Hey there! I've been gone for, oh, a week or so now. I haven't had a lot of time to practice but I have put in a few hours when I can. I have memorized all of your general Basic Strategy for multi-deck games, though I still have a slower reaction time than I would like. Also, I held a mock 4 deck game of blackjack with 6 other friends, one of them being dealer, just to see if I could keep the running count and play all of my hands correctly. I don't think I did all that bad, though it made my head feel like it was about to explode. That could also have been thanks to the general rambunctious-ness of the particular crowd I was playing with, though I chalked that up to good distraction experience. I even managed to convert the running count into what I thought was a fairly accurate true count on occasion. For minimal practice, I was rather pleased. Figuring out how to put together a bankroll and determine a betting spread AND calculate RoR seems a rather daunting task. Any tips or suggested reading material would be lovely. :) I spend an hour or so here and there stuck at a bookstore and the only helpful reading material they have there is "Blackjack: Play Like The Pros by John Bukofsky" It's an ok book. I've read it twice now, but I found the RoR and bankroll calculation section to be lacking. Well, if you have encouragement, or would like to suggest I don't use the forum as a "personal blog" (I wasn't sure if I would encounter that viewpoint due to my absurdly long posts, any input is greatly appreciated.