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EDDIE OLSEN

BlackjackConfidential051997

March 1986 – December 2003

Blackjack Confidential was published for about 18 years from March 1986 to November/December 2003*.  It was highly recommended for its blackjack tournament coverage.  There are missing issues in the listing below.  If you have any of the missing issues, let me know at [email protected] and help me complete the index. * Not certain as to last issue.

In addition to the articles shown below Blackjack Confidential has featured the following regular material and columns. Note that not every issue’s articles are listed – only those that may be relevant to card counters or blackjack tournament players.

Editorial
Inside the Casinos
Industry Earnings & BJ Win Rates
I. Nelson Rose’s Gambling & the Law
Miscellaneous Gaming News
Blackjack Tournament Schedules and News
Casino Industry Promotions & Obituaries
The Grinder’s Best Bets – Food values
Marjorie Morningstar’s Column
Casino Playing Recommendations
USA and Foreign
Letters
Classified Advertising
Casino Advertising

1986

MAR
1986
Of interest to collectors of blackjack memorabilia only.
APR
MAY
1986

Olsen, E. Unbalanced shuffles.
Blackjack in South Korea, Australia.

JUNE
1986
Olsen, E. On blackjack’s inner game.
The Bahamas I.
JULY
1986
Shuffling machines.
Las Vegas Hotels Rated
The Bahamas II.
AUG
SEPT
1986
Patterson, Jerry. In Great Britain.
Putting on a Casino Act

OCT
1986
How to train for Las Vegas.
Blackjack Forecast for 1986-87
NOV
1986
Casino bleeders.
Florida Vote Rejects Casinos
Blackjack Adviser
DEC
1986
Jackie Gaughan and the El Cortez.
Blackjack Adviser

1987

FEB
1987
E. Clifton Davis’ winning rules.
An adventure at Binion’s Horseshoe Club.
Interview with Dennis C. Gomes.
Review of Break the Dealer.
The Bahamas.
MAR
1987
Dealing with clumps.
An $18,265 win
Blackjack in Puerto Rico
The 1987 casino guide.
MAY
1987
Exclusive report on break-card clumping.
How to beat the Showboat in Atlantic City
Blackjack Adviser
JUNE
1987
New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean urged to suspend biased games.
Eddie Olsen a turncoat?
Bahamas I
JULY
1987
Olsen, E. The first PHASE II report.
The Bahamas II.
AUG
1987
Morningstar,Marjorie. Her first column.
Olsen, E. PHASE II workshop
Olsen, E. New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean replies to Eddie Olsen.
SEPT
1987
Division of Gaming Enforcement says it intends to probe Atlantic City shuffles.
Olsen, E. Inside PHASE II.
Blackjack in Malaysia.

OCT 1987 ?

NOV
1987
Ken Uston’s Final Days.
Exclusive reports from Uston’s family, including his mother, sister and daughter.
Jerry Patterson and Eddie Olsen recall Uston.
Special PHASE II workshop.

1988

JAN
1988
Blackjack Training Secrets, Part I.
Olsen, E. Remembers his most memorable loss.
The mental side of a winning player.
FEB
1988
Automatic shuffling machines.
Blackjack Training Secrets, Part II.
Morningstar, Marjorie. My Debut as a blackjack player.
APR
1988
Isolation syndrome and shuffling machines.
Biases, a special report.
Morningstar, Marjorie, Late insurance in Atlantic City.
JUNE
1988
Making money in Laughlin.
Special report on Benny Binion.
JULY
AUG
1988
Olsen, E. The Revised and Expanded PHASE II, a strategy for games with excessive like-card clumping.
SEPT
1988
Ken Uston remembered on the anniversary of his death.
Winning From Within.
Patterson, Jerry. On the old days of blackjack.
OCT
1988
Olsen, E. The TARGET II Counting System.
Morningstar, Marjorie. My Own Winning Tips for Blackjack Players.
Expanded coverage of foreign casinos.
NOV
DEC
1988
Olsen, E. How some gaming houses “pedal” cards for unsuspecting players.
Grinder, The. Bahamas’ Crystal Palace Casino to be Caribbean’s largest resort.
Davis, E. Clifton. TARGET II counting system too strong for general public.
Baxter, Justin. Diary of a Professional Blackjack Player – It’s a lonely and frustrating existence.
Morningstar, Marjorie. No need to worry: Cheats have priority.

1989

JAN
1989
Olsen, E. TARGET II and the question of a forthright shuffle – commentary.
Olsen, E. Operation Fair Deal, a boycott intended to improve Atlantic City shuffling procedures.
Baxter, Bev. Confessions of a professional player’s wife – ‘Rough times AND good times’.
Olsen, E. Should we forgive our mistakes?
Morningstar, Marjorie. Shills are legal in Nevada, but they’re are no-no in Atlantic city.
FEB
1989
Olsen, E. Late Surrender Returns to Atlantic City.
Olsen, E. How Uston plotted to ‘save’ early surrender – c1981
Baxter, Justin. Concerning Your Bankroll: This Game Isn’t For Softies.
Olsen, Connie. Arizona pushes for legalized casino gambling
Olsen, E. How to Persuade Dealers to Give You a Better Game
Olsen, E. Park Place to Test Automatic Shuffler for 90-day Period.
MAR
1989
1989 Casino phone directory.
Olsen, E. Subliminal Tapes – are they good training aids?
Olsen, E. An inside look at Nevada’s two-deck games and what kind of shuffles to be on the lookout for.
Olsen, E. Riviera to become largest hotel-casino in the world.
Olsen, Connie. Claridge Late Surrender Option is Late.
APR
MAY
1989
Olsen, E. TARGET II Workshop – A special question and answer workshop.
Olsen, Connie. Deadwood, S. Dakota, OKs Casino Gambling
Davis, E. Clifton. The Bahamas are Friendly – Even to Winning Players.
Morningstar, Marjorie. Concealed Computers in Atlantic City.
JUNE
1989
Iowa legalizes riverboat gambling.
New side bet for blackjack.
Benny Binion to seek a pardon for his past.
JULY
AUG
1989

Olsen, Connie. Manitoba – Government to operate full-time casino at Winnipeg’s historic Fort Garry Hotel.
Olsen, E. Nicoletti Automatic Shuffler ‘Ready’ for Atlantic City Experiment.
Olsen, E. Making Money in Nevada – A ‘Realistic’ Game-Plan Strategy.
Olsen, Connie. Ramada Closes Eddie’s Fabulous 50’s in Downtown Reno.
Morningstar, Marjorie. Alcohol and Games: Is There a Fair Mix?.

SEPT
1989
Olsen, Connie. Indian Casinos are Thriving on 4-deck Blackjack Games … and Guide to Indian Blackjack.
Davis, E. Clifton. Making Money in Atlantic City, Part I.
Roffman, Marvin B. Gaming Crisis for Atlantic City?
Baets, Mary De and Sussan Stoga. The Hyatt Lake Tahoe – A Casino Under the ‘Big Top’.
Morningstar, Marjorie. Cheap Playing Cards in Atlantic City
OCT
1989
Olsen, E. Primer on Shuffle-Tracking, Part I. – The Basics.
Olsen, E. Making Money in Atlantic City, Part II.
Olsen, Connie. Joker Blackjack.
Gordon, Joyce. Excalibur takes hold on Las Vegas skyline.
Olsen, Connie. Casinos Divide New York’s Mohawks
Olsen, Connie. Claridge to Revive Late Surrender.
NOV
1989
Olsen, E. Primer on Shuffle-Tracking, Part II – The cut card can increase your profits.
Olsen, Connie. Steve Wynn’s BIG Move – The Mirage is ready to gamble.
Saito, Richard. Cruiseship and Foreign Blackjack – How I was taken for a ride.
Olsen, Connie. Deadwood Ready to Gamble While the Nation Watches – The games, the rules, the locations.
Baxter, Justin. Monitor the Distribution of Ranks, Suits for a Clue to the Shuffle’s Thoroughness.
Berry, R.W. Laughlin’s Ramada Express.
DEC
1989
Olsen, E. Primer on Shuffle-Tracking, Part III.
Rose, I. Nelson. The New Indian Gambling Law – This issue begins Rose’s Gambling and the Law Column for BJC.
Rohrbacher, Richard and Connie Olsen. An inside report on The Mirage.
Olsen, Connie. December in Las Vegas – A Time for BIG Bargains.
Berry, R.W. The Proposed MGM Grand Moive Theme Park in Las Vegas.
Olsen, Connie. Deadwood Comes Alive.

1990

JAN
1990
Olsen, E. Non-random Shuffles: Mathematical Proof Found.
Olsen, E. End of An Era: Las Vegas gaming pioneer Benny Binion dies at the age of 85.
Rose, I. Nelson. A blackjack player’s legal rights if asked to go to the “back” room.
Olsen, E. Primer on Shuffle-Tracking, Part IV – The Zone Shuffle.
Hollister, Robert. Blackjack in England: An exclusive report on 110 casinos and blackjack conditions in Great Britain.
Olsen, Connie. Nevada resort and an Indian tribe propose Iowa casino.
FEB
MAR
1990
The 1990 Gaming Guide with telephone listings for 247 gambling halls, including 157 toll-free numbers.
Olsen, E. Primer on Shuffle-Tracking, Part V – A Shuffle Tracking Count.
Martin, Ron. Hyatt (Lake Tahoe) Regency.
Rand, Howard. Nicoletti Automatic Shuffler.
Cohen, Irv. Manitoba’s Crystal Casino has a European Atmosphere.
Olsen, Connie. North Dakota, a report on small-limit wagering with details on blackjack locations and conditions.
Cohen, Irv. Playing smart in Aruba.
Rose, I. Nelson. Gambling and the IRS.
Olsen, E. Industry response to Diaconis and Bayer study.
APR
1990
Olsen, E. How to beat the Taj Mahal at its blackjack tables and Inside the Taj Mahal: Facts and Figures.
Olsen, E. Will the Taj Mahal revitalize gaming in Atlantic City?
Olsen, Connie. At the ‘Eighth Wonder’: It’s big, expensive, but bring your own change.

Rose, I. Nelson. Is counting cards ‘cheating’? – Here’s what the state laws say.
Baxter, Justin. Winnipeg is playing it safe – Inside look at the Crystal Casino.
Olsen, Connie. TropWorld discontinues four-deck games.
Olsen, E. Bally’s Park Place in Atlantic City discontinues tests of an automatic shuffling machine.
MAY
JUNE
1990
Olsen, E. Reno-Sparks Area Report.
Olsen, E. Binion’s Horseshoe Club Unveils New House Shuffle With Stripping.
Olsen, Connie. El Rancho starts paying 8-5 odds on blackjacks
Olsen, Connie. Inside the Excalibur.
Olsen, Connie. Washington State cardrooms add low-limit blackjack.
Rose, I. Nelson. Gambling Rights of Indians.
Berry, R.W. Harveys: From Gas Stop to Mega-resort.
JULY
1990
Olsen, E. Two Deck Blackjack Debuts in Atlantic City (Resorts).
Baxter, Justin. Shuffles in Atlantic City.
Rose, I. Nelson. Dealers Who Count Cards.
Rohrbacher, Richard & Eddie Olsen. Inside Report on the Excalibur.
Tarantino, Pat and Alice. Blackjack at Lake Tahoe.
Cohen, Irv. Conditions in the Netherlands (Holland).
Gold, John. The Next Move for Caesar’s Palace.
Arnold, A. A. Laughlin Hilton to Open August 1.
Morningstar, Marjorie. Poor Quality Shoes and Cards in Atlantic City.
AUG
SEPT
1990
Olsen, E. TARGET 1990 Part I – How to Select THE Game.
Olsen, E. The Story Behind the Original TARGET.
Olsen, E. Annual Fall/Winter Blackjack Forecast – Blackjack conditions are going to improve.
Tarantino, Pat and Alice. Aruba casinos are preparing for an explosion in growth.
Rose, I. Nelson. Gambling at “Las Vegas Night”.
Berry, R.W. Scouting Report on Trop/World in Atlantic City.
Morningstar, Marjorie. Players always ask the same questions.
OCT
1990
Olsen, E. TARGET 1990 Part II – How to Scout Tables and the Non-Losing Hand Ratio.
Overhulser, Cal. Indian Blackjack in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Olsen, E. New Ideas Introduced at Retreats.
Olsen, Connie. Luciani Resigns Post at Resorts: 2-Deck Blackjack is up in the air.
Olsen, E. NASA Engineer says non-random shuffles can increase the house advantage by .25%.
Olsen, E. Special and Unexpected Situations.
NOV
1990
Olsen, Connie. The BIG Picture at Caesar’s Palace is Finally in Focus.
Olsen, E. TARGET 1990 Part III-Hand Held Blackjack: The Bias of One Game Might Not Be Repeated.
Callahan, John. Costa Rica.
Rose, I. Nelson. Gambling and the Law Column.
Olsen, Connie. 5-card-21 and 8-5 odds options in Atlantic City.
Olsen, E. Atlantic City Floor Instructions, p.23.
DEC
1990
Olsen, E. What You Would Expect if ‘The Great Slump’ Hits.
Olsen, E. TARGET 1990 Part IV – Managing a Limited Bankroll: Are You Really in Command?
Saito, Richard, Larry Olds and Eddie Olsen. Laughlin.
Olsen, Connie. Inventor of Over/Under 13 Option Seeks Green Light in Atlantic City.
Olsen, Connie. 5-Card-21 Approved for Test; Resorts Petitions for 8-5 Odds.
Olsen, Connie. Iowa Leads Illinois in the Race to Launch Riverboat Gambling.
Rose, I. Nelson. Nevada Casinos Panicked Over the Use of Computers – Gambling & the Law Column.
Olsen, E. BJ Workshop: Card Counting System Recommendations.
Olsen, Connie. Connecticut on the Brink of Landing a Major Casino.

1991

JAN
FEB
1991
Saito, Richard and Leonard Wohlmann. Floating Casinos – Blackjack Aboard an Ocean Liner.
Olsen, E. TARGET 1990 Part V – The thoroughness of the shuffle is the most important element.
Olsen, Connie. Another Trump Shakeup – Can Roger Wagner perform new miracles for the Castle?
Feldman, David, Connie Olsen and Michael Hall. Resorts 5-Card 21.
Hall, Michael. 21 Bits – Atlantic City shuffling procedures are becoming even more complex.
Olsen, Connie. Red Lion’s Casino Express: Coffee, tea or blackjack?
MAR
1991
Olsen, E. More About the Non-Losing Hand Ratio.
Hall, Michael & Steve Markowitz. How to Play 5-Card-21.
Olsen, E. TARGET 1990 Part VI – The Psychology of a Winning Player: What’s the Real Secret Behind Success?
Olsen, Connie. Four-Deck Games to be Reprieved in TropWorld’s New Game Plan.
Olsen, Connie. Iowa Riverboats Ready For Legalized Gambling.
Olsen, E. Longer Shuffles, Smaller Earnings in Atlantic City.
Baxter, Justin. What’s the Real Purpose Behind ‘Washing’ the Cards?.
Hall, Michael. Atlantic City’s ‘Notched’ Blackjack Shoes are Likely to Spread to Other Casino Cities.
APR
1991
Olsen, E. The First Blackjack Player in Outer Space?
Blake, Jim. Hilton’s New Deal.
Olsen, Connie. Penn Firm Seeks N.J. License for Shuffling Machine.
Baxter, Justin. On the Mississippi!
Olsen, Connie. Tropicana Introduces ‘Progressive Blackjack’.
Growth for Cruise-Ship Casinos in Texas.
Hall, Michael. Current State of Single-Deck Blackjack Reveals Industry’s Economic Concerns.
Olsen, Connie. Indiana Could Be a ‘Big Player’ in the Gaming Industry’s Growth.
MAY
JUNE
1991
Olsen, Connie. Mashantucket Pequot Indians Begin Construction of $55 Million Casino on Connecticut Reservation.
Blake, Jim. A New Style and Mood at Binion’s.
Olsen, E. What Next? – Atlantic City Casino Operators Ponder New Ideas…
Blake, Jim. Something Old, Something New at the Stardust.
Hall, Michael. Erratic Blackjack Conditions in Foreign Casinos.
JULY
1991
Olsen, E. Ken Perrie – An Innovator on ‘the other side of the table’.
Olsen, E. Single-Deck Blackjack in Stateline – One of the World’s Best Gambles.
Sirianni, Dick. Saga of the Drifting Sands: Single-Deck Games Revived.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. ARUBA!
AUG
1991
Olsen, E. New Single-Deck Shuffler Could Revolutionize Casino Blackjack.
Blake, Jim. Shake-Up at Circus Circus: At Odds Over the ‘New Frontier’.
Martin, Ron. Gaming Explosion in Minnesota.
Baxter, Justin. Canadians Flock to Minnesota’s Newest Blackjack Games.
Rose, I. Nelson. Iowa Lawmakers Should Have Known Better: The Riverboat Casinos are Doomed to Failure. – Gambling and the Law column.
Olsen, Connie. …Illinois Riverboats Prepare to Roll.
SEPT
OCT
1991
Olsen, E. Part I – The TruCount: An Introduction.
Olsen, Connie. Main Street Station – Just What Downtown Las Vegas Needed.
Olsen, E. Eddie Olsen’s 3rd Annual Blackjack Retreat in Las Vegas.
Olsen, E. & Jim Blake. Main Street Station Offers the Best Single-Deck Games.
NOV
1991
Olsen, E. Trump Castle Tournament Could Revitalize General Blackjack Interest in Atlantic City.
Olsen, Connie. The Castle: Making Waves.
Jacoby, Arthur. Wynn to Build Second Strip Resort.
Olsen, Connie. Breeding Showcases Single-Deck Shuffler; Bally’s, Mirage, Nugget Indicate Interest.
Olsen, Connie. Blackjack War Intensifies: Las Vegas Casinos Turn Back the Clock.
Olsen, E. Part II – The TruCount: A 10-Day Training Program.
DEC
1991
Olsen, Connie. Non-smoking Gaming Areas Begin to Spread…
Ricardo, B.J. & Connie Olsen. Harrah’s Reno Drops Single-Deck Blackjack.
Olsen, Connie & E. A Grandmother’s Patience Prevails – The Trump Castle Tournament.
Olsen, E. Part III – The TruCount: What EVERY Player Should Know About Managing a Casino Bankroll.
Olsen, E. Circus Circus Unveils ‘Project X’.

1992

JAN
1992
X, Mister. Eye Spy: Inside the Industry
Tarantino, Pat and Alice. St. Maarten / St. Martin.
Rohrbacher, Richard and Eddie Olsen. World Championship of Blackjack: From Baseball to Blackjack – the Boone Family Strikes Again.
Olsen, E. Part IV – The TruCount: Clumping!
Olsen, Connie and Eddie. Automated Single-Deck Explosion.
Olsen, Connie. Multiple Action Blackjack Offers a New Twist at the Four Queens.
Rohrbacher, Richard. Riveira Winter Championship and Stardust $200,000 Holiday Tournaments.
FEB
1992
Olsen, Eddie. Part V – The TruCount: Behind the complete player.
X, Mister. Eye spy: Surveillance works in secret, watching for the unusual.
Guimes, Art. Inside a London casino – The Sportsman.
Olsen, Eddie. Blackjack variations.
MAR
1992
Olsen, Eddie. Part VI – The TruCount: Survival! Nevada casinos offer a special challenge.
Olsen, Connie. Overflowing crowds at Foxwoods.
Guimes, Art. Blackjack on an Irish Sea ferry.

APR ???
1992

MAY
1992
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Aruba revisited.
Pilcher, Bob. Soft 18 vs 10.
X, Mister. Eye Spy: Vulnerable casinos.
Rose, I. Nelson. Gambling and the Law: The courts have a new attitude toward casinos, gambling debts.
Olsen, Connie. New markets for automatic shuffler.
Olsen, Eddie. Casinos should band together now before a federal agency takes over.
JUNE
1992
Olsen, Connie. How Player’s Club was founded.
Olsen, Eddie. Controversy over elimination of blackjack’s cut card.
Hall, Steve. Oneida Casino is Wisconsin.
Tekavec, Mel & Carol. $2-$15 bet spread available in Colorado single-deck game.
Cobb, Joseph. Blackjack in St. Kitts, West Indies.
X, Mister. Sophisticated slot-machine cheats are becoming a big security concern.
JULY
AUG
1992
Olsen, Eddie. Secrets of the Taj Mahal
Olsen, Eddie. How to manage a small bankroll and increase your chances of success.
Rose, I. Nelson. Like to win $10 million? – It could turn into a financial disaster.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Blackjack on the Alton Belle riverboat.
Lepine, Denis. Blackjack at Crystal Casino – Manitoba, Canada.
SEPT
1992
Olsen, Eddie. The 1992 Getaway Guide: The best bets in America.
Olsen, Eddie. The new Reno.
Olsen, Connie. New space-age blackjack table that blows the smoke away.
Saugen, Miles. How to play Red or Black 21.
Olsen, Eddie. The Sonar Edge – Part 1: Players often beat themselves.
Olsen, Eddie. The day Ken Uston became a nationally-known folk hero.
Schwartz, Howard. You can’t go wrong with this list of blackjack books and software.
REVIEW: Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson
REVIEW: Blackjack: A Professional Reference by Michael Dalton
REVIEW: Universal Blackjack Engine by John Imming.
OCT
1992
Olsen, Eddie. A revival for Atlantic City?
Banker, Will. Distortions of unbalanced counting systems.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Nassau prepares for a party – its 50th birthday celebration.
Olsen, Eddie. Playing methods are secondary to self-management training.
Schwartz, Howard. Resources for ‘other’ casino games.
REVIEW: Betting Cheap Claimers by Stanford Wong.
Masque Blackjack software
NOV
1992
Olsen, Eddie. The Sonar Edge – Part 3: World-class blackjack: reaching for the top.
Schwartz, Howard. Poker and sports betting as sidelines.
REVIEW: Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong
REVIEW: Casino Master software for Mac.
DEC
1992
Olsen, Connie. Ex-priest Bill Walsh of the Franklin Hotel & Durty Nelly’s Gambling Hall in Deadwood, CO.
Olsen, Eddie. The Sonar Edge – Part 4: Playing the game with intensity, a clear mind.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. What you should know when planning a Caribbean trip.
Schwartz, Howard. The psychology of winning: Sources for various insights.
REVIEW: How to make a day’s pay from $100 to $1000 playing blackjack by Jerry Verbel.
REVIEW: Blackjack Analyzer by Stanford Wong.

1993

JAN
1993
Olsen, E. The Sonar Edge – Part 5: How You Can Protect Yourself From Get-Rich-Quick Peddlers.
Marchione, Jean. Puerto Rico: Is It Worth a Trip?
Olsen, Connie. Atlantic City Previews Shuffle Master.
Schwartz, Howard. Resource materials for gamblers have grown steadily since 1979.
REVIEW: The Morons of Blackjack, King Scobe
REVIEW: Blackjack Master Software, Elite Software
FEB
1993
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Aruba casinos.
Callahan, John. Central America blackjack conditions.
Marchione, Jean & Connie Olsen. St. Maarten casinos.
Olsen, Connie. Vegas Vic! He’s talking once more.
Olsen, Eddie. Sonar Edge – Part 6: This blackjack test has a price, but it should return dividends.
Schwartz, Howard. Psst! Need a system? Some are fun!
REVIEW: Telly Savalas’ The ABC’s of Winning Blackjack video.
MAR
APR
1993
DeShield, Wally. Part I: How to bet tournaments successfully.
Banker, Will. Tightening up your accuracy in shoe games: trucount master chart for improved precision.
DeShield, Wally. Craps the smart way.
Rubio, Hugo. A ratio of dealer ‘breaks’ can often help indicate the thoroughness of the shuffle.
Saugen, Miles. Single-deck simulation compares Las Vegas, Reno.
MAY
1993
Olsen, Connie. Atlantic City sees the light(s).
DeShield, Wally. Part II: Why counters often fizzle in tournament competition.
Olsen, Connie. Steve Norton continues to make gaming history.
Olsen, Connie. New Jersey begins testing Shuffle Master machines.
Schwartz, Howard. Book Reviews: The mathematics of gambling.
Saugen, Miles. Computer simulation – Bankroll management.
JUNE
JULY 1993
Olsen, E. Atlantic City’s 15th Birthday Lacks Fireworks.
Olsen, E. Blackjack Chronicles: My Introduction to Casinos Was No Overnight Adventure.
DeShield, Wally. Keno and Lotteries: Playing Long Odds Can Still be Fun.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Aruba Gaming Continues to be Risky Business.
REVIEW: Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson
AUG 1993Olsen, Connie & Nancy L. Ford. First New York casino opens – Oneida Indian Nation.
Olsen, Connie. Atlantic City’s poker parlors are smash hit.
Olsen, Olsen. Part II: Blackjack chronicles – As blackjack’s Don Quixote, I learned to count and listen.
Olsen, Connie. Windsor casino is taking shape.
Lepine, Denis. Crystal casino, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
DeShield, Wally. Systems, myths and fallacies.
Schwartz, Howard. The leading resources for sports bettors.
REVIEW: Blackjack Secrets by Stanford Wong
REVIEW: Blackjack Secrets Championship Blackjack by Stone & Assoc.
SEPT 1993Olsen, Olsen. Super Blackjack.
DeShield, Wally. Thoughts and techniques on coping with the realities of casino blackjack.
Olsen, Eddie. Uston’s impact on my career.
REVIEW: Blackjack Count Analyzer by Stanford Wong.
OCT 1993Olsen, Eddie. The Birth of TARGET.
Olsen, Connie. Gambler’s Book Club’s Howard Schwartz.
REVIEW: Winning Blackjack for the Serious Player by Edwin Silberstang
NOV
DEC 1993
Olsen, Eddie. In 1981, Patterson’s credentials were among the best in the game.
REVIEW: So You Wanna be a Gambler by John Patrick

1994

JAN 1994Olsen, Eddie. TARGET classes were really balanced blackjack programs
DeShield, Wally.  Choosing the Best Game: Step-by-step, based on an 800-million hand study.
FEB 1994Tarantino, Pat and Alice. St. Maarten casinos
REVIEW: Blackjack for Winners by Scott Frank

MAR
1994

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APR 1994 REVIEW: Casino Verite Blackjack Software

MAY
1994

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JUNE 1994Royal Match 21 Pay-Out Schedules
JULY 1994Olsen, Eddie. Single-deck blackjack remains No. 1.
DeShield, Wally. Costa Rica’s Rommy Blackjack

AUG
SEPT

1994

Rose, I. Nelson. Legalized gaming never a solid bet, survives scandals.
Olsen, Connie. Vic Vickrey’s secret to success: Don’t be afraid to offer fair odds.

SEPT
OCT

1994

Olsen, Eddie. The Game! Blackjack’s most famous single-deck game between Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Rose, I. Nelson. Counters can’t use hidden computers – should casinos?
NOV 1994Olsen, Connie. Shuffle Master shows off new multi-deck shuffler.
DeShield, Wally. New table-game called 7½ has 0.92% house advantage.
Obituary: Paul H. Keen, employee of the Gambler’s Book Club in Las Vegas.

DEC
1994

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1995

DEC JAN
1995

DeShield, Wally. First counting systems for new Super 7 ½ game.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. St. Maarten, ahoy!

FEB
1995

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MAR
1995

 DeShield, Wally. Multi-action blackjack strategy: A 40-million hand simulation.

APR MAY 1995Olsen, Connie. Eddie Fisher Rediscovered
Cozzens, E. J. Secrets of a Successful Tournament Promoter

JUNE 1995Olsen, Eddie. Jury awards N.J. card counter $1.5 million: The Anthony J. Campione story.
Gardetta, Dave. Shoeless Joe turns $400 into $1.3 million: What are the Odds?
Rose, I. Nelson. The Next Frontier: Computer Casinos or at-home gaming.

JULY 1995 ???

AUG 1995

Cozzens E. J. More Tournament Secrets.
Joseph, G. I. Misconceptions About Tournament Regulars
DeShield, Wally. Costa Rica: A Guidebook for Gamblers
Schwartz, Howard: Recommended Titles on Tournament Play

 

SEP
1995
Olsen, Eddie. What Wong Really Said in the Anthony Campione case.

OCT 1995 ???

NOV 1995The Best Games: More than 200 Scouting Reports
DEC 1995Olsen, Connie. Martin Scorsese’s ‘Casino’ receives mixed reactions.
DeShield, Wally. The Problem with Casino Win Rates.
Roberts, E. J. Tripped up by Tournament Pressure? Practice with Blackjack Mini-Events.

 1996

JAN
FEB
1996
Rose, I. Nelson. New Controversy Brewing Over Preferential Shuffling
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Aruba: More Diverse Than Ever.
MAR
APR
1996
Reno’s No. 1 Game: Dispute between the Peppermill and Clarion.
Smith, Ken. Tournament Fever in Chicago.
MAY
1996
Olsen, Connie. Dealer’s Hand 21
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Blackjack in Aruba

JUNE
JULY
1996

Bates, Warren. Counter gets $10000 after turning down $50000 settlement: A MIT Team “Strategic Investments” player story.
Olsen, Connie. Counter-turned lawyer defends NJ ‘location’ player: A David Morse story.
DeShield, Wally. Spanish 21 Strategy
AUG
SEPT
1996
Olsen, Eddie. Normal D. Wallace aka Wally DeShield has died.
Olsen, Connie. Steve Wynn’s Growing Empire
OCT
1996
Smith, Kenneth. How to Grade Tournaments.
ZeVan, Barry. The Ultimate Adventure – Blackjack in Monte Carlo.
NOV
DEC
1996
Main Street Station opens in Downtown Las Vegas
LATE
DEC
1997
Single Decks Coming Back?
Sands Imploded – New Era Begins
Olsen, Connie. New York-New York Prepares to Open

1997

JAN
1997
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FEB
1997
 Olsen, Connie. SafeJack Blackjack: Electronic Blackjack System Tracks Down Card Counters
MAR
1997
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APR
1997
Reno’s Atlantis begins “Beat the Dealer” test.
MAY
JUNE
1997
Olsen, Connie. East Chicago’s Showboat Mardi Gras.
Smith, Kenneth. Picking the ‘right’ seat can help your chances on winning (in a tournament).
JULY
1997
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AUG
1997
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SEPT
1997
Olsen, Connie. Update on Anthony Campione case.
Smith, Kenneth. A blackjack clinic for armchair scounts.
Rose, I. Nelson. No justice in New Jersey for card counters.
OCT
1997
Special Edition: Exclusive Tournament Listings
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. No dealer tokes at these Canadian casinos.
NOV
1997
Olsen, Eddie. The Legacy of Ken Uston
Olsen, Eddie. Ken Uston’s death: An unsolved mystery?
Vickrey, Vic. How Uston resolved his team’s first crisis.
Fuerie, Jerry. The REAL Ken Uston: Versatile and brilliant.
Fuerie, Jerry. Winning – It wasn’t easy!
Uston, Beth A. Remembering my father, 10 years after his death.

1998

DEC
JAN
1998
Olsen, Eddie. You’re not a counter? Well, you can still limit your losses.
Smith, Kenneth. The art of last-hand bets and the special ‘Rule of 2, 4, and 5’ (tournament tips)
Goldberg, Sheldon. Strategy for last five hands is a never-ending dilemma.
FEB
MAR
1998
Olsen, Eddie. Opportunities are shrinking – be at the top of your game.
Smith, Kenneth. When you need to stay alive, a variation might do the job:  Tournament tip).
Goldbert, Sheldon. Playing smart – observations from 40 years as a gambler.
Dolmatch, Hank. Inside tips on how to crash an invitational tournament.
APR
1998
Olsen, Eddie. James Ralph Hadley, 62; was a blackjack player for 40 years (Died Jan 14, 1998)
Goldbert, Sheldon. More ‘playing smart’ advice from 40 years as a gambler.
MAY
1998
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JUN
1998
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LATE
JUL
1998
Olsen, Eddie. Uston saw unbalanced counts as a modern-day development.
AUG
1998
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SEP
1998
Schwartz, Howard. Rediscovering blackjack treasures: Inside the Gambler’s Mind, Blackjack: A Professional Reference, Two Books on Blackjack and The Las Vegas Blackjack Diary.
OCT
NOV
1998

Schwartz, Howard. Among the best blackjack books in print: Theory of Blackjack, Beat the Dealer, Playing Blackjack as a Business, Million Dollar Blackjack and Professional Blackjack.
Shuffle Master testing new Shuffler: The ACE Shuffler

DEC
1998
Dolmatch, Hank. Protecting the Game!
Schwartz, Howard and Eddie Olsen. The Life and Times of a Gentle Giant: Peter Griffin 1937-1998.  Reports by Arnold Snyder, Stanford Wong

1999

JAN
1999
Smith, Kenneth. A tournament strategy for insurance decisions.
FEB
1999
???
MAR
1999
Dolmatch, Hank. Casino ‘justice’ not always fair.
Paylozyan, Set. In tournament play, a case for doubling on blackjack.
Smith, Kenneth. The agony and ecstasy of tournament blackjack.
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Aruba: Games are only fair, but it’s still paradise.
APR
1999
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MAY
1999
Olsen, Eddie. Tournament bonanza.
JUN
1999
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JUL
1999
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AUG
1999
Joseph, G. I. There are plenty of ups and downs in tournament play.
Schwartz, Howard. Living blackjack’s ultimate fantasy.
SEP
1999
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OCT
1999
Tarantino, Pat & Alice. Rural casinos in Upper Midwest offer low-stakes blackjack with liberal conditions.
Turning Stone drops double decks, most tables will become eight decks.
NOV
1999
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DEC
1999
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2000

JAN
2000
???
FEB
2000
Digital 21 (by DigiDeal Corp) to be tested by Sunset Station.
MAR
2000
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APR
2000
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MAY
2000
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JUN
2000
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JUL
2000
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AUG
2000
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SEP
2000
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OCT
2000
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NOV
2000
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DEC
2000
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