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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books; Original edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600783333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600783333
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Forget what you thought you knew about how to beat the house in blackjack. Counting cards, the hi-lo system, the +1/-1 system—throw them out the window. Scoblete, a prominent gaming writer, entertains as he teaches blackjack players how to get a real edge. Not meant for “ploppies”—those casual players who plop down at a table and hope for the best—this compendium is designed for the by-the-book players who know the rules and follow them to the letter. Tables, charts, and numbers abound, but they aren’t presented in a way to make the book unapproachable but rather to provide basic rules and to demonstrate numerically how the edge is achieved. Scoblete’s style is witty and inviting, which makes him the perfect town crier for promoting Speed Count, the method espoused here. Props are given to Dan Pronovost, who originally came up with the method. Scoblete’s role is to share the good word, and he does so in this fun, easy-to-use resource. --Mary Frances Wilkens

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From start to finish, this book can take you from a new player to a player who has a real edge over the casinos. --by Jerry Stickman, Casino City Times

I've always enjoyed Scoblete's work. He's eminently readable, entertaining and full of practical advice for making your game better.
--by John Grochowski, Chicago Sun Times

Frank Scoblete is one of few people in the world who can be considered a genuine authority on casino games. We recommend this book as a good source of information whether you intend to play blackjack for fun or play for profit.
--BlackjackChoice.com

Gift ideas: Many of the best books are by Frank Scoblete. Is it a blackjack player you're looking for? Then try Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest way to Get the Edge!

--Aaron Todd, Casino City Times

Scoblete's latest blackjack book proves to be an insightful guide for players. --Blackjack Odds

More About the Author

Meet Best-selling Author Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete's recent books are

"Confessions of a Wayward Catholic" is a hilarious yet insightful account of Frank Scoblete's years from kindergarten through grandparenthood as a confused, wayward, seemingly ever-sinning Catholic. Join Frank for a possibly hell-bound ride as he attempts to understand what God and religion are all about. Will Frank reach the pearly gates or be banished to eternal damnation?

"Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker" explains what you need to know to get a real edge at these games.

"Casino Conquest: How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games!" covers most of the casino games such as craps, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and others. In some cases these games can be beaten and Scoblete shows you exactly how to do this.

"Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!" is he most comprehensive craps book ever written. Can take you from a novice to a dice controller. Information on "pushing the house," the 5-Count, and controlled dice shooting. Comes with a DVD showing unedited controlled throws!

"Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players!" has the most radically new and advanced dice strategies ever revealed! The book takes casino craps to new levels of sophistication and player advantage with never-before-revealed techniques that can make you a serious threat to the casinos. It turns traditional craps strategies on their head with brand new radical information.

"Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge!" can take you from a new player to a skilled advantage player in less than one hour!

"Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines" you'll learn new and radically different information if you are looking to get the best possible game. Learn how to recognize machines that give you a real mathematical edge! Learn how to properly play these advantage slot machines! This is the most comprehensive book on slot machines ever written with totally new and important information that can radically transform your slot play. This is a must-read for all slot players interested in the finest strategies.

"The Virgin Kiss," the story of Frank's outrageous adventures in and out of the casinos.

Frank grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Our Lady of Angels grammar school. He attended St. John's Prep high school on a full athletic scholarship for baseball and basketball.

Switching directions, Frank attended college on a full, academic scholarship. In college, Frank boxed ("I was pummeled in my last fight. I have no memory of the last seven minutes.") and wrote for the school paper. He majored in history, literature and philosophy.

In 1975, Frank decided to try his hand at acting ("I've always been a ham!"). In 1979, Frank co-founded a professional touring troupe that played dinner theatres, resorts, and charities. From 1979 until he sold his share of the company in 1989, Frank produced, directed and acted in over 50 plays.

In 1986, Frank was researching the lead role for the hit play, The Only Game in Town - the story of a down-and-out gambler in Las Vegas. His co-star was Alene Paone. They went to Atlantic City to research their roles. "I was hooked. I began to realize that I enjoyed the casinos even more than I enjoyed working in the theatre." Alene and Frank toured in the play for four months, fell in love, and married.

In 1989, Frank sold his share of the theatre company and began his career as a gaming writer with articles and short stories for Win Magazine. In the 1990s Frank became a columnist for Casino Player Magazine and Midwest Gaming and Travel.

With the phenomenal success of his first book published in 1991 - which has subsequently become the best-selling craps book of all time - Frank began a successful climb to the top of the gaming mountain. He is now the most well known, respected and sought-after gaming writer and speaker in the country.

He has appeared frequently on television including the History Channel, A&E where his dice control team defeated three casinos in unedited action, also the Travel Channel, CNN, TBS, and the National Geographic Channel, among others. Frank has done hundreds of radio shows throughout the country.

Frank website is www.frankscoblete.com

A charismatic speaker, Frank has been featured at many festivals, conventions and schools where he motivates people to get the "winning attitude."

He has also done "Frank Scoblete's Gamblers Jamborees" at many hotels across the country.

He has given talks at bookstores throughout the country, and also at libraries, charitable organizations, at fund-raising activities and at the Learning Anex.

Frank has been a regular contributor and columnist for over 50 magazines and newspapers in America, Canada, and the Islands. He is widely syndicated on the internet.

You can get in touch with Frank by emailing him at fscobe@optonline.net.


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I love craps and wanted to learn to count cards.
Crapsplayer
This book saved me tons of money - its clear stats and explanation kept me from rationalizing playing at a crappy table, even after a scotch or 6.
Ed Hotchkiss
This is an easy read and easy to put to use book.
Ralph

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joe on May 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
I purchased "Golden Touch Blackjack" by this author a couple years ago. That was the book that first rolled out the Speed Count method. This new book, published in summer 2010, is basically a rehash of the original book. In fact entire chapters are the same. BUT THAT'S OK! The point is to teach the Speed Count system. Either book is fine for this purpose.

The Speed Count, used as suggested, captures about 75% of the accuracy of more complicated counting systems. It is very simple. It is the first system I've been able to execute in a casino and actually use, after having read many books on counting methods over the past 5 years. The system lets you know when to increase your bet and when a shoe has gone so bad south that you should actually stop playing. I would encourage you to buy this book and learn the method, if like me, you are interested in playing more profitably but don't have the time or inclination to spend 100+ hours learning hi-lo or another counting method. I'm not a pro--I visit local casinos every couple months. This system works for players like me.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dice Pilot on May 28, 2010
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This book will teach you the basics of Blackjack and the incredible counting system called Speed Count. In just a few hours of practice, you will have an edge against the casinos. Learning to count cards has never been easier.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Colon on July 22, 2011
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If your one of those players who want to go deeper than basic strategy and doesent have countless hours to practice this is your book. This book teaches how to gain a real and useful edge in black jack without braking your head, and the best thing is that it is so easy and simple you still enjoy the game, not like the other system where you really need to concentrate and cant have fun.It is way more difficult to spot this counting system too so you will be worried free from casino bosses and its even simpler than using your phone counter so you can now imagine the simple this system is,this book is worth every penny.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Crapsplayer on July 12, 2010
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I love craps and wanted to learn to count cards. I have read many of Mr Scoblete's books and they are easy and fun to read as well as a teaching the right way to beat casino games.

I learned Speed Count, the counting method in this book, in about 5 hours and in the 6 months I have used Speed Count I have won some huge amounts of money!

I have tried other counting methods but I couldn't walk into a casino and use them becasue I didn't feel confident in them becasue they were so hard to learn. As the author states, "a 12 year old can learn Speed Count" and it is true. It is so simple to learn!

A must for anyone that wants to beat blackjack by learning card counting which is the only way to beat blackjack, and wants to learn card counting in an easy and simple way!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 5, 2011
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I've become some what obsessed with playing blackjack and wanted to learn how to get a better advantage over the casinos. I got this book and found it informative, easy to understand, and thorough. I learned to use the system in a surprisingly short period of time. The author backs up most all of his claims with facts obtained through computer simulations in addition to personal experience. There is some argument about whether his system is up to par with other more difficult card counting systems. I haven't tried it out at the casinos yet but it seems legit. I took off one star because some chapters are all anecdotes and tails of the author's experiences as a gambler.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ralph on May 9, 2011
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This is an easy read and easy to put to use book. I have read it a couple times and have used the info profitably in the casino. I will not be retiring any time soon from my day job but it does give you an edge on good games with good penetration. If you can do basic math you can use speed count. After reading this book you should be comfortable walking into a casino and playing BlackJack and knowing if it is a game worth playing or not. It also teaches you proper table edicate. You also get a strategy for spanish 21 which is also a low house hold game. I thought it could have been a little more detailed on certain subjects.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Engineer on December 7, 2010
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This book is a must if you have ever wanted to learn a simple strategy for card counting and improving your play at BJ. I am one that did not like or find the Hi Low easy to use and required too much work at the table. this book shows you how to do all this while still enjoying the game and being social.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Meskew on June 8, 2010
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I need a second game when the dice just aren't cooperating, blackjack was my choice. Since Scoblete has never failed as far as information in his books, this was my number one choice. The information is accurate and easy to read. Now all I have to do is get to Vegas and "follow the instructions". I hope he's got more books coming out soon, this one is just great!
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