failures. If you’re new to card counting, don’t overlook the value of learning from others. If you’re a seasoned counter, you should be able to relate to the highs and […]

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How to Lose at Blackjack

Everyone loses. I’m not sure how many sessions of backjack I’ve played in my life. My guess is around 1000. Far less than many advantage players, even ones that played on our team. In fact, if we want to talk about other embarrassing statistics we can talk about how much […]

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Interview with BJA Member “iambowman”

Every month or so, we like to take the opportunity to profile a different card counter on our Forum. It gives us all an opportunity to learn from each others’ experiences, to get inspired by some good stories, and for those who are still training to hear from those who […]

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