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BEST BLACKJACK BOOK ON BASIC STRATEGY
Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong
Presents basic strategy and expected value for almost every unusual rule variation ever offered. Examples of rules covered: no hole card to dealer, doubling down on three or more cards, splitting when there is a bet riding that will go on one hand and not have to be matched with a like bet on the other hand, early surrender, five-card hands can be turned in for a half win, over/under, multiple action, double exposure. Also contains interesting tables, such as: probabilities of final dealer totals by upcard; probability of untied naturals by number of decks; and which hands have a positive expected value, by dealer upcard. This blackjack book also explains how techniques for winning at blackjack without counting cards: tells, warps, front loading, spooking, etc., that first appeared in Winning Without Counting, an out-of-print classic that initially sold for $200 per copy. These are legal methods of getting an edge at blackjack in games where the dealer manually looks under a 10 to see if the hole card is an ace. Most casinos no longer employ this procedure, so this material no longer commands a $200 price tag. But if you happen to discover a casino where the dealer peeks under 10s, be aware that you might be able to employ the methods described in this book to make money quickly. Example: a "tell" is where the dealer's body language involuntarily discloses information about the hole card. Editor note: "If you travel a lot this blackjack book should be a mandatory piece of your arsenal."
256 PAGES $14.95 20% Off: $11.96
BEST BOOK ON ACE PREDICTION, SEQUENCING, AND TRACKING
Blackjack Ace Prediction by David McDowell
The Art of Advanced Location Strategies for the Casino Game of Twenty-One! With a foreword by Michael Dalton. Cover art by Abigail Kamelhair. This blackjack book covers the art of Blackjack Sequencing, a dark art that even very few gambling professionals truly understand, let alone have mastered. The basic method involves memorizing a string of cards hoping that their order will be partially maintained by the shuffle. Under optimal conditions, this can give you an advantage a card counter could only dream of. The method is both completely legal and very difficult to detect. This technique, also known as Ace Prediction, Ace Tracking, Sequence Tracking or Key Carding remained the closely guarded secret of a handful of high-stakes professional blackjack players for more than 20 years. Ace prediction can be extremely profitable given the right conditions. Here it is folks -- the complete scoop on this mathematically valid and proven blackjack winning technique. Sequence trackers will find in this book the author's own formula for identifying the profitable games. The author begins the book by studying all known published references on the subject. Chapter 2 examines aspects of non-random shuffling. Chapter 3 is the author's own analysis of non-random shuffling using a statistical procedure provided by Ed Thorp. Chapter 4 tells how to identify and exploit weaknesses in casino shuffles. Chapter 5 offers practical advice on locating Aces in shuffled decks. Chapter 6 explains how to predict Aces during the game. Chapter 7 deals with the calculation of mathematical expectation using simple formulas. Chapter 8 gives advice on bet sizing, probability of ruin, return and risk. Finally, the tables at the end of the book will be useful for making your own analyses of shuffles. Intermixed in the author's exhaustive presentation are some exciting and fun stories from the pits. Also of interest: Blackjack Shuffle Tracking Cookbook, Don Goren's Shuffle Tracking Series, Shuffle Tracking For Beginners.
©2004 160 PAGES $34.95 Price
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK
Blackjack: A Professional Reference by Michael Dalton
The Encyclopedia of Casino Twenty One!
This is the world's greatest twenty-one resource guide and encyclopedia and was written by the editor/publisher of the Blackjack Review Network. This goldmine of information includes over 1300 entries covering blackjack systems, strategies, techniques, rules, terminology, history, trivia, blackjack books, publications, reports, videos, software and sources of information. Blackjack expert Donald Schlesinger calls it "...a spectacular piece of work! There is nothing else remotely like it anywhere!" A must buy for all serious players. The 3rd edition was last published in November 1993. Click here for more critical reviews of this book.. This book is now a living online document and available for free to all BJRnet visitors.
©1993 208 PAGES $29.95 - OUT OF PRINT / OUT OF STOCK
EBOOK EDITION OF
THIS BOOK IS NOW FREE!!!!!:
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST
BLACKJACK LEGAL ADVICE
Blackjack and the Law by I. Nelson Rose and Robert A. Loeb
Two prominent attorneys in the field of gaming law look at the issues from the blackjack players' perspective. Issues covered include: Can skilled players be excluded from games just because they can win? Can the casinos force you to show your ID? Can they "backroom" you for interrogation? What constitutes cheating? Do laws differ on Indian reservation casinos? Is Internet gambling legal? Every gambler needs this book. Learn how to protect your rights as a player. Whether you are concerned with the tax laws, the invasion of your privacy, or the fairness of the games, Blackjack and the Law will provide straight answers to your questions. Also of interest: Casino Abuse of Skilled Players DVD.
245 pages $24.95 Special: $11.95
CHOICE: BEST CARD COUNTING RESOURCE
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK STORY|
Blackjack Autumn by Barry Meadow
A True Tale of Life, Death, and Splitting Tens in Winnemucca - When Barry Meadow decided to take two months off from his life to play blackjack in every Nevada casino, he had no idea what he would find. Leaving behind his business, his fiancee, and his son, he set out on the road with a suitcase, a tape recorder, and $8000 on the journey of a lifetime. Every day would be an adventure. With no guarantees of anything except a long time away, a long way from home. He ran into cowboys and Indians, suffered the Stardust curse, and learned more about the real world of gambling than anybody should have to know. Editor note: Great stuff!
350 PAGES $14.95 - OUT OF STOCK
CHOICE: BEST BOOK ON TEAM PLAY
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK BOOK
ON PROFESSIONAL PLAY
Blackjack For Blood by Bryce Carlson
Subtitled: "The Card-Counters' Bible, and Complete Winning Guide". An outstanding text-book by a part-time high stakes professional player. Covers basic strategy to card counting. Includes the Omega II system, an advanced 2 level counting system. Latest edition includes several revisions including a new section on playing the Over/Under option. ERRATA SHEET AVAILABLE FOR OLDER EDITIONS
247 PAGES $19.95 Special: $17.95 - AVAILABLE
Reality by David H. Morse
David Morse's self-published book was the blackjack book many serious players had either been waiting for or dreading. For the first time ever the closely guarded secret of "signature cards" (also known as "key cards") had been exposed. Morse had finally hit upon a practical phonetic method to remember these cards. Most of this book, however, is not about signature cards. It is about a very personal (David Morse's) method for winning at twenty-one. It is an excellent classic training guide for learning how to count cards (Wong's halves count is used in the discussion) and most of the important technical requirements (including bankroll requirements, bet sizing, standard deviation, estimating your advantage) are presented very well. The book's color charts are very unique and are presented in such a manner that may aid in their memorization.
100 PAGES (SPIRALBOUND) $59.95 Special: $38.95 - OUT OF STOCK / AVAILABILITY UNCERTAIN
Secrets by Stanford Wong
An excellent blackjack book that serves as an introduction to card counting and an explanation of how to get away with playing a winning game in a casino. Contains the hi-lo system with indices from -1 to +6, plus material on what it is like making a living counting cards in a casino.
256 PAGES $14.95 10% Off: $13.46
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK ADVICE
Blackjack Wisdom by Arnold Snyder
This is Snyder's first collection of rantings by the game's most prolific writer and its only self-proclaimed religious leader. Excellent stuff and must reading for serious players.
©1997 213 PAGES $19.95 Special: $9.98
|The Blackjack Zone by Eliot Jacobson
Subtitled: Lessons in Winning at Blackjack and Life. This book is for the player who wants to know what works, what doesn't and why. In a casual, humorous, and easy-to-read manner, Jacobson takes you through basic strategy, the skills necessary to survice as a hobbyist, and then on to card counting and advantage play. The Blackjack Zone explains * What basic strategy is and how to use it, * How to become an advantage player, * How to choose the right game, dealer, and casino, * How to separate myths about blackjack from the realities of the game, and * How to think like a winner and much more. The author holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona.
©2005 190 PAGES $19.95 Special: $12.95 - NOW AVAILABLE
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BOOK FOR HIGH ROLLERS
Burning the Tables on Las Vegas by Ian Andersen.
This is the long awaited sequel to one of the best-selling blackjack books ever written, Turning the Tables on Las Vegas. Many consider Andersen as one of the the top professional blackjack players in the world. Absolutedly must reading for higher stakes players who want to extend their playing career in today's tough games with electronic and computer surveillance. Editor note: This book is already considered a classic. It includes powerful strategies for high-stakes players and an entertaining journey into professional blackjack play in today's casinos. An absolute bargain for the price! Outstanding material. Second edition published in 2003 with a foreword by Stanford Wong.
307 PAGES HARDBOUND ©2003 $27.95 15% Off $23.75
Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte
This book is listed in our general gambling book section.
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BOOK ON CASINO
Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong
The best book available on winning blackjack, craps, baccarat, and keno tournaments. Includes all of the material from Wong's earlier works Tournament Blackjack and Tournament Craps which originally sold for over $100 each. New edition in 1997 includes all the horse racing material from the book Betting Cheap Claimers. Be sure to read Dalton's My First Crap Tournament article. Also listed in our Other Books and Reports section.
352 PAGES $29.95 10% Off: $26.96
|Cheating at Blackjack Squared by
Dustin D. Marks - SEE CAB 2000
OUT OF PRINT / NOT AVAILABLE - HOWEVER, SEE CAB 2000 IN SOFTWARE CATALOG
of "21" by Mason Malmuth & Lynne Loomis
The perfect introduction to the game of blackjack. Includes basic strategy and an introduction to the Hi-Lo card counting system. Good solid information for the beginning player who wants to know how to play well! The new "expanded edition" now includes an index. Part of the Fundamentals series: Blackjack, Craps, Poker, and Video Poker.
70 PAGES $5.95 Special: $5.75 - NEW EXPANDED EDITION WITH INDEX
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK BOOK ON
How to Detect Casino Cheating at Blackjack by Bill Zender
Bill Zender is the author of Card Counting for the Casino Executive and is the former Vice President of the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas. In this book, Zender reveals the hidden "tricks of the trade" of scam artists. Includes 37 photos. Great educational material for players and casino officials alike.
178 PAGES $19.95 10% Off: $17.96
|EDITORS CHOICE: MY
FAVORITE BLACKJACK BOOK
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong
An outstanding presentation of the Hi-Lo and Halves counting systems. For many professional card counters this is the blackjack book on the game to buy. Includes accurate indexes for most game variations. Also includes systems to beat Over/Under, Bustout, and Double Exposure. Editor note: This is the book that describes the system that I personally use in the casinos. Highly recommended.
348 PAGES $19.95 10% Off: $17.96 - AVAILABLE
OCCASIONALLY AVAILABLE: Collectible hardbound "Black" edition - original older edition of Professional Blackjack. Used / Good Condition. Occasionally in stock.
241 PAGES HARDBOUND $30.00 - OUT OF PRINT / OUT OF STOCK
PACKAGE: High-Low & Wong's Halves
The High-Lo is one of the most popular professional card counting systems on the market today. Material includes three books by Stanford Wong - Basic Blackjack, Professional Blackjack and Blackjack Secrets. For further information see each book's entry in this catalog.
High-Low & Halves $49.85 Special $44.85
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK BOOK ON TELLS|
Read the Dealer by Steve Forte
This book is listed in our reports section. Click here.
|EDITORS CHOICE: BEST BLACKJACK INSTRUCTION
The Silver Fox Blackjack System by Ralph Stricker
This is Ralph Stricker's excellent single level balanced count which was originally based on KoKo Ita's Green Fountain count. See Blackjack Review 5.2 for interview, review, and excerpt. Ralph Stricker is currently the moderator of the BJRnet Team Play board in the Green Zone. Ralph offers the ultimate tutorial on winning Blackjack with his book The Silver Fox Blackjack System--You Can Count On It. It includes the correct basic strategy for any amount of decks, comprehensive card counting, how to determine the correct bank roll, developing the correct betting strategy, and departures from basic strategy according to the count. More information available.
SPIRALBOUND BOOK ONLY$34.95
SPIRALBOUND BOOK W/AUDIO TAPES $55.95
AUDIO TAPES ONLY $19.95
ALSO AVAILABLE: Blackjack Review Volume 5 Issue 2 (Spring 1996) includes "An Interview With Ralph Stricker"
|Sklansky Talks Blackjack
by David Sklansky
Blackjack is the one casino game where the player can get an edge over the house. This has been known for almost forty years and many good blackjack books have been written on the subject. In spite of this, there are still only a relative handful of people who are taking advantage of this knowledge. Why is that? David Sklansky believes the reason is that most people think expert blackjack play is too hard to learn. They browse through a blackjack book and are struck by the complex charts and tables. Sklanksy realized that these charts were not really needed to show someone how to play an almost perfect game. As a renowned teacher, as well as a professional gambler, Sklansky (already the author of eight books on gambling) has devised a technique that literally "talks" you through everything you need to know to truly "beat" this popular game. Excerpt available.
140 PAGES $19.95 - OUT OF STOCK / NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
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