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  • The Ins and Outs of Tipping Your Blackjack Dealer
    Tipping is a form of communication in the service industry, especially if you are in the US. Here, people working at any service capacity normally get minimum or low-average wagers, and tend to depend on their tips for a boost in income. Considering casinos… …in all the shapes and forms… Read more »
  • Online Casino Registration will Become a Thing of the Past
    When it comes to online casinos and embracing the latest technologies related to the gambling industry, the US has been in some kind of a vacuum for a number of years. We all know that the US is usually the leader in all fields, so the statement in the previous… Read more »
  • Playing Blackjack in Teams : Things to Consider
    Author: Bluesman from BJ21.com I frequently read about blackjack teams and the difficulties they get into. As someone who has been a player, an investor, and a manager for a blackjack team, I thought I would write some general notes and, I hope, help others avoid some of the pitfalls… Read more »
  • Books on Advantage Play Cannot be a Strategic Roadmap
    Advantage play (AP) books usually teach strategy tables and are meant to provide a good conceptual understanding of the game. They cannot be expected to provide AP strategy/career roadmaps. If they did, they would become outdated very quick The post Books on Advantage Play Cannot be a Strategic Roadmap appeared… Read more »
  • Generic Basic Strategy
    Basic strategy is the best way to play a blackjack hand on the first round after a shuffle, assuming you see no cards other than your own and the dealer’s upcard. For a person who does not count cards, basic strategy is the best way to play every hand. The… Read more »
  • The Current State of the Law for Online Blackjack in North America & Beyond
    Some movement has occured in online gambling laws in North America over the last year. A lot has also been happening in Europe recently. One of the latest developments was the announcement that virtual gaming platforms will be fully legal in Belarus beginning April 1, 2019. This followed a Presidential… Read more »
  • Unusual Circumstances & Break-in Dealers
    Your bet is not lost until the dealer picks it up. If the dealer errs in your favor, keep the money. Never cheat, but never give money to the dealer. Of course, if the dealer makes an error in the casino’s favor, speak up and get it corrected. Look for… Read more »
  • Can you teach yourself blackjack and win?
    We all come to the tables by different paths. While I’m not a hardcore blackjack player, I do enjoy the game and usually dedicate about 20% of my bankroll to it. I’ll try to lay out some of the pitfalls I faced in learning and coming to love the game.… Read more »
  • 4,000 Miles in Search of an Advantage — Part Two
    Early on in my career I struggled to find a balance between work and play. My only respite was the summer air as I sped across the freeway en-route to the next casino.  I spent my leisure time journeying from table to table.  There was no time for sight-seeing, no… Read more »
  • Medellin, a Blackjack Paradise
    Meistro has been a regular contributor on the BJI forum for many years. If you would like to ask him a question you can leave a comment below or on the forum Nestled in the Andes, Medellin is a magnificently temperate city highlighted by a gorgeous backdrop of mountains. With… Read more »

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