hello all my name is Bruno and im from Connecticut.. i have been playing casino blackjack for about 5 years now and even though i have had some good wins using basic strategy i have also had some great losses. i am now looking to further my skills with card counting to make me a better player. first off i usually attend Mohegan resort and casino is Uncasville Connecticut since it is the closest for me. im pretty sure they use a 8 deck shoe at most of the tables but i can be mistaken. if anyone knows for sure please inform me/us. has anyone here played at this casino? what did u think? were you profitable? after doing some reading and looking over the lessons i have a general idea of the hi/lo method and how to calculate a true count but it just seems almost impossible to be able to keep tract and focused at a casino table with all the distractions. how practical is counting cards really? i have seen many "BJ secret" type books and programs online but do these things really work? any tips for a newbie ?? thanx in advance..Bruno
p.s. does positioning at a table matter? it may be just by chance but i always have had better luck sitting in the middle facing the dealer instead of being at 1st or last base..