Sincerest thanks for the update and sorry to hear about the bankruptsy. Newbies should learn from your excellent experience and maybe they would be wise enough to not be cocky. You had annual swings of the order of 12K and were unlucky enough to have had an up year to start off. Like most of us,. you soon discovered that variance is a two way street and massive. For you guys in the USA, I understand that doing your taxes properly would be enough on its own to stop you in your tracks.
To Salthouse: Don't underestimate Stabworld's knowledge or experience. He really has lived the dream and was very skilled at it when he ventured forth. Telling Stabworld how to play is telling your granny how to suck eggs. I've PM'd you on another matter. Maybe when you reply to that, you will update me on your real world gambling experience.
To Zenking, if you are reading: You'd be very wise to get to know Stabworld's story. He was the 'New kid on the block of 3 years ago' He never blamed Chinese cards or crooked games.
These are interesting reports and I enjoy reading them. They reinforce my opinion of card counting the current USA environment - it's just not worth it. Maybe there are better opportunities abroad with less heat and more penetration.Quote: stabworld
My first year - i made 12k roughly
2nd year - I lost 10k roughly
3rd year - I made 11k roughly
This year - I am down 8k
- during these 3 years - I have been backed off, amd restricted from playing blackjack on just about every casino here on the East coast - with a few in vegas- 86' d from an indian casino - as well as 1 in vegas - i been backroomed - assualted - illegally detained - illegal search and seizure - and illegal dissemination of personal information against my consent - by tribal police
These are interesting reports and I enjoy reading them. They reinforce my opinion of card counting the current USA environment - it's just not worth it. Maybe there are better opportunities abroad with less heat and more penetration.