Card Player. B & F Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. (Published bi-weekly sinc 1988.) INDEX AVAILABLE – Very good. Recommended. Primarily a poker magazine but in the past it included some good articles and information on blackjack. Noted authors have included Mike Caro, Mason Malmuth, Arnold Snyder and I. Nelson Rose. Arnold Snyder had a regular column in this publication for many years. You may be able to pick up a free copy in your local poker room. [ cardplayer.com ]
Jerry Patterson’s Money-Making Opportunities Network. (Formerly called the Casino Gamblers Network) (Jerry Patterson) Voorhees, NJ. (c1990s) – OUT OF PRINT – Not recommended. Quarterly newsletter covering all aspects of gambling and risky money-making ideas. Jerry Patterson marketed the controversial TARGET 21 blackjack method and other gambling instruction via mail order and in casino cities such as Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City. Jerry Patterson has been in the blackjack instruction business since 1978 when he established Jerry Patterson’s Blackjack Clinic. Since then, he has abandoned traditional card counting instruction and has concentrated on marketing several controversial systems including TARGET, BIAS barometer and the NBJ method. He also teaches various craps methods, and a number of other gambling systems. [ 80 C&S Vol.10,23 for historical comments on Patterson ] [ Nov 89 Olsen BJC 22 ]
Las Vegas Advisor(Formerly Las Vegas Advisor Recommendations). (Anthony Curtis) Huntington Press, Las Vegas, NV. (Published monthly since 1983 except 1984, 1985.) – Excellent. Highly recommended for lower stakes players. Excellent “best deal” type reporting and jam-packed with current Las Vegas information. Curtis has even managed to coax some casinos to offer readers match-play coupons, discounts and other free money coupons. Reports the best deals in Vegas from food, lodging, shows, transportation and gaming. Earlier issues included more blackjack information than it currently does but well worth the money for your next Las Vegas vacation. The Las Vegas Advisorhas been reporting on, reviewing, and analyzing literally thousands of legitimate deals, opportunities, coupons, meals, shows, and promotions, as well as the come-ons and outright rip-offs dreamed up by two generations of Las Vegas hotel-casino operators. The newsletter has never accepted advertising. [ lasvegasadvisor.com/ ]
Rouge et Noir News. (Walter Tyminski) Midlothian, VA. (c1966 – 1980s) Suspended 6/1971 – 8/1974.) – OUT OF PRINT – A casino industry type publication once written mainly for casino executives. Not currently recommended for players. Past issues, however, have carried an excellent coverage of blackjack and are worth reviewing. A full collection of Rouge et Noir back issues is available at the University of Las Vegas Special Collection area.