Stanford Wong; Blackjack Secrets; Pg. 74:
"...subtlety is required, and watching the cards without playing is an art. ... When looking...keep walking as you are looking at the cards at various tables. Never take root and stare. ... Do not watch a second round at that same table, because your watching may be watched."
This raises a few questions:
1. How can one effectively spot/backcount/Wong (essentially the same thing) without "taking root" and standing behind the table and watching everyone play?
2. I notice at most 21 tables there are onlookers standing behind the players doing just that - staring. Doesn't seem to ever raise much, if any, attention. My contention is one could stand and watch for hours without raising any suspicions, and what a great way for the beginning AP to gain some live experience! Thoughts, comments on this?
3. For those who do Wong, backcount and/or spot, How do you go about successfully accomplishing this whilst mitigating raising any suspicion?
Thank you all in advance for any comments on this issue.