Advanced Advantage Play is now FREE ($12.95) on

Well, not exactly FREE … but AAP is being sold at the minimum price that Amazon will allow me to sell it so that people can by multiple copies, for example $12.95 per copy in the U.S., essentially meaning I am giving up nearly all the royaltees Amazon allows.

I was just able to order 2 copies @$12.95 each!  Wow!

(This price may not be available for up to 72 hours after this article is posted.)

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The Blackjack Zone — available for download (FREE!)

Blackjack ZoneMany 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

Two Biographical Articles about My Work for the Casino Industry

Folks have been asking about my history in the casino industry. Here are two brief biographical articles that were written around the time I retired. Click on the article to read it.

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Announcing: Baccarat Edge Calculator

I decided to create a very simple calculator to focus on the one thing players and casino surveillance care about the most — what is the edge when a player makes a wager. And so I give you, the Baccarat Edge Calculator:

This is an Excel spreadsheet that uses macros.  You can use this spreadsheet for real-time analysis of a shoe in progress, or you can use it to analyze a shoe after-the-fact.  It covers all the most popular baccarat variations as well as the most common side bets.  Full instructions and information is available in the spreadsheet to make it easy to understand and easy to use.

A full-featured spreadsheet that allows player analysis is also available, see the previously shared Baccarat Risk Analyzer .


Computer-Perfect Baccarat Play

[The original article is at  Many thanks to 888 for permission to repost this article here.]

I have recently been obsessing over computer-perfect play against the baccarat Tie bet and Pairs bet.  The current post takes computer-perfect baccarat to the next level. I am going to give the computer-perfect win-rates and other statistics for each of the Player, Banker and Tie bets for a variety of cut card placements. This will allow me to give an overall win-rate for a patron using a computer to play baccarat perfectly.

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Why Baccarat Card Counting Sucks

[This article appears at, but folks in some countries can’t access it.  Due to the popularity of this article, I am reposting it here. Gratitude to 888 for permission to re-post.]

From time to time the question of card counting in baccarat comes up. Because baccarat is dealt from a shoe, it follows that the odds for the banker/player/tie bets change as cards are dealt. As more and more cards are dealt, a counter will get an ever more precise estimation of the composition of the cards that remain. Continue reading