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EDDIE OLSEN

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 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

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

JUNE
1986
Eddie Olsen. On blackjack’s inner game.
The Bahamas I.
JULY
1986
Shuffling machines.
Las Vegas Hotels Rated
The Bahamas II.
AUG
SEPT
1986
Jerry Patterson. 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
Eddie Olsen. The first PHASE II report.
The Bahamas II.
AUG
1987
Marjorie Morningstar. Her first column.
Eddie Olsen. PHASE II workshop
Eddie Olsen. New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean replies to Eddie Olsen.
SEPT
1987
Division of Gaming Enforcement says it intends to probe Atlantic City shuffles.
Eddie Olsen. 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.
Eddie Olsen. Remembers his most memorable loss.
The mental side of a winning player.
FEB
1988
Automatic shuffling machines.
Blackjack Training Secrets, Part II.
Marjorie Morningstar. My Debut as a blackjack player.
APR
1988
Isolation syndrome and shuffling machines.
Biases, a special report.
Marjorie Morningstar, Late insurance in Atlantic City.
JUNE
1988
Making money in Laughlin.
Special report on Benny Binion.
JULY
AUG
1988
Eddie Olsen. 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.
Jerry Patterson. On the old days of blackjack.
OCT
1988
Eddie Olsen. The TARGET II Counting System.
Marjorie Morningstar. My Own Winning Tips for Blackjack Players.
Expanded coverage of foreign casinos.
NOV
DEC
1988
Eddie Olsen. How some gaming houses “pedal” cards for unsuspecting players.
The Grinder. Bahamas’ Crystal Palace Casino to be Caribbean’s largest resort.
E. Clifton Davis. TARGET II counting system too strong for general public.
Justin Baxter. Diary of a Professional BlackjackPlayer – It’s a lonely and frustrating existence.
Marjorie Morningstar. No need to worry: Cheats have priority.

1989

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

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

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

1990

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

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

1991

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

1992

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

APR ???
1992

MAY
1992
Pat Tarantino & Alice. Aruba revisited.
Pilcher, Bob. Soft 18 vs 10.
X, Mister. Eye Spy: Vulnerable casinos.
I. Nelson Rose. Gambling and the Law: The courts have a new attitude toward casinos, gambling debts.
Connie Olsen. New markets for automatic shuffler.
Eddie Olsen. Casinos should band together now before a federal agency takes over.
JUNE
1992
Connie Olsen. How Player’s Club was founded.
Eddie Olsen. 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
Eddie Olsen. Secrets of the Taj Mahal
Eddie Olsen. How to manage a small bankroll and increase your chances of success.
I. Nelson Rose. Like to win $10 million? – It could turn into a financial disaster.
Pat Tarantino & Alice. Blackjack on the Alton Belle riverboat.
Lepine, Denis. Blackjack at Crystal Casino – Manitoba, Canada.
SEPT
1992
Eddie Olsen. The 1992 Getaway Guide: The best bets in America.
Eddie Olsen. The new Reno.
Connie Olsen. New space-age blackjack table that blows the smoke away.
Saugen, Miles. How to play Red or Black 21.
Eddie Olsen. The Sonar Edge – Part 1: Players often beat themselves.
Eddie Olsen. The day Ken Uston became a nationally-known folk hero.
Howard Schwartz. 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
Eddie Olsen. A revival for Atlantic City?
Banker, Will. Distortions of unbalanced counting systems.
Pat Tarantino & Alice. Nassau prepares for a party – its 50th birthday celebration.
Eddie Olsen. Playing methods are secondary to self-management training.
Howard Schwartz. Resources for ‘other’ casino games.
REVIEW: Betting Cheap Claimers by Stanford Wong.
Masque Blackjack software
NOV
1992
Eddie Olsen. The Sonar Edge – Part 3: World-class blackjack: reaching for the top.
Howard Schwartz. Poker and sports betting as sidelines.
REVIEW: Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong
REVIEW: Casino Master software for Mac.
DEC
1992
Connie Olsen. Ex-priest Bill Walsh of the Franklin Hotel & Durty Nelly’s Gambling Hall in Deadwood, CO.
Eddie Olsen. The Sonar Edge – Part 4: Playing the game with intensity, a clear mind.
Pat Tarantino & Alice. What you should know when planning a Caribbean trip.
Howard Schwartz. 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
Eddie Olsen. The Sonar Edge – Part 5: How You Can Protect Yourself From Get-Rich-Quick Peddlers.
Marchione, Jean. Puerto Rico: Is It Worth a Trip?
Connie Olsen. Atlantic City Previews Shuffle Master.
Howard Schwartz. Resource materials for gamblers have grown steadily since 1979.
REVIEW: The Morons of Blackjack, King Scobe
REVIEW: Blackjack Master Software, Elite Software
FEB
1993
Pat Tarantino & Alice. Aruba casinos.
Callahan, John. Central America blackjack conditions.
Marchione, Jean & Connie Olsen. St. Maarten casinos.
Connie Olsen. Vegas Vic! He’s talking once more.
Eddie Olsen. Sonar Edge – Part 6: This blackjack test has a price, but it should return dividends.
Howard Schwartz. Psst! Need a system? Some are fun!
REVIEW: Telly Savalas’ The ABC’s of Winning Blackjack video.
MAR
APR
1993
Wally DeShield. Part I: How to bet tournaments successfully.
Banker, Will. Tightening up your accuracy in shoe games: trucount master chart for improved precision.
Wally DeShield. 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
Connie Olsen. Atlantic City sees the light(s).
Wally DeShield. Part II: Why counters often fizzle in tournament competition.
Connie Olsen. Steve Norton continues to make gaming history.
Connie Olsen. New Jersey begins testing Shuffle Master machines.
Howard Schwartz. Book Reviews: The mathematics of gambling.
Saugen, Miles. Computer simulation – Bankroll management.
JUNE
JULY 1993
Eddie Olsen. Atlantic City’s 15th Birthday Lacks Fireworks.
Eddie Olsen. Blackjack Chronicles: My Introduction to Casinos Was No Overnight Adventure.
Wally DeShield. Keno and Lotteries: Playing Long Odds Can Still be Fun.
Pat Tarantino & Alice. Aruba Gaming Continues to be Risky Business.
REVIEW: Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson
AUG 1993Connie Olsen & Nancy L. Ford. First New York casino opens – Oneida Indian Nation.
Connie Olsen. 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.
Connie Olsen. Windsor casino is taking shape.
Lepine, Denis. Crystal casino, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Wally DeShield. Systems, myths and fallacies.
Howard Schwartz. 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.
Wally DeShield. Thoughts and techniques on coping with the realities of casino blackjack.
Eddie Olsen. Uston’s impact on my career.
REVIEW: Blackjack Count Analyzer by Stanford Wong.
OCT 1993Eddie Olsen. The Birth of TARGET.
Connie Olsen. Gambler’s Book Club’s Howard Schwartz.
REVIEW: Winning Blackjack for the Serious Player by Edwin Silberstang
NOV
DEC 1993
Eddie Olsen. In 1981, Patterson’s credentials were among the best in the game.
REVIEW: So You Wanna be a Gambler by John Patrick

1994

JAN 1994Eddie Olsen. TARGET classes were really balanced blackjack programs
Wally DeShield. Choosing the Best Game: Step-by-step, based on an 800-million hand study.
FEB 1994Pat Tarantino 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 1994Eddie Olsen. Single-deck blackjack remains No. 1.
Wally DeShield. Costa Rica’s Rommy Blackjack

AUG
SEPT

1994

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

SEPT
OCT

1994

Eddie Olsen. The Game! Blackjack’s most famous single-deck game between Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
I. Nelson Rose. Counters can’t use hidden computers – should casinos?
NOV 1994Connie Olsen. Shuffle Master shows off new multi-deck shuffler.
Wally DeShield. 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

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

FEB
1995

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MAR
1995

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

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

JUNE 1995Eddie Olsen. 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?
I. Nelson Rose. 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
Wally DeShield. Costa Rica: A Guidebook for Gamblers
Howard Schwartz: Recommended Titles on Tournament Play

 

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

OCT 1995 ???

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

1996

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

JUNE
JULY
1996

Warren Bates. Counter gets $10000 after turning down $50000 settlement: A MIT Team “Strategic Investments” player story.
Connie Olsen. Counter-turned lawyer defends NJ ‘location’ player: A David Morse story.
Wally DeShield. Spanish 21 Strategy
AUG
SEPT
1996
Eddie Olsen. Normal D. Wallace aka Wally DeShield has died.
Connie Olsen. Steve Wynn’s Growing Empire
OCT
1996
Kenneth Smith. How to Grade Tournaments.
Barry ZeVan. 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
Connie Olsen. New York-New York Prepares to Open

1997

JAN
1997
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FEB
1997
Connie Olsen. 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
Connie Olsen. East Chicago’s Showboat Mardi Gras.
Kenneth Smith. 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
Connie Olsen. Update on Anthony Campione case.
Kenneth Smith. A blackjack clinic for armchair scounts.
I. Nelson Rose. No justice in New Jersey for card counters.
OCT
1997
Special Edition: Exclusive Tournament Listings
Pat Tarantino & Alice. No dealer tokes at these Canadian casinos.
NOV
1997
Eddie Olsen. The Legacy of Ken Uston
Eddie Olsen. Ken Uston’s death: An unsolved mystery?
Vic Vickrey. How Uston resolved his team’s first crisis.
Jerry Fuerie. The REAL Ken Uston: Versatile and brilliant.
Jerry Fuerie. Winning – It wasn’t easy!
Beth A. Uston. Remembering my father, 10 years after his death.

1998

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

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

1999

JAN
1999
Kenneth Smith. A tournament strategy for insurance decisions.
FEB
1999
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MAR
1999
Hank Dolmatch. Casino ‘justice’ not always fair.
Set Paylozyan. In tournament play, a case for doubling on blackjack.
Kenneth Smith. The agony and ecstasy of tournament blackjack.
Pat Tarantino & Alice. Aruba: Games are only fair, but it’s still paradise.
APR
1999
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MAY
1999
Eddie Olsen. Tournament bonanza.
JUN
1999
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JUL
1999
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AUG
1999
G. I. Joseph. There are plenty of ups and downs in tournament play.
Howard Schwartz. Living blackjack’s ultimate fantasy.
SEP
1999
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OCT
1999
Pat Tarantino & 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
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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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