Blackjack Strategy: Tips and Techniques for Beating the Odds

Blackjack Strategy: Tips and Techniques for Beating the Odds

by Michael Benson author of The Devil at Genesee Junction, Bert Randolph Sugar (Foreword by)

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Overview

There is only one casino game in which a player, if he plays perfectly, can gain a mathematical advantage over the house. That game is blackjack. Blackjack Strategy teaches you everything you need to know to fatten your wallet and have a good time at the tables. At last, here is an easy-to-understand guide to blackjack's basic strategy and card counting. Michael Benson explains when to take a hit, when to stand, when to split, and when to double-down-and how all these decisions are influenced by the card count. Included are: a comprehensive list of blackjack rules, including those particular to specific casinos, regions, and foreign countries; how to avoid the surveillance techniques houses use to weed out card counters; inside tips from the professionals; a money management guide to maximize winnings and minimize losses; and 40 strategy charts. Blackjack Strategy is entirely up-to-date for today's casino play and, unlike many other blackjack guides, doesn't require a mathematician's skill to comprehend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592282814
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,217,891
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Benson is the author of sixteen books, including Craps Strategy and Essential Bowling.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Bert Randolph Sugar....11

Introduction........................................15

Chapter One
How to Play.........................21

Chapter Two
Minimizing Your Disadvantage: Basic Strategy...35

Chapter Three
Gaining an Advantage: Counting Cards.................51

Chapter Four
How Card Counting Affects Basic Strategy..........59

Chapter Five
Money Management................................................73

Chapter Six
Casino Specifics.......................................................79

Chapter Seven
Reasons to Beware..................................................87

Chapter Eight
Interview with a Pro.................................................93

Glossary....................................................................................103

Basic Strategy Charts.............................................................113

Suggested Reading.................................................................175

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