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I have considerable expertise in all casino games as well as horse race wagering. My strongest area of knowledge is in Blackjack. VideoPoker questions are also welcome as are the areas of Craps and Baccarat. No sport-betting queries. I was a professional gambler for decades, now semi-retired.

Experience in the area

I am a semi-retired professional gambler with a graduate education. An accomplished "card-counter", I am very much unwelcome in most American casinos and some abroad.


"Blackjack Forum" (under a pseudonym) and several backgammon newsletters (also psudonomously)


B.S. M.A.

Past/Present Clients

Tournament Backgammon, Gourmet Asian Cooking, Macintosh Computing, Cinema, Literature, photography

What do you like about this subject?

I am an altruistic fellow who enjoys sharing his knowledge gratis.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

At Blackjack I have played for loose change in Northern Nevada Trucks Stops and I have wagered $30,000 per hand at (guess where). I have been 86'd from some of the best properties. Having "lived the life" of a BJ Rounder I have seen and done it all. I enjoy teaching others the fine points (gratis) via the 'net.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

No matter how high your advantage may be, improper wagering will create a "Risk of Ruin" approaching 100% !

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Gambling as a professional is a HARD way to make an EASY living !

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2015-11-19 casino:

The casino wants your money and does not eject patrons who behave normally.  Cheaters, thieves, etc. are ejected.  I assume that you are asking about those who "Count Cards" at blackjack.  If you are VERY

2014-09-01 Roulette probability question:

This is simple, but there is a trap or two here that confuses non-mathematicians.    The answer that I will give you ONLY refers to predicting, in advance,    an occurrence of ANY 2 numbers appearing within

2014-05-18 Bacarrat:

" what makes someone a professional gambler? Someone who treats it like a business.I mean is being a professional gambler synonymous with winning most of the time and thats what makes you a pro? If someone

2014-05-18 Bacarrat:

Playing less equates to losing less jun the long run.    The (mathematically) most correct response is to decide how much you are willing    to lose in one day and wager that entire amount on your first

2014-05-18 Bacarrat:

There is NO strategy. No strategy that makes any sense at all. Other than not playing at all that is.    The cards have no memory and the chance of a Banker win, a Player win, or a tie remains unchanged


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