# Team Play Blackjack Seminar in Vegas

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Introduction:

There are many proven flaws in BJ Basic Strategy that cause all, even perfect BS players to lose on average when basic math says they should be winning. We are only going to address one of these flaws here but it happens to also be the root cause of many flaws.

The BS Mathematicians failed to consider the overall effect of BS on the game. The overall effect is that BS itself causes the dealer to get better than average hands which, in turn causes the players to get worse than average hands overall. If you play much BJ, you have probably noticed this yourself because it is very obvious in almost any BJ game.

How and why does this happen?

It is really quite simple: The game itself clumps up the cards being dealt into clumps of all low or mostly low and then all high or mostly high. And the longer the cards are played the more they clump. We know exactly why this happens but the reason is not important for our purposes here.

Consider what happens in a low card clump: The dealer usually gets a low up card and you usually end up with a 3 or 4 card stiff hand (12 to 16). BS tells you not to hit. This means you are betting the dealer will break! BUT, the dealer can't break in a low card run. This leaves you betting the dealer will break precisely when she can't break. Yet that is precisely what BS tells you to do. Worse yet. you couldn't have broke either. You should have hit. See, BS does not consider clumping but it is a fact of life caused by the dealer's presentation routine, particularly her card pickup routine.

Please excuse me for always calling the dealer "her" throughout this manual. It is just a time saving device.

There is only ONE exception where the dealer can break in a low card clump: When she is unlucky enough to arrive at 16 and draw a 6. That's it. But then how many unlucky dealers do you know???

The net effect of this BS flaw is it leaves too many dealer favorable low cards in the game. This is no small thing: It causes the dealer's average hand to go from a mathematical 18.2 to a real world 19.2. THAT is what you are really up against. That causes a major problem with your entire BS chart. But let me give you a practical example of just how great this flaw is:

What do you do with a pair of 8s? You always split because that is what BS told you to do, right? What are you hoping for? Two 18s, right? Where are you going with that when the avg. dealer hand is 19.2? And now you've bet twice as much money haven't you - on a hand you are most likely to lose. See the problem?

And you thought it was you - that you were playing under some sort of black cloud. It is not you. It is flawed mathematics.

OK, now lets look at the other side of the coin. What happens in a high card clump? The dealer doesn't break there either - she doesn't hit.

All of BS is based on the flawed assumption that the dealer will break one out of 3.57 hands. You've played the game! Does the dealer break one out of 3.5 hands when you play? I rest my case. And on a Saturday night in a crowded casino in a 7 player game, you are lucky if the dealer breaks at all, aren't you. Brings back some memories doesn't it?

Look, I could go through all the mathematics for you. After all, I'm a retired College Mathematics Professor. BUT I don't think I have to, do I. You play the game! You already know I'm telling you the real world truth. Besides, the math is boring.

The bottom line is this: The way we play the game, BS, actually helps the dealer. The dealer seems incredibly lucky. It's not luck. It's plain old 5th grade Math.

Sorry to depress you with the real world. Now let me bring you back out of the doldrums! Here comes the Obvious question:

IF the way we play helps the dealer, is there a way we could play that hurts the dealer???

Absolutely! All the players at your table need to know how to do it. Hence, BTC Team Play Blackjack. That is the subject of this manual. I'm going to show you exactly how to do this and as you will soon see, it is incredibly simple.

Sign up for the TEam Play Blackjack Seminar in Vegas on August 25th. See the link at the top of all BeatTheCasino.com web pages.

Regards

Ellis & Keith

at the Crescent Dealer's School

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Team Play is a very simple but legal parlor trick we can play on the dealer in any casino in any shoe game. Shoe games are any 4, 6 or 8 deck BJ games and even some 2 deck games that are dealt face up. Shoe games are the most common BJ games in any casino. The team takes over any empty table and then the fun begins. The team plays a certain simple way that causes the dealer's break rate to sky rocket. And at the same time, it throws the game to the team's big player. Now, he gets the hands the dealer usually gets and winning becomes a cinch. After the game, the team splits the winnings evenly.

We tested Team Play with ten teams in 2 casinos with 16 hours of play each. All ten teams won handsomly. It is so simple you can be a team member even if you've never played BJ before. This is a very fun way to play, well, except for the dealer. Her world falls apart. Pit bosses go ape.

Team Play is the lowest bank roll way to play there is. All but one team member are flat betting at table minimum. This is so simple I can teach you this parlor trick in minutes. You, in turn, can teach your own team members in minutes even if they have never played BJ before. There is a party atmosphere about it. It is a fun night out for your friends. But you all will make some serious money making your night out even more fun. No, no there is no card counting or anything the least bit difficult. If you can learn the difference between a high card and a low card, you can do this flawlessly. Like I said, its a fun night out but very rewarding.

I'll be teaching Team Play at the Aug 25th and 26th seminars in Vegas. You only need to go one day, whichever day you are free. This is not white knuckle BJ. It's fun, it's simple, AND it's cheap, but vert rewarding!. Well again, except for the dealer. She will have the worst night imaginable. So be nice, tip her a little. She might stop crying. Ha, and she might not. For you guys who play a lot, maybe I should have called this "The Revenge System".

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This is the most exhilerating way to play. Awwww, poor dealer.

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what about us the foreigns? that we can't be in Vegas.

there is a manual or video (better) for us?

thanks

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Yes we will have something. We are trying to see if it is feasible to do one in Singapore and Europe. It's like anything else if we are constantly fighting pirating of our stuff we can't do it.

at the Crescent Dealer's School

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there are people like me that we are from South America.

a manual or skype or video tutorial will be great for us.

we really know about the fighting against pirating, but we there are options to avoid it.

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there are people like me that we are from South America.

a manual or skype or video tutorial will be great for us.

we really know about the fighting against pirating, but we there are options to avoid it.

Like I keep saying on other threads, we will have a manual available after the seminar.

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Thanks for continuing to field questions about team play. Play for the small bet team members sounds super easy, but what about the team leader? Is the play just as straight forward? I'm especially curious as to whether any type of counting and/or basic strategy play is required, or is analysis of card flow the main focus?

You can have peace or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert Heinlein

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Thanks for continuing to field questions about team play. Play for the small bet team members sounds super easy, but what about the team leader? Is the play just as straight forward? I'm especially curious as to whether any type of counting and/or basic strategy play is required, or is analysis of card flow the main focus?

Excellent questions! No, no card counting is involved whatsoever, even for the big player. While he could use Basic Strategy, in the manual and at the seminar, I will show you a very simple but far more effective way for the big player to play that will give him optimum hit rate (hands won percentage). No team members will need to know Basic Strategy or card counting. The low bet players, their game will be as simple as 1,2. The high bet players's game will be as simple as 123.

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...I will show you a very simple but far more effective way for the big player to play that will give [the big player the] optimum hit rate (hands won percentage). No team members will need to know Basic Strategy or card counting.

Perfect - I'm all about more effective! A high hit rate is what it's all about. I just wanted to be sure I didn't need to brush up on my BS before the seminar.

You can have peace or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert Heinlein

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Hi all! I've been given the honor of assisting with editing and proofing the draft manual for the seminar. My role is to identify areas where the manual might benefit from additional information which would help others who, like me, have no previous experience with this method. In other words, are any additional examples or clarifications needed which would assure anyone picking up the manual could play this method â€œright out of the boxâ€.

Iâ€™ve reviewed the introduction and major sections which include: how to organize and train your team; game type and table selection; team player rules of play; and big player rules of play. Coming soon will be big player betting rules and table departure criteria.

Ellis asked me to post my initial impression, which is in short . . . . WOW!

Everything said so far about the methodology is 100% accurate. For those familiar with Jerry Pattersonâ€™s TARGET method, table selection far simpler. The criteria are based on a tableâ€™s minimum bet level; the number of decks in use; whether the game is face up or not; and playing when the composition of the cards are more likely to be optimal.

The play of team members AND the big player are both straightforward and incredibly easy. The rules ALL players at the table follow are clear, and theyâ€™re most certainly â€œunconventionalâ€! Believe me, NO ONE will think youâ€™re advantage players let alone counters. Ellis is quite correct that if other people sit at your table to play, they wonâ€™t stay long after seeing how you play your hands! (My guess is theyâ€™ll probably run away screaming â€œeveryone at that table is crazy!â€)

With regard to the concept behind the method, the rules make TOTAL sense with regard to their overall mission of supporting wins by the big player.

Folks, if youâ€™re on the fence about attending the seminar, Iâ€™d strongly encourage you to commit. For me, this is what Iâ€™ve been looking for. A methodology which is simple to learn and apply; wins practically every table where itâ€™s played; has a low session and lifetime bankroll requirement; and has remarkable potential for consistent profits. Frankly, I canâ€™t believe theyâ€™re releasing it to so many people and for so little cost.

You can have peace or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert Heinlein

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Hi all! I've been given the honor of assisting with editing and proofing the draft manual for the seminar. My role is to identify areas where the manual might benefit from additional information which would help others who, like me, have no previous experience with this method. In other words, are any additional examples or clarifications needed which would assure anyone picking up the manual could play this method â€œright out of the boxâ€.

Iâ€™ve reviewed the introduction and major sections which include: how to organize and train your team; game type and table selection; team player rules of play; and big player rules of play. Coming soon will be big player betting rules and table departure criteria.

Ellis asked me to post my initial impression, which is in short . . . . WOW!

Everything said so far about the methodology is 100% accurate. For those familiar with Jerry Pattersonâ€™s TARGET method, table selection far simpler. The criteria are based on a tableâ€™s minimum bet level; the number of decks in use; whether the game is face up or not; and playing when the composition of the cards are more likely to be optimal.

The play of team members AND the big player are both straightforward and incredibly easy. The rules ALL players at the table follow are clear, and theyâ€™re most certainly â€œunconventionalâ€! Believe me, NO ONE will think youâ€™re advantage players let alone counters. Ellis is quite correct that if other people sit at your table to play, they wonâ€™t stay long after seeing how you play your hands! (My guess is theyâ€™ll probably run away screaming â€œeveryone at that table is crazy!â€)

With regard to the concept behind the method, the rules make TOTAL sense with regard to their overall mission of supporting wins by the big player.

Folks, if youâ€™re on the fence about attending the seminar, Iâ€™d strongly encourage you to commit. For me, this is what Iâ€™ve been looking for. A methodology which is simple to learn and apply; wins practically every table where itâ€™s played; has a low session and lifetime bankroll requirement; and has remarkable potential for consistent profits. Frankly, I canâ€™t believe theyâ€™re releasing it to so many people and for so little cost.

Thanks quark! You know guys I developed Team Play quite some time ago. But when I saw it in action in The Bahamas I said to myself: "I can't ever release this system until it's the last thing I ever do." So I shelved it with the idea that I would only release it to family members as my final act. But alas, I outlived all of them and you guys are my family now.

BTW, I charged the 48 players I taught then far more than I'm charging you guys. They all won their money back within 2 nights of play, some, the very first night.

Team Play utilizes every trick in the book. Especially the Big Player. The manual shows the Big Player exactly how to play and bet professionally to have a hit rate FAR superior to Basic Strategy.

Even if you are a loner player like me this manual reveals the real secrets of optimum play. It is must reading for every BJ player, especially Basic Strategy and card counter players. There is simply a far better way you could be playing. Far more effective.

You know, Basic Strategy was designed when ALL BJ games were single deck face down. But then the multideck face up shoe game came along and quickly became the most popular BJ game. All casinos switched to it.

So, as a Math Professor, I figured the BS designers would go back and redesign BS to incorporate all the new information face up games put at your disposal. But no, they were too busy selling their face down system. They said ignore all the face up information. Pretend the cards are face down. That new information will only confuse you.

Look, they are designers. I'm a player. Most of those guys have never even seen the inside of a casino. As a winning player I can tell you for absolute fact, there is no such thing as too much information in a BJ game. Damn, the game is hard enough W/O ignoring the most important information in the game.

Look, I play my simple way. They play their extremely complex way. I played with their best player of all time Kenny Uston. I played the same tables at the same time Kenny was playing in AC. He went broke and quit the game in disgust. I made a fortune. So which way do you think is best? Money talks, doesn't it. Yet those guys still teach the same stupid way of playing that Kenny was playing. Here are some of the asinine things they teach:

Avoid playing new cards

It doesn't matter how many decks are in play

It doesn't matter how many players are in the game

It doesn't matter how the other players play

It doesn't matter where you sit

All dealers are alike

Play perfect Basic Strategy every hand

Always split 8s

Always split Aces

Never insure

I could go on for 10 pages but I think you are getting the idea. All of these things not only matter, they matter a great deal. They separate winners from losers. No matter how good a player you think you are, if you play their way I can flat out guarantee you, You will lose just like Kenny Uston lost, God rest his soul.

If you are going to play this game, for your own sake, learn to play it my way. I win, they lose.

This Team Play Manual is a very good start! It is full of tricks of the trade I guarantee you've never heard before because they aren't taught anywhere else. This game is simple but you've got to know what you are doing and why. And You've got to use all of the information at your disposal. My simple way does. Their very complex way does not. Those guys are playing in the blind! They have no chance at all, even their very best. I beat those guys day in and day out. I play to a 15% advantage. They have no advantage on their best day. None whatsoever! And their teachers know it. They also know I consistently beat their players. So they say I cheat. So do the casinos. I've never cheated in my life - it just seems that way!

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Hello campers! (Well, it is summer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.)

I've received the latest chapter of Team Play Blackjack on the Big Player's betting strategy. Ellis noted in his email with the file attachment, "BJ experts will love this!" After reading the latest installment, I had to say, yep - his tongue in cheek comment was spot on, because they sure . . . won't! Unconventional? You bet! (Hey, its Ellis!) Effective? I think amazingly so.

The strategy makes sense, especially for those who've followed Ellis' other work. Now I see why the method's session win percentage and average number of units won per table are both so high.

Another thing I can say for sure - there will be a manual for the class later this month! Right now, all the core work is done except for table departure procedures, which I'm sure will be as straight-forward as the rest of the manual. I think there will also be some additional "bonus" material that helps players get the true flavor of how the method can be played in live-fire.

One of Ellis' goals with this manual is to make it "perfect". In other words, one that when read, leaves the reader with no questions about how to proceed because every procedure and nuance has been anticipated and covered.

You're gonna LOVE this stuff!

You can have peace or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert Heinlein

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Hello campers! (Well, it is summer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.)

I've received the latest chapter of Team Play Blackjack on the Big Player's betting strategy. Ellis noted in his email with the file attachment, "BJ experts will love this!" After reading the latest installment, I had to say, yep - his tongue in cheek comment was spot on, because they sure . . . won't! Unconventional? You bet! (Hey, its Ellis!) Effective? I think amazingly so. The strategy makes sense, especially for those who've followed Ellis' other work. Now I see why the method's session win percentage and average number of units won per table are both so high.

Another thing I can say for sure - there will be a manual for the class later this month! Right now, all the core work is done except for table departure procedures, which I'm sure will be as straight-forward as the rest of the manual. I think there will also be some additional "bonus" material that helps players get the true flavor of how the method can be played in live-fire.

One of Ellis' goals with this manual is to make it "perfect". In other words, one that when read, leaves the reader with no questions about how to proceed because every procedure and nuance has been anticipated and covered.

You're gonna LOVE this stuff!

Well. at this point I have also completed the Chapters on Table Departure, Partners Play, Individual Team Play (playing multiple hands). All that is left is a final Chapter on Playing Tips. Then we need to combine the efforts of 3 editors and we are done. Maybe 2 or 3 days work and we have a finalized and flawless Team Play Manual.

But there is something else I want to point out: There are some, perhaps many, who, like me, prefer loner play, under the radar, hit and run, targeting a casino, unusual but winning plays unrestricted by Basic Strategy.

You guys will like this manual, as well as the seminar, too. Because I teach the BP (the team's Big player) to play like me and I play like nobody else. Comparing my play to traditional card counting/basic strategy is like comparing an Indy race car to a Model T. But in this manual I described my way of playing more concisely than I've ever described it before.

Look, Basic Strategy decides every single play from the dealer's up card. Think about that: The dealer's up card is, watch my lips, meaningless. It's only half her hand for crying out loud. What you need to know is the OTHER half. I don't even key off of the dealer's up card. There is a far more accurate card to key off of. Result? Basic Strategy has a 43% hit rate. How the hell are you going to win the day with a 43% hit rate. I play to a 55% hit rate and a 15% overall advantage. Result? I don't have losing days while they don't have winning days. Hey, I count cards faster than anybody but I sure as hell don't play that way. It sucks!

In this manual I have the BP playing my way and I do that in 2 paragraphs. Those 2 paragraphs will vastly improve ANYBODY'S play, whether he's on a team or not.

I urge you to go to this seminar and get the info first hand. If you can't make the seminar, fine, sign up ANYWAY. Why? Because then you get the manual at the seminar price. We already did that with one player. So now, it's only fair that we make the same offer to everybody. But I guarantee you that after the seminar, the price of that manual will go up considerably. I'm thinking maybe to the price of the original Bahamas Team Play seminar which was \$2000. That is only fair to the seminar goers. After all, they spent the extra money to attend the seminar. But again, if you can't go sign up anyway and get the manual at the seminar price. We certainly can't leave that offer up after the seminar and I seriously doubt there will ever be another Team Play seminar.

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This is more exciting than the release of NBJ. I have known Ellis for over a decade now. I count my lucky stars everyday for having the greatest teacher ever! I am so lucky. To Ellis and Keith, God bless you.

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This is more exciting than the release of NBJ. I have known Ellis for over a decade now. I count my lucky stars everyday for having the greatest teacher ever! I am so lucky. To Ellis and Keith, God bless you.

Carlos can't tell you this so I will. He's had some of the greatest BJ days on record up there in Canada!

NBJ all the way!

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Damn cat! Everytime I put a new roll of toilet paper on the spindle, as soon as I'm not looking. she spins the whole thing off down to the cardboard onto the floor before I can say Shit! Where's my bullet? Oh, no pun intended.

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Hahaha. Goooooood morning Ellis!

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Hello to all.

any more accurate estimate about of the price of the Team Play Blackjack Manual after the seminary?

Thanks

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Hello to all.

any more accurate estimate about of the price of the Team Play Blackjack Manual after the seminary?

Thanks

You know, I can't say for sure because I don't control pricing. That is Keith's job. On the other hand, I have strongly recommended a \$2000 price tag putting Team BJ right back to its original price tag for this info.

I'm sorry guys but I didn't cause this economic down turn. I can only go by what is right.

Again, I can only say, sign up for the seminar. Get the Team Play manual at the seminar price. What is it, 799?

After that, the price will sky rocket. That much, I know.

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sounds good to get the Team Play manual at the seminar price.

first of all I can't go to the seminary because I am from south america, it's too far for me

Question.

I assume that this seminary will be recorded in a video, can you guys give the Manual and the video for all people that we can't assist?

Thanks

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We won't have a video of the seminar as we may in the future make one in a studio. That is at least a year away. We will however offer the manual and a phone consult for as long as necessary to anyone who can't attend. Simply sign up for the seminar now and we will offer that as an option. I altered the registration to offer that option

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fmqkuwhab&oeidk=a07e64qc2ow079f9b1f

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While we've made videos at seminars many times, the quality is always questionable.

Team Play is quite simple and we have tried our best to make the manual question proof. Nevertheless there are always questions. If we do a video in a studio, we can make it high quality and also cover whatever questions came up meanwhile. It just makes better sense.

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I thought Ellis had already divulged every trick in the book, but the latest info I got this morning will prove to be valuable to everyone playing the game, and is a great added bonus. We're almost there!

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You can have peace or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert Heinlein

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Hi Ellis,

I am surprised that you are teaching team play! I am more disappointed I will not be able to attend your last seminar. I hope you change your mind, or Keith changes it for you!

I'll miss you all!

Good Luck and stay healthy.

John

"If you don't think too good, don't think too much!!"

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John

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