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Old March 2nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
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howz it going everyone a "newbie" here. been practicing hi/lo countfor 2 weeks now. i started off as a slot machine dude. till i found out that when i won $750 off a machine it was pure luck not "skill". than moved on to roulette and had my ups and downs. but after watching the discovery channel about the MIT group i got interested in BJ. i went to the horseshoe casino in council bluffs, iowa. just to practice my counting. i think i fairly did well scanninng the table. seen a guy stand on a pair of 7's when dealer was showing 10 thought it was awkward. lol. anywho i'll probably practice counting and memorizing basic strategy. till summer and try my luck on a min. $5 table. anyway advice from you blackjack pros would be much appreciated thanks.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:35 PM
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Stop playing in a casino, get a few books and CVBJ. Give it a few months of practice and then beat the **** out of the casinos. Don't pay for your education in a live casino. Advantage play is about making money NOT gambling.
I'd start with either Bootlegger's 200-Proof BJ or The Big Book of Blackjack by A. Snyder, then Professional BJ by S. Wong. Follow that up with Blackjack Secrets by Wong and Blackbelt in BJ. The final Book to read before you go into a casino should be Blackjack Attack 3. If you practice a lot you will have no problem slamming out the money over time providing you have the bankroll.

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Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:38 PM
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Join BJ21's greenchip and read, read read. You will also want to read the complete library at blackjackforumonline.com. These are invaluable sources of information. Read, don't post much in the beginning. Learn from other's mistakes.

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Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:41 PM
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will do. thanks for your advice. yea i just ordered a copy of professional blackjack off of amazon today.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 02:53 PM
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I'm in the Cedar Rapids area, however, I'm away for school.. Maybe we can arrange something.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 03:29 PM
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hey mk1 your story sounds a lot like mine. hope you have as good a luck as i have. get that basic strategy down pat. and if you use hi/lo then learn the illustirious 18 and the fab four. learn how to bet optimal and learn about risk of ruin. and never over bet. become aware that there are many differant versions of blackjack according to the rules, number of decks and penetration. learn what that means with regard to your advantage and basic strategy plays and betting strategy. keep in mind you want to keep your advantage play incognito.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 04:13 PM
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hey mk1 your story sounds a lot like mine. hope you have as good a luck as i have. get that basic strategy down pat. and if you use hi/lo then learn the illustirious 18 and the fab four. learn how to bet optimal and learn about risk of ruin. and never over bet. become aware that there are many differant versions of blackjack according to the rules, number of decks and penetration. learn what that means with regard to your advantage and basic strategy plays and betting strategy. keep in mind you want to keep your advantage play incognito.
yea definately i still got a long way to go.
so how'd you get started?
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 04:14 PM
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I'm in the Cedar Rapids area, however, I'm away for school.. Maybe we can arrange something.
no kidding?
well im in omygod (omaha), nebraska.(the good life ahaha)
my wifes friend is from cedar rapids ,iowa. where do you go to school?
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 04:51 PM
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yea definately i still got a long way to go.
so how'd you get started?
http://www.blackjackinfo.com/bb/show...0&postcount=14

and then like you i saw the history channel stuff.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 05:07 PM
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and then like you i saw the history channel stuff.
so how long have you been playing?
and how "well" are you doing
 

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