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The Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast
57 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Steven Bridges and Teammate Joe98 Visit America (again) | BJA094
Fresh off a multi-week trip to the US, Youtubing Card Counter Steven Bridges and his teammate Joe98 join Joe748 to discuss: Card Counting after youtube fame, Playing in the US vs the UK, The dynamics of cross continental team play, Cash and international travel, and more!
57 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
From Side Hustle to Full Time Card Counting with SheriffAP | BJA093
Success in card counting can be many things to many people. One thing it won't be, however, is easy. Joining Colin and Joe748 is BJA member and full time card counter SheriffAP. They discuss: choosing a side hustle over a career, training 150 hours in casinos, getting 1000 hours locally, car accidents, getting assaulted by casino personnel, and one infamous confrontation with the police.
52 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Pitfalls and Planning With Full-Time Card Counter PirateAP | BJA092
Joining Colin and Joe748 in episode 92 of the BJA podcast is full time card counter and Blackjack Apprenticeship member PirateAP. They discuss: Receiving pushback on going full time, Playing blackjack like a ploppy, Travel hacks, How to choose casinos when planning a trip, and more!
63 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Etiquette And Advantage Play with Mike AP | BJA091
What's the proper etiquette when there are two card counters at the same table? What if there is only one blackjack table in the casino (or the country)? On this episode of the Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast, Colin and Joe are joined by 'JustDan73', AKA 'Mike AP', host of the Tens & Aces Podcasts and revered AP. They discuss: What to do when another counter is at the same table, how to communicate with other APs in the casino, the rises and falls of public interest in Card Counting, adding diversity to your AP toolkit, and more!
57 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
ByrnenDownTheHouse: One Year Later | BJA090
Joining us 1 year after his last podcast appearance (BJA079) is BJA member and high stakes blackjack player ByrnenDownTheHouse. He, Joe748, and Colin discuss: the variance of session lengths, the differences of playing internationally, how his approach has changed, splitting tens against a 7, being in Vegas when the mask mandate lifted, and more!
68 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Upswings, Downswings, and Networking with Markopolo212 | BJA089
In this episode, Colin and Joe748 are joined by full time card counter Markopolo212, and they discuss: Starting with a small bankroll, Almost losing his whole bankroll after hundreds of hours, Attending a bootcamp, Regrets from playing double deck, the midwest meetup, and more.
47 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Counting Cards as a Side Hustle with JackJack | BJA088
In episode 88 of the Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast, Colin and Joe are joined by BJA member JackJack as well as former podcast guest StanTheCaddy. They discuss: How he went from Pac-Man to Blackjack, Reality vs Expectations after attending a BJA bootcamp, How he approached local casinos, Starting with a small bankroll, Day trading vs counting cards, and more.
56 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Lessons Learned from the Forum | BJA086
In episode 86 of the Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast, Colin and Joe748 discuss: Card counting in the 1960s vs now, The variance monster, How much you can make from one casino, How to deal with the ploppy within, The variety of ways casino can be beaten, and more.
50 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Magician Part 2: His Card Counting Youtube Series and European Team Play | BJA085
In part 2 with BJA member 'Magician', Colin, Joe748, and Magician discuss: Using team play to beat a casino in Europe, Getting undercover footage in casinos, The state of card counting in Europe, How advantage play changes your perspective on life, and more.
34 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Youtuber and High Stakes European Card Counter ‘Magician’ | BJA084
In part 1 of our interview with BJA member 'Magician', Colin and Joe748 and 'Magician' discuss: his upcoming youtube series on his journey into card counting, traveling across the globe to get tested out, having a surprise investor, money management with foreign currencies, and more.
56 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Former Casino Floor Supervisor and Current AP ‘Phantom’ | BJA083
What's it like from the other side? And what does the casino really think about card counters? In this episode, Colin and Joe748 are joined by a former casino employee and current AP that goes by 'Phantom'. Their discussion includes: The skill level of the average casino employee, What could trigger a call to surveillance, How he protected the game from card counters as a floor supervisor, Casino backoff procedures, and much more!
64 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Card Counter Q&A with Joe748, SD1, and Colin | BJA082
On this episode of the Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast, Colin is joined by high stakes pros Joe748 and SD1 to answer questions submitted by BJA members including: playing on the main floor vs the high limits room, the bankroll needed for full time AP, the state of advantage play in 2021, the idea of perfect play, and more.
49 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Mental Health and Card Counting: GreaseMonkey Part 2 | BJA081
In Part 2 of their conversation Colin and BJA member GreaseMonkey discuss questions submitted on the forum including: Card counting and mental health, your greatest regret as an AP, their best day as an AP and more.
62 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Fitting Blackjack into Your Life ft. AP Sage GreaseMonkey (Part 1) | BJA080
Card Counter and BJA member GreaseMonkey joins Colin to discuss: Why he got into card counting, what is was like playing on his own bankroll, what is was like being bankrolled by another player and deciding how Blackjack fit in his life.
58 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
The Craziness of High Stakes Blackjack with ByrnenDownTheHouse | BJA079
Full-Time, High-Stakes Card Counter and BJA member ByrnenDownTheHouse joins Colin and guest host Joe748 to talk about: Playing 200 hours in a month, Long term blackjack trips with a wife and child, Marathon sessions, The reasons why to be a card counter, and some epic stories.
67 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Why You Should Maximize EV with StanTheCaddy and ZK | BJA078
Card counting teammates StanTheCaddy and ZK join Colin and guest host Joe748 to talk about: Maximizing vs optimizing, unconventional blackjack team structures, advice on avoiding casino surveillance and of course, backoff stories.
70 minutes | May 5, 2021
Blackjack Teams and Facial Recognition with ‘Nubs1981’ and ‘L_EC’ | BJA077
High stakes card counters and teammates 'L_EC' and 'Nubs1981' join Colin and guest host 'SD1' to talk about the state of high stakes card counting today, the nuances of playing rated and intel, the pros and cons of attending a bootcamp on a micro bankroll, and whether it's actually possible to beat facial recognition.
29 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Things I Wish I’d Known Before Counting Cards | BJA076
We often get asked "What are the things you wish you had known before starting your advantage play career?" In this podcast, Colin and other top card counting pros give their answers to that very question. They discuss things like: Knowing the toll a full time AP career will take on you, Learning to think beyond card counting, Being prepared for the cat and mouse game, and much more!
51 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
The Highs and Lows of Your First Blackjack Trip With ‘SmallTownGuy’ | BJA075
Fresh off his first official card counting trip, BJA member 'SmallTownGuy' joins Colin to discuss: Encountering a seasoned pro while training, Avoiding rookie mistakes, The unexpected realities of managing expenses, money, and your health, and more! BJA Members can find his post 'Beyond a Winning Game' here: https://members.blackjackapprenticeship.com/forums/topic/tip-of-the-iceberg/
74 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Husband & Wife AP Team ‘Ltrain’ and ‘Pocketqueens’ | BJA074
Today Colin is joined by BJA members 'Ltrain' and 'Pocketqueens', a married AP team that have taken 6 figures from casinos in 2020 alone. They discuss how they got into blackjack, being spotted by another AP, unexpectedly hitting a jackpot, the dynamics of married AP life, and more!
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