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    New card counting documentary by UK magician, Steven Bridges

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbOhuUBAv_0

    The series will document the complete path from someone who has never played BJ before, to becoming an AP and touring the US and Europe.

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    Hmm, around 100 comments in two days, nearly identical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Hmm, around 100 comments in two days, nearly identical.
    Apparently he's amassed quite a following in the magic world, and already runs a YouTube series documenting it. Perhaps just fellow magicians sharing their excitement?

    He also featured on a BJA Podcast recently with Colin.

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    All using the same type of comments. You can pay for comments like this.
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    This guy (team) is playing to a $420,000 BR. At 4:00 he says his lowest bet will be 2 hands @ $200 and his highest bet 2 hands @ $1500 (but more often 2 hands @ $1200.) That's a 1 to 7.5 spread, correct? If they're not wongin in isn't this spread insufficient?

    Also, after watching the rest of the video, they seem to get backed off A LOT. Is playing to that large of a bankroll suicide?

    https://youtu.be/DHyWeSOEgd4

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    This guy (team) is playing to a $420,000 BR. At 4:00 he says his lowest bet will be 2 hands @ $200 and his highest bet 2 hands @ $1500 (but more often 2 hands @ $1200.) That's a 1 to 7.5 spread, correct? If they're not wongin in isn't this spread insufficient?
    Depending on rules and with good cut - more than sufficient. Especially so with certain regaled systems.

    Also, after watching the rest of the video, they seem to get backed off A LOT. Is playing to that large of a bankroll suicide?
    The house doesn’t necessarily know your bankroll. However, most places won’t tolerate for long, if at all. However, longevity is there if the house perceives you as an idiot or weak. Certain regaled systems will assist in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Depending on rules and with good cut - more than sufficient. Especially so with certain regaled systems.



    The house doesn’t necessarily know your bankroll. However, most places won’t tolerate for long, if at all. However, longevity is there if the house perceives you as an idiot or weak. Certain regaled systems will assist in that regard.
    As a further comment, a team with a heavy duty bankroll should be professionally managed. I don’t think this one was. There is a strong issue of trust that must be present and with managed controls. As Ronald Reagan said - Trust but verify.

    Further, SOP should have a firmly understood and agreed to playing and ramping system in order to properly review player performance. Teams are fine for some - For myself, a team approach is if no interest. I prefer the lone wolf approach - to play at my leisure and in a manner that I prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roliin View Post
    This guy (team) is playing to a $420,000 BR. At 4:00 he says his lowest bet will be 2 hands @ $200 and his highest bet 2 hands @ $1500 (but more often 2 hands @ $1200.) That's a 1 to 7.5 spread, correct? If they're not wongin in isn't this spread insufficient?

    Also, after watching the rest of the video, they seem to get backed off A LOT. Is playing to that large of a bankroll suicide?

    https://youtu.be/DHyWeSOEgd4
    I watched a few of these video clips including the $3000 card counting bootcamp one. This guy Steven Bridges was a young entertainer learning to count and this was his first ever trip to Las Vegas. Also, it seems the bootcamp is fun. I'd like to pay $3000 to become an apprentice.

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    This Steven bridges made quite a hype. A very attractive English brit entering the very sexy game of blackjack. I wonder if he knows about me. The dalmatian road warrior tale would go hand in hand with the Steven bridges magical fairy run

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    The dalmatian road warrior tale would go hand in hand with the Steven bridges magical fairy run
    The Magical Mystery Tour is of far greater interest. Besides, your love interest was not seasoned or nuanced, simply robotic. Oh wait….

    https://youtu.be/l8WMGBuNaus

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