is a favorite topic of mine, for I'm intrigued with
disguises, and when I discuss disguises, I don't mean
physical changes. There are some card counters who
have been barred from practically all casinos, and
they must resort to false beards and things like that.
The disguises I refer to are emotional and intellectual
ones, for they are more effective than physical changes
and are necessary to a card counter who is winning.
The following are the best methods of disguising play:
-- Don't stay at any one table more than an hour or
in any casino more than two hours at one time.
If you play often enough at a particular casino you'll
be recognized by the casino personnel. That's all
right as long as they don't recognize you as a card
counter or winner. By hitting and running, you stand
the best chance of not being barred. Long play at
any one table gives them the opportunity to really
scrutinize your play, so don't linger.
-- Change your betting patterns when you have to.
Even though the methods outlined in this Site give
you the best chance of winning by altering your bets
according to the count, there will be times you won't
be able to do this and survive in a casino.
Sometimes if you've put out a big bet in anticipation
of a favorable hand and the dealer shuffles up instead,
it pays to leave the big bet out. If you constantly
change your bets at the last minute when the dealer
breaks the deck, it will raise a red flag in front
of both the dealer's and floorman's eyes.
devised these tables according to the criteria that
in an eight-player game, each player should be able
to buy-in for at least t<vent\- big bets, composed,
mainly of the primary playing chip in that game. Twenty
big bets is w1 tat I consider the lowest reasonable
buy-in for a fixed-limit game. Remind your new players
that t<vent, big bets can go very fast, even for
the best of poker players, and that it would be unrealistic
for them to view that buy-in as some kind of budget
for the night. (Forty or fifty big bets is a more