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Can you teach yourself blackjack and win?

Posted April 23, 2018 by Lars Jones We all come to the tables by different paths. While I’m not a hardcore blackjack player, I do enjoy the game and usually dedicate about 20% of my bankroll to it. I’ll try to lay out some of the pitfalls I faced in learning and coming to love […]

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Unusual Circumstances & Break-in Dealers

The following is an excerpt from Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong – Published 1994 Your bet is not lost until the dealer picks it up. If the dealer errs in your favor, keep the money. Never cheat, but never give money to the dealer. Of course, if the dealer makes an error in the casino’s […]

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Generic Basic Strategy

Posted October 6, 2018 by LV Bear The following is an excerpt from Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong – Published 1994 Basic strategy is the best way to play a blackjack hand on the first round after a shuffle, assuming you see no cards other than your own and the dealer’s upcard. For a person […]

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Books on Advantage Play Cannot be a Strategic Roadmap

Posted October 13, 2018 by Steve Waugh Advantage play (AP) books usually teach strategy tables and are meant to provide a good conceptual understanding of the game. They cannot be expected to provide AP strategy/career roadmaps. If they did, they would become outdated very quickly.What can be expected in most good books? Mostly operational, some […]

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Playing Blackjack in Teams : Things to Consider

Posted December 19, 2018 by Tum Author: Bluesman from I frequently read about blackjack teams and the difficulties they get into. As someone who has been a player, an investor, and a manager for a blackjack team, I thought I would write some general notes and, I hope, help others avoid some of the […]

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The Ins and Outs of Tipping Your Blackjack Dealer

Posted May 6, 2019 by Tum Tipping is a form of communication in the service industry, especially if you are in the US. Here, people working at any service capacity normally get minimum or low-average wagers, and tend to depend on their tips for a boost in income. Considering casinos… …in all the shapes and […]

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Casino Gaming and the Misfortune of Commons

Posted April 5, 2021 by Tum When associates of mine find out I played on the MIT Blackjack teams, I get a lot of questions.  The most popular is… “That movie 21, Is it real? Can you really win playing blackjack like that?” If you count cards, then you know the answer. ”Maybe”, but you […]

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