Although you wouldn't know it from recent discussions, this is the blackjack section of a supposed gambling forum, so I will share a bit of my blackjack experiences for this year. Although I don't discuss it much, I have engaged in some opposition betting for 6 or 7 years now. For those that may not know, opposition betting is a form of cover, probably not discovered by, but first brought to light by Arnold Snyder, 25 years ago. I am not a big fan of Snyder. Just circumstances really as my introduction to blackjack card counting began with books by several other players. By the time I got to Snyder, most of it was just redundant, so I ended up not reading too much of his work. Zengrifter, I guess an early member here, explained opposition betting to me on another forum and I immediately incorporated a form of it into my play, expanding over time. I believe one of several things that has lead to some longevity for me. I am not going to divulge exactly what my form of chaotic opposition betting consists, other than to say, it is very difficult for anyone to see the normal pattern of bet spread and ramp in connection with the count. Think of it this way: True count of +4. I am playing to about a 2% advantage. I may bet four consecutive hands at this count at $800, $75, $350, $125. And if you employ this with a partner, you can really be creative, with one player betting small/moderate and one betting very big during the same high count. Next hand completely flip roles. Neither player shows the normal "spreading with the count" patterns, but the average wager can be much more than any traditional bet spread. Of course, like all good things there is a downside or trade-off. With this kind of wagering, the trade off is increased variance.....sometime greatly increased. Variance scares many players, but it really shouldn't. I have always embraced variance. If you are playing with an advantage, and get in enough play, and are properly bankrolled, variance is nothing more than a hiccup. Anyway, just wanted to share some thoughts.