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MICHAEL DALTON

Summer 1992 – Winter 1998
(23 Issues)

Editor note: Michael Dalton’s web site is at https://www.BlackjackReview.com where you may find some articles below online. Visit the Blackjack Review Network catalog to order back issues of this publication.

 

Vol1Issue1_Summer92_s.jpg (8542 bytes)Vol 1 Issue 1 – Summer 1992
Editorial: Dalton goes MAD! Letters: Cruiseship play, Richard Kelly (Blackjack Simulator), Robert Gates (Blackjack Monthly) Terminology is fun by Michael Dalton Lesson 1 – The rules of the game! by Michael Dalton. The most important plays in blackjack (card counting) by Michael Dalton. The art of 21 – Card counters don’t drink and early morning play by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: Stanford Wong’s 10 Best Las Vegas Casinos. Europa Star (Fort Myers Bch, FL) by Michael Dalton. PRODUCT REVIEWS: The NBJ (New Blackjack) System by E. Clifton Davis & Jerry Patterson. How to Make a Day’s Pay… by Jerry Verbel. Blackjack Analyzer by Stanford Wong. Charles Jay’s Blackjack Gold Card by Charles Jay. Blackjack: A Professional Reference by Michael Dalton.
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Vol1Issue2_Fall92_s.jpg (8383 bytes)Vol 1 Issue 2 – Fall 1992
Editorial: Las Vegas or Bust. How to calculate a trip bankroll by Michael Dalton. Letters: Bryce Carlson, Stanford Wong, Eddie Olsen, Donald Schlesinger, Ryan Conrad. Terminology is fun by Michael Dalton. Lesson 2 – Basic strategy by Michael Dalton
Dealer manipulation and the art of single deck by Michael Dalton. The art of 21 – Steaming. Talking and counting at the same time by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: Las Vegas exposed by Michael Dalton. Alton Belle riverboat (Alton, IL) by Jim Hawkins. Carnival’s Holiday Cruises (Miami, FL) by Yancy Howard. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson. Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong. Winning Casino BJ for the Non-Counter by Avery Cardoza. Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong. Pro Blackjack by Saitek Ltd.

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Vol2Issue1_Winter93_s.jpg (8405 bytes)Vol 2 Issue 1 – Winter 1993
Editorial: Christmas in Glitter Gulch. Letters: Chip Green. Terminology is fun by Michael Dalton. Lesson 3 – The good books by Michael Dalton
Show and Tell by Chip Green. LVA at Harrah’s Las Vegas by Michael Dalton. The art of 21 – Stealth counting by Michael Dalton. Casino A’Mania by Jim Hawkins. Counter surveillance software by Michael Dalton. Florida Seminoles lawsuit by Michael Dalton. BJAPR 2nd edition corrections. SPECIAL REPORTS: Las Vegas exposed by Michael Dalton, Viking Princess (Palm Beach, FL) by Michael Dalton, Michigan Indian Blackjack by Michael Dalton: Saginaw Chips, Mount Pleasant, Kewadin Shores, St. Ignace, Vegas Kewadin, Sault Ste. Marie Mississippi Riverboats by Jim Hawkins: Isle of Capri, Biloxi Belle, President, Casino Magic, Splash PRODUCT REVIEWS: Blackjack-Your Key to Winning… by Donald Granger, Blackjack Count Analyzer by Stanford Wong, Blackjack Trainer by ConJelCo, Piemaster 21 by Ed Piechocki, Julian’s No-Nonsense Guide… by John F. Julian
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Vol2Issue2_Spring93_s.jpg (8172 bytes)Vol 2 Issue 2 – Spring 1993
Editorial: Gambling fever sweeps across America! Letters: Will Banker, Charles Weinstock, Stanford Wong (unbalanced counts). Terminology is fun by Michael Dalton. Lesson 4 – Discipline by Michael Dalton. A Funny Thing Happened… by Chip Green. SPECIAL REPORTS: The Atlantic City report by Will Banker. Centerfold map: Legal blackjack games in the USA. Princess Casino (Grand Bahamas) by Michael Dalton. Jumer’s Riverboat Casino (Rock Isl, IL) by Z. & L. Nelson. Player’s Riverboat Casino (Metropolis, IL) by Jim Hawkins. Par-a-Dice Riverboat Casino (Peoria, IL) by Crocker. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Morons of Blackjack & Other Monstors by King Scobe, Blackjack Secrets by Stanford Wong
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Vol2Issue3_Summer93_s.jpg (8716 bytes)Vol 2 Issue 3 – Summer 1993
Editorial: It’s us versus them! Letters: Will Banker, Dr. 21, Soldier Savannah. Lesson 5: Playing by the Count by Michael Dalton. Non-Counting Methods to Beat the Game by M. Dalton. Universal Blackjack Engine Update. SPECIAL REPORTS: Atlantic City Update by Will Banker. Las Vegas Update by Michael Dalton. Mississippi Riverboat Update by Jim Hawkins. The Florida Sea Escape Mini-Cruises by Michael Dalton. Michigan Indian Reservation Update by Michael Dalton. Leelanau Sands Casino (Suttons Bay, MI) by M. Dalton. Blackjack Comes to Niagara Falls by Chip Green. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Blackjack for Blood (2nd edition) by Bryce Carlson. Telly Savalas’ The ABC’s of Winning Blackjack Video. Jimmy “The Scot” Jordan’s Blackjack Seminar.
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Vol2Issue4_Fall93_s.jpg (9211 bytes)Vol 2 Issue 4 – Fall 1993
Editorial: A new look and Feel! Letters: Dr. Edward O. Thorp, Dr. 21. Lesson 6: Playing by the Count by Michael Dalton. Killing the Golden Goose by Yancy Howard. SPECIAL REPORTS: Atlantic City Update by Will Banker. Laughlin Update by G. K. Schroeder. Florida’s Sea Escape (Port Can., FL) by Michael Dalton. The weather in Las Vegas by G. K. Schroeder. New York’s Only Legal Casino by Chip Green. The new Alton Belle Riverboat II (IL) by Z. and L. Nelson. Blackjack in South Korea by Mike.
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Vol3Issue1_Winter94_s.jpg (9543 bytes)Vol 3 Issue 1 – Winter 1994
Editorial: How to become a blackjack expert in ten easy steps. Letters: Stanford Wong, Donald Schlesinger, Bryce Carlson, Mike (South Korea). The Blackjack of Morons and Other Myopia by Zander and Lizzy Nelson. Is Splitting Tens Unwise? by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: Florida update by Michael Dalton, Atlantic City update by Will Banker, The new Las Vegas by Michael Dalton, The weather in Las Vegas by G. K. Schroeder, The weather in Laughlin by G. K. Schroeder, Carnival’s Fantasy Cruises (P.C., FL) by Michael Dalton, The Bahamas grand tour by Michael Dalton, Casino Queen Riverboat (IL) by Jim Hawkins, Charity Casinos in Maryland by Gerry. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Fundamentals of 21 by M. Malmuth and L. Loomis, The new 1994 Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong, Blackjack Trainer (software) by ConJelCo, Bargain City by Anthony Curtis, Guerrilla Gambling by Frank Scoblete.
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Vol3Issue2_Spring94_s.jpg (9785 bytes)Vol 3 Issue 2 – Spring 1994
Editorial: Mississippi in the Spring Time. Playing by the seat of their pants by Chip Green. Blackjack vs Poker (Part I) by Yancy Howard. SPECIAL REPORTS: Atlantic City update by Will Banker, Reno/Sparks update by Mr. Reno, Florida update by Michael Dalton, The Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos by Michael Dalton, The Jubilee (MS) Casino by Michael Dalton, The Star riverboat casino (LO) by Michael Dalton, Queen of New Orleans riverboat (LO) by Michael Dalton, Players riverboat casino (IL) by Z. and L. Nelson, Joliet Empress riverboat casino (IL) by Fritz, The weather in Las Vegas by G. K. Schroeder, The weather in Laughlin by G. K. Schroeder, PRODUCT REVIEWS: Casino Verite Blackjack (software) by QFIT Corp, Ne Plus Ultra (software) by Victor Shelley
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Vol3Issue3_Summer94_s.jpg (10240 bytes)Vol 3 Issue 3 – Summer 1994
Editorial: How to beat the casinos with little or no risk. Letters: Joel Friedman, Dick Gregory. Basic Strategy is Dead? By G. K. Schroeder. The Counters as Morons by Zander & Lizzy Nelson. 9th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking by Chuck Weinstock. SPECIAL REPORTS: Reno/Sparks Update by Harold Harvey, The Biggest Little Blackjack in the World by G. K. Schroeder, My Reno Trip by Mike, Mississippi/Lousiana Update by Mike and Crocker, Lady Luck – Natchez, MS by Michael Dalton, The Weather in Las Vegas and Laughlin by G. K. Schroeder, Atlantic City Update by Will Banker, Florida’s Casino Propositions by Michael Dalton, Majestic Empress Cruises – Treasure Island, FL by Michael Dalton, PRODUCT REVIEWS: Henry Tamburin’s Blackjack: Take the Money & Run.
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Vol3Issue4_Fall94_s.jpg (9911 bytes)Vol 3 Issue 4 – Fall 1994
Editorial: Blackjack in the Sunshine State? Letters: Mike (South Korea), Steven Heller, G. K. Schroeder. Best of the Internet. 21 FAQs About Blackjack by Michael Dalton. Blackjack vs Poker (Part III) by Yancy Howard. The Long Road to Winning Blackjack by Chip Green. SPECIAL REPORTS: The Weather in Las Vegas and Laughlin by G. K. Schroeder. Northern Nevada Update by Harold Harvey. Atlantic City Update by Will Banker. Blackjack in Michigan by Michael Dalton. Florida’s Proposed Casinos (with Map) by Michael Dalton. Crown Empress Cruises – Clearwater, FL by Michael Dalton. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Dustin D. Marks’ Cheating at Blackjack, Steven Heller’s Clump Card Blackjack.
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Vol4Issue1_Winter95_s.jpg (10706 bytes)Vol 4 Issue 1 – Winter 1995
Editorial: Winning at Blackjack. Letters: Monty Bags, Bryce Carlson, Dustin D. Marks. Why Kelly is Dead or The Ubiquitous “n –> oo” by John Leib. To Withhold or Not — That is the Question by Frank Sutherland. SPECIAL REPORTS: The Weather in Las Vegas and Laughlin by G. K. Schroeder. Jackpot, Nevada by Mike Exinger. Atlantic City Update by Will Banker. Phillippines Update by Mike. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Lee Jones’ Winning Low-Limit Hold’em, Mesa Verde’s Shuffle Trak (Version 5.0) software.
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Vol4Issue2_Spring95_s.jpg (11677 bytes)Vol 4 Issue 2 – Spring 1995
Editorial: Times… they are a changin! Letters: Bryce Carlson, John Imming. Does Blackjack Have the “Best” Odds For the Player by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: Blackjack in Europe by Trevor P. Nelson, Blackjack in California by John Imming, The Weather in Las Vegas and Laughlin by G. K. Schroeder, The Fiesta Casino, Las Vegas by G. K. Schroeder, The Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas by G. K. Schroeder, Atlantic City Update by Will Banker, Mississippi / Louisiana Update by Michael Dalton, Paradise Island’s Atlantis Casino by Michael Dalton. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Stanford Wong’s Tournament Blackjack software for windows.
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Vol4Issue3_Summer95_s.jpg (10864 bytes)Vol 4 Issue 3 – Summer 1995
DHM SYSTEMS ISSUE
Editorial: Are you ready for it! Letters: John Imming, D. Howard Mitchell, Stanford Wong, Stuart Perry. FAQ: What is mean’t by the term “Las Vegas Rules” by Michael Dalton. Blackjack Basic Strategy – The Proven Winning System… by Michael Dalton. The DHM Blackjack Systems by D. Howard Mitchell. Blackjack Vs Poker by Yancy Howard. Florida Cruise Ship Playing Tips by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: The 1995 USA Blackjack Map. The Northern Nevada Trap Line by Harold Harvey. Nevada update. Mississippi/Louisiana update. North East update.
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Vol4Issue4_Fall95_s.jpg (10342 bytes)Vol 4 Issue 4 – Fall 1995
DHM EXPERT ISSUE 
Editorial: Viva (or “Vivi” as some prefer) Las Vegas! Letters: Florida Empress Cruises, D. Howard Mitchell. FAQ: What is the correct basic strategy? by Michael Dalton. Cyber-Wars by Bryce Carlson. The DHM Expert by D. Howard Mitchell. The Las Vegas Stardust Comp Criteria. SPECIAL REPORTS: Regional Updates, Las Vegas / Laughlin by Michael Dalton, The Northern Nevada Trap Line by Harold Harvey, The Florida Cruise Ship ‘Club Royale’ Disaster by Michael Dalton.
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Vol5Issue1_Winter96_s.jpg (9462 bytes)Vol 5 Issue 1 – Winter 1996
Editorial: Playing Your Best Game! Letters, including response from Doug Grant’s BIG Letter. FAQ: Do other players affect your expectation? by Michael Dalton. The Internet Connection by Michael Dalton. Work VS Reward by Bryce Carlson. The UnBalanced Zen 11 by Michael Dalton and George C. Blackjack VS Poker by Yancy Howard. Lady Luck Casino’s “Twist-A-Jack” game rules. SPECIAL REPORTS: Regional Updates, The Northern Nevada Trap Line by Harold Harvey, The Premier Atlantic’s First Poker Cruise by Michael Dalton, PRODUCT REVIEWS: The Las Vegas Advisor’s Guide to Slot Clubs, Martin Scorsese’s CASINO …the movie, David Wilhite’s Blackjack: How to Play and Win, Frederick Lembeck’s Beat the House, Dustin D. Marks’ Cheating at Blackjack Squared, Olaf Vancura’s Smart Casino Gambling
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Vol5Issue2_Spring96_s.jpg (8913 bytes)Vol 5 Issue 2 – Spring 1996
RALPH STRICKER INTERVIEW ISSUE 
Editorial: Are casinos being allowed to legally cheat players! Letters. FAQ: When would I ever want to take insurance (or even money)? by Michael Dalton. Ten Fun Ways to Look Like an Idiot (or avoiding blackjack protocol at all costs! By Michael Dalton. An interview with Ralph Stricker — The Silver Fox. Know Thy Casino [Book Excerpt] by Ralph Stricker. Anatomy of a Card Counter (centerfold graphic) by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: Regional Updates, M/V Royal Seas II Cruise Ship, The basic strategy for Spanish 21, PRODUCT REVIEWS: Ralph Stricker’s Silver Fox Blackjack System.
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Vol5Issue3_Summer96_s.jpg (9718 bytes)Vol 5 Issue 3 – Summer 1996
Editorial by Michael Dalton: All Stressed Out. Letters: A good discussion on the importance of insurance. FEATURE ARTICLES: FAQ: What is the worst common play in blackjack? by Michael Dalton, Words to Die By by Michael Dalton, Let It Ride by Edward Gordon, Video Poker: One Coin or Five by Bob Dancer. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates. Leaving Las Vegas by Michael Dalton. The Northern Nevada Trap Line by Harold Harvey. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Frank Scoblete’s Best Blackjack, Stuart Perry’s Las Vegas Blackjack Diary.
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Vol5Issue4_Fall96_s.jpg (12678 bytes)Vol 5 Issue 4 – Fall 1996
Editorial by Michael Dalton: Into Cyberspace… and beyond! Letters: Steven Forest, Stanford Wong, Donald Schlesinger, Edward Gordon (D.H. Mitchell) and others. FEATURE ARTICLES: FAQ: Are single deck games better than multi-deck games? by Michael Dalton. Video Poker VS Blackjack by Bob Dancer. Jacks or Better Video Poker Strategy by Edward Gordon. Blackjack VS Poker Part VI: Deceptive Betting and Checking by Yancy Howard. Stuart Perry VS Turning Stone – The whole story! by Stuart Perry. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Vancurra and Fuchs Knock-Out Blackjack.
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Vol6Issue1_Winter97_s.jpg (9508 bytes)Vol 6 Issue 1 – Winter 1997
Editorial by Michael Dalton: Surviving Today’s Casinos. Letters: Grinder, Karel Janecek, Ralph Stricker, Rob Bensen, Green Baize Vampire, John Imming, Leigh, Abdul Jalib, Bob Fisher, Bob Dancer, Edward Gordon. FEATURE ARTICLES: FAQ: Why aren’t you out their making millions? by Michael Dalton. Pulling Your Slot Club Card by Bob Dancer. Casino Detention & ID Requirements by John Allen. Ralph Stricker’s Tips of the Week. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates, Casino Cheating Paranoia ? In memory of John Leib and Anthony Campione.
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Vol6Issue2_Spring97_s.jpg (9522 bytes)Vol 6 Issue 2 – Spring 1997
DON GOREN SHUFFLE TRACKING COLLECTION #1
Editorial by Michael Dalton: Show Me The Moneeey! Letters. FEATURE ARTICLES: Shuffle Tracking Using Neural Networks by Don Goren, Exploiting the Shuffle by David Morse, Risk, Ruin and Trip Stake Wipeout by Bryce Carlson, How Much Can You Win? by Michael Dalton, The Signs of Dealer Cheating? by Michael Dalton. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates. REVIEWS: Knock-Out Blackjack, Statistical Blackjack Analyzer.
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Vol6Issue3_Summer97_s.jpg (9861 bytes)Vol 6 Issue 3 – Summer 1997
DON GOREN SHUFFLE TRACKING COLLECTION #2
Editorial by Michael Dalton: Is Early Surrender Alive and Well? Letters. FEATURE ARTICLES: Shuffle Tracking at Bally’s, Las Vegas by Don Goren – Goren walks you through the complete strategy to beat Bally’s 2-pass shuffle (or any similar shuffle!) using formulas created by software that uses Neural Network algorithms. Is card counting illegal? by Michael Dalton. Player’s Guide to Idiot Camouflage! by Michael Dalton. Campione Case Overturned! by Stanford Wong. Comments of the Campione Appeals Court decision and its possible impact on card counting in New Jersey! by Michael Dalton. On Playing Conditions in Atlantic City – From Uston to Campione by Ralph Stricker. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates. REVIEWS: Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger.
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Vol6Issue4_Fall97_s.jpg (9471 bytes)Vol 6 Issue 4 – Fall 1997
DON GOREN SHUFFLE TRACKING COLLECTION #3
Editorial by Michael Dalton: Losing is Part of the Game. Letters. FEATURE ARTICLES: Why Shuffle Tracking Returns are So High by Don Goren
Advanced Card Counting (Part I) by George C. What is the Best Card Counting System by Michael Dalton. Evolution of a Card Counter by Bootlegger. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates. REVIEW / ADVERTISEMENT: Blackjack Wisdom
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Vol7Issue1_Winter98_s.jpg (9614 bytes)Vol 7 Issue 1 – Winter 1998
SPECIAL LAST ISSUE
Editorial by Michael Dalton: Everything in Life is 50/50! Letters. FEATURE ARTICLES: The Most Important Play Variations by Michael Dalton. Optimal Wagering and Betting by Karel Janecek. The Hilton Blows a Barring by Harold Harvey. Advanced Card Counting (Part 2) by George C. Craps Can Be Fun Too by Harold Harvey. Getting Away With It! by Allan Pell. SPECIAL REPORTS: Best Bets, Casino Rules and Conditions: Now over 850 casinos listed! U.S. and Foreign Regional Updates, Centerfold: The 1998 Legal USA Blackjack Games Map.
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