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__________. Blackjack: Learn To Play To Win. ???, ???; c2000?
at Blackjack. Strategic Play Productions, Cincinnati, OH; 1994. (30 min).
- TBD. Features the basic strategy of the game, player options, analyzing the dealer's hand, etc.
BJ21. Casino Abuse of Skilled
Players by BJ21.com; 2003. (1 Hour 20 min)
- Excellent. Highly recommended. BJ21.com presents a video of a panel discussion regarding casino abuse of skilled players which was recorded at a recent BJ21.com Green Chip party. The video includes frightening footage obtained from casino surveillance cameras of a law abiding, skilled player being handcuffed, forcibly backroomed and detained by casino employees. This timely topic should be of concern to all players. The panel was moderated by Stanford Wong, and featured prominent players that are part of the BJ21.com community including DD', MathProf, and Harry B. Advantage player attorney Bob Nersesian and Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis were also on the panel. DD', Math Prof, and Harry B speak of the harassment and mistreatment each has received at the hands of casino employees. Each of the three has filed a lawsuit against the casino that employed their assailants.
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Baseel, Joe. Cheating at Blackjack.
(Detection of Gaming Scams series). Distributed by Rouge et Noir, Glen Head,
NY; 1981. (43 min)
- Excellent. Highly recommended. Shows the moves of a professional card cheat. Includes an anti-counter move, carrying a slug, false shuffle, stacking discards, stacked ribbon spread, stacking the deck, hole card switching, dealing seconds, peeking and hole card switch, turning the deck and gaffed shoes. Also includes the introduction of a cooler into a shoe dealt game, dealer dumping the chip rack contents to a confederate, gaffed bridge table, and dealing off the bottom of the deck. Both Wong and Snyder consider this is an excellent video on the dealing of seconds.
[6/81 Snyder Blackjack Forum 25]
[3/31/81 Rouge et Noir Vol.13.#3,3-11]
[5/81 Wong Nevada Blackjack Vol.3,74]
Collier, Howard. The Business of Blackjack. Howard Collier
Enterprises, 21843 Providencia, Woodland Hills, CA 91364; 1988 (30 min)
- Excellent. Highly recommended. Professionally produced video covering the basics of blackjack and an introduction to card counting. Card count used is Wong's hi-lo. Also includes a useful video flash method of teaching basic strategy and card count variations. Technical advisor for this video was Stanford Wong.
[6/89 Snyder Blackjack Forum]
Davis, E. Clifton. New Blackjack - NBJ. Jerry Patterson Enterprises, Carson City, NV; 1991. (1 Hr 52 Min)
Gorson, (Chuck) Charles. World of Winners Blackjack - Vol 1. No. 1. World of Winning, Coral Springs, FL; 1991. (45 min)
Grossman, Howard. Las Vegas and Atlantic City Blackjack. Las Vegas, NV; c1980? (3 Hours)
Grossman, Howard. The Secrets of Blackjack. Hergott Productions;
c1990s? (?? min)
- TBD. Indication is this video is excellent and may be deserving of a star rating.
Grossman, Howard. Win at Blackjack With Howard Grossman. (circa early
Harewood, Dorian. Strictly Blackjack (Winning Without Counting).
Lighthouse Video, ???; c2005.
- Not recommended. Promotes a blackjack betting system.
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Irwin, Bruce. Blackjack - Winner's Edge Series, Volume II. Casino
Gaming Instruction, Market Visions, Williamsport, PA; 1982.
- Not recommended. Produced by a so-called Canadian gaming expert and consultant. Contains an introduction to the game and an incorrect basic strategy. This video is an example of the very poor material on the market today. I can't imagine anyone recommending doubling a soft 15 (A,4) or a soft 13 (A,2) versus a dealer's Ace upcard. Yes, Irwin recommends it here. I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it but I rewound the tape and there Irwin does it again. Check this video out at the Gaming Resource Center (U.N.L.V.) just for the fun of it.
Janik, Joseph. See entry under Smith, Larry. How to Deal Casino Games: Blackjack.
Jordon,Jimmy "The Scot." Learn How to Win at Blackjack / Baccarat. Universal Productions, Int., Gaming Tapes, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; c1990. (63 min)
Joseph, George. Cheating at Craps and 21. (circa early 1980's) ???
Layton, David. The Hot Shoe.
(2003 - DVD)
- Outstanding. Highly recommended. A documentary movie about card counting in the casino game of 21 (twenty-one). By David Layton. Executive Producers Michael Berkaw and Bill Petrick. Music by Dylan Keefe. The history, the mathematics, the politics and the practical realities of blackjack are addressed in this documentary, the most complete and accurate treatment of card counting ever made. Interviews with blackjack experts, casino managers, authors, detectives, a legal expert, and the most legendary players in the world. Behind-the-scenes footage of casino pits, surveillance rooms, members of the MIT card counting team strategizing in and playing in casinos during a busy Super Bowl weekend (shot with hidden cameras). Demonstration of the high-tech methods that casinos and detective agencies use to identify and track card counters, including facial recognition technology. A case study, wherein the director of the movie learns how to count cards and takes the $5000 that was budgeted for the soundtrack and uses it as a stake to play blackjack in Las Vegas over ten days. Includes interviews and video of: Gordon Adams - Griffin Investigations, Ian Andersen - Author, Burning the Tables in Las Vegas, Andy Anderson - Casino Visual Identification, Andy Bloch - MIT team, John Chang - MIT team, Richard Chen - MIT team, Anthony Curtis - Publisher of Huntington Press, Mark Estes - Former card counter, Steve Forte - Author, Read the Dealer, Peter Griffin - Author, The Theory of Blackjack, Tommy Hyland - Card counter, Jim Kilby - UNLV, Nelson Rose - Author, Blackjack and the Law, Max Rubin - Author, Comp City, Howard Schwartz - Gambler's Book Shop, Arnold Snyder - Author, Blackbelt in Blackjack, Ralph Stricker - Card counter and author, Ed Thorp - Author, Beat the Dealer, Olaf Vancura - Author, Knock-Out Blackjack, Stanford Wong - Author, Professional Blackjack, Bill Zender - Author, Card Counting for the Casino Executive. A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR: I'm very proud to present "The Hot Shoe," a movie I believe to be the most complete and accurate documentary about card counting ever made. Most of the specials on television that deal with the subject have been incomplete at best and sometimes totally inaccurate. I struggled to make a movie that would deal with the subject in all its complexities and yet still remain interesting to people not already familiar with card counting. The mathematics, the history, the politics and the practical realities of blackjack all feature prominently in this movie. I talked to the leading lights in the world of blackjackprofessional players, authors, casino personnel, detectives who identify players, lawyers and academics. If you want to know the real story, if you want to learn how to count cards, or if you just want to watch a fun adventure I think you will enjoy "The Hot Shoe."
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Patterson, Jerry L. TARGET Video. Voorhees, NJ; 1986 (1 hr 52 min)
- Included as part of the author's instruction on the TARGET method. Self published.
Patrick, John. Advanced Blackjack. John Patrick Productions, PO BOX 289, Short Hills, NJ 07078, (201) 273-4162. (1 hr)
Patrick, John. Basic Blackjack. John Patrick Productions, Short Hills,
NJ. (1 hr)
- Not recommended. Contains inaccurate information. Patrick advertises it as a "blueprint to basic blackjack strategy. Covers all key strategic decisions and money management concepts."
Patrick, John. Beat the House. Patrick Productions, Short Hills, NJ.
- Not recommended. Includes segments from John Patrick's videos and TV shows.
Pell, Allan. Blackjack Bootcamp. PriMedia Video; 1997. (46+50+61
- Excellent. Highly recommended. One of the best video instruction series that has been produced for the game of blackjack. The course includes 3 videotapes (VHS), plus a 90-page manual. The course is ideal for the beginning player but also addresses many of the advanced topics of the game.
Savalas, Telly. The ABC's of Winning Blackjack.
Blue Chip Productions, New York, NY; 1993. (55 minutes)
- Not recommended. Contains inaccurate basic strategy advice. This professionally produced video covers the basics of the game and teaches players how to play the "Telly way." The only thing of interest to serious players is the fact that this video was filmed on location at the now-closed Dunes casino in Las Vegas.
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[Fall 93 Dalton Blackjack Review 17]
[2/93 Olsen Blackjack Confidential]
Smith, Larry G. and Joseph Janik. How to Deal Casino Games: Blackjack. Janik; 1990. (2 hours or 6 hours)
Snyder, Arnold. First Church of Blackjack Revival. RGE Publishing, Oakland, CA; 19??.
Uston, Kenneth. Beat the House at Blackjack. Alvin Fast, VIP, Inc.,
Hollywood, CA; c1987. (2 hours)
- Good, recommended. Collier's video is just as good and less expensive.
Uston, Kenneth. How to Win at Blackjack. Casino Video International;
1986. (75 minutes)
- Good. Recommended. Uston explains the rules, playing procedures, basic strategy, and card counting (plus-minus system). Also available in audio format.
[12/86 Snyder Blackjack Forum 47]
Whilhite, David. How to Play to Win. 19??. (30 minutes)
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