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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: 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 »
  • Announcing the all new!
    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 countersWith that mission in mind, and roughly 10 years after its inception, we’ve launched an entirely new version of The What and Why: Separate... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Casino Flat Bet Saved Me
    by “bahlahkay” So I went to a fourth casino tonight after getting backed from 3 others and same shit. Pit boss comes up and says “Hey BahLahKay you won any money at golden nugget?” I just sat there and smirked. “No sir.” “Well they contacted us and let us know your counting and... Read more »
  • Member’s Only Podcast – “Backoff Stories” Roundtable
    This bonus podcast episode is over thirty minutes of backoff stories from BJA pros Spartan, ov3rtiim3, levimich, JCnote, Joe748, Ryemo, and myself. While there may not be too much new information, it’s always fun hearing some tales from the frontlines. Stories include:JCnote nearly getting a ploppy backed off Getting backed off as the wrong person Joe748’s... Read more »
  • Story of the Week: Almost Made a HUGE Mistake
    by “Skywayman” I was playing at a new shop near home. I played about 4 shoes and barely lost a hand—quadrupling my buy-in in less than 45 minutes. The dealer was sure to let me know how great I was doing while copping an attitude that I wasn’t tipping. It was... Read more »

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