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Old August 29th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Cool Starting a blackjack team from USA(University of South Alabama)

I'm a student at USA and I don't see why if MIT can have a blackjack team, why a school that's 45 minutes away from casinos that have good game rules shouldn't be able to have a team as well. It's all about finding the right person to fund the team, and I just don't know who that person would be.

My personal bankroll sucks, as does every college student's that don't have mommy and daddy paying for their education and cars and living arrangements. If I could play blackjack on the weekends and make $200,000 using an investors money and keep 5% of the winnings, that'd be more than I can make in a month.

All I need is someone who can train, has the bankroll needed to fund a team, and I can provide all the students you need. Let's put freakin' Mobile, AL on the national blackjack map.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:42 AM
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Yikes, I hope this is just a troll. Why would someone trust you with money? Do you know how to count cards?
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Ok. Money is the final end product. All I want NOW is a team. A group of dedicated people that would be willing to meet and train on a nearly daily basis, to become good blackjack players. I don't want money initially. I want to gain skills so that I know whatever money I personally invest is being played at the best possible times, with the highest probablity of actually winning more than what was invested. Synergy. That's all I want.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:40 AM
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I did this exact same thing at my college. I actually put up fliers (with the same exact words as the original MIT fliers :P) and made a few posts on-line and rented out a classroom one day and got about 25 kids to show up.

I explained what was up and lots were interested and then it wittled down further and further and I was left with around 5 kids. Our investor eventually fell off the face of the earth but we pooled money and played a few times. Good times.

Then I met people from this forum and said F those other kids they are the worst haha
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Running a team is really damn hard.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Running a team is really damn hard.
Agreed. I attempted to put one together a few years ago. It was a small group - 6 people. After months of practicing, one by one, each decided it wasn't for them. The last remaining players, who had shown glimpses of skill, didn't want to play part time.

(Most) Members of this forum are leagues ahead of anyone you would attempt to train. Being an AP isn't only learning how to play - you have to want to do it, have the mindset to get past negative sessions, and create a unique playing style that allows you to play various conditions.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 09:20 PM
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If I could play blackjack on the weekends and make $200,000 using an investors money and keep 5% of the winnings, that'd be more than I can make in a month.
Do you have potential prospective investors? zg
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Old August 31st, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Do you have potential prospective investors? zg
I think the MIT investors broke up because they figured out they could get higher returns from other investments, for example real estate?

Having said that, if I was an investor, an AP team might be an interesting way to diversify my investments, its performance having absolutely zero correlation to any financial market or commodity (maybe inflation would be bad for an investment in AP play too). But can only imagine the hassle and costs of running a team, including costs that will eat into your profits.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:10 PM
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I love how everyone is humoring him...
First if all, because they were mit kids.. secondly, no one in their right mind will just invest in a group of college kids without any proof that you are good at what you do... moreover, bankroll still a huge problem for you. Don't think you will be making 5% of 200k using someone's money anytime soon.

Hate to be such a downer, but seriously, read some of the available books out there. EBay is your friend so is amazon, 5 bucks plus shipping is very little to pay for someone who wants to make 10k a weekend. All the books have at least a little section on how to form a team, how you should train, how to share profit etc.
There are stickies in this forum for a reason. There are plenty of pros on this site, but this is your experience YOU are the one who has to explore all the options there, at least have some ideas before you just come to cyberspace and demand people to help you or point you to the next step..... (rant over, bad day at work....)
 

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