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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.

  • A Card Counter’s Guide to Betting at Blackjack
    Knowing exactly what to bet is crucial to your success as a card counter. You could have perfect skills, but if you don’t have a bet spread that maximizes EV and minimizes your risk, you threaten your ability to beat the casino. Over-betting One common mistake I see with new card counters is... Read more »
  • Members-Only “Blackjack Trips” Roundtable Discussion
    While in Las Vegas for our most recent Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “Joe748,” “Spartan,” and “Levimich” to discuss how to plan a successful blackjack trip. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover:Planning a trip How to keep trip expenses low Favorite travel hacks When to keep playing... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Great Comps Are A Win Too
    Written by “Eugene”, Bootcamp grad and professional card counter. I got my Caesars/Harrahs 7-star status (I won some money in the process), so I decided to parlay my 7-star status into some good comps. I contacted a non-Caesars property in the Midwest that I had never been to. They probably figured that... Read more »
  • Profile of a Card Counter: BJA Member “Ryemo”
    I had the pleasure of meeting “Ryemo” while I was in Las Vegas for a recent Blackjack Bootcamp. He wasn’t attending the Bootcamp, but happened to be in town for a blackjack trip and was friends with several of the BJA Pros who were helping with the Bootcamp that weekend. He’s a... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Salty Casino
    by “msmith1968” I was playing DD at a local shop on Thursday and the Casino Host was doing multiple drawings everyday to get promo chips. My name was called twice to pull chips from a bucket with a small fabric hole in the top and whatever chip denomination you pulled out... Read more »
  • Members-Only “Going Pro” Roundtable Discussion
    While in Las Vegas last month for a Blackjack Bootcamp, I was able to sit down with BJA Pros “JCnote,” “Spartan,” and “Levimich” to discuss going pro. In this Member’s Only podcast, we cover:Training to the pro level The finances of being a full-time AP Bankroll and risk of ruin considerations Traveling What we would... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Crazy Sh** You See at Work
    by “pingpong” Something pretty crazy happened last night while I was doing hit and runs in the Palm Springs area. I had a pretty good take at the spot next door and I pulled up to one of my favorite shops. I pulled into the parking garage and I saw a... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Thanks for the Bootcamp
    by “Sharkgod” I had a fantastic time at the bootcamp and came away a much more thoughtful and prepared player. Moving from KO to Hi/Lo, I was anxious to have my skills rated. The practice at the tables and the test out highlighted my strengths and weaknesses and have given me... Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with Bob Dancer
    In my most recent trip to Las Vegas, Bob Dancer was kind enough to sit down with me for a podcast interview. For those who don’t know who Bob Dancer is, he’s a professional video poker player, author of “Million Dollar Video Poker” and several other books (primarily about video poker), and... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Boiling a Frog
    by “blackvypre” I’ve enjoyed playing a particular card house for a long time; beginning around January 1, 2016. Yesterday, I walked in and was met with a nice conversation with a Shift Manager. Manager: “I suppose you’re been expecting this?” Me: “No more Blackjack?” (Man you got to love such a casual backoff!) Apparently, he... Read more »