(6 deck) and still have the count. I have only been counting for about 6-8 months play 2-4/month and thought I would have it down by now. I use a very simple level one count,and got it down in practice but like I said in casino everything changes.I do pretty well until split hands and people coming and going or adding hands.Anyways just wondering how long should it take to get it in a live situation?I sure enjoy BJ and do fairly well just flat betting and I do have BS down good pat. Any thoughts or flames? BTW I am not a fast or slow learner more like half fast.
The Buzz is the music, the frenetic energy, the alcohol, the bells, the whistles, the beautiful women, the conversation from the dealer and floorman, the conversational overtures of other players and the cocktail waitresses, etc.
Its hard to overcome the buzz. Casinos know that. The buzz is profitable to them for a variety of reasons.
Things are quieter in the high limit area, but eyes tend to be watchful there too.
I am using the red 7 or the OPP count both unbalanced. The OPP count ( from Arnold Snyders site) is easier for me to keep,as you only count the small cards but then subtract the number of hands,hence the problem of split hands and someone playing 2 or 3 hands. Not sure what the cancellation method is. As far as seat position goes I have not thought about it and just take one that is open. Would 1st or 3rd be better?Quote: 1BB
Welcome to the wonderful, frustrating and ultimately rewarding world of blackjack! Are you using a balanced or unbalanced count? Do you use the cancellation method and what seat position do you take at the table?
The game I use I found at blackjackinfo.com but it only plays heads up but helped me alot with BS.Others I have tried are not very fast. I am at the point of considering buying the blackjack Verite(sp?) and was wondering if it was worth the price. I normally play earlier in the day/evening when things are not to crazy.Quote: Llew
What software do you use? Some programs are better than others at preparing you for "casino speed" blackjack.
The game I use I found at blackjackinfo.com but it only plays heads up but helped me alot with BS.Others I have tried are not very fast. I am at the point of considering buying the blackjack Verite(sp?) and was wondering if it was worth the price. I normally play earlier in the day/evening when things are not to crazy.
I have not yet personally purchased any of Norm's software (Casino Verite BJ aka CVBJ is one of Norm's products) but as far as I can tell they are the best in the business. Soon I'll probably be getting his simulation software...I don't feel like I would benefit from the practice software personally but I think it's probs pretty good.