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Blackjack History DatabaseThe Blackjack Review Network is your portal into the world of blackjack and the game of twenty-one! All online content here is free.1) Yes, all online content here is free. There are no memberships to join or fees to enter special areas on the site. To help pay the rent, we do have a few affiliate ads and sponsors. The site owner, Michael Dalton, has had a love and passion for the game since the 1980s. You can help him keep this site free by becoming a site sponsor, purchasing a product from our catalog, or by making a donation. Don’t know where to start? Check out the 21 Frequently Asked Questions About Blackjack section first, get inspired in the Blackjack Hall of Fame and review some of the articles in our blog.

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HOME OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BLACKJACK

No 6 to 5 Blackjack Please!We are the home of Michael Dalton‘s free online edition of the 1000+ page Encyclopedia of Blackjack – the most comprehensive resource available anywhere for everything blackjack related: basic strategies, card counting system comparisons, blackjack odds and probability, terminology, rules and conditions, sidebets and variants, product reviews, history of the game and information on the amazing individuals involved. If you can’t find what you are looking for or have a suggestion, let the author know. 3)No 6 to 5 Blackjack The term 6:5 is an abbreviation for a game in which naturals are paid only 6 to 5. This is not only a sucker bet, but they are cheating you in plain site. A natural blackjack is meant to be paid at 3 to 2. DO NOT PLAY in these games! For more information check The Numbers of 21 section.

PRODUCT REVIEWS

This site hosts the largest index of blackjack books, reports, publications, software and videos available anywhere.  An attempt has been made to provide unbiased reviews of all blackjack products that are now available or once were. This undertaking has taken over 30 years and continues to be updated regularly.  If you are new to blackjack, be sure to read The Best Blackjack Books of All Time as a good start to your education.

BLACKJACK HISTORY

The Blackjack Review Network now manages the largest database of blackjack and card counting historical events including births and deaths, barrings and legal action, card counting team exploits,  blackjack book and report publishing dates and miscellaneous trivia.  The blackjack history project began in 2016 and can also be found at blackjackhistory.com.

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HISTORY OR QUOTE FOR OCTOBER 30:

  • On this day in 1942, the Last Frontier Casino opened in Las Vegas. This was previously known as the Pair 'O Dice club.

CARD COUNTING SYSTEMS

Blackjack SchoolIn addition to basic strategy information, you will find a complete card counting school curriculum with tests and quizzes, frequently asked questions, card counting systems comparisons, blackjack and card counting strategy videos, blackjack and advantage play blog feeds, historical rules and conditions, archives and recommended links.

Card counting is an advantage play technique. It is a method of keeping track of the cards by assigning a value to certain cards in the deck. The theory behind card-counting is based on the fact that when a deck or shoe is deficient in small cards the player is at a greater than normal advantage.  When the deck or shoe is deficient in high cards the player is at a less than normal advantage. Is there such a thing as “the best card counting system“?

BLACKJACK AND GAMBLING BLOGS

This site maintains its own blog and provides links to other great blackjack and advantage play blogs. Our latest blog entry is below.

  • Bill Zender’s Newsletter and the Buster Blackjack Side betBill Zender’s Newsletter and the Buster Blackjack Side bet
    The Bill Zender Newsletter October 29, 2020 Dear Friends and Business Associates, As the pandemic continues, I have had to change my way of conducting business.  In the last few months, I have gravitated towards conducting more business online.  This includes providing short training session presentations through Internet medias such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and a… Read more »

ADVANTAGE PLAY SUPPORT

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Blackjack Review supports all other sites and experts that provide sound and mathematically justified ideas about the game of blackjack and advantage play. If there is better information available elsewhere you will usually see a link to it here along with a glowing endorsement. We are not owned or controlled by any casino operation and are determined to provide honest and accurate information to players.  Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

ONLINE GAMBLING

Now, for all you gamblers out there: Blackjack card counting is a technique that can increase your odds of winning.  But it can’t be applied at most online sites where cards are shuffled every time and there is no deck penetration. Online gambling is enjoyed worldwide. For example, Japanese people love blackjack, but they are also crazy about カジノスロット (different kinds of casino slots) and bitcoin オンラインカジノ. Arab people prefer traditional table gambling games like blackjack, but because of the lack of brick and mortar casinos, it`s easier for them to find a blackjack Arab online casino or بلاك جاك كازينو اون لاين عربي , than traveling miles away from their home to play. You can also play in blackjack casino sites that accept Boku payments.

PRODUCT CATALOG

Donald Schlesinger's Blackjack Basic Strategy CardsBe sure to check out our product catalog – currently undergoing a 20% to over 80% off clearance. This may be your last chance. When our product inventory is gone, we will most likely not be restocking it! Many items are being sold at “below cost”. Our catalog includes gambling books, reports, software and videos from the top experts in their field. Our blackjack software recommendations include Norm Wattenberger’s Casino Verite, Victor Shelley’s Ne Plus Ultra and SmartCards by Extreme Blackjack. Need a good set of casino type poker chips? We have that too! Interested in baccarat? Check out Dennis Suggs’ Baccarat Buster software that allows users the ability to define any casino shuffle and practice or simulate baccarat playing strategies.

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Footnotes

↑ 1. Yes, all online content here is free. There are no memberships to join or fees to enter special areas on the site. To help pay the rent, we do have a few affiliate ads and sponsors. The site owner, Michael Dalton, has had a love and passion for the game since the 1980s. You can help him keep this site free by becoming a site sponsor, purchasing a product from our catalog, or by making a donation.
↑ 2.BJRnet.com Since 1996, The Blackjack Review Network could be found at BJRnet.com. In 2016, we moved to this improved and more secure site and began using the BlackjackReview.com domain. Blackjack Review magazine was published from 1992 to 1998. Past issues may still be available. You can find us on Twitter at @bjrnet and on Facebook at bjrnet21.
↑ 3.No 6 to 5 Blackjack The term 6:5 is an abbreviation for a game in which naturals are paid only 6 to 5. This is not only a sucker bet, but they are cheating you in plain site. A natural blackjack is meant to be paid at 3 to 2. DO NOT PLAY in these games! For more information check The Numbers of 21 section.

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