I am the owner and founder of BeatTheCasino.com. BeatTheCasino.com started as a mailing list server in 1995 with the domain name of Winningways.com.
We then got the great idea to grab the domain name BeatTheCasino.com in 1998.
So we have been doing this for quite sometime now.
We started talking predominantly about playing Blackjack in the late 80s and early 90s in Atlantic City. We concentrated on what we discovered about card counting and non random cards. The discussion mostly centered around card counters insisting that you could win with card counting and the non random players insisting that you could predict the cards to some degree and win with that strategy. While there was no disagreement that Basic Strategy and Card Counting was the best way to play the game, the condition that dd not occur was that the cards were not dealt from randomized cards, thereby undermining the card counters strategy.
It was a spirited conversation and the fact remains is that card counting works if the cards are random and clump style blackjack strategy works if the cards are non random. Many of the card counters would insist that the clumps of cards that you see happened due to random chance, while this was possible I believe that the non random players had gain the edge due to the fact that the longer clumps of low and high cards happened too often for it to be occurring by random chance. It was a great debate but the casinos still exist and card counters are all over the place.