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  • Casino Gaming and the Misfortune of Commons

    Tum   |    April 5, 2021

    When associates of mine find out I played on the MIT Blackjack teams, I get a lot of questions.  The most popular is… “That movie 21, Is it real? Can you really win playing blackjack like that?” If you count cards, then you know the answer. ”Maybe”, but you can only win like that if […]

  • The Current State of the Law for Online Blackjack in North America & Beyond

    Lars Jones   |    November 28, 2019

    Some movement has occured in online gambling laws in North America over the last year. A lot has also been happening in Europe recently. One of the latest developments was the announcement that virtual gaming platforms will be fully legal in Belarus beginning April 1, 2019. This followed a Presidential Decree signed on August 7.[…]

  • The Ins and Outs of Tipping Your Blackjack Dealer

    Tum   |    May 6, 2019

    Tipping is a form of communication in the service industry, especially if you are in the US. Here, people working at any service capacity normally get minimum or low-average wagers, and tend to depend on their tips for a boost in income. Considering casinos… …in all the shapes and forms they are available nowadays, also […]

  • Online Casino Registration will Become a Thing of the Past

    Tum   |    April 18, 2019

    When it comes to online casinos and embracing the latest technologies related to the gambling industry, the US has been in some kind of a vacuum for a number of years. We all know that the US is usually the leader in all fields, so the statement in the previous sentence seems somewhat contradictory. Even […]

  • Playing Blackjack in Teams : Things to Consider

    Tum   |    December 19, 2018

    Author: Bluesman from I frequently read about blackjack teams and the difficulties they get into. As someone who has been a player, an investor, and a manager for a blackjack team, I thought I would write some general notes and, I hope, help others avoid some of the pitfalls we had to negotiate. I. […]

  • Books on Advantage Play Cannot be a Strategic Roadmap

    Steve Waugh   |    October 13, 2018

    Advantage play (AP) books usually teach strategy tables and are meant to provide a good conceptual understanding of the game. They cannot be expected to provide AP strategy/career roadmaps. If they did, they would become outdated very quick

  • Generic Basic Strategy

    LV Bear   |    October 6, 2018

    Basic strategy is the best way to play a blackjack hand on the first round after a shuffle, assuming you see no cards other than your own and the dealer’s upcard. For a person who does not count cards, basic strategy is the best way to play every hand.

  • Unusual Circumstances & Break-in Dealers

    Tum   |    July 11, 2018

    Your bet is not lost until the dealer picks it up. If the dealer errs in your favor, keep the money. Never cheat, but never give money to the dealer. Of course, if the dealer makes an error in the casino’s favor, speak up and get it corrected. Look for gifts. The dealer is not supposed to show you either the card on the bottom of the pack or the burned card (i.e. the card turned under). […]

  • Can you teach yourself blackjack and win?

    Lars Jones   |    April 23, 2018

    We all come to the tables by different paths. While I’m not a hardcore blackjack player, I do enjoy the game and usually dedicate about 20% of my bankroll to it. I’ll try to lay out some of the pitfalls I faced in learning and coming to love the game. Beginning or novice players might […]

  • 4,000 Miles in Search of an Advantage — Part Two

    J. G. Araby   |    November 21, 2017

    Early on in my career I struggled to find a balance between work and play. My only respite was the summer air as I sped across the freeway en-route to the next casino.  I spent my leisure time journeying from table to table.  There was no time for sight-seeing, no time for exploration, no time […]