Delving deep into the game of blackjack beyond the basic strategy is the name of the game here. We’re taking the aspects of gambling to another level by covering topics like full-time play, increasing the stakes, getting barred from a casino after a big win and determining when it’s time to end a session, to name a few.

Are you familiar with kinesics? By definition, it’s the ability to interpret another’s body language, facial expressions, etc. If you’re receptive to such movements and behavior, this communication can be used as a tool step up your blackjack game. According to rapper Eminem, it’s a good indicator that one is nervous when, “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti”. Intrigued? We’ve got an article dedicated to the topic of kinesics and how it applies to the dealers.

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Taking a break, handling the losses, common mistakes made by skilled players, costuming and becoming a career blackjack player make for great reading and all this and more can be found right here.



September 8, 2020 7:18 am
Stanford Wong

Skillful blackjack players are often able to find multiple ways to gain the edge over a casino. Card counting is one such way,...


California Cardroom Blackjack

February 3, 2020 2:23 am
Techno and Dog Hand

Techno: I’m trying to understand if the southern California “collection no-bust blackjack” is beatable, and if...

Ploppy to ap- by green chip members

Ploppy to AP?

January 24, 2020 9:27 am
Green Chip members

I have been working with a good friend over the last year, trying to convert him from a ploppy recreational and not even very...

Insurance bj21

Insurance bet on other players’ hands?

December 23, 2019 5:47 am
LV Bear

Insurance (in blackjack): A side bet offered by casinos in blackjack that allows a player to bet up to half of the amount of his...


Counting on resume?

November 18, 2019 8:58 am
Pro Players

If you took a year or two off to play blackjack (let’s just say strictly card counting) and then came back to the...


Downtown Las Vegas, what happened to you?

October 21, 2019 5:58 am
LV Bear

Years ago, I enjoyed playing blackjack and other advantage play games in downtown Las Vegas, and made frequent appearances there....


Correct play seen by pit as angle shot

October 16, 2019 4:07 am

This blackjack play didn't involve an angle shot (to use a poker term), but certainly could have been interpreted as such by the...


Non-pro players

October 10, 2019 8:18 am
Casino Zerg and friends

Casino Zerg: I think non-professional advantage players like me sometimes don't get the best advice from books, and to a lesser...

Hotel employees ignoring do not disturb signs-on-guests doors

Do Not Disturb signs

September 21, 2019 4:17 am

wisereyes is a long-time, high-stakes professional player. An advantage player friend once commented: I carry a DO NOT DISTURB...

First-hole-carding-experience -by-ParlayView

First hole carding experience

September 7, 2019 8:36 am

My first hole carding experience was several years ago, but I remember it well. Details have been omitted from this article --...


I lasted only 300 hours

September 3, 2019 4:35 am

Well, I lasted only 300 hours or so of blackjack in Las Vegas at the high-limit rooms. I have great cover and a great act, and in...

Las vegas playability

Las Vegas playability

August 26, 2019 4:11 am
Pro AP’s

Most of today’s conventional wisdom says that Las Vegas has severely deteriorated as a card counting venue, and is so...

 blackjack player

Rude awakening: Is card counting worth it?

July 12, 2019 7:24 am

Inquiry: The more I read and know about the card counting profession, the more depressed I become. Why? With all of the backoffs,...

Traveling away from las vegas

Traveling away from Las Vegas

July 2, 2019 3:15 am
Split Face Disaster

Split Face Disaster: I started card counting full time a while back. I live in Las Vegas, but now I`m considering traveling away...

Feeling burned out

Feeling burned out

June 6, 2019 4:07 am

Jigsnwigs: Lately, I’ve been feeling burned out and sick of playing blackjack or other advantage play. As I get older, I...

Acting and natural behavior

Acting and natural behavior

May 5, 2019 12:52 am
Lonesome Gambler

Speaking with a relatively new medium/high-stakes advantage player, I suggested that he walk around high-limit rooms and observe...

Becoming-a-Kinesic -by-Stanford-Wong

Becoming a Kinesic

April 28, 2019 7:03 am
Stanford Wong

If you are sensitive, then you can become a kinesic, and you can use your kinesic skill to win at blackjack if you can find...

Returning after a backoff

Returning after a backoff

April 24, 2019 10:45 am
J Counter

Like most card counters, I have been backed off from casinos and chains in Las Vegas many times over the years. Most of my...