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
Introduction There are a lot of “standard opinions” that most card counters seem to hold. Most are correct: always split aces and 8s, bet more when the count is high, don’t camp out on the single decker at the Sweaty Spaniard. There is a utility to rigid thinking; it gives us a doctrine to stand … More The Danger of Rigid Thinking
Introduction This is a post about your mentality. The purpose is to get you to think about how you think. What is it you do? How are you getting better with each passing week? What sets the best professional gamblers apart from the mediocre? Who Gets The Money? What pros earn the most money? Is it the … More Innovative Thinking Gets The Money
Introduction I constantly hear APs tell me the standard opinion that “casinos are heavily regulated, they would never think of cheating.” Here’s how the reasoning goes: Casino licenses are valuable Casinos have regulators constantly scrutinizing their every move Therefore, the cost of being caught cheating is higher than the gain from cheating Therefore, casinos don’t … More Guess What…Casinos Cheat!