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Interesting gambling books
The Counter
by Kevin Blackwood
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This is an authentic, gambling novel, written by someone who spent years in the trenches. This book offers a rare glimpse into the intriguing life of a professional card counter, certainly one of the world's most unique occupations. The protagonist, Raven Townsend, decides he's too good for Maine and shuns his poor New England upbringing. His grandiose plans of becoming a famous Biblical archaeologist suddenly get shelved when he takes a detour into the world of high stakes blackjack. His exceptional mathematical gifts, phenomenal memory, and incredible determination enable him to succeed where most fail—but at the expense of his girlfriend and original dreams. Raven's quest to win a million dollars in blackjack becomes the driving force in his life. However, a sharp-eyed casino surveillance expert stands in the way of Raven's goal, producing a dramatic, page-turning finish in casinos from Reno to the Caribbean.
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Bringing Down the House
by Ben Mezrich
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May be the most fascinating book written on blackjack counting teams since the days of Ken Uston (who died in 1987). Written by Ben Mezrich, who gained the trust of a half-dozen MIT students (occupation: blackjack counters), this work covers a four-year period when the 'team' was in its heyday (1994 to 1998), winning big and escaping the clutches of casino management with minimum damage to self and bankrolls. Mezrich must have truly blended in with this group of near-geniuses and sharpies who often communicated in code right at the tables, signaling verbally and non-verbally. But the strength of the book is in his astute observations of how Las Vegas compares to Atlantic City; what the casino mentality is with regard to attracting players and high rollers, including the all-powerful 'whales' (the highest of high rollers), in how surveillance systems are designed to operate, how counters can be threatened, roughed up and warned never to return again.
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Blackjack Books and Reviews

21 A Journey: Memoirs Of A Professional Gambler
by Stephen Custer

21 A Journey: Memoirs Of A Professional Gambler Book
21 -- A Journey is that rare animal, a relatively new book on the subject of blackjack. It's a story about one man's pursuit of a new career playing the game and the elements in his life that lead him in that direction.
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Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
by Edward Thorp

Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One Book
This great classic has sold half-million copies since the 1960s when it was originally published. Thorp is considered the 'Father of Modern Blackjack Play.' His theories helped develop a count system that revolutionized the way players and casinos look at the game. An absolute 5-star must for anyone who intends to play blackjack.

Big Book of Blackjack
by Arnold Snyder

Big Book of Blackjack Book
Snyder shows beginning and advanced players everything they need to know to beat the game of casino blackjack. From the rules of the game to advanced professional strategies, his guidance and advice runs the gamut of strategies needed to successfully beat the casino-with the odds. Snyder has been a professional player and the guru for serious players for more than 25 years. One of the most fascinating sections, rarely covered in any previous book in depth, is the history of the game and how it evolved, including profiles of some of the great players, some of them pioneers..
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Blackbelt in Blackjack, Revised
by Arnold Snyder

Blackbelt in Blackjack, Revised Book
Arnold Snyder is one of blackjack's legends. This book, now back in print and revised,has become underground gambling classic. This is blackjack as a martial art, targeted for serious and professional players looking to win real money at the game. Snyder reveals tips and tricks used by the pros-shuffle tracking, team play, multiple deck camouflage techniques so that the casino can't detect that the player is using winning techniques, and much more. 21 powerful chapters include a complete course on beating blackjack: the devastating red 7 count, the hi-lo count, the zen count, the true count, and so much more.
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Blackjack Attack, 3rd Edition
by Don Schlesinger

Blackjack Attack, 3rd Edition Book
With more than 100 new pages (the last edition was published in 2000), Schlesinger's work moves to the top of the 'best-bet/must-read' list for serious players. What's been added? New material on optimal betting ramps; unit sizes; SCOREs; four new risk of ruin equations; new computer simulations by Norm Wattenberger; new material on precise expectations tables; the most accurate basic strategy charts now available; and the effects of rules variations on basic strategy expectations.
There are 14 chapters in this marvelous work, including Back-Counting the Shoe Game; Betting Techniques and Win Rates; Evaluating the New Rules and Bonuses; Camouflage; Risk of Ruin; Team Play. In three appendices, the author has Complete Basic Strategy EVs for the 1-2-4-6-8; Basic Strategy Charts for the 1-2 and Multi-Deck Games and the Effects of Rules Variations on Basic Strategy Expectations.

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Blackjack Autumn
by Barry Meadow

Blackjack Autumn Book
A True Tale of Life, Death, and Splitting Tens in Winnemucca - When Barry Meadow decided to take two months off from his life to play blackjack in every Nevada casino, he had no idea what he would find. Leaving behind his business, his fiancee, and his son, he set out on the road with a suitcase, a tape recorder, and $8,000 on the journey of a lifetime. Every day would be an adventure. With no guarantees of anything except a long time away, a long way from home. He ran into cowboys and Indians, suffered the Stardust curse, and learned more about the real world of gambling than anybody should have to know.

Blackjack for Blood
by Bryce Carlson

Blackjack for Blood Book
NOW BACK IN PRINT and REVISED. One of the strengths of this work is that he doesn't just tell you why you should double on certain soft totals, it SHOWS you why in simple, solid terms. Although the basics are covered, Carlson explains how and why card counting works. The book includes the entire method for the Omega II system, one of the easier level-two counts to learn and use. Other chapters cover Camouflage; Gambler's Ruin, Cheating.
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Blackjack: A Winners Handbook
by Jerry Patterson

Blackjack: A Winners Handbook Book

Blackjack is one of the simplest--and most challenging--games for today's gambler. In this completely revised and updated edition of the classic guide, Jerry L. Patterson, author and gambling expert, shares winning strategies that can help you beat the odds--whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro.

Packed with new information and tried-and-true strategies, this book gives you everything you need to know to find the winning edge--from card counting to playing at Internet casinos.

Blackjack: Take The Money and Run
by Henry Tamburin

Blackjack: Take The Money and Run Book
Henry Tamburin's most popular book on blackjack contains three levels of playing strategies. 1) For the beginner, a non-counting strategy that will give you a slight edge in some blackjack games. 2) The intermediate level strategy contains an introduction to card counting. 3) The advanced level playing strategy is a powerful system that will give the blackjack player up to a 1.5% edge over the casinos. The book also contains advice on which blackjack games give you the most profit potential, the risks involved in playing blackjack, how to play without fear of getting barred, and money management discipline.

Bringing Down the House
by Ben Mezrich

Bringing Down the House Book
May be the most fascinating book written on blackjack counting teams since the days of Ken Uston (who died in 1987). Written by Ben Mezrich, who gained the trust of a half-dozen MIT students (occupation: blackjack counters), this work covers a four-year period when the 'team' was in its heyday (1994 to 1998), winning big and escaping the clutches of casino management with minimum damage to self and bankrolls. Mezrich must have truly blended in with this group of near-geniuses and sharpies who often communicated in code right at the tables, signaling verbally and non-verbally. But the strength of the book is in his astute observations of how Las Vegas compares to Atlantic City; what the casino mentality is with regard to attracting players and high rollers, including the all-powerful 'whales' (the highest of high rollers), in how surveillance systems are designed to operate, how counters can be threatened, roughed up and warned never to return again.
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Burning the Tables in Las Vegas
by Ian Andersen

Burning the Tables in Las Vegas Book
This is the long-awaited sequel to the author's best selling (out of print) classic, Turning the Tables on Las Vegas. With a quarter century's worth of experiences in high-stakes gambling, Andersen here forges a blueprint for success in blackjack, poker and other games of life. He addresses virtually every aspect of blackjack advantage play: game selection, longevity, tipping, employee relations, guises, disguises, false identification, credit, comps, risk, heat, dress, demeanor and even diet. Peppered with anecdotes and stories, the book takes you on a vicarious journey into the rarefied realm of the blackjack pro and shows you what it takes to be one.
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Busting Vegas
by Ben Mezrich

Busting Vegas Book
Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. He was notorious at twenty-one, with a pwoerful system the casinos had never sen before, and a bull's-eye on his back. This cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos couldn't top--a system that has never been revealed until now; one that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before
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Gambling Teachers Ebook
by Gayle Mitchell

Gambling Teachers Ebook Book
Learn to Win Guide: 77 Lessons by 7 Top Experts.  10 Program Chapters: 1) Poker-7 Games. 2) Blackjack. 3) Craps 4) Video Poker 5) Slots 6) Bingo & Keno. 7) Roulette. 8) Other Games: Baccarat & European Games. 9) Sports Betting and 10) Gambling Strategies-Tips from the GT team. Chapters 11) Online Gambling and 12) Gambling Teachers Blog, Lesson 77 completes the Guide. PDF format.

Get the Edge at Blackjack
by John May

Get the Edge at Blackjack Book
Learn real strategies that not only the casinos don't want you to know--the ones many of the greatest blackjack players would prefer to keep all to themselves. They are known as advantage-play methods because they give the player the advantage over the casino. They range from the widely-known through sadly little-practiced method of card counting all the way to the devastating methods designed to ascertain the rank of the very next card coming out of the deck or shoe.
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Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution!
by Frank Scoblete

Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution! Book
the revolutionary and incredibly simple, yet powerful, Speed Count and the matching Optimum Basic Strategy (OBS). In minutes you can learn Speed Count and be able to play blackjack with an edge over the house. This new book includes a FREE CD so you can practice the Speed Count and OBS at home.
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