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  • Should You Take Partial Insurance?
    Article by Mike Anderson I have clarified some things from the original posting, mainly that there are benefits to taking partial insurance although it’s not the optimal EV play. In the game of black when the dealer has an Ace showing you have the options of placing an additional side... Read more »
  • Ed Thorp and Max Rubin’s 21st Blackjack Ball
    Every year in late January, the most elite professional gamblers in the world gather to attend the super secretive Blackjack Ball.  The gala is hosted by long time organizer and advantage gaming legend Max Rubin.  Max spends countless hours in preparation; creating a magnificent soirée so that this profession’s elite... Read more »
  • Forum message boards have been reopened
    As a public service, we have reopened the free message boards.  We will make some improvements as time goes on.  Suggestions are welcome by posting on the board itself. See you there! The post Forum message boards have been reopened appeared first on Read more »
  • LV Bear joins
    Hello, everyone. Ken Smith is a long-time friend, who ran a great website.  I wish Ken the best in his future pursuits. I’m honored to join Joshua’s new management team here.   When Josh asked if I’d be interested in helping after he recently purchased the site, I gladly accepted the opportunity. For those... Read more »
  • Interviews Ken Smith
    Known for being an established authority in providing transparency within the gaming community, recently sat down with Ken Smith for an in depth insight into his prestigious blackjack expertise. The article includes details of Ken’s background, his first experiences in playing blackjack, tournament advice, his future plans and more.... Read more »
  • Huge Portion of My Gambling Library Up For Auction
    Update: The books have been sold. Gambling has been very good to me. It has allowed me the freedom to work when I want, and live exactly the lifestyle I want. I have been doing this for many years now, so it is no surprise that I own a lot... Read more »
  • What are the Odds of Losing 6 Hands in a Row?
    What is the probability of a losing streak of a particular length in blackjack? I'm glad you asked. Well, actually, I'm not. You should read this... The post What are the Odds of Losing 6 Hands in a Row? appeared first on Read more »
  • Why Does The Number of Decks Matter in Blackjack?
    Fewer Decks are Better. Do You Know Why? When it comes to the number of decks in a blackjack game, the fewer the better. Most players have heard this fact somewhere along the line, but many of them don’t know why fewer is better. I often get this question by... Read more »
  • The State of Blackjack – Opportunity Amidst the Apocalypse?
    Charles Dickens may as well have been describing recent developments in casino blackjack… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Rules and conditions at casino blackjack tables have been steadily declining for years, and there are a lot of really bad games out there. 6:5... Read more »
  • A New Design, and a New Knowledge Base
    For the last few months, I have been busily working on the new design at BlackjackInfo. And finally, it’s ready to go, so you are looking at the result. The biggest enhancement is that the site now adapts to whatever device you are viewing on, so check it out on... Read more »