jjjoooggg
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January 4th, 2021 at 10:02:04 AM permalink
he has alot to learn. He doesnt know it yet. This is not an easy advantage play. I wonder how many good card counters end up quitting due to the game itself

Are you traveling? Its going to be challenging to make a living with traveling expenses. Are you staying in one city? You will be detected

I understand now why counters call this a hobby. Because its not their only form of income except for a few
Born in Texas and lived in Texas my whole life.
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January 4th, 2021 at 10:17:10 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

If you play one on one with the dealer, the dealer will get 50% of the BJs. If you play with three other players, the dealer will now get 20% of the BJs. Absolutely true from a mathematical perspective but utterly meaningless to your bottom line. Just like your entire post.



You havenít thought about it enough to understand that when playing heads up, you can more likely take those blackjacks from the dealer because of how the positions of the cards work. In my opinion.
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January 4th, 2021 at 10:38:09 AM permalink
You don't know what you are talking about . ... as "POSITIONS OF THE CARD WORKS"
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January 4th, 2021 at 10:40:54 AM permalink
Just played 400 hands of BJ using a 1X, 3X, 2X, 4X progression and came out even.

The number of bets at each level was more like 13X, 6X, 3X, 1X when I was at 237 hands.
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January 4th, 2021 at 11:04:24 AM permalink
Quote: Sg

You don't know what you are talking about . ... as "POSITIONS OF THE CARD WORKS"



eh - i made a cryptic post about something i called the "parity" problem. you may be able to discern what im trying to say based on that post. i just dont feel like getting into something very theoretical because its really some crazy stuff i may have made up in my head and it may not be real at all
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January 4th, 2021 at 11:12:18 AM permalink
They're socially distancing at the tables so you'll only have 2-3 other players instead of the usual other 6 this year.
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January 4th, 2021 at 1:58:28 PM permalink
There is a great video on YouTube about a professional BJ player who travels the country in an RV. He mostly gets banned from playing but it gives a realistic picture on what to expect when you start counting cards. The dos and don't. Know your rights, etc. And the swings you will experience. I think his was well over 6 digits.

Great video, a must watch.
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January 4th, 2021 at 2:13:00 PM permalink
If you want to make "a living" at this, then, unlike many occupations, it takes a serious effort to be successful.

In many jobs you can survive at a low level of competence. You can earn bonuses based on longevity. You can get incremental pay raises simply by staying in the job. You can get promoted. Your uncle or friend can get you hired and keep you from getting fired. There is sick pay. Vacations. Paid family leave. Health care. Pensions. 401Ks.

It does not work like that where we work.

Keep at this job for forty years and there is no gold watch. You never get an increase in salary. A Senior Card Counter position pays the same as Card Counter Trainee, except that when the trainee makes a mistake, it's deducted from his net pay the moment it happens.

At least the factory will never close down, and you'll never get laid off. Unless, of course, you get too good at it, in which case the layoff is not a pink slip but a tap on the shoulder from an empty suit. Hopefully you work in a town that has more than one factory, and the owners don't exchange the names of former workers who should never be given a chance anywhere else.

Then there are your colleagues, who will give you uniformly horrible advice. There is no union. You will never attend a team meeting, and you won't go to coffee with other workers who will be eager to share with you the ins and outs of the profession. This forum is probably as close as you can get to that, but beware - a lot of the folks here are wearing tinfoil hats. And if you mention any of those folks by name, you'll get tossed out of the break room, permanently. You need to filter out the bad advice and ignore it. But don't make any trouble.

If you can afford the time and energy that it takes to learn the trade, it's very rewarding, even if it's not a living. I feel good about the level of skill I bring to this, and I know people who are even better at it than I am - much better. I chuckle quietly to myself whenever I hear someone, seriously, tell me how to play - and provide advice that I know is batshit crazy. I walk into a casino not "expecting to lose". I am not there "just to have a good time."

I don't need to do this for a living, and I probably could not do it at a level where I could. If that's your goal, good luck, but it will not be easy. I have friends who are very good golfers, but will never even entertain the idea of playing in the PGA. But they can go out as often as they feel like it, and be satisfied with how they do. That's a goal that I think is more realistic.
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January 4th, 2021 at 5:11:54 PM permalink
Quote: Nimadamus





2) How do you deal with negative/toxic people and have you ever noticed how it seems like negative variance hits when you are feeling negative/angry/nervous/irrritated? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.



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jjjoooggg
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January 4th, 2021 at 6:08:31 PM permalink
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Born in Texas and lived in Texas my whole life.

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