by Kevin Blackwood
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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Who's the Best Blackjack Player on the Net?
Throughout July, bet365 is hosting an amazing blackjack competition to find the best Blackjack player on the net. For just £1 per hand players can join in the battle for a piece of the £50,000 prize fund and the chance to be crowned the 'bet365 Master of Blackjack'.
MIT Blackjack Team to Hold Seminars Nationwide
The iconic MIT blackjack team, whose real-life adventures inspired the movie "21" and New York Times bestseller "Bringing Down The House", legally won millions from casinos throughout the United States. Now, two former members of that elite card-counting squad are paying visits to select cities in order to teach others how to win at blackjack.
Automatic Win at Blackjack Takes Off in Indiana
Sunday, December 09, 2007
If a player is holding a two-card 20 (10/10 or A/9) and the dealer is showing a 10-value up-card (no blackjack), the player could elect not to play out the hand in return for keeping the original bet and being paid half its value in winnings.
Make Dad A Blackjack Wiz On Father's Day
For dads that are blackjack fans there may be no better gift this Father's Day than unique guidance from the very folks that brought Vegas to its knees -- the MIT blackjack team.
How I Made a Fortune at Blackjack. . .
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Here's an award-winning multiplayer skill game that really does sort the men from the boys in the world of competitive blackjack.
Aces Royal Blackjack Launched for Mobile Phones
UK mobile technology provider Cecure Gaming Limited has launched its second mobile gaming title in the UK, Aces Royal Blackjack, proclaiming it to be the '..most advanced real-money blackjack game for mobile phones.'
Blackjack Institute Adds Classes in NYC and Las Vegas
Like poker, blackjack is a game of skill. And just like poker five years ago, blackjack's stock is on the rise with a professional tour underway, a feature film in production starring Kevin Spacey, and whispers of television shows in the works.
Romantic Blackjack Table for Two?
Monday, February 12, 2007
Forget the chocolate and flowers. This year try cards, playing cards that is. If you are looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift, the Blackjack Institute is offering a special blackjack mentoring opportunity for couples.
MIT Blackjack Team Members Launch Blackjack Institute Seminars
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Blackjack is the only casino game where the odds can be in the player's favor if that player knows what he or she is doing. And who better to learn winning ways from than two former members of the legendary MIT blackjack team.