Blackjack Card Counting Tips

Blackjack card counting is the stuff of legend because skilled players have used this practice to make thousands or even millions of dollars. The MIT Blackjack Team even made a profitable multi-million dollar business out of card counting! Obviously it’s hard to replicate this type of success, but that’s not to say it is impossible for you to be a good card counter. If you’re interested in taking up the practice, here are some tips that will help you get started. Continue reading “Blackjack Card Counting Tips”

Blackjack Legends: Bill Kaplan and J.P. Massar

Bill Kaplan and J.P. Massar formed the basis for what would become the most famous card counting team in history – the MIT Blackjack Team. Interestingly enough, the two Americans met at a Chinese restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts of all places. Massar overheard Kaplan talking about blackjack card counting in the┬árestaurant, and walked over to introduce himself, which is where our story begins. Continue reading “Blackjack Legends: Bill Kaplan and J.P. Massar”

Blackjack Legends: Ken Uston and Al Francesco

Two blackjack legends whose legacies are tied together are Ken Uston and Al Francesco. The main reason why Uston and Francesco are linked is because they played on the same blackjack team together. Now most people would consider Uston the more famous out of these two because he went on to write several major blackjack books, and appeared on TV shows too. But it’s still worth discussing both of these blackjack legends in-depth because many within the blackjack community actually consider Francesco more of a prominent figure. Continue reading “Blackjack Legends: Ken Uston and Al Francesco”

Basic Blackjack Tips

With several difficult choices available in every hand, blackjack is not the easiest game in terms of strategy. And don’t even get us started on blackjack card counting! Fortunately, blackjack strategy can be simplified quite easily if you concentrate on a few basic tips to start with. This being said, here is a quick look at some basic blackjack tips that will help you play well right away. Continue reading “Basic Blackjack Tips”

How Realistic is Blackjack Card Counting?

Movies and TV shows often depict blackjack card counting as this glamorous activity that people can quickly learn, and use to win huge sums of money from casinos. But the reality is that card counting is much harder than what the general public is shown through movies. This being said, let’s take a quick look at just how realistic being a successful card counter is. Continue reading “How Realistic is Blackjack Card Counting?”