A little background. This is my fourth attempt at card counting. The first 2 times I mainly used the running count. I don't even remember how I bet, it was at least few years ago. Those first 2 times needless to say did not go so well. The third time I was about 117 hours in and up $2,320. I use high low, 17 deviations and the fab 4. My bet spread is true count 1 or lower $15, 2 $25, 3 $50, 4 or higher $75. The game is 8 decks, DAS, DOA, SUR, S17 and H17, about 6.5 deck pen, 3:2. I had to stop for awhile. I'm trying again and so far I'm about 45 hours in and down about $430. At this moment my bankroll is $3,000. So if you combine my last attempt and my current one I'm 167 hours in and up $1890. Just recently I'm making much fewer mistakes at home with the QFIT software and someone dealing to me once in awhile. I struggle with adding up my hand and trying to keep the count in the casino setting. The third attempt I relied a lot on the dealer for my hand total when I had multi card hands and when they added up their hand. This time I'm trying to do it all myself. I can do it fairly easy at home but at the casino I'm not as relaxed and I feel more pressure. I find myself this time being less confident in the running count as well. It really is slow going to try and improve in the casino setting. I know when I practice at home i'm getting better. I wanted to make it at least to the 200 hour mark to see where I stand. Even if I'm where I'm suppose to be at the end of the 200 hour mark and I still can't add up my hand all the time and the dealer's hand where does that even leave me? This is more recreational for me but I am trying to do it well. Thank you for reading this and any advice you might have.