Is Anyone Playing Full Time?
  • Hi All:

    After all of the lively and interesting discussions here in the last while. I was wondering if anyone is playing full time and if so what are your results and how are you playing?

    Is anyone shooting toward playing full time?

    Whenever I walk past some tables, it seems that someone has a big stack of chips in front of them.....is it one of you?

    Regards,

    Win1 :wink:
  • No its a hobby.

    In the past 24 years I made $85,000... and lost $40,000 net $45,000 give or take a grand. Nothing to write home about really.

    Nope, ain't playin fool time... er., uh full time. ;o)

    Nope, not me... must be someone else. I'm the guy with a few chips that has a few more chips when you return, and get outta my way... its time to leave. ;o)
  • "In the past 24 years I made $85,000... and lost $40,000 net $45,000 give or take a grand."

    What system do you use?
  • I'm the one with all the chips in front of him, but it's only because I bought in for a lot. Not like I won them or anything.
  • N&B Wrote:

    Nope, ain't playin fool time... er., uh full time. ;o)



    Hi N&B:
    Just as a bit of gossip. I believe stanford W. was reported saying that over a period of 10 years he won $300K playing full time. Has anyone heard that?

    Regards,

    Win1 :wink:
  • johnked6... Ace-Five with strict money management.

    win1 ...gossip is just what that is. He's probably made twice as much on the ponies. He's quite a handicapper, too. But, if he looks like the picture I've seen of him, he's still playing 21 occasionally. With an entourage.
  • Nickels_n_Bullets said:
    johnked6... Ace-Five with strict money management.

    win1 ...gossip is just what that is. He's probably made twice as much on the ponies. He's quite a handicapper, too. But, if he looks like the picture I've seen of him, he's still playing 21 occasionally. With an entourage.


    Does anyone let him play BJ anymore? I could see them welcoming him into the sports book or poker room, but I'd think they'd back him off of BJ.
  • Win1 said:
    Hi All:

    After all of the lively and interesting discussions here in the last while. I was wondering if anyone is playing full time and if so what are your results and how are you playing?

    Is anyone shooting toward playing full time?

    Whenever I walk past some tables, it seems that someone has a big stack of chips in front of them.....is it one of you?

    Regards,

    Win1 :wink:


    I do. I play about 40-50 hours per week. Make more money now than I use to make with card counting. I have much less fluctuations, much smaller average bet and more profit. Now I can play any game.
  • AlexD30 said:
    [quote=blackjackfever]I'm thinking about playing BJ fo a living and am beginning to work hard at it by sudying as much as I can (i.e. BS, counting, reading a lot). I haven't taken my first step yet and realize that the more I learn the more I realize I have a lot more to learn. When I mention playing professionally to people they look at me like I have 2 heads. Am I crazy? Is this a viable profession? I am in my 30's, college educated and am told by family, friends and even strangers when it comes up that I'm intelligent and have a lot of common sense. I've yet to pick a career that sits right with me and have some money for an initial startup. So, what do you guys think - what, if any, is my next step?


    Forget about full time play. You can make more money playing part time like 10 to 12 hours per weekend.[/quote]

    AlexD30 said:
    [quote=Win1]AlexD30 Wrote:
    Forget about full time play. You can make more money playing part time like 10 to 12 hours per weekend.


    Alex:
    Would you mind elaborating on that. It's seems to me the more hours that you play, the more you make. No?

    Regards,

    Win1 :wink:


    :idea:

    Playing full time Bj is nuts. I did it and I can tell you that the life sucks! First, in about a year you start losing clubs and get barred. All your expenses (rent, food, car, gas, insurance, … doctor bills .. ) are to come out from your BJ income. It sucks :!:

    If you have a regular job and use the weekends for an extra income of “free money” you wind up at the end of the year with more cash :wink: plus you don’t have to worry about getting barred and losing your income. You have your regular job to cover for all your daily life needs. You have a regular job, you pay taxes, pay all your bills like rent/mortgage, car …, food, ..etc) and use your skills at BJ or whatever .. (my system if you want) to make some extra free money on regular basis. I use my system because is easy and makes much more.

    Now, which one would you choose :?: - Full time or part time :?:[/quote]
  • Big Slick,

    I was just about to post the same thing... GREAT POST

    :roll: :roll:
  • AlexD30 said:

    I do. I play about 40-50 hours per week. Make more money now than I use to make with card counting. I have much less fluctuations, much smaller average bet and more profit. Now I can play any game.



    i wanted to quote it before he tried to erase this post as well
  • My wife and I play about 10 to 12 hours week. Retired. Use the A-10 Front Count. Play at the $10 table. Don't really make much money, but enjoy doing it and do a little better than break evan. Comps add a little more. I am pretty skeptical about people who claim to make a lot of money playing BJ. I doubt if more than 2 or 3 out of 100 evan break even. Long term it is a tough game to beat.

    Charles
  • Now, which one would you choose - Full time or part time


    Casino is my office,
    Well, nobody from this forum can play the way I do. Nobody knows the entire system that can totally take the edge away from casino in any game out there. Nobody can beat a game for short or long run where casino edge is above 1%. I do! I do beat the dealer at all times.
    Of course, If someone try playing BJ by card count alone I wouldn't recommend it because the income is minuscule compared with my rate of return in real $.
  • Nickels_n_Bullets said:
    Alex=Dealer?


    No! ... LOL!

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