Message from Eliot
If you’re looking for me after my retirement from the casino world, here I am.
I am available for expert witness services for gaming and casino related legal cases. I am also available for selective free consulting, interviews and public speaking.
In this blog, I will be sharing some of the odd tidbits in my archive from my days in the casino industry. I may create some new stuff along the way, so stay tuned!
If you’ve got a question or comment about something I’ve posted, please feel free to email me directly at:
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Category Archives: Advantage Play
I changed the visibility on my YouTube channel so that all videos are once again available to the public. Please enjoy!
Here is the very last video I posted:
I am announcing the release of a new statistical blackjack side bet analysis VBA Excel spreadsheet. You can find it in the downloads section of this blog, or just CLICK HERE.
This spreadsheet allows the user to compute the house edge for any pay table, any number of decks for a number of popular blackjack side bets. In addition, this spreadsheet allows the user to input a custom shoe composition or to follow the play of a shoe in real-time and get updated edges after each hand. This facilitates computation of EORs to develop counting systems, assists online play and also allows surveillance to assess if a player is using a system to get an edge.
Exciting news! I have completed what I consider to be the first “full release” of the Statistical Baccarat Analyzer and Baccarat Shoe Risk Analysis spreadsheets. You can download the latest version here:
The question of why advantage players do what they do is answered in the popular media by images of glitz, glamour, parties, piles of chips, cat and mouse, and youth. The motive is greed and the time frame is now. But there is another class of advantage players (APs) who definitely do not fit this Hollywood stereotype. I’m talking about professional APs – the life-timers. These are individuals with the talent, dedication and bankroll whose chosen occupation is beating casinos at their own games.
Many years ago I gave this away for free. I offer it again, for free. My publisher, Cathy Feldman, passed away in 2019. I took this book down from Amazon in 2017 when she was growing ill and could no longer conduct the business of her publishing company, Blue Point Books. I have no interest in re-publishing this book, and I have no more extra copies to give away.
So, I offer this book to you, for free.
Here is the link to the pdf: The_Blackjack_Zone_2005