We can agree that skills and knowledge do matter, but playing Blackjack or any other casino game is much more than that.

To be able to fully comprehend this busy branch of the entertainment industry, players need to be familiar with much more than just the rules and strategies.

For example, you all know that being an advantage player can be exhausting, especially if traveling frequently. Maintaining good health under such circumstances or dealing with jet lag can be tricky. If you are a non-smoker, then you’ll be interested to know how to find smoke-free casinos in Vegas. That’s where we step in with some great bits of advice.

All that and much more are neatly accommodated in the “Miscellaneous” section. This special corner is designed to equip you with some useful and handy knowledge and inform you on the most recent gambling trends and tendencies from the US, Canada, and other parts of the world.

So, in order to avoid being ploppy, make sure to check this interesting section from time to time. Our team will do its finest to treat you with some interesting facts and trivia, so to upgrade your player experience.


Nevada casinos to reopen; will patrons stay away?

May 26, 2020 4:55 am
BJ21 News Service

Nevada’s gaming industry could reopen in early June after more than two months of closures because of the coronavirus...


When Nevada casinos reopen

May 6, 2020 4:55 am
BJ21 News Service

The Nevada Gaming Commission will consider the state Gaming Control Board’s new health and safety policy statements...


Ploppy Stupidity

April 30, 2020 5:48 am
Green Chip members

Ploppy. A term coined by gambling author Frank Scoblete to describe a typical uninformed gambler. A ploppy often is ignorant,...


Eldorado selling casinos to Twin River

April 26, 2020 7:38 am
BJ21 News Service

Eldorado Resorts, as part of its merger with Caesars Entertainment, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to...


Tournament Blackjack

April 20, 2020 6:49 am
Stanford Wong

Casino games tournaments are fun, and they can be profitable too. In upcoming articles, we will be publishing a series of...


Eldorado employees furloughed

April 11, 2020 6:23 am
BJ21 News Service

Eldorado Resorts will furlough a large majority of its nationwide workforce after paying wages and benefits to employees during...


Caesars-Eldorado merger

April 2, 2020 6:13 am
BJ21 News Service

The coronavirus outbreak has delayed the multi-billion deal between casino companies Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts,...


Casinos and coronavirus

March 18, 2020 7:29 am
BJ21 News Service

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted much of everyday life and sent the United States economy hurtling toward a...


Tournament Prizes

March 12, 2020 8:10 am
Stanford Wong

Casino games tournaments are fun, and they can be profitable too. In upcoming articles, we will be publishing a series of...


Canadian blackjack

March 3, 2020 5:50 am

To anyone thinking of hopping a plane and checking out blackjack in the great white Canadian northlands of Alberta, the good...

A professional advantage player

Stop talking, ploppy!

February 13, 2020 4:20 am
Jack Vegas

Jack Vegas: What to do when other casino patrons don't stop talking? Most people have a filter. When they attempt a conversation...

Car renter bj21

Car Renter #001

January 20, 2020 9:20 am
LV Bear

LV Bear: I was Car Renter #001. On a recent blackjack trip to Kansas City, I rented a car that had no license plates; the...

Tournaments bj21 blackjack


January 6, 2020 4:38 am
Stanford Wong

Casino games tournaments are fun, and they can be profitable too. In upcoming articles, we will be publishing a series of...


IQ of typical casino patron?

January 1, 2020 9:18 am

Friendo: I think the average IQ of the casino customer base is substantially less than 100. Some of my recent observations: I....


Airbnb pros and cons?

November 1, 2019 10:31 am
LV Bear

LV Bear: I have never used Airbnb in my blackjack travels or any other time, seeing no reason to subject myself to the potential...

Overcoming jet lag

Overcoming Jet Lag

April 10, 2019 3:39 am
Many Airline Miles

I arrived at a distant overseas blackjack location two days ago, and am fighting jet lag because of a nine-hour time difference....

New to las vegas

New to Las Vegas

April 8, 2019 6:12 am
Split Face Disaster

I'm a fairly new Las Vegas resident and plan to start counting cards here soon. I'm planning on playing part-time, maybe 15-20...

Reno 2019 comments and observations

Reno 2019 comments and observations

March 9, 2019 2:28 pm
LV Bear

Originally written for Green Chip by LV Bear, edited for this format. It's been a while since I wrote about Reno....