You have said that before and it's not true. Players are payed exactly what the casino agrees to pay. It IS true that the casino pays less than true odds but that doesn't matter much. Even if the casinos paid true odds on every bet most players would still lose. Yep. This is true up to a point however many times even highly skilled players will remain at a table beyond the point of DIMINISHING RETURNS. Even the most highly skilled players must have an exit strategy. That is undoubtedly true but the skilled player MUST HAVE the skill to know when it's time to quit and the discipline to WALK when that time comes. I am quite sure that you would really really like to think that is true BUT ALAS.