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Sharp sports betting

Sharp Sports Betting

October 03, 2019 12:37
Stanford Wong

Sharp Sports Betting is a tool for those interested in winning money at sports betting. This book explains the most common...

Betting cheap claimers by stanford wong

Betting Cheap Claimers

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December 19, 2016 08:59
Stanford Wong

Introduction PREFACE Betting on horses is fun. You have mountains of information to analyze. You can back your analysis with...

Basic methods of sports betting money management and bet sizing

Money Management in Sports Betting

May 20, 2020 08:21
Stanford Wong

Sharp Sports Betting is a tool for those interested in winning money at sports betting. This book explains the most common...

Want to improve your sports betting or dfs skills  go back to college

Want to improve your sports betting or DFS skills? Go back to college...for free.

May 11, 2017 10:40
Captain Jack

The most frequent question I get asked is how can I get started in quantitative analysis when it comes to sports betting or...

Football betting by stanford wong

Football Betting

October 07, 2019 13:58
Stanford Wong

Look closely at the (American) football listings in any sportsbook and you will find a lot of information. The teams are listed...

Sports betting in america is tough

Sports betting in America is tough

December 19, 2016 11:15
Captain Jack

Sports betting in America is tough. If you want access to any of those top books you're going to need to know somebody. To get...

Baseball  basketball  hockey betting

Baseball, basketball, hockey betting

November 23, 2019 10:58
Stanford Wong

Baseball On most games, baseball does not use football-type point spreads. On baseball you bet money lines and totals. One...

Golf and other sports bets bz stanford wong

Golf and other sports bets

February 07, 2020 10:28
Stanford Wong

Golf For a golf tournament you typically will find a long list of names and a number by each. The number is the odds to 1 of...

Captain jacks comments about changes in the modern comp game

Comps in 2019

May 21, 2019 09:44
Captain Jack

Question by snapper: Blackjack used to be the way to bigger comps and better casino mail. Apparently, that's changed over time....

Playing the comp game

Playing the Comp Game

December 19, 2016 09:08
Bootlegger

Depending on your style of play, some of these methods may not be appropriate. But for low to mid-stakes players, most should...

Value of comps

Value of Comps

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December 19, 2016 09:06
LV Bear

This article addresses only non-cash comps; the value is usually easy to determine in the case of free-money coupons, match...

Heat while milking comps

Heat while milking comps?

January 05, 2019 14:40
Richie Garcia

I was playing blackjack with a mild bet spread, 1-4 in black, with little cover and taking restroom breaks at a true count of...

Filing taxes in the usa as a professional gambler

Filing taxes in the USA as a professional gambler: Discussion

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November 12, 2018 09:22
McBain

McBain: If you have for example $50k in investment income, and $30k in declared gambling income, and no other income, can you...

Nevada

Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board -- Over a decade later, nothing has changed.

March 10, 2017 09:18
LV Bear

Over a decadeago, I wrote: 'The Nevada Gaming Control Board (and Nevada Gaming Commission) is little more than a training...

Advantage players need to pay their taxes

Advantage players need to pay their taxes

March 07, 2019 11:27
Pro Players

Let’s say a busy red chipper to low green-chip player needs a bankroll of $50k for his risk of ruin to remain acceptable. Time...

Professional gambling tax status

Professional gambling tax status?

April 17, 2017 08:13
Colin M. Cody, CPA

When you tally up your gambling winnings tax forms W-2G each year - do you see that the IRS is taking away too much from your...

How to avoid cash seizures by bluesman

How to avoid cash seizures

October 10, 2017 07:38
Bluesman

As the saying goes, 'cash is king'; in general, it's better to hold cash than to hold notes from debtors, property deeds, or...

Campione atlantic city case

Campione Atlantic City Case

December 19, 2016 08:57
Cardkountr

SYLLABUS (This syllabus is not part of the opinion of the Court. It has been prepared by the Office of the Clerk for the...

Louisiana casinos special considerations

Louisiana casinos -- Special considerations

April 21, 2017 09:16
Dallas Barrister

Casinos in Louisiana frequently hire uniformed off-duty local police officers to provide security, especially for special...

Police and blackjack

Pulled Over by Police

July 18, 2019 13:17
Booper702

I have been pulled over by the police many times in my life and blackjack career, and seem to have mastered the art of not even...

False arrest

False Arrest

December 19, 2016 08:55
adhoc

Recently, a question arose as to what crime, if any, is being committed by a casino employee when they unlawfully detain an...

A legal opinion on preferential shuffling

A legal opinion on preferential shuffling

November 24, 2018 09:31
Bob Nersesian, Esq.

Preferential shuffling is not illegal per se and cannot be made illegal per se. It is, however, likely that it is illegal in...

Discreet travel with cash by varlayview

Discreet travel with cash

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December 05, 2018 09:20
ParlayView

Here’s a general, hypothetical question: Suppose a low-stakes player was to bring only about $3000 on a trip, planning to just...

Flying safely with your bankroll

Flying Safely With Your Bankroll

December 19, 2016 08:54
Harold Harvey

Here is a question and answer from TSA's website: Q. Will I be delayed during screening if I am carrying large amounts of...

Bankroll ccounting  amp tax liability

Bankroll Accounting & Tax Liability

December 19, 2016 08:58
MathProf

My own policy has been to pay in enough money to the Internal Revenue Service during the year to avoid any tax penalties, and...

Privacy issues

Privacy Issues

December 19, 2016 08:52
Cardkountr

Are Casinos, Griffin Investigations, SIN, Biometrica Violating the Law? After many months researching the provisions of the...

If cornered by the enemy

If Cornered by the Enemy

December 19, 2016 10:18
adhoc

If you can make it to the door, then do so. Get out of there as quickly as possible, without running. Urgent flight may be...

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Las Vegas Casinos Must Protect Patrons from Attacks in Restrooms

February 23, 2017 01:22
Ladah Law Firm

Las Vegas Casinos Must Protect Patrons from Attacks in Restrooms Las Vegas is one of the most frequently visited cities in the...

Do trespasses expire

Do trespasses expire?

April 02, 2019 08:03
Anonymous

Do trespasses automatically expire after a specific period of time and have to be reissued to remain effective? Scrooge McDuck:...

Defensive driving for advantage players

Defensive Driving for Advantage Players

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September 15, 2018 10:39
Harold Harvey

Question: If pulled over by police while carrying my traveling bankroll (“BR”) and asked, “Do you have a large amount of cash?"...

Cashback is taxable income

Cashback is Taxable Income

December 19, 2016 08:56
Uncle Sugar

Here is the appropriate text from Section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code: ”… gross income means all income from whatever...

Cruise ship procedure leaving from the united states

Cruise ship procedure: Leaving from the United States

September 01, 2017 07:49
Harold Harvey

Those traveling and gambling on cruise ships leaving from the United States with itineraries that allow disembarkation in...

Las vegas trip report

Las Vegas Trip Report

September 28, 2019 10:03
Casino Zerg

I recently got back from another wild Las Vegas trip. I went with a friend and fellow advantage player who we will call Frank...

Colorin up its not just a job its an adventure

Coloring Up -- It's Not Just a Job, It's an Adventure!

December 19, 2016 09:02
Jimbo

I strolled into one of my favorite haunts, hungering for the sweet taste of some blackjack action. Depressingly, though, every...

Blackjack poem

Blackjack Poem

December 19, 2016 09:04
Jude

Attacking the Green Felt Tables After hours of ugly stiffs, Somehow my senses remain keen. Though with another modest bet, I...

Ronda churchilllas vegas

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

March 21, 2017 22:23
LV Bear

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

Eldorado selling casinos to twin river

Eldorado selling casinos to Twin River

April 26, 2020 11:38
BJ21 News Service

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

Caesars eldorado merger by bj21 new service

Caesars-Eldorado merger

April 02, 2020 10:13
BJ21 News Service

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

Advantage players and general health

Advantage players and general health

February 20, 2019 12:31
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 renter bj21

Car Renter #001

January 20, 2020 14:20
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...

When a nevada casino reopens

When Nevada casinos reopen

May 06, 2020 08:55
BJ21 News Service

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

Tournament blackjack

Tournament Blackjack

April 20, 2020 10:49
Stanford Wong

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

Avoiding illness on casino trips

Avoiding illness on casino trips

August 02, 2018 11:54
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...

Ten suggestions of posting

Ten Suggestions of Posting

December 19, 2016 08:16
Bootlegger

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

New to las vegas

New to Las Vegas

April 08, 2019 10:12
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...

Where to stay in wendover

Where to Stay in Wendover

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January 16, 2019 10:53
Wendover Willard

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

Bj21

Airbnb pros and cons?

November 01, 2019 14:31
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...

Casino tournament strategy stanford wong

Tournament Prizes

March 12, 2020 12:10
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

IQ of typical casino patron?

January 01, 2020 14:18
Friendo

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

Cardanos lantern

Cardano's lantern

November 21, 2018 09:39
adhoc

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

Healthy advantage player

Healthy advantage player

January 13, 2019 15:10
Count Backula

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

Overcoming jet lag

Overcoming Jet Lag

April 10, 2019 07:39
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...

Eldorado employees furloughed

Eldorado employees furloughed

April 11, 2020 10:23
BJ21 News Service

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

Car camping

Car camping

February 08, 2019 10:22
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 with a...

Nevada casinos to reopen will patrons stay away image

Nevada casinos to reopen; will patrons stay away?

May 26, 2020 08:55
BJ21 News Service

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

Casino and corona virus covid 19 blackjack21 image

Casinos and coronavirus

March 18, 2020 11:29
BJ21 News Service

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

New jersey plans to reopen casinos no timeline for new york

New Jersey casino reopenings?

June 04, 2020 08:23
BJ21 News Service

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he hopes that Atlantic City casinos can be reopened around July 4, but emphasized that strict...

Ploppy stupidity by green chip members bj21 image

Ploppy Stupidity

April 30, 2020 09:48
Green Chip members

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

Tournaments bj21 blackjack

Tournaments

January 06, 2020 09:38
Stanford Wong

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

Reno 2019 comments and observations

Reno 2019 comments and observations

March 09, 2019 19:28
LV Bear

Originally written for bj21.com Green Chip by LV Bear, edited for this format. It's been a while since I wrote about Reno. From...

 the rise and fall card countin in alberta canadian blackjack

Canadian blackjack

March 03, 2020 10:50
JackVegas

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!

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February 13, 2020 09:20
Jack Vegas

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

The give up wallet

The Give Up Wallet

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December 16, 2016 13:44
No author

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

Blackjack players should consider playing poker

Blackjack Players Should Consider Playing Poker

December 19, 2016 08:49
King Yao

By King Yao Poker and blackjack are two popular gambling card games. Each game is beatable by smart players that put in the...

Get your moneys worth on tips in a poker room

Get your money's worth on tips in a poker room

April 26, 2017 10:15
ParlayView

In a poker room, I always tip a winning pot if it sees a flop ... if I just scoop blinds and limps, then no tip, and no one...

Learning poker

Learning Poker

1
December 19, 2016 08:47
No author

I never sat down at a blackjack table until I had Basic Strategy down cold. Kind of the same thing for poker, I never sat down...

A video poker novice reports

A video poker novice reports

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June 11, 2019 07:26
orster52

I am a video poker novice. I first played decades ago, when it was more lucrative, but was bored by it. Since I was eventually...

Maximizing your advantage at video poker

Maximizing Your Advantage at Video Poker

January 26, 2018 12:04
Captain Jack

What does one look for to play with an advantage with VP? 1) Progressive Jackpots? What kind of progressive jackpots have you...

Professional video poker by stanford wong 3

Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong chapter 3

December 19, 2016 10:30
Stanford Wong

PREFACE | CHAPTER 1 | CHAPTER 2 | CHAPTER 3 | CHAPTER 4 (Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong was written quite some time...

Professionalvideopoker

Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong

December 19, 2016 08:24
Stanford Wong

Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong was written quite some time ago, and is now out of print. It contains some...

Playing video poker for comps

Playing video poker for comps?

February 11, 2019 12:59
Blackjackwinner21

Can you play with an edge at video poker when you factor in every comp that you can receive via even the most conservative comp...

Professional video poker by stanford won4

Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong chapter 4

December 19, 2016 10:32
Stanford Wong

PREFACE | CHAPTER 1 | CHAPTER 2 | CHAPTER 3 | CHAPTER 4 (Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong was written quite some time...

Professional video poker by stanford wong 2

Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong chapter 2

December 19, 2016 10:27
Stanford Wong

PREFACE | CHAPTER 1 | CHAPTER 2 | CHAPTER 3 | CHAPTER 4 Table 12 Payoffs on 8-5 Progressives Hand Payoff Per Coin Bet Royal...

Professional video poker by stanford wong 1

Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong chapter 1

December 19, 2016 10:25
Stanford Wong

PREFACE | CHAPTER 1 | CHAPTER 2 | CHAPTER 3 | CHAPTER 4 (Professional Video Poker by Stanford Wong was written quite some time...