How to Count Cards in Blackjack – Taking Your Game to the Next Level!

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to learn how to count cards in blackjack there were very few resources available. You could read a book on card counting, but that was about it. Unless you personally knew other blackjack card counters, it was up to you to figure it all out for yourself. Things have changed drastically. Today, there is almost too much information. I say “too much” because there is a lot of misinformation out there on blackjack.

When I was learning to count cards, I took information from hundreds of different sources. I had to weed out the good with the bad. I always wanted one site that had everything I needed. I’ve finally found that site. It is This site was created by Colin Jones and Ben Crawford the co-founders of the “Church team” made famous in the documentary “Holy Rollers.” They formed a successful blackjack card counting team that made millions of dollars at the expense of casinos.

This site literally has everything you need, whether you are a new beginner or if you’ve been an active pro for the last ten years. Let me start with the feature that really captured my attention. Not every game of blackjack is beatable, even with counting cards. There are certain “conditions” that need to be in place to make a game profitable. One of the biggest dilemmas, especially for card counters that don’t live near casinos, is knowing the current playing conditions in a particular casino. That means: current blackjack rules, dealer deck penetration, acceptable betting level without casino “heat”, etc. The term used is “scouting.” Professional players spend hours scouting out the casinos that offer the best playing conditions. Those players that are traveling from out of state, scouting on a large scale basis is often difficult and time consuming.

Blackjack Card Counting Site has created a blackjack directory called “Casino 411.” This is a real time database of information on blackjack playing conditions for casinos everywhere. It allows users to login and get live condition reports. This information is invaluable. Anyone who has played blackjack understands that these conditions are constantly changing. What may be true today may not be tomorrow. Before making plans to visit a casino, you can now get a live report before you finalize your travel plans.

As a member, there are many other features that will take your game to the next level. There is a full video series explaining in detail everything from basic strategy to index plays and money management. There is a membership forum where you can interact with other card counters including many pros. The site also has game simulations to help you practice basic strategy as well as card counting. It has podcasts you can listen to to enhance your knowledge of the game. It really has everything you need.

It has been my pleasure to get to know Colin Jones. I’ve conducted an amazing interview that I will be featuring in a several part series in the coming weeks. You will get to learn more about Colin and his team and what it takes to fill your wallet at the casinos’ expense.  

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.

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