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.

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...

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,...

Players card or not

Player’s card or not?

March 21, 2019 7:18 am
Young Player

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

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,...

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...

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....

Expected value vs reality by hockeydad

Expected Value vs. Reality

February 1, 2019 5:46 am

Most of us run simulations and have a pretty good idea of our Expected Value (“EV”) based on the assumptions we build...

High limit room vs the main floor

Black action: High-limit room vs. the main floor; busy vs. slow

January 27, 2019 6:47 am
Wonging Time

I have mixed feelings about when and where is best to play heavy green chips to medium black chips. I have faced the following...

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...

Spanish 21

Blackjack variants and advantage play

January 6, 2019 1:19 pm

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

Ploppies who know you and might expose you

Ploppies who know you and might expose you

December 29, 2018 4:24 am

I am having issues with ploppies who consistently say hello to me and say things to the pit like, "He was here last week and won...

Taking a break from blackjack

Taking a break from blackjack

December 20, 2018 8:01 am

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

Do you ever respond to casino surveys by 21forme

Do you ever respond to casino surveys?

December 17, 2018 3:45 am

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

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...

Costuming  by bfbagain


October 24, 2017 4:16 am

This is consistent with the approach of hiding in plain sight. You must present yourself in a way that doesn't draw attention...

Blackjack bj21 new article

Positive EV Hands

September 26, 2017 1:16 am
Dog Hand

On Green Chip, there was a question by raswar17 about a blackjack sidebet called "House Money" -- see below for detailed...

Downturns but no sympathy

Downturns, but no sympathy

May 18, 2017 4:37 am

With downturns, as much as we sometimes feel like sharing our frustration with others, the truth is that nobody cares. With our...

Risk averse spouse can be a significant energy drain

Risk-averse spouse can be a significant energy drain

April 6, 2017 1:22 am

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