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.


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...

Most common mistake by skilled players

Most common mistake by skilled players

December 16, 2016 8:58 am
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...



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,...

Accuracy about hourly win rate

Accuracy about hourly win rate

March 14, 2019 6:13 am

I am realizing that I do not make as much money per hour at blackjack as I think I do. I am not just talking about that I am not...

Losing streaks

Coping with losing streaks

April 15, 2019 3:55 am
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 session...

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 4:07 am
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...

Las vegas playing trip daily scheduld by 85

Las Vegas playing trip daily schedule

January 11, 2019 4:18 am

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

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...

Lessons of the road

Lessons of the road

April 5, 2019 3:50 am

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

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...


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....

Getting nervous raising bets

Getting Nervous Raising Bets

December 16, 2016 8:46 am

A red/green chip player wrote a book about getting "heat". Initially I found this strange because heat should not be a problem...

Avoiding problems cashing out

Problems cashing out

March 18, 2019 7:26 am

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

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...

Am i ready to move up in stakes

Am I ready to move up in stakes?

February 13, 2019 9:17 am
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....

 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,...

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...

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...