Posted onNovember 9, 2020|Comments Off on Fourteen Legal Ways to Beat the House that Aren’t Blackjack Card Counting
If you ask gamblers to tell you a method to beat the house, they’ll usually talk about blackjack card counting or poker players. They’ll say how smart you have to be to count cards, and they’ll lament the years they spent as a losing poker player (or lie about it).
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 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.
A player seated at a blackjack table suddenly places a large bet and the dealer calls out “cheques play!” The skill level of the player needs to be established. The usual way to do this is to study the player’s bets and play to determine if he is counting cards. If so, appropriate actions may be taken against the player. However, there are many ways to beat blackjack that have nothing to do with card counting. Among these are shuffle tracking, edge sorting, collusion, card marking and hole-card play. None of these players will be detected by the usual approach.
One thing I learned from my days as a blackjack card counter is how incredibly easy it was to spot other counters at work. And one thing I learned from my days as a casino consultant is how many involved in table games protection find identifying a card counter to be a profound struggle.
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.