A professional advantage player

Stop talking, ploppy!

February 13, 2020 09:20
Jack Vegas

Jack Vegas: What to do when other casino patrons don't stop talking? Most people have a filter. When they attempt a...

Advantage players and general health

Advantage players and general health

February 20, 2019 12:31
Ohio Card Counter

How do the people who are full-time advantage players manage their health in general? I would think all the travel would be...

Car renter bj21

Car Renter #001

January 20, 2020 14:20
LV Bear

LV Bear: I was Car Renter #001. On a recent blackjack trip to Kansas City, I rented a car that had no license plates; the...

Ten suggestions of posting

Ten Suggestions of Posting

December 19, 2016 08:16

Olow_Hoop asked about the Card Counter Commandments. From the gist of the rest of his post, I suspect he wants to know about...

Avoiding illness on casino trips

Avoiding illness on casino trips

August 02, 2018 11:54
Old School

Over the years, I've been a frequent visitor to Las Vegas, Reno, and elsewhere. I have managed to avoid illness during or after...

Ronda churchilllas vegas

“Fearful” South Point security guard fires shot into windshield of occupied car in parking garage

March 21, 2017 22:23
LV Bear

South Point security guard fires shot during confrontation Opinion By LV Bear, originally posted on www.TheBearGrowls.com...

New to las vegas

New to Las Vegas

April 08, 2019 10:12
Split Face Disaster

I'm a fairly new Las Vegas resident and plan to start counting cards here soon. I'm planning on playing part-time, maybe 15-20...

Where to stay in wendover

Where to Stay in Wendover

January 16, 2019 10:53
Wendover Willard

Wendover (actually West Wendover, NV, but known by players as simply “Wendover”) has long been widely recognized as being among...


Airbnb pros and cons?

November 01, 2019 14:31
LV Bear

LV Bear: I have never used Airbnb in my blackjack travels or any other time, seeing no reason to subject myself to the...

Iq of typical casino patron

IQ of typical casino patron?

January 01, 2020 14:18

Friendo: I think the average IQ of the casino customer base is substantially less than 100. Some of my recent observations: I....

Cardanos lantern

Cardano's lantern

November 21, 2018 09:39

Girolamo Cardano, the 16th-century Italian mathematician, gained great fame from his mathematical and scientific publications....

Healthy advantage player

Healthy advantage player

January 13, 2019 15:10
Count Backula

It’s difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle as an advantage player (“AP”), especially frequently-traveling AP's. Flying,...

Overcoming jet lag

Overcoming Jet Lag

April 10, 2019 07:39
Many Airline Miles

I arrived at a distant overseas blackjack location two days ago, and am fighting jet lag because of a nine-hour time...

Car camping

Car camping

February 08, 2019 10:22
Car Camper Wannabe

Is “car camping” legal? If I get tired while on a driving casino trip and have to pull out somewhere, will I wake up with a...

Reno 2019 comments and observations

Reno 2019 comments and observations

March 09, 2019 19:28
LV Bear

Originally written for bj21.com Green Chip by LV Bear, edited for this format. It's been a while since I wrote about Reno. From...

Tournaments bj21 blackjack


January 06, 2020 09:38
Stanford Wong

Casino games tournaments are fun, and they can be profitable too. In upcoming articles, we will be publishing a series of...

The give up wallet

The Give Up Wallet

December 16, 2016 13:44
No author

Paranoid or just cautious? When playing blackjack I carry a "give-up" wallet; the real one stays in the room safe. This is for...