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Etiquette For Counters

16 November 1999
Often, I see questions from counters about the proper way to behave when you find that you are playing at the tables with another card counter. After consulting with several experts on etiquette, I was able to distill the advice they gave me into ten simple rules that will insure a warm welcome at the tables from your fellow counters. ... (read more)
 

OK, So How Come I'm Still Losing - Part 4

20 October 1999
So far, I've talked about things like standard deviation, the effects of penetration and rules and proper game selection. While understanding these things and putting them into use is essential to successful and profitable card counting, there is still one important piece of the puzzle which I haven't discussed. ... (read more)
 

OK, So How Come I'm Still Losing (Part III)

23 September 1999
Rules. Nearly every blackjack book published has a section describing the rules and the effects those rules have on a basic strategy player. Often, a card counter will decide what game is worth playing based on the rules. Often, that card counter will choose the wrong game. It is just another reason that many card counters can't seem to beat the game. ... (read more)
 

OK, So How Come I'm Still Losing? (Part II)

7 August 1999
In my first article of this series, I explained standard deviation and how it impacts a card counter's long-term win record. It affects every card counter and every gambler, for that matter. It cannot be avoided and it does mean that, in the end, some people are going to be on the losing side of the scale. ... (read more)
 

OK, So How Come I'm Still Losing?

22 July 1999
You've read one or more of the books on card counting in blackjack. You practiced diligently at home and learned the proper strategy decisions. You can count a deck down in less than 30 seconds. You even went through a learning period in actual casino play where you expected to lose while you honed your counting skills. ... (read more)
 

Gee, It's Great to be Here

13 June 1999
It's a real thrill to have been asked to contribute a regular column to Frank Scoblete's Gaming Pages at RGT Online. Unlike most of the other contributors here, I'm not an author with a published book, nor am I a particular expert in casino games. I do not stand in the same field as many of the theorists in the game today. ... (read more)

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Bootlegger is a frequent contributor to various gaming web pages on the
worldwide web. His intelligent, insightful opinions and analyses have gained him quite a reputation in cyberspace as an expert who knows the games and understands the gambler.
Bootlegger
Bootlegger is a frequent contributor to various gaming web pages on the
worldwide web. His intelligent, insightful opinions and analyses have gained him quite a reputation in cyberspace as an expert who knows the games and understands the gambler.