so i read the "man this counting stuff is hard thread" this week. excellent thread Easyrhino, love all the detail you put into it. i went to my local store last night with the intention of wonging-in more. its just a tactic i haven't widely used yet because i've been hesitant to get 'called out' for doing it. i tried backcounting one or two shoes and, whaddaya know, the dealer is looking right at me " hey we have spots open right here! no need to wait" and i begrudingly sit down and start playing table min, continuing the count. i just can't bring myself to be uber-socially awkward and wong at my small casino, even though the bad rules and average 75% pen basically FORCE me to wong to give the game a chance to be at all profitable. my casino has 4 pits, about 10 tables in each, about 20 bj tables total. last night 2 of those pits were closed and so there were maybe 8 BJ tables of varying minimum. advice on wonging or how to do it gracefully? i'm pretty sure my home casino, due to poor rules and average pen, will not be my local cash cow, but i really would like to use it as a place for me to hone my skills before i take my blackjack game to other faraway places.