Apology Accepted; Thanks for post, BT.
First, to SOTSOG, after reading my post, I realize that I didn't show any restraint there. So I will show some restraint now.
I played at Casino Windsor for over seven years without getting barred. I think that is quite an accomplishment. I don't need any more practice, and I now know where I went wrong.
After Sept. 11, 2001, business levels in Windsor dropped beyond anyone's expectations. Prior to that date, CW was a high-volume casino with more staff and more tables. Pit personnel were so busy rating players and tracking chips that they seldom watched their tables closely. At times, one supervisor was watching 5 busy tables, while one pit manager was watching two busy pits. Neither had time to scrutinize my play (I got this information one time when I waited nearly 20 minutes for a comp. The pit bosses apologized and explained why they took so long to print up a comp).
But post 9/11, things changed. Pit bosses were running over to rate me with a mere $100 buy-in, something that was unheard of in the first six years of business. They must have been watching BJ tables more closely. My mistake was not adjusting my play accordingly. For example, smaller bet spreads or better cover, since I already had cover that was sufficient for all those years of play.
Back to SOTSOG, you said I need more practice to not get caught? I shall forward your advice to one Thomas Hyland, because he's been barred so many times (even in Windsor), that he too must practice more. And Kenny Uston must have been a lousy counter without any cover because he too had been barred, beat-up and followed around Vegas like a common criminal. Face it, the best of us can get barred. Is there anyone out there who lasted seven years while regularly playing at a local casino and earned over $100,000 (Canadian)? If so, would you suggest they spend more time practicing their cover? That was some apology, SOTSOG, but you did not have to make another sublte insult in your apology. It seems that others on this message board would agree.