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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.

  • Story of the Week: Unexpected Help from a Ploppy
    by “clwdq” I was playing the other day at a local casino. They only had 3 Tables open at the time. My table was just me and one other player. This young kid (probably 21 to 22) sat next to me. First off I look down and notice he is wearing flip-flops.... Read more »
  • Members-Only “Travel and Safety” Roundtable Discussion
    At our most recent Blackjack Bootcamp, I sat down with BJA Pros “JCnote,” “Loudon Ofton,” “Levimich,” and “Spartan.” In this Member’s Only Podcast we discuss: Planning an extended road trip Money Security in cars and on road trips Money Security in Airports What to do if you’re feeling unsafe in a casino Favorite Backoff Stories and that one... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Do You Even Speak English?
    by “gus45” Playing last night at a dingy card room here in the Seattle area, I was Wonging in and out for a few hours. A mid-50s dad with an IPA and a buzz sits down to play—think Bryan Cranston’s character from Malcolm in the Middle. He immediately fixates on me... Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with BJA Member “HitA7”
    I recently sat down with BJA Member and successful card counter, “HitA7.” HitA7 has become a friend over the past few years, and if you ever meet him (either one-on-one or at a Bootcamp), you’ll quickly learn that he’s not only a good card counter, he’s a really great guy. I’m sure you’re... Read more »
  • Philosophical Musings on Blackjack
    by “Sharkgod” Blackjack does not care. It is completely impartial and does not care about your race, religion, sex, body type or upbringing. It is the great leveler and treats all equal as to those regards. Instead, Blackjack is beholden to only two things; the laws of mathematics and spiritual laws.... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: 5 Max Bet Losses in a Row…
    by “cokyle” When the TC hit 4 I was feeling pretty confident. It didn’t guarantee a winning shoe but I felt good. I was playing heads up at a H17 DD game with .75 pen. I put my max bets out. And I lost. No biggie. Next hand, I thought. But... Read more »
  • Colin’s Guide to Deck Estimation
    If you are using a balance count like Hi-Lo, the count we use and teach, then you will have to convert your “Running Count” to the “True Count.” The True Count gives you a “count per deck,” so you know how to bet and when to use playing deviations. To convert... Read more »
  • Members-Only “To Team or Not to Team” Roundtable Discussion
    While descending upon Las Vegas for a Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “JCnote,” “Spartan,” “Levimich,” and “The Phoenix” to discuss the pros and cons of solo play vs blackjack team. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover: Pros and Cons of Teams Small vs Large Teams Networking with other... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: How I went from betting 2×500 to 0x0 in 12 months (Part 1)
    by “sdeeds” For those of you who have never met me, I go by “sdeeds” and I’ve been a member of Blackjack Apprenticeship since 2014. Some of you may have met me at various Bootcamps, where I may have helped train you, or maybe I was just there helping with hospitality.... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Backed off as “Donald Trump”
    by “msmith1968” My team and I went to Vegas for Halloween (great cover right?). Trying to think of costumes that you can play cards with (no masks or covering the face). Everybody I know says I do the best Donald Trump impression so I decided to be Trump for Halloween and... Read more »
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