I am of course referring to the book by Ian Andersen. I loved it.
I am relatively new to the game and I was wondering if anyone could comment on how relevant some of these ideas are today. For example his rehearsed responses to casino personnel's probes on his knowledge of counting, such as: 'I only count Aces' or, 'No I'm not counting I'm merely memorising every card'. Are these tactics outdated now?
I like the idea of only increasing the bet size if he's won the previous hand regardless of favourable count; letting it ride. Again is this strategy a clear indicator to casino personnel that you're counting, or is it still a credible play in 2011?
I'm in agreement with the idea of 45 minute sessions to reduce exposure in any one place too, inevitably posting some well remembered losing sessions along the way.
I was also fascinated by the way Andersen actively fosters relationships with the floor personnel and avoids confrontations to remain undetected. It makes sense.
I'm looking to win small amounts often in a fair number of different places to supplement my income and have some fun at the same time.
I'm based in Northern England and would love to hear from experiences from UK players too. I welcome some contemporary insights on UK casino's and how the Vegas model is followed or not over the pond.
I welcome any comments regarding any aspects of my post.