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by Norm Wattenberger

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  • How To Learn Basic Strategy
    This is a cross-post from my blog Basic Strategy is the correct strategy for playing every hand in the game of blackjack. It lets you know when to hit, stand, split, double, and surrender. Blackjack gurus often hand their students the following chart from the Wizard of Odds, and tell them... Read more »
  • Guess What... Casinos Cheat!
    This is a cross-post from my blogIntroductionI constantly hear APs tell me the standard opinion that “casinos are heavily regulated, they would never think of cheating.” Here’s how the reasoning goes:Casino licenses are valuableCasinos have regulators constantly scrutinizing their every moveTherefore, the cost of being caught cheating is higher than... Read more »
  • Cover Part I
    This is a cross-post from my blog IntroductionThis series of posts is dedicated to killing sacred cows about “cover” (I use quotes because I think even the basic mental assumption of cover advice are bad). The purpose of these posts is to get you to realize that most of the advice... Read more »
  • Missouri Gaming Law
    I added this post by Ryemo on Missouri gambling laws as it contains the most explicit statement written into law that card counting is legal that I've ever seen: Originally Posted by RyemoI actually keep this PDF file on my phone in case I come across any trouble, considering how... Read more »
  • It occurs to me that ...
    [QUOTE=drunk;190465] Originally Posted by marriedputter Which is why those close to retirement put more and more money in US Treasuries.The average annual rate of inflation is 3.22%. As you can see from this chart if you buy a Treasury Bond the yield is so low that you will actually... Read more »
  • One2Six automatic card shuffling machines for sale
    Originally Posted by MikeBlackJack Hello! I have four One2Six machines for sale.Pictures available here: of them had been in use, tested, working perfectly! 1 is brand new, but needs a licence to operate.Located in Malaga, Spain.Available for inspection and collection. Shipping to your location is available too. PM or email me if you need... Read more »
  • The HNF Count
    Most of the information on the "High Normal Form" is buried in ancient threads. I thought it worthwhile to give it a more permanent home.The HNF uses the tag numbersA,2,3,6,7 = +1 4,5 = +2 8,9 = 0 T = -2For betting accuracy, the Ace should be side counted as -3.This is... Read more »
  • Relevant Ohio Law on Card Counting
    Ohio casino law explicitly states that card counting is legal:OAC 3772-11-08 3772-11-08 Compliance with law; prohibited activities...(B) A person who, without the assistance of another person or without the use of a physical aid or device of any kind, uses the person's own ability to keep track of the... Read more »
  • The Columbus Dispatch
    In a September 19, 2012 article, The Columbus Dispatch stated:"Although the idea of beating the casino has been dramatized in movies such as 21, in which college professor Kevin Spacey organizes his math students in an elaborate cheating scheme, it’s usually not that sophisticated nor complex, Edwards said."The movie was... Read more »
  • Las Vegas Review calls Blackjack card counters cheaters
    In 2002, an article in the Las Vegas Review lumped card counters in with flimflam men, stickup artists and gangsters. You can find copy of the article at: Read more »

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