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Colin & Ben have been counting cards for over 10 years. It quickly transformed from a hobby to a profession when they teamed up, going on to run a multi-million dollar blackjack team. Blackjack Apprenticeship exists to provide the best training, community & resources online. Whether it’s a hobby or a source of income, the Pros at Blackjack Apprenticeship are here to help others master the craft of card counting.

  • Investing, Blackjack, and Skydiving with BJA Member ‘SD1’
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    Our latest podcast interview is an AP and active BJA Member who goes by the name “SD1” In this interview we discuss: – Starting your career with a massive downswing – The similarities between skydiving and blackjack – How to communicate wins/losses with your significant other – Emphasizing your losses… Read more »
  • Part 1: The Life of Card Counter ‘SassyRed’
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    Our latest podcast interview is a BJA member who goes by the name “SassyRed” In this interview we discuss: How a life of travel helps prepare you for the AP lifeHow to handle desperate casino patronsThe importance of setting attainable goalsAdvice for milking comps Until next time, keep generating EV!… Read more »
  • 5 Takeaways from 23rd Annual BJ Ball
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    Last weekend marked the 10 year anniversary of my first Blackjack Ball. I still remember my first blackjack ball, nervously introducing myself to my heroes like Tommy Hyland, Richard Munchkin, Dr. Thorp, and Max Rubin before sheepishly retreating to a corner of the room. Now, I get to enjoy memorable… Read more »
  • Interview with Long Time Card Counter “RPC”
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    Our latest podcast interview is an AP who goes by the name “RPC” In this interview we discuss: How Card Counting is like the Stock Market Treating Bankroll Management like a business How Card Counting has changed over the last ten years Advice for new counters Check it out below…… Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Anthony Curtis
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    At our most recent Blackjack Bootcamp we had the honor of hearing from Anthony Curtis. Anthony is a long-time advantage player. He also runs Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press, the publisher who will be putting out my book in early 2019. – How he got into advantage play –… Read more »
  • Fear & Card Counting
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    Here's a snippet of my book "The 21st Century Card Counter: Beating Today's Blackjack for Tomorrow's Profits" due to be published March 2019, by Huntington Press. — Colin P.S. Read the full first chapter FREE here! Fear & Card Counting You know why you got into this: You want to… Read more »
  • Recommended Blackjack Bankroll
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    Recommended Blackjack Bankroll and Money ManagementThere are three parts to blackjack money management: How to optimally bet (and the corresponding bankroll needed) Knowing how much to bring to a casino Knowing how to change your bets if you are losing My brother likes to joke with me whenever he knows… Read more »
  • Ex-Casino Dealers Reveal: With These 5 Ways Casinos Trick You Into Losing
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    By David “Loudon Ofton” Drury When you push your money into the blackjack circle and faced off against a dealer, you are playing the best odds in the house. You can even turn the advantage to your favor. But not so fast. If you thought it was merely the cards… Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Yoshi
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    Our latest podcast interview is an AP who goes by the name “Yoshi.” For those who don’t know his story, Yoshi is a card counter who turned $3,000 into $1.2 million in two years of full-time play. He has recently taken an indefinite break from AP, and in this interview… Read more »
  • “The 21st Century Card Counter” SNEAK PEAK
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    This is Chapter 1 of Colin’s upcoming book tentatively titled “The 21st Century Card Counter: Beating Today’s Blackjack for Tomorrow’s Profits” due to be published March 2019 by Huntington Press    No Gamble Is a Good Gamble   I had never been in a casino. I’d never thought about casinos.… Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Nathaniel Tilton
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    Our latest Podcast is with Nathaniel Tilton, author of “The Blackjack Life.” For those who haven’t read it, “The Blackjack Life” is an excellent portrayal of how Nathaniel and his teammate spent several years as weekend warrior professional card counters. It illustrates the need for excellent skills, the double life… Read more »
  • Profile of a Card Counter: kibbs299
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    by “kibbs299” Greetings BJA, I would like to take some time to introduce myself. I am a bootcamp (November 2017) graduate and was fortunate enough to stop by the 10 year anniversary party earlier in the month, had a blast at both! I have been only a forum “listener” for… Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Don Johnson
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    While in Las Vegas for this year’s Blackjack Ball, I was able to interview Blackjack Hall of Famer, Don Johnson. For those who don’t know his story, you can read up on how he used Loss Rebates (and actually a lot more) to beat Atlantic City for $15 Million. In this… Read more »
  • Characteristics of a Successful Card Counter
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    Characteristics of a Successful Card Counter Chapter 4 SNEAK PEEK This is Chapter 4 of Colin’s upcoming book tentatively titled “The 21st Century Card Counter: Beating Today’s Blackjack for Tomorrow’s Profits” due to be published March 2019 by Huntington Press Do I Have What It Takes?The DNA of a Card… Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with BJA Member “Peacock”
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    Our most recent Podcast interview is with BJA Member, “Peacock.” Peacock has been a Member for several years now, is a multiple time Bootcamp attendee, and ran a two man team with another BJA Member. One thing that makes Peacock’s story unique is that he fits in being a card… Read more »
  • Announcing the all new BlackjackApprenticeship.com!
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    The Mission at Blackjack Apprenticeship is: To train successful, profitable card counters To provide the best blackjack resources for card counters To create a place for meaningful community for card counters With that mission in mind, and roughly 10 years after its inception, we’ve launched an entirely new version of… Read more »
  • Colin’s Takeaways from the 22nd Annual Blackjack Ball
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    I just returned from 5 days in Las Vegas where I attended the 22nd annual Blackjack Ball. It was the first time my wife was able to join me, and Joe748 was in attendance as well. I learn a few things every time I attend, and wanted to share a… Read more »
  • Profile of a Card Counter: Spartan
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    Spartan, one of the Pros at BJA, has become a regular at our Blackjack Bootcamps and has become a friend in the past year. He was willing to share a bit about his journey as a card counter, including outlining an epic 8,000 mile road trip with LeviMich.  Check out… Read more »
  • Card Counting Online and Online Gambling
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    “Colin, can I count cards at one of those live dealer online blackjack games?” I get asked this question nearly every week. To answer the question, let me first explain the conditions needed to beat blackjack with card counting: Rules that give the casino a small enough house edge that card… Read more »
  • BJA Podcast – “The Phoenix” and the $300,000 Side Bet
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    BJA Pro “The Phoenix” spills the beans on the side bet that made him $300,000 in 10 months! In this interview we discuss: What “The Phoenix” has been doing since reaching his financial goals What led up to discovering the side bet that netted him $300k How he nearly walked away… Read more »

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