Originally Posted by Burly Samoan
well I was attempting to count, but I am definitely no expert as I get confused from time to time. if I'm not sure if it's +1 or +2 for example I play it safe and go to +1. I'm sure I showed some suspicious patterns..only taking insurance when betting big for example
behavior wise if anything I was behaving too well...not talking to others enough. I've heard this is a red flag so I'll try to work on it. I was drinking though which I was hoping took some heat off but guess not. Also I made the mistake of camping out too long at one table so they could watch me too easily
but I do have good news! I called them and they told me it was just a 24 hour ejection. They still did not give me a reason they just said it was a business decision. I will wait till the big thursday tourney before attempting to play blackjack again for sure. Should I run it by security first when I get there to make sure I don't get kicked out mid session?
FYI, "It was a business decision" is code for "we think you were counting cards." No casino will EVER give you a reason if they suspect you're an advantage player. If you were, in fact, counting (or even attempting to count), you can just assume that's the reason.
Don't let their politeness fool you, you are definitely not welcome at the blackjack tables. If you want to continue playing poker there, don't play any more blackjack. Next time, they probably won't be so polite when they ask you to leave, and they certainly won't allow you to come back again.
If for some reason, you still insist on trying to play blackjack again (maybe there are 10 other casinos in town, and you don't really care for this one?), wait at least a few months. If they have your name and rating information, DON'T use your rating card. Don't play on the same shift as when you were backed off. And don't camp out all night at one table. Play a few shoes and leave. Or walk around the pit and back count a few tables until you find a hot shoe, jump in, play, then leave.
Whatever you do, don't run over to security and identify yourself as someone they've previously backed off for counting! What do you think they will say, "Yeah, sure. We wanted to watch you play some more because we weren't quite sure if you were counting. Thanks for letting us know you're here. Carry on. Don't win too much, ha ha!" Haven't you seen the movie 21? You want to AVOID interacting with security. Keep a low profile. If you get caught again, don't admit to doing anything, don't show your ID and don't sign anything. That way, if you ever want to come back they won't have any proof that they ever 86'd you.
Seriously, though, your chances of winning are much higher if you stick to poker (with 0% chance of getting kicked out). Save your card counting practice for trips to Vegas, where it's way easier to blend in and nobody even looks at you twice unless you're betting $1000 a hand.