Things Haven’t Changed That Much in 20 years

Introduction I found an interesting article on Arnold Snyder’s website,  Blackjack Forum Online. It was an account of the first year of card counting for a semi-professional player, Gordito, back in the mid 1990s. It’s an interesting article (like most of the articles on that site), and it shows that things really haven’t changed that … More Things Haven’t Changed That Much in 20 years

The Muggle Mindset

Who Are The Muggles? Most people go to a casino because they enjoy gambling. They find it fun to risk their money, even if most people know that the house will beat them in the long run. But these non-advantage-players, these “muggles” can cause problems for us if we are not careful.. Gambling for fun … More The Muggle Mindset

Staying Calm Under Fire: The Profound Physiological Effects of Gambling

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training“ (Archilochus, 7th century BC) Introduction We are different from most people. Most people gamble because of what it does to their brains. They love the dopamine rush that it gives them. The rush of euphoria, the altered sense of … More Staying Calm Under Fire: The Profound Physiological Effects of Gambling

48 Laws of Power #6: Court Attention At All Cost

Introduction This is the 6th in a series of posts about Robert Greene’s book “The 48 Laws of Power.” Greene’s book is in the vein of classics like Machiavelli’s “The Prince,” and Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” The 48 Laws of Power is an unvarnished description of how to gain power, and protect yourself … More 48 Laws of Power #6: Court Attention At All Cost

Don’t Believe Everything You Read On The Internet

Introduction Many people do not engage in truly critical thinking about the game of blackjack. Instead of weighing the evidence, evaluating arguments, and rejecting bad ideas, they use shortcuts. One of those shortcuts is social proof, which involves doing what other people do, or believing what other people believe. Why Can’t We Unlearn? Most new … More Don’t Believe Everything You Read On The Internet