• 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 […]

  • Medellin, a Blackjack Paradise

    Meistro   |    November 19, 2017

    Meistro has been a regular contributor on the BJI forum for many years. If you would like to ask him a question you can leave a comment below or on the forum Nestled in the Andes, Medellin is a magnificently temperate city highlighted by a gorgeous backdrop of mountains. With great food, cheap transportation, inexpensive […]

  • Playing Blackjack in Cancun

    Meistro   |    October 15, 2017

    Meistro has been a regular contributor on the BJI forum for many years. If you would like to ask him a question you can leave a comment below or on the forum Though my first introduction to gambling was at the poker table, I began playing blackjack seriously six or seven years. With the help […]

  • Your Play is No Longer Welcome Here

    J. G. Araby   |    October 5, 2017

    As I stated in a previous article, you can’t be kicked out of a casino in Missouri for counting cards. You can only be counter measured. However, let’s talk about what would happen if you were in a less advantage-player friendly state—the dreaded back-off. When I tell people about being kicked out of a casino […]

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

    J. G. Araby   |    September 10, 2017

    “What do you do for a living?” It’s a simple and direct question for most, but it’s one that I often have trouble responding to accurately. I rarely tell people that I’m a professional gambler or an advantage player. It’s easier to say that I travel for work and move the subject elsewhere. It’s a […]

  • Should You Take Partial Insurance?

    Tum   |    February 27, 2017

    Article by Mike Anderson I have clarified some things from the original posting, mainly that there are benefits to taking partial insurance although it’s not the optimal EV play. In the game of black when the dealer has an Ace showing you have the options of placing an additional side bet of called the insurance […]

  • What are the Odds of Losing 6 Hands in a Row?

    Ken Smith   |    February 18, 2016

    What is the probability of a losing streak of a particular length in blackjack? I’m glad you asked. Well, actually, I’m not. You should read this…

  • Why Does The Number of Decks Matter in Blackjack?

    Ken Smith   |    September 15, 2015

    Fewer Decks are Better. Do You Know Why? When it comes to the number of decks in a blackjack game, the fewer the better. Most players have heard this fact somewhere along the line, but many of them don’t know why fewer is better. I often get this question by email, where players will note […]

  • The State of Blackjack – Opportunity Amidst the Apocalypse?

    Ken Smith   |    September 14, 2015

    Charles Dickens may as well have been describing recent developments in casino blackjack… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Rules and conditions at casino blackjack tables have been steadily declining for years, and there are a lot of really bad games out there. 6:5 Has Spread Far and Wide […]

  • Ken Smith on Gambling With an Edge Podcast

    Ken Smith   |    March 29, 2014

    Ken Smith is the guest on the Gambling With an Edge radio show and podcast. He shares a couple of stories of big plays, and the latest developments at BlackjackInfo.

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