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and enjoy myself. What I do is read a few ...
on September 8, 2014
I'm not a professional blackjack player, and I am never going to be. I have no intention of putting in the work for it either. I am a recreational player, and I'm never going to pay off my mortgage gambling. What I do is I want to win a little, and enjoy myself. What I do is read a few books (20+), on a subject I like (blackjack) with 2 hopes... 1. Master the Basic Play enough to get my odds almost even with the house, and then 2. Find a simple enough system to help me recognize when I have the advantage, so I can bet bigger and win.
This is what I like about this book. In very simple terms, it lets you know the basics of several other popular methods, and why this one is different (simpler). It also explains a few things (Initial Running Count, True Count, etc.) in very easy terms for the layman to understand. It also gives you a few simple tricks on how to actually count the cards (go through 1 deck, then start recognizing and counting pairs, then go through 2 decks, etc).
For a layman, or entertainment player, this is a book I found very helpful. If you have read a lot of books, and are attempting to be a professional gambler this book might be too simple for you. However, if you are like me, and just want to hit the casino on vacation but play with a significant advantage, this might be the book you've been looking for!