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.

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....

Advantage players and general health

Advantage players and general health

February 20, 2019 7:31 am
Ohio Card Counter

How do the people who are full-time advantage players manage their health in general? I would think all the travel would be...

Car camping

Car camping

February 8, 2019 5:22 am
Car Camper Wannabe

Is “car camping” legal? If I get tired while on a driving casino trip and have to pull out somewhere, will I wake up...

Where to stay in wendover

Where to Stay in Wendover

January 16, 2019 5:53 am
Wendover Willard

Wendover (actually West Wendover, NV, but known by players as simply “Wendover”) has long been widely recognized as...

Healthy advantage player

Healthy advantage player

January 13, 2019 10:10 am
Count Backula

It’s difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle as an advantage player (“AP”), especially frequently-traveling...

Cardanos lantern

Cardano's lantern

November 21, 2018 4:39 am

Girolamo Cardano, the 16th-century Italian mathematician, gained great fame from his mathematical and scientific publications. So...

Avoiding illness on casino trips

Avoiding illness on casino trips

August 2, 2018 7:54 am
Old School

Over the years, I've been a frequent visitor to Las Vegas, Reno, and elsewhere. I have managed to avoid illness during or after...

Ronda ChurchillLas Vegas

“Fearful” South Point security guard fires shot into windshield of occupied car in parking garage

March 21, 2017 6:23 pm
LV Bear

South Point security guard fires shot during confrontation   Opinion By LV Bear, originally posted on...

Ten suggestions of posting

Ten Suggestions of Posting

December 19, 2016 3:16 am

Olow_Hoop asked about the Card Counter Commandments. From the gist of the rest of his post, I suspect he wants to know about...

The give up wallet

The Give Up Wallet

December 16, 2016 8:44 am

Paranoid or just cautious? When playing blackjack I carry a "give-up" wallet; the real one stays in the room safe. This is for...