Delving deep into the game of blackjack beyond the basic strategies 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.

Losing streaks

Coping with losing streaks

April 15, 2019 07:55
hit A7

I've wondered whether it is practical or helpful to have in mind a loss limit, such as, "If I lose X amount (either for a...

Hotel employees ignoring do not disturb signs on guests doors

Do Not Disturb signs

September 21, 2019 08:17

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

Players card or not

Player’s card or not?

March 21, 2019 11:18
Young Player

Young Player: Pit critters often think there is no good reason for a young player to decline a player’s card, especially when...

Taking a break from blackjack

Taking a break from blackjack

December 20, 2018 13:01

I would like to share my experience supporting (trying) my standard of living with blackjack and other advantage play. It...

Feeling burned out

Feeling burned out

June 06, 2019 08:07

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

Las vegas playing trip daily scheduld by 85

Las Vegas playing trip daily schedule

January 11, 2019 09:18

I have a Las Vegas trip coming up and I would like to rectify errors made on my previous trips with respect to inadequate...

Avoiding problems cashing out

Problems cashing out

March 18, 2019 11:26

Because many players have problems cashing chips but understandably want to remain anonymous to a casino, here’s a brief,...

Spanish 21

Blackjack variants and advantage play

January 06, 2019 18:19

Spanish 21 (SP21) is popular in the Pacific Northwest, arguably more so than the standard mediocre blackjack offerings in the...


Correct play seen by pit as angle shot

October 16, 2019 08:07

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

Emotionali intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

December 16, 2016 13:52

There are many components to building a strong game. Game analysis, playing conditions, and being thoroughly steeped in...

Returning after a backoff

Returning after a backoff

April 24, 2019 14:45
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...

Risk averse spouse can be a significant energy drain

Risk-averse spouse can be a significant energy drain

April 06, 2017 05:22

A risk-averse spouse can be a significant energy drain. It's hard to tell how your partner will handle your advantage play....

Considering full time play i suggest you continue part time for awhile

Considering full-time play? I suggest you continue part time for awhile

November 14, 2018 09:07
DD’, retired pro player

Question for DD': I work in real estate and investing, I have been self-employed my whole life and never really had a boss. I...

Lessons of the road

Lessons of the road

April 05, 2019 07:50

In my advantage play travels over the years, here are some of the things that I’ve learned from experience. Of course, “your...

Am i ready to move up in stakes

Am I ready to move up in stakes?

February 13, 2019 14:17
Most Interesting Man

Until now I've been playing minimal unit sizes so that I don't walk into the game a total beginner and play above my abilities....

Most common mistake by skilled players

Most common mistake by skilled players

December 16, 2016 13:58
Ian Andersen

I was asked by a winning blackjack player what I thought was the most common mistake made by pros and semi-pros. After some...

Do you ever respond to casino surveys by 21forme

Do you ever respond to casino surveys?

December 17, 2018 08:45

Question by 21forme: Do you ever respond to casino surveys? I got one via email recently. Just wondering if anyone fills them...

New article josh to decide which website

Non-pro players

October 10, 2019 12:18
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...