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    1,000 hour break even

    I understand, I think that the monetary goal for this session helped me get in the hours in this case because what I’ve found is that I will take a hit and then kind of scurry away and hide like a battered dog. i completely realize that it’s just one long session and the more that the edge is...
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    1,000 hour break even

    KJ, to answer your question I don’t know what my previous ATH was in relation to my EV and it’s not something I want to try to guess at. I had a friend of mine try to help me figure it over a period of time but there were so many changing variables that it became more head ache than it was...
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    1,000 hour break even

    Not remarkable at all on its own. When I was full time I wouldn’t have thought anything of it. When I lose now I don’t see it as -$375 I see it as -$38,375, -$41,375.
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    1,000 hour break even

    Just hit a new low. Had a -$3,000 session betting 2x500. I told the pit boss I was counting cards because I didn’t want to play anymore and I didn’t want to be tempted to go back. He called surveillance and I was backed off in a few minutes. Today I just came off another -$375 session after 5...
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    Back Counting

    Pretend as if the player doesn’t exist. If you don’t acknowledge their existence then they’re less likely to become increasingly aggravated. Don’t make eye contact. When they look back at you don’t look back at them. I do a lot of people watching and simply refusing to acknowledge them goes a...
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    1,000 hour break even

    Thanks guys, you’ve encouraged me to continue playing when I get the opportunity to do so. I’m curious to see how long it takes me to dig out in terms of hours. In real world time elapsed I’m not sure how long it will take since I don’t play blackjack full time anymore and it makes up a very...
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    1,000 hour break even

    Here’s the graph for some context. That big beating there was when during the first reopening. I started playing bigger, about 1.5-2x as big as I had in the past. I’m still betting larger than I use to because my bankroll has grown considerably since, over doubling. I have more or less given up...
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    1,000 hour break even

    I’m break even after 1,000 hours (excluding expenses). I don’t know what to say or what to think at this point. It’s just very very depressing. I’ve given up blackjack for the most part and my bankroll has thanked me ever since. I’m still a life time winner at blackjack to the tune of about 100k...
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    "You can't count cards in 2021 TMLPCE" The practical viability of modern day card counting

    Greetings, I was wondering about the practicality of counting cards in 2021 considering the rapid deterioration of conditions over the years. In my personal experience it keeps getting harder and harder. Casinos are quick to back off at more places than not and often times shamelessly backing...
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    KJ, How Did Your Year Go

    KJ, your year sounds incredibly similar to mine. A bad year all around for me. My income was 45,000 from Blackjack (only source of income). At one point for a brief moment I broke a 6 figure income. This was actually in October. Ever since I went on a pretty horrible run as you know. Booking the...
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    Is there anyone left on this forum, or the other one that actually plays BJ?

    Blackjack is the weakest form of advantage play. Most people have moved on and for good reason. Casinos can detect a card counter easily, the variance in BJ card counting is high so while you're getting tossed from casinos left and right you can also be hemorrhaging money in the process. It's...
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    Prolonged losing streak

    Things have gotten worse. Bankroll battered down to 77k and lower due to incoming expenses. I can't believe this is happening to me. My future was looking promising, that promise ripped away in a month and now I'm struggling to survive.
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    Prolonged losing streak

    Yes, that's the purpose of the 1-3 spread. To avoid heat and provide cover. Unfortunately, not even that is enough for some places in LV. I was playing Boulder Station, 1x100- 1x300 ONE TIME triggered a call to surveillance.
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    Prolonged losing streak

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    Prolonged losing streak

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