vegas92c Posted December 30, 2007 Report Share Posted December 30, 2007 After reading the post entitled Scam Alert I thought Iâ€™d throw in my two cents as an experienced blackjack NBJ player. First of all I have been playing blackjack for twenty four years. I used a variety of counting methods, I purchased countless systems and I gained a wide range of knowledge and experience learning what worked and what didnâ€™t. I didnâ€™t play professionally but I did play almost every other weekend in Atlantic City and made many trips to Vegas for a number years. So I think I am experienced enough to talk to anyone about the game. And one game I played at the Claridge in AC seemed to sum up the way I now play at the tables. There was only two of us at a twenty five dollar minimum table. I played along side a woman from Jersey whose play I have to say really opened my eyes to the way the game is being dealt and played. I was losing and she was winning. I was playing a perfect strategy and she was playing the table. In other words, she played what she saw was actually occurring on the table by following the card flow. I thought I was good, but she was better. When I asked her about the way she played she indicated she was playing â€œstreet blackjack.â€ It wasnâ€™t until I played NBJ and WCB that I understood what she meant. I finally left my card counting days behind. I found that E. Clifton Davis had put into words what I saw was actually happening on the tables. He gave me the tools I needed to play what the cards were telling me. I became what you might call a street blackjack player too. I was no longer locked into a way of playing that didnâ€™t take into consideration what was actually occurring on the table in front of me. Sure, my plays may require me to make subjective decisions at times, but I found with practice, table time and experience those subjective calls became more correct than incorrect. I felt in control and thatâ€™s the way I like to feel when I am in the casino.So for you card counters and basic strategy players I propose you take a little time out from your playing and just watch the game and tables. Walk through the blackjack pits and count the number of tables where the dealer is showing a ten up. I bet youâ€™ll find more dealer ten up tables than dealer low card up tables. And Iâ€™ll bet you find this scenario consistently throughout the casino. A random game? I donâ€™t think so. Would you want to play a table where the dealer gets more than his expected share of ten cards? Next look at the players cards. Watch when the players all get stiff hands and they stand and the dealer with a low card up makes a five or six card hand. That sure is a lot of low cards on the table. Thatâ€™s not what Iâ€™d call cards in a random card order. Then watch how all the players get made hands. And wouldnâ€™t you know it the dealer has a made hand also which pushes most of the players. Now thatâ€™s a lot of high cards on the table. And thatâ€™s not what Iâ€™d call cards in a random card order. Itâ€™s no secret if you take the time to watch. Random card order is a rarity. So if you refuse to see or believe what the cards are telling you then go ahead and keep playing and believing in basic strategy and card counting. Itâ€™s your money. But if youâ€™ll only open your eyes and mind to what is actually happening on the table you just may become a new blackjack player too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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