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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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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
I don't know if this makes any difference or not, because I see reviewrs that have no understanding in probability theory that rave about the book...I am an Economics student at Columbia University and I got the book today at the Columbia book store simply assuming that they would not have sold junk. I started to have doubts when the author talked about bad players ruining the table, and how important joining the table in the right time was (mind you -- without card counting). And then I got to those pearls of wisdom about probabilities of win/lose sequences. I was outraged, As I felt cheated. I simply see so many of those know-alls that dispense superstitions under the disguise of mathematical thoery. This book was written by a man that does not have the slightest understanding in probability theory (STAT 101), and the mathematical foundations of the game. I simply don't believe that he could even calculate the basic strategy guidelines he gives. I will explain and give an anecdote at the end. The main problem, among the mass of them, is that the author does not get the concept of independent events. Take a coin toss for example: the probability of getting heads is equal to the probability of getting tails -- 1/2=0.5. If you toss the coin a second time the probability still remains the same, as the result of the first toss did not affect the outcome of the second -- still the same 0.5. In theory, the probability of getting one tail and then another is 0.5x0.5=0.25, and so on. That means that the probability of getting 10 tails in a row will be 0.5 to the power 10. This is indeed a tiny probability, but here lies the catch -- Because those are all independent events to each other, they do occur, and there is no way to predict when a tails/heads streak will end!Read more ›
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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Seems to be working for me, so far so good.You will have to study the CLB for a couple weeks for this to help in your Blackjack strategies. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Jim Hayes
Followed the strategies and won 2 times I went to Vegas. Only $400 each time, but it paid for my trips.Published on May 29, 2014 by James Dart
I have used the techniques described in this book in Vegas and some other Midwest casinos. The only time that I struggle is when I go to a table without a sufficient bank roll. Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This is exactly the same as a book published in 1984 called 'Winning Blackjack Without Counting Cards' by a certain David S. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Stephen Veasey
I liked this book well enough that I bought it twice. The first time a hardcopy that I found in a bookstore in Las Vegas, the second time I bought the Kindle version so I can... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Pam S-G
A modicum of useless information. Far and away the worst of the half dozen books I've read on 21...use the money you'd spend on this book to tip the cocktail waitress.Published on February 12, 2012 by Tony Ellis
There are many important points throughout this book that any player wil surely become much improved after reading the book, I read it in 2 days, and I practiced the methods... Read morePublished on January 17, 2008 by Nicholas Fate
This is the first blackjack book I read, and although I've read other books and aritcles throughout the years, I keep coming back to this one. Read morePublished on August 31, 2006 by E. Chancellor