Sure, I had some big winning days when I celebrated and took all of my friends out for a night on the town, but my losers always ate away at my profits and eventually put me back under water.
I used to spend hours at a table amassing a pretty good stack of chips only to be wiped out by a few bad hands. I was even banned from more than one casino after being simply told that they didn’t like my “style of play” and was no longer welcome.
I went from one card counting strategy to another, learning to camouflage my betting pattern and changing tables often, but at the end of the year, I was always at a net loss. The pain was so deep inside that often times I felt like I was the unluckiest guy in the whole wide world.
Do you think casinos are upset when the Travel Channel shows an endless cycle of stories about card-counting blackjack teams who took on Vegas and won? Not at all. In fact, they love that kind of free publicity. For every professional blackjack team grinding out tiny advantages, there are thousands of amateurs either trying to count cards and doing it poorly; losing, while… Read more…