I have two distinct lives. One in the trenches of low-budget film and television, the other in professional gambling. Because of the feast-or-famine nature of show business I need a reliable income... gambling. So here you will read about both worlds. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Card Counter Mike

Our guest this week is a card counter named Mike. We discuss different approaches to card counting including "Big Player Call in," "Gorilla BPs," and the difference between the "Hit & Run" approach versus "camping."

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Casino Ads said...

Could someone ask him if he has any success online?

Joe Pachino said...

Obviously not. Electronic online blackjack is reshuffled every hand, so card counting wouldn't be effective. Live blackjack online uses shoes which are technically countable. However, eveey game I have seen cuts so many cards off that it is futile, even with computer perfect play.

Unknown said...

Gaming cannot force a casino to cash your chips in Mississippi? That is scary. It would have been nice if Mike had elaborated on why he went willingly in many of those "refuse to cash out" situations to the cage or the backroom. I would have told them no, and called gaming and either Loeb or Neirsesien.

It's important for many of us AP's to realize we can turn a bad situation of abuse by the casino into a +EV situation by using a lawyer and suing for lots of money. This also holds casinos more accountable, would reduce the number of cases where casinos abuse us, and possibly offer a large cash reward for the plaintiff.

It would also be educational for those of us who are not sure how to handle cash outs when we are playing on someone else's card. I wish a guest would come on and tell us.