letters I get follow a pattern. The writer starts
by asking whether Online Blackjack Games really still
can be beaten, and whether it will stay that way or
whether beatable games will disappear. Then s/he asks
if it is possible to make enough money playing the
game to support oneself. The writer finishes by saying
that s/he is considering playing Online Blackjack
Games full time and wonders what I think of that idea.
One such letter comes from a lawyer who is earning
$40,000 a year. He is thinking of quitting law for
a year, to play Online Blackjack Games.
My answers to those letters also follow a pattern.
I say yes, Online Blackjack Games really can be beaten.
I cannot predict the future myself. Prophets knowledgeable
about the casino business have been predicting the
demise of beatable Online Blackjack Games since publication
of Ed Thorp's Beat the Dealer in 1962, and what has
happened instead is that Online Blackjack Games has
been one of the fastest-growing casino games. Sure
some casinos that were easy to beat have toughened
up their Online Blackjack Games, but the opposite
seems to happen just as frequently - other casinos
liberalize their games and become easy places to win
at Online Blackjack Games.
And yes, you can make enough money at Online Blackjack
Games to support yourself, though it is not easy.
You will have to patronize many different casinos
because you will wear out your welcome if you stay
too long at one. There are so many casinos that you
will not run out of places to play. Of course your
time is worth considerably more per hour at some casinos
than at others.
people have natural poker faces. For reasons that
probably go back to their childhoods, you can't tell
when they are happy or sad, tired or energetic, nervous
or calm. Such a natural shield doesn't often help
us socially-many people distrust those who don't let
the world know what they are feeling-but it can certainly
be a tremendous asset at the poker table, especially
when our opponents stare us down.
Although sometimes called "the evil eye,"
there's nothing evil about a stare-down, of course.
It just feels that way when you've pushed a significant
bluff out there and your opponent sits and stares
at you for a minute or two to see if you stop breathing.