Posted onOctober 25, 2020|Comments Off on Eleven Legal Ways to Beat Blackjack that Aren’t Card Counting
Beating the house is what many gamblers go to a casino to do. Unfortunately, the most common method that players attempt is almost certainly doomed to failure. I’m talking about ordinary blackjack card counting. From the sheer difficulty of the method to the hyper-awareness of casino staff to bankroll fluctuations, ordinary blackjack card counting is the last method a player should attempt.
Posted onOctober 23, 2020|Comments Off on Beating the Baccarat Pairs Bet (Video)
The baccarat pairs bet is the most common side bet in baccarat internationally. The wager is that the first two cards dealt to the Player hand are a pair (the same rank). There is also a “Banker Pair” wager. Winning pairs bets pay 11-to-1. What is not as commonly known is just how vulnerable this side bet is to advantage play and cheating.
Posted onOctober 18, 2020|Comments Off on Statistical Blackjack Side Bet Analyzer (Video)
Blackjack side bets are often considered sucker bets. But there’s a lot more to them than that. Some can be card counted, some are beatable through exact calculations and some are fairly immune to advantage play.
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.
No matter which side of the table you are on, whether you are trying to beat baccarat or protect baccarat, there is truth and there is fiction. This video sets you straight, helping you know what to believe and what to throw into the gigantic trash heap of baccarat nonsense.
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: