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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.

  • “The 21st Century Card Counter” SNEAK PEAK
    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. I didn’t want to... Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Nathaniel Tilton
    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 of... Read more »
  • Profile of a Card Counter: kibbs299
    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 too long... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: AV of Travel…
    by “Just Dan” As all of you know, travel is part of the necessary requirements of AP work. Even if you live in or near a hub, travel is inevitable to be successful as even a serious part timer, let alone a full-time AP. There will be times when your AP travels... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Best Win Streak
    by “Skywayman” I feel that lately there has been a good amount of content written on losing streaks/negative variance etc. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Of course this is the nature of the beast and it’s important to understand the variance associated with being an AP. But sometimes seeing... Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Don Johnson
    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 podcast,... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Thinking Outside the Box
    by “justdan73” So, there is a casino fairly local to me that has a rule for all dealers to shuffle if any player at their table spreads more than 4-1 on their single and double deck games. At first, this annoyed me. This shop used to have some of the best games... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: How to Throw Away 10 hrs of EV in 2 mins. A Lesson Learned.
    by “actionjunky” That was the worst way to lose a thousand dollars ever. Counted through a whole shoe. Running count was around 7 the whole time, so by the end I was betting big, with the true count around 3. But I kept losing the big bets. To the point that I... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Sometimes, the Best Cover Comes from Ploppies
    by “mb815” I live in the casino poor area of NC. There’s really only one or two casinos to go to but I’m at the point in my training that I wanted to get out and “scratch the itch” so to speak and find out if in a casino setting I... Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with BJA Member “Peacock”
    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 counter... Read more »

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