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Betting On Blackjack: A Non-Counter's Breakthrough Guide to Making Profits at the Tables Paperback – Bargain Price, January 16, 2004


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (January 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580629512
  • ASIN: B000EHTASW
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,984,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would recommend this book as a good read for any serious players.
Jim Hayes
I especialy liked the samples that were shown of 160 outcomes in a session and how there were more losses than wins and still profit gained!!
Nicholas Fate
I simply don't believe that he could even calculate the basic strategy guidelines he gives.
joey

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Regis-71 on January 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
As do most Blackjack players I have purchased numerous books on the subject; most do cover card counting, therefore I found this particular book to be unique in nature. The author does present a "fresh" approach at playing the game. I had to read the book not once, not twice, but three times to really gain all the knowledge that he places on those pages. It is clear that he has really been a seasoned gambler and knows what the heck he is talking about; I saw myself in many of the cited examples he outlines with regards to behavior patterns that affect our play. I have read some of the reviews of this book posted on this site and it makes me wonder if the reviewers who posted the semi-negative ones really "read" the book! I would classify myself as a semi-pro in the game and have been playing for years and even "I" took so much knowledge from this book that I can't imagine that anyone who has really studied the game didn't appreciate all the "gaming" philosophy the author packs in there besides his hallmark "CLB" betting methods. He stresses over and over again on those pages that this game is a ll about "patience and discipline" and if you don't have it, don't even make the attempt to play! This alone can concretely be demonstrated by watching folks play at ANY table almost every minute of every day. Some of the reveiwers remarked that his methods were like "Martingale", well, that's an obvious indicator that they really didn't read what the author wrote in there! If anything, his main point and strategy is to play so that you "Don't" get into a "Martingale" situation. I've done what the author suggested, read the book more then once, practiced his methods on low limit tables, tried to attain the goals setforth in his methodologies; all I can say is that they work for me!Read more ›
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Just a dumb kid with some ideas on July 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
Most of the people reviewing this book are in fact correct. Even if they are on differing sides. NO BETTING SYSTEM WILL BEAT THE HOUSE. EVER. STOP TRYING. If you really want to win that badly learn to count. There is absolutely no way around this.

However, this is where the controversy is. This system will not beat the house, as far as I know, I don't think the author claims that it will. What it can do, though is keep you in the game long enough to make your "goal profit." Any betting system that is worth a damn will have ups and downs. Of course, they all will eventually trend down. The key to the strategy that this author puts forward is you use this system until it has reached your "goal." If you set a resonable/realistic goal, like say $40 or $50 profit on a $200 bankroll, there is a good chance you will see your goal before the house's edge takes effect. Just remember, if you stay at the table past your goal you will lose the vast majority of the time. Even if you leave the moment you reach your goal...you will still lose some of the time.

That being said, a lot of the math in this book is, well, flawed would be an understatement. This is not going to give you an edge, this just gives you a strategy that can make you a SMALL profit USUALLY. But no, this, like every other betting system since the begining of the world, will not beat the hosue in the long run.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BFL1962 on May 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
I HAVE STUDIED EVERY BLACKJACK TECHNIQUE AVAILABLE TO EXAUSTION,

AND IN TODAYS CASINO,COUNTING IS NO LONGER EFFECTIVE. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT A NEGATIVE PROGRESSION OR SIMILAR TECHNIQUE IS THE ONLY WAY TO CONSISTANT WINNING. THIS BOOK HAS HELPED ME TIE TOGETHER ALL THE LOOSE INS AND IN MY FIRST 8 TRIPS USING THIS METHOD I HAVE WON 8 TIMES.

MATHMATICIANS MAY TELL YOU WHY THIS WOULD NOT WORK, TAKE IT FROM A GAMBLER , YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU PRACTICE THIS SYSTEM WITH AN AGRESSIVE CLB PAYBACK, I RECOMMEND 50 PERCENT AND IF A LOSS GO BACK TO W7 OR 8 UNTIL YOU GET HEALTHY.

YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAID AFTER YOU READ THIS,

IF YOU HAVE THE BANKROLL AND THE ABILITY TO READ YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. THANKS FOR A GREAT BOOK
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book presents readers with the ridiculous idea that they can win money with what is basically little more than progression betting. The author starts by complaining about the Martingale system, but then just offers a few more conservative methods of losing money, his main being the CLB betting system. Dunki-Jacobs doesn't seem to understand that unless you are building knowledge of the past cards into your betting strategy, there is no way to overcome a negative expectation. There may be a loose correlation between your losing streak and the probability of winning the next hand, but it is not enough to overcome the odds that are already stacked against you by the house. His simulations are ridiculous and his understanding of math is very limited.
If you are going to take the time to read up on blackjack, and especially if you plan on playing the game often, I recommend learning to count cards...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brian M. Merrill on March 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
I've known that basic strategy alone was not the key to success at Blackjack.

For the past couple of years, I began to look at the underlying patterns of wins and losses. I came up with a betting scheme that was similar to what's described in this book.

This book combines sound play (basic strategy), intelligent money management, and the concept of loss recovery better than I was able to do on my own.

In reference to the reviewer who talked about losing 20 some hands in a row...get a new hobby, bro.
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