Have been playing small, west coast Indian casinos for several years. 6 decks, $5 minimum, usual rules. Wife and I play at same table. Use KO. I count and maintain a chip tell. Wife plays off my tell. We each use $5 flat bet, one pad.
We have maintained detailed records for 21 months. 62 sessions, two people, average 2 hours. Total of 248 people hours. Minimum each bet $5, maximum $40 with $20 each on two pads. Totals $10-$80 in play, more with splits, doubles. Folks, that is a lot of play if you have any other life.
Results: We are up net $74, 3 t-shirts, 87 decks of cards (suited BJ), 3 silver medallions (3 BJ in a row), 27 free meals (worth min $12, max $87). We have been overpayed (one hand) $37.50, coloring up an extra $50, many pushed ,and even some losses payed off. (inexperienced dealers)
Do the bosses know us? Sure. They know that we are "good", but they like our play. We maintain a happy table that others like to be at. Is it a living? No, just afternoon entertainment for a couple of retired RV folks.
BTW, this is my first post. I thought that there might be many out there with time and play similar to ours.