How to act during a back off!

By: BJS 2015-07-28

Consider a confrontation with a casino employee, particularly a security guard, to be the same as a confrontation with an unpredictable wild animal. Do not expect that they will obey laws or act reasonably or rationally. Never voluntarily go anywhere out of public...
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Hole Carding as an added skill for the AP

By: BJS 2015-08-09

Vulnerable Games Of the most popular table games, the ones with the greatest potential for hole-card exploitation are Mississippi Stud Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker. The reader may wonder why Three Card Poker is not in this premium list. Three Card Poker has long...
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Shortcut for Index Play

By: BJS 2015-06-17

For close calls just go with BS. Not much there if it is a close index play. Insurance and splitting TT are probably the only ones that gain EV quick enough after the index is exceeded to make close calculations worth it and you don't want to look like you are thinking about those decisions hard....
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Hole Carding Three Card Poker with caution!

By: A.P. Heat

Hole-carding Three Card Poker has been one of the mainstays of APs for over a decade. I discuss the details in this post. However, most APs have struggled to show the profit that the 3.48% edge should yield for them....
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Frequently Asked Questions

By: Blackjack Science

Is Card Counting Illegal? No, not in Nevada or any other jurisdiction we are aware of. Card counting is only using your mental capacity to play the game they...
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Card Counting Systems

By: Blackjack Science

Soon after Thorpe convinced us that we could beat Blackjack if we could keep track of the cards...
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6:5 Payoff for Blackjack where is it and why it should be avoided!

By: Ed Teller

I recently (June 2015) reviewed the CBJN survey of casinos to understand how pervasive the infiltration of 6:5 payoffs on blackjack has become. In Las Vegas, some 54 out of 85 (64%) casinos now have some of their blackjack tables with payoffs of 6:5. In the Midwest it was only...
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Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinos

By: Michael Mela, Associated Press · July 1, 2015 at 11:40 am

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) – For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America’s tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse. Casino bosses everywhere have ways of making so-called...
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Card Counting Systems

By: Ed Teller

Soon after Thorpe convinced us that we could beat Blackjack if we could keep track of the cards...
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Thoughts on Casino Behaviors for Card Counters

By: Ed Teller

Since we all know we are on surveillance watchful eye at some time or the other, let's look at some things to consider with our behavior that might improve our possible longevity. As we all know, there is not silver bullet to insure longevity...
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How to avoid the thief on your blackjack team.

By: Ed Teller

  We join blackjack teams to make money—more money than we could make by ourselves. A thief on the team will hinder us in achieving that goal. A team doesn’t have to have a dozen players, separate investors, a team manual, or scheduled polygraph tests to be a team. If I...
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