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.