I have counted two times in Vegas casino's in the past, and did okay. However, in the past several months I have used a training tool to practice BS, counting, and betting. I can run through six decks very quickly, maintaining counts and making proper bets 98% of the time. I've done this for several hours a day for the past few months. I keep spreadsheets detailing every shoe.
I'm heading to Vegas over V-day, and I was feeling incredibly eager to try my "luck". I'm heading out with my GF. One of the other guys is learning to count and bet as well. Now after reading this forum, I feel like we're going to get creamed.
We have a $5k triproll, and were planning on playing $10 hands with a 1-8 spread. Using wonging ins and outs, and call ins. Using our GF's to match our bets on hot decks. Now I feel as if we have too small a bankroll, and we're not nearly good enough to win. We were hoping to at least win enough to pay for the trip if not even take some profit home.
Does anyone have suggestions? Should we just stick to $5 dollar mins and 1-4 spread? Why is it that everyone here seems to harp on all the negatives (getting heat, busting, less than 1% adv, no fun, no good games, etc, etc)? Am I being too naive in thinking that I can have fun and win a few hundred during the weekend?