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.

Accuracy about hourly win rate

Accuracy about hourly win rate

March 14, 2019 10:13

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...

Costuming  by bfbagain


October 24, 2017 08:16

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

Acting and natural behavior

Acting and natural behavior

May 05, 2019 04:52
Lonesome Gambler

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

Ploppies who know you and might expose you

Ploppies who know you and might expose you

December 29, 2018 09:24

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...

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Rude awakening: Is card counting worth it?

July 12, 2019 11:24

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

Las vegas playability

Las Vegas playability

August 26, 2019 08:11
Pro AP’s

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

Is card counting a good skill to put on an employment resume

Counting on resume?

November 18, 2019 13:58
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 “normal”...

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...

Blackjack joy or job q amp a

Blackjack: Joy or Job? Q & A

December 19, 2016 07:51
Suth'n Gent

"You guys seem to think that all there is to blackjack is EV. Isn't there an enjoyment factor? Don't some of you just love to...

Getting nervous raising bets

Getting Nervous Raising Bets

December 16, 2016 13:46
Kim Lee

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

California cardroom blackjack by techno and dog hand

California Cardroom Blackjack

February 03, 2020 07:23
Techno and Dog Hand

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

Bl21 temp 337x220

I lasted only 300 hours

September 03, 2019 08:35

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...

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...

On winning big and getting barred

On Winning Big and Getting Barred

December 16, 2016 13:38
The Turtle

I was going to sit down and write this anyway, but after reading the another post about having a thick skin, this really seems...

High limit room vs the main floor

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

January 27, 2019 11:47
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...

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...


Downtown Las Vegas, what happened to you?

October 21, 2019 09:58
LV Bear

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

Expected value vs reality by hockeydad

Expected Value vs. Reality

February 01, 2019 10:46

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