Exercises
  • hey guys, im a novice counter, just learning how to use the hi/lo system at home before i hit the casinos while on vacation in a couple of weeks. Thing is i keep losing track of the count even just trying to simulate a game at home, and thats with only one deck. I'm wondering if there were any practice exercises i could do to sharpen my skills?
  • go to www.qfit.com, purchase CV Blackjack, and practice, practice, practice. You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn to count, counting single cards, then pairs, then a full table with 7 players + dealer, drilling basic strategy, including indices, and then you can play the real game. Put it on your laptop, sit in front of the TV, and play the game, keeping up with the count, while following a TV program, or talking to wife/kids, etc. You will get there...
  • gorilla player said:
    go to www.qfit.com, purchase CV Blackjack, and practice, practice, practice. You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn to count, counting single cards, then pairs, then a full table with 7 players + dealer, drilling basic strategy, including indices, and then you can play the real game. Put it on your laptop, sit in front of the TV, and play the game, keeping up with the count, while following a TV program, or talking to wife/kids, etc. You will get there...


    thanks for the advice. hahaha im only 17 so i dont quite think i'll be talkin to the wife/kids while im doing this.
  • In that case you won't be practicing in casinos either. They are tough on IDing to make sure every player is 21 or older. :)

    Got 4 years to get _really_ good and save up some money before you start for real... Good luck...
  • ohhh i wouldnt worry about my ID :) . i played in vegas for 5 days over the summer without much problems at all. I would definitely like to blend in very well though to avoid scrutiny from the pitbosses.
  • just so you are aware that is a criminal offense in Nevada. High risk.
  • Many years ago(in the 80's) this young guy hit a million dollar jackpot
    on the slots. The casino would not pay because the guy was under age.
    Now that is bad news and I bet Grif or Alex remembers that very well.
  • We were there a week after it happened. It was at Ceasar's Palace and his dad tried to claim he had hit it, but the camera showed different.....

    Ceasar's also used to have a million dollars in a big plexiglass box. It looked like more money than Binion's million dollars, with the $10,000 dollar bills.
  • Small world Midnite. I was there about the same time. Science/Tech
    thing at the Conv. Cntr. Stayed at the Stardust free. I saw that thing
    at Ceasar's and it seems to me that there was another one down the
    street. Did the kid ever get anything? Cold hearted bastards if he didn't.
  • Ray- I don't think he ever got a dime. Ceasar's claimed they "couldn't" pay him as he was not old enough to be gambling (yes, it was called "gambling" back then)
    His dad tried to sue them for being negligent, (not checking his I D ) but I think it was throwed out of court.
  • yep i know it was a criminal offense when i did it. I got away with that pretty easily and now im gonna be gambling where it probably wont be that big of a deal. I'm stayin in puerto rico for a few days then im gonna be on a cruise ship.

    also about that kid winning the big jackpot, when i did play some of the slot machines, i stayed away from the progessive winner slots and i was good.

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