You MISSED what I'm getting at!
Does anyone wonder WHY there are so many shoes in Vegas and not singles decks all over the joints?
You may have heard about this! A few years ago some mathematical wizards found they could beat BJ by counting and create only a half of a percent edge for the house using BS. The industry went crazy changing rules; paranoia was escalaing in Lost Wages, Nv.: almost ruined the game.
Then these boys published books after they were looked upon with great suspicion, or barred; maybe taught classes like Revere finally did.
What happened to cause all these SHOE INFESTATIONS in Vegas?
Could it be the EYE-IN-THE-SKY personell were being trained in a fashion from the publishing of these books?
Maybe since an ex-roomate here in Reno, who was an EYE N tha...., knew 4 systems of counting, maybe they had people applying the same book's knowledge to spot the fox before he took the golden eggs?
Kind of like the FBI have awareness of all LAMPANICS book sales and knowledge out Washington or Oregon. If they read or are coached upon what you are doing, clues come up, they know the style.
If one plays STRICTLY COUNTING, no deviation from the training in books, will he remain an unknown, and have a lifelong career in BJ?
Or will he have to sneak in occasionally as the whole town has his number on the screen and have catalogued his style, then go back to his state of residence because he *CAN'T MAKE* A LIVING at BLACJACK, as he was ***prematurely retired*** by security escorting him to a backroom to read to him?!?!?
***I on the other hand, sacrifice around a percent or two edge for cover and longevity of play. The cocktail girls call me a high roller; WHICH I"M NOT! But the MYTH works like advantage timber camo on big game hunting. I may not play to form and rack up when the count is +6 and I'm betting minimum, But I can play on my reputation that I created with little or no heat.****
A purist counter, just like a purist progressionist is doomed! The Progressionist because the systems eventually fail; ruination at last. The TRUE PURIST COUNTER, because he is on the EXTINCTION LIST by the casino observation; once labeled he is seen on the screen all over town. How long can he continue on a weekly basis?
When the dealers talk about me all over town playing at such and such club, think where they got this data?
I'm still playing and sometimes they wonder; with PURIST COUNTERS they KNOW WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO!
And I'm not saying this out of ego, I care for the game just like you. It would be a shame to see Reno go SHOE like Vegas.