Michael Dalton – Blackjack Review Network


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This is Michael Dalton’s blackjack and card counting site. Home of Dalton’s free online edition of the Encyclopedia of Casino Twenty-One the most comprehensive resource available anywhere for blackjack information, card counting strategies and history of the game. 

  • New Blackjack History Database Tool
    Just completed a new Blackjack History Database Tool on the BJRNET site. Did a blackjack, card counting or related gambling event happen in 1948, or in the month of January, or during April 1977?  Check the Blackjack History Database Tool. You can search by any combination of month, day and year.  Or... Read more »
  • Use of Rolling Chips in North America
    From Bill Zender’s email discussing his upcoming activities and events.  June 6, 2017 Dear Friends and Business Associates, I am sorry that I haven’t kept in touch with everyone.  Between closing out my house in Las Vegas and working abroad, I didn’t have much time in which to pen my usual monthly eBlasts. ... Read more »
  • Everything you need to know about Bitcoin gambling
    This page sponsored by Paddypower.com Everything you need to know about Bitcoin gambling The bitcoin is currently the most popular cryptocurrency used around the world. People are able to earn bitcoins in competitions where users offer their computing power to verify and record bitcoin transactions into the blockchain. This is also known... Read more »
  • Sydney Australia’s Star City Casino
    Spent an afternoon at Sydney Australia’s Star City Casino this week.  This is a huge casino with lots of blackjack tables.  However, they are not worth playing as they all use automatic shufflers.  Minimum bets that I saw started at $20 Australian which is about $15 US.  I did not check... Read more »
  • Monte Carlo Poker Room Closure
    Just received this email from the Monte Carlo Poker Room: Michael, In the early morning hours of April 25th, 2017, the Monte Carlo Poker Room will be closing its doors.  We thank you very much for your patronage and it was our privilege to serve you over the last 20 years.  Effective April... Read more »
  • Blackjack in Montana ???
    Bill would legalize blackjack in Montana, tax tables FREDDY MONARES, University of Montana School of Journalism Published 4:33 p.m. MT March 15, 2017 HELENA — Rep. Wylie Galt, R-Martinsdale, said generating revenue for the state can be as simple as counting to 21, meaning, playing blackjack.  House Bill 578 would legalize... Read more »
  • Ten Fun Ways to Look Like an Idiot*
    Ten Fun Ways to Look Like an Idiot* * Or avoiding blackjack protocol at all costs! by Michael Dalton (Originally published in the Summer 1996 issue of Blackjack Review)Before you sit down at any table be sure to introduce yourself and shake the dealer’s hand. If you need chips, always... Read more »
  • Bill Zender Newsletter 01/17
    Some interesting comments from Bill Zender on the state of advantage play: January 10, 2017 Dear Friends and Business Associates, I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season and are looking forward to a prosperous New Year.  It seems that I am always asked about what I see as the biggest... Read more »
  • Casino threatens to confiscate winnings for using your brain!
    I’ve seen similar Casino House Rules posted in front of casinos before but I thought it might be interesting to bring a specific “idiotic” house rule to the public’s attention.   Let’s be clear, “card counting” is the simple use of your brain.  It is not illegal anywhere because using your brain... Read more »
  • Ed Thorp’s A Man for All Markets
    On January 24th 2017, Random House Publishing will release Ed Thorp’s memoirs in his new book A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market.Nassim Taleb did the foreword for this book and if you are interested you can read... Read more »
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