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People have been going to casinos with "winning" Blackjack sys-tems for years. The casino management never worried about any of these "systems" because they were convinced all of the casinos' games were unbeatable. As a result, once the Las Vegas casinos realized that the method outlined in Thorp's Beat the Dealer was a legitimate winning system, they panicked. For the first time in years, the...
Thorp pointed out a strategy of betting called end play. The ca-sinos used to let every card in the deck be dealt out. They felt that the number of people who could memorize each card as it was played and compute the odds on the remaining cards was so few as to be safely ignored. They were right about the number of people who could do that, but they were wrong about the safety in doing so. ...
CHOOSING A SEAT You are now ready to sit down and lay your money on the spot The final question in our casino-to-chair sequence is where to sit Go back and briefly review the illustration of a Blackjack table before reading on. Since the dealer gives the players cards fron his left to right (your right to left), first base is the seat farthesi to the right. First base plays first. The last posi...
ANALYZING TABLE CONDITIONS After studying the options for the location you plan to visit, you., ' should be able to identify several favorable casinos. Once you enter 11 these casinos you will be confronted with more options to analyze, ; several varying from table to table. NUMBER OF DECKS In general, the more decks that are used, the worse it is for the player. One of the first moves th...
The object of the game of Blackjack is to obtain a total value of cards equal to or less than 21 that is higher than the dealer's card value. If the value of your cards exceeds 21, then you automat-ically lose. If your card value is less than or equal to 21, and the dealer's value exceeds 21, then you automatically win. If neither of the card values exceeds 21, then the higher value wins. In...
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCURATE BASIC STRATEGY Basic Strategy is the term applied to a system of play providing the highest betting yield without keeping track of the cards al-ready played. It was the search for such a strategy that led Messrs. Baldwin, Cantey, Maisel, and McDermott to spend three years pounding calculators. As covered in Chapter One, their work attracted the attention of Professor ...
TYPICAL TRIPS AND PLAYING RECORDS One of the splendid aspects of being a casino Blackjack player is that I have an excuse to go somewhere else, preferably some' place warm when it's bitter winter where I live. In fact, the most, fabulous holiday I've ever had was just such a trip to Aruba. BLACKJACK IN THE SUN: ARUBA My wife had tried to get me to take a winter holiday for nearly' ten ...
BLACKJACK ON THE BOARDWALK: ATLANTIC CITY Lest you think of all gambling as a relaxed romp in tropical splendor, I think you should hear about the early casino days of New Jersey. By the time you read this, the problem has lessened by having more casinos up and going. The Resorts International Casino in Atlantic City had an official license to monopolize gambling in New Jersey in its first ...
You need luck in order to win at casino Blackjack This is completely false. Blackjack is the only casino game in which the player can actually get a permanent, long-term, mathe-matical advantage over the house using his or her own skill. True, over a few playing sessions, you may win or lose more than your advantage will dictate. But the long-term player who knows how to play the game according...
The list of casinos is long and growing constantly. What you. find here are brief descriptions of some of the better-known more established places to play Blackjack. Britain The gambling industry here is strictly controlled by the British Gaming Board. The philosophy of the board seems to be to pro-11tect the players from themselves. Therefore, no irresistible temp-°tations are offered, an...