I know right away that there are those that are going to read the title of this work and immediately go into their tirades about how I don’t know what I am talking about, how I am trying to scam people, and how they are quite certain that there is no way to beat the casinos. Do you know who those people are? I do. They are, simply put, the losers. I am not saying that in a personal sense. I mean it literally. They are the recreational or habitual gamblers. And you must consider this; although they are convinced that there is no way to beat the casinos, they continue to play! Like I said, losers.
I play because I know there is a way to stay ahead of the casinos. Now that makes much more sense, doesn’t it? And for those that argue that there is no way to win, in a sense, they are right. There is no way for them to win. They will continue on with their losing habits and methods and go right on losing, and then tell me that I can’t win. Well I don’t use those same methods and losing behaviors that would cause me to be among the losers. So I let them carry on and I laugh at them. I laugh because I don’t’ have to really convince anyone of anything. I know what I know and those that choose to listen to me will also become winners. Those that do not listen, and those that ridicule me and argue against my methods and ideas, will continue to be losers. With that said, let me give you a little background…
My father was a gambler for as long as I can remember. He was what I would call a habitual gambler. He bet on everything; horses, cards, dice, sports, anything and everything. Of course, he also lost at everything. That is what a habitual gambler does. I want to add here, if just to ease my conscience, that he was a good man, just a bad gambler. Growing up in that environment and with that exposure to the gambling world, it was easy for me to see what made a losing gambler, although it wouldn’t be till much later in life that I actually took note of what I already knew. As luck would have it, our family moved to Las Vegas from upstate New York in 1973. (It is ironic that I use the word “luck” here.) Not a good place for my father to be living! Well, of course, I learned a lot about all of the casino games. My father was more than happy to show me how to play all of them, and he was very good at them, so I learned a lot. And I learned how to lose. I also noticed that most of the gamblers around me were also losing. It didn’t take me too long to realize that I was not going to do well in that town if I continued to gamble, so I decided instead to go into the casino business. I started out as a lowly craps dealer and learned to deal some of the other games along the way, blackjack and roulette.
It didn’t take me too long to move up in the ranks and become a boxman, floorman, pit boss, and eventually assistant shift manager. So, what I saw, for 10 years running, was that people gambled and lost money. I saw it every day. Of course by this time, I knew all about the house advantage, about all of the odds in all of the games, and I became an expert in casino gambling. It got to where I could spot a card counter as soon as they walked in the place. I was good. What I did differently than most of my co-workers in the pit is that I not only watched, but I studied. I studied what makes a loser and what makes a winner. I have to say though that I saw very few winners. And I also noticed that the winners were never as conspicuous as the losers. That actually became a very interesting point. The winners were rarely around long enough for you to really notice them and they were quiet and deliberate. I have to say that in all of my time in the pit, I saw maybe ten of this rare breed of gambler, the winner. They are tough to spot. Most people would not even notice them.
Needless to say, I started keeping mental notes of what I was seeing and started to formulate what would become my “Betting For Profit” method. I did not want to call it “a system” because systems simply do not work. In my time in the casinos, I probably saw every system there is, in every game. There were the roulette players with the little note pads, scribbling down numbers furiously after every roll, the card counters in blackjack, the dice-setters in craps. Do you know what we did when we saw a system player? We laughed! Casinos love system players. Let me say this right now and get it over with. Anyone that tries to convince you that they have a winning system in any of the games is scamming you, or is simply delusional. I see, especially on the internet, numerous “systems” to beat roulette, blackjack, craps, etc… They are all useless. Even card counting in blackjack is highly overrated. I know, I have tried it and it is not only overrated but a lot of work! And the advantages of card counting are completely nullified by frequent shuffling, which is exactly how we used to deal with them. Take it from one who truly knows from experience, and that has the knowledge to make the call, “Systems do not work, period.” They are for the losers. mega888
So how then, do I get off telling you that I beat the casinos? Well, remember, I studied what makes a winner, as well as a loser. What I came to notice was that there were certain behavioral patterns peculiar to each of these groups. There were issues concerning discipline, control, and emotion. Poker players will know what I am talking about. At least the good poker players will. It wasn’t too long before I had to try out what I now knew with some real live play. In a matter of weeks, I was way ahead of the game. I mostly played blackjack but I occasionally wandered over to the craps table. I even tried a few frivolous plays at roulette. I wanted to see if my methods would work there, and they did. In the years that followed, I began to realize a steady income from casino gambling. Now mind you, I am not claiming that I never had a losing day. If you gamble, you have losing days. I noticed that there is one ad on the internet that claims a system that never has a losing day. Buyer beware! Impossible! I would never make that claim. What my method accomplished though, was to keep my losses at a minimum and my winnings at a maximum.