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LIBRARY SUBJECT INDEX: POKER
poker psychology and tells for professional gamblers Poker
 
LIBRARY SUBJECT INDEX: CASINO GAMES
blackjack and shuffle tracking analysis, math, and theory Analysis and Theory of Blackjack
blackjack basic strategy Blackjack Basic Strategy
professional gamblers' blackjack betting Blackjack Betting
professional blackjack betting system winning strategy Blackjack Betting Systems
professional blackjack betting system winning strategy Blackjack Computers
professional blackjack card counting simulation software Blackjack Simulation Software
professional gamblers' blackjack card counting camouflage Blackjack Switch
professional blackjack team, mit team, hyland team Blackjack Team Play
professional gamblers' blackjack card counting camouflage Blackjack Variations
professional gamblers' blackjack card counting camouflage Card Counting Camouflage
professional gambling techniques for how to win at blackjack with card counting Card Counting How-To
professional blackjack card counting simulation software Card Counting Software, Free
winning blackjack card counting systems Card Counting Systems
professional gamblers' guide to cheating at blackjack and poker Cheating at Blackjack & Poker
casino comps and complimentaries Comps
compulsive gamblers Compulsive Gamblers
casino conditions for blackjack card counters Casino Conditions
blackjack bankroll fluctuation Fluctuations
blackjack, gambling, and casino surveillance glossary or dictionary Glossaries
great professional gamblers and blackjack history Great Blackjack Players
great professional gamblers and blackjack history Hole-Card Play
blackjack and professional gamblers James Grosjean Articles
casino heat, surveillance, countermeasures against blackjack card counting and professional gamblers Heat (Casino Countermeasures)
great professional gamblers and blackjack history History of Blackjack and Card Counting
winning horse race betting Horseracing Betting to Win
blackjack and professional gamblers Humor
Las Vegas casino Keno
Las Vegas casino Las Vegas
professional gambling and blackjack and card counting and the law or lawsuits Law
best internet casinos and bonuses with internet casino reviews Lottery
best internet casinos and bonuses with internet casino reviews Online Gaming
poker psychology and tells for professional gamblers Over/Under Side Bet
poker psychology and tells for professional gamblers Poker
professional gambling guide to how to play pontoon: pontoon rules and basic strategy Pontoon
professional gamblers at work Professional Gamblers at Work
professional gamblers and casino promotions Casino Promotions
roulette dealer signature, section shooting, sector shooting, aiming, steering and roulette systems Roulette
Costa Rican Rummy Royal Match
Costa Rican Rummy Rummy
scams, cons, and phony gambling systems Scams, Cons, and Phony Systems
professional gambling and casino non random shuffle and blackjack shuffle tracking Shuffle Tracking
Slots online Slots
professional sports betting Sports Betting
casino surveillance Surveillance
professional blackjack team, mit team, hyland team Team Play
professional gambling techniques for blackjack tournaments, casino tournaments Tournaments
video poker bankroll fluctuation Video Blackjack
video poker bankroll fluctuation Video Poker
 
LIBRARY AUTHOR/PLAYER INDEX
blackjack and shuffle tracking analysis, math, and theory Nick Alexander
blackjack basic strategy Peter A. Griffin
articles by professional gambler James Grosjean James Grosjean
blackjack card counting simulation software Tommy Hyland

Richard W. Munchkin's great interviews with professional gamblers Richard W. Munchkin

professional gambling methods for how to win at blackjack with card counting Arnold Snyder
 
 
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This library provides information on a wide variety of professional gambling techniques. But because casino surveillance personnel also have access to this library, we have to take some care with how the information is presented. We have set up this library so that enough information is included for you to learn these techniques, but so that it's going to take some work on your part to gather the information.

The professional gambling information in this library is spread out through all of the articles. Each article has been included here because it provides an important piece of the professional gambling puzzle. And more articles will be added monthly.

But you can't just read through the library once and expect that this will turn you into a professional gambler. Our advice is to read through the articles here, pick one professional gambling technique that especially interests you and that you think you understand, and go and try it at the tables!

Don't spend a lot of money trying it, however, because you are certain to make mistakes at first. All professional gamblers run into problems when they first try to use new techniques in live or online casinos. (This is one of the reasons why it's so important to learn techniques from active pros who are actually using them, and who can help guide you through the fine points.)

When you run into such problems yourself, come back to the library and read some more. You will find further tips on each technique spread out through other articles. Hints that you didn't recognize at first will suddenly leap out at you. Every time you come back to the library from the tables, you should find that you spot more.

And once you've mastered one professional gambling technique, start mastering another.

The biggest mistake players tend to make is getting stuck at the beginning level. They learn how to count cards, and never go any further. Card counting is a good place to start your professional gambling education, but don't let your career get bogged down in card-counting minutiae if you have serious ambitions to make money gambling. It's not a side-count, or slight change in betting strategy, that will get you the big money in gambling. It's advancing to shuffle-tracking or hole-card play or steering plays.

At the same time, don't get so bogged down reading about the theories behind professional gambling techniques that you never actually play. Again, you can't learn any professional gambling technique just by reading. You have to get out there and put your theories to the test by putting your money on the line. That's how you learn. That's how, over the long run, you get really good.

And remember, we are willing to help you. All we ask is that you show respect by taking the same care that we do to protect valuable information from casino personnel. We are asking you to be careful about sharing valuable information in places like online forums, which are read daily by casino surveillance staff.

The articles in this library have been written by the best active professional gamblers in the world—the people you will be reading about in the interviews in this library, and who first developed the techniques in these articles. My colleagues at Blackjack Forum Online are some of the people I admire most in the world, and I am meeting more talented players all the time.

I wish you success in your professional gambling career.

Arnold Snyder



Analysis and Theory of Blackjack



The Hi-Lo Lite Card Counting System and Rounded Indices: Why All Those Index Numbers You Learned Never Really Mattered
By Arnold Snyder


Card Counting: How True is Your True Count?
By Arnold Snyder with Dr. John Gwynn, Jr.


Excerpt from Beat the 6-Deck Game
How to Use Frequency Distributions to Determine Your Win Rate and Fluctuations
By Arnold Snyder


Card Counting: Can Side-Counting Make You a Super Counter?
By Arnold Snyder


The "Best" Card Counting System
By Arnold Snyder


How to Compare Card Counting Systems, with a Comparison of the Red Seven, KO, and Hi-Lo Counts
By Arnold Snyder, with computer simulations by John Auston


Man vs. Computer: Does Casino Blackjack Differ from Computer-Simulated Blackjack?
By Dr. John M. Gwynn, Jr. and Arnold Snyder


Ruffled by the Non-Random Shuffle
By Arnold Snyder


Insure a Good Hand? Part I
By Marvin L. Master


Insure a Good Hand? Part II
By Peter A. Griffin


CTR-Averse Betting
By James Grosjean and Previn Mankodi


42.08%
By James Grosjean and Previn Mankodi


Scavenger Blackjack
By James Grosjean and Previn Mankodi


Beyond Coupons
By James Grosjean


Calculating the Blackjack House Edge for Any Number of Decks and Blackjack Rule Set
By Arnold Snyder


On the Math Behind the OPP Card Counting System
By Kim Lee


The OPP Card Counting System: Attempting a Fair Comparison
By ETFan


Blackjack Surrender: When It Pays to Say "Uncle!"
By Arnold Snyder


Six-Deck Unbalanced Red-7 Running Count Conversion to Equivalent Hi-Lo Balanced True Count and Sensitivity of True Count to Errors in Estimating Decks Remaining
By Conrad Membrino


Algebraic Approximations of Optimum Blackjack Strategy (Revised)
By Arnold Snyder


Algebraic Indices for Unbalanced Count Systems and Fractional Insurance Indexes
By ETFan


Super Sevens Snafu
By Arnold Snyder


Shoehenge…Probing the Multi-Deck Mysteries
By Arnold Snyder


Improving Your Insurance Decisions: The Victor Insurance Parameter
By Rich Victor


So You Think You're A Blackjack Expert?
By Arnold Snyder


Late Surrender Strategy and Blackjack Statistics: Do Not Try This at Home!
By Arnold Snyder


The Bad Player at the Blackjack Table: Do Other Players Steal Your Aces?
By Arnold Snyder


Multi-Action Blackjack: Basic Strategy and Card Counting Tips
By Arnold Snyder


Aruba No-Hole Card Blackjack vs. European No-Hole-Card Blackjack
By Arnold Snyder


The Blackjack Insurance Bet: Is It A Sucker Bet For Card Counters?
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Math: The Odds Against Four Simultaneous Blackjacks
By Arnold Snyder




Blackjack Basic Strategy



Learn Blackjack Basic Strategy: The First Step in Learning How to Play Winning Blackjack (with Strategy Cards)
By Arnold Snyder


T-H Basic Strategy for Card Counters
By T. Hopper


Card Counter's Basic Strategy: Is It For You?
By Hal Marcus


Back Betting at Blackjack: Optimal Pair Split Strategy
By Arnold Snyder


Aces and Eights
By Arnold Snyder


Multi-Action Blackjack: Basic Strategy and Card Counting Tips
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Rules: Every Option is Good
By Arnold Snyder


Calculating the House Edge for Any Number of Decks and Blackjack Rule Set
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Betting and Risk for the Basic Strategy Player
By Brother William


Best Online Blackjack Strategy with a Wagering Requirement
By Arnold Snyder


How to Play Blackjack Switch: Rules and Easy Switching and Playing Strategy, With Basic Strategy Card
By Arnold Snyder


Free Card Counting Practice Software (Also Suitable for Blackjack Basic Strategy Practice): Download
By JP


Blackjack Hole Card Play: Tips for Beginners
By Arnold Snyder




Blackjack Betting for Card Counters



What's a Kelly Man To Do?
The Leib Criterion vs. the Kelly Criterion on Bet Sizing for Recreational Players
By John Leib


Blackjack Card Counting Camouflage: The "Up and Down" Betting Strategy
By Arnold Snyder


CTR-Averse Betting
By James Grosjean and Previn Mankodi
© James Grosjean and Previn Mankodi 2005


Blackjack Betting and Risk for the Basic Strategy Player
By Brother William


Multi-Action Blackjack: Basic Strategy and Card Counting Tips
By Arnold Snyder




Blackjack Betting Systems



Blackjack Betting Systems: Oscar's System Wins 99.98% of the Time
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Betting Systems: The Martingale, Progression to Depression
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Betting Systems: The Cancellation System, or Structured Steaming
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Betting Systems: The Pseudo-Tournament System
By Arnold Snyder


The "No Need To Count Cards" Blackjack Systems
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Betting Systems: The "Overdue" Systems
By Arnold Snyder


Free Blackjack Practice Software: Download
By JP




Blackjack Computers



Interview With Keith and Marty Taft: Blackjack Computer Pioneers
By Richard W. Munchkin


Blackjack Computers: The Electronic Gambler's Fuzz-Out Syndrome
By Bob Jenkins


Blackjack Computer Betting Efficiency
By Dr. Data Fehnwarp and Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Computers, Your Ticket to the Big House (Part I)
By Thomas B. Duffy, Attorney At Law


Blackjack Computers, Your Ticket to the Big House (Part II)
By Thomas B. Duffy, Attorney At Law




Blackjack Simulation Software



The Blackjack PowerSim Project: The Importance of Free Programmable Blackjack Simulation Software for Serious Players
By Arnold Snyder


The Release of Blackjack PowerSim (February 13, 2006 Upgrade)
By ET Fan


PowerSim:  No Compromise on Accuracy
By ET Fan


The Last 0.01%—Indistinguishable
By ET Fan


Free Card Counting Practice Software: Download
By JP


Download Sam Case's Blackjack Card Counting Strategy Index Generator
By Sam Case




Blackjack Switch



How to Play Blackjack Switch: Rules and Easy Switching and Playing Strategy, With Basic Strategy Card
By Arnold Snyder




Blackjack Variations



Costa Rican Rummy
By Arnold Snyder


Multi-Action Blackjack: Basic Strategy and Card Counting Tips
By Arnold Snyder


Aruba No-Hole Card Blackjack vs. European No-Hole-Card Blackjack
By Arnold Snyder


Player-Banked California and West Coast Blackjack
By Arnold Snyder




Card Counting Camouflage
(Also see "Heat")



The 2006 Las Vegas Card Counters' Convention Camo Calendar
By The Vindicator and the Las Vegas Surveillance Mafia


The Playing Habits of IMBICILICUS TOURISTICUS…Or, Absolutely Moronic Play That Costs You Nothing
By Allan Pell


Blackjack Card Counting Camouflage: The "Up and Down" Betting Strategy
By Arnold Snyder


Card Counting Insurance Camouflage
By Jake Smallwood


Casino Stereotypes and the Ultimate Card Counting Camouflage
By Arnold Snyder




Card Counting How-To



Guide to Casino Heat for Low-Stakes Players
By Syph

Intro to Card Counting, Card Counting Systems, Card Counting Camo, and Professional Gambling Beyond Card Counting
By Arnold Snyder


Dealer Error
By ET Fan


Card Counting: A Report on a Year in the Blackjack Pits
By G.K. Schroeder


Card Counting in Las Vegas: Excerpt from The Las Vegas Blackjack Diary
By Stuart Perry


Faulty Logic: To Toke or Not To Toke in Card Counting?
By Arnold Snyder


...And Chew Gum at the Same Time
(Tips on Blackjack Card Counting Technique)
By Kyle Sever


Low-Stakes Blackjack: Graduating from Red Chip to Green
By Barfarkel


Calculating the Blackjack House Edge for Any Number of Decks and Blackjack Rule Set
By Arnold Snyder


Costs of Card Counting Errors
By Arnold Snyder


Free Card Counting Practice Software: Download
By JP




Card Counting Systems



Intro to Card Counting, Card Counting Systems, Card Counting Camo, and Professional Gambling Beyond Card Counting
By Arnold Snyder


Card Counting: A Semi-Pro Player Reports on a Year's Experience and Results
By G.K. Schroeder


The Easy OPP Card Counting System: A New Approach To Card Counting
By Carlos Zilzer
Arnold Snyder comments: Carlos Zilzer's OPP Count is the easiest system for its power that I've seen in 25 years of studying blackjack systems.


Improving the Power of the OPP Card Counting System, for Experienced OPP Players
By Carlos Zilzer


On the Math Behind the OPP Count
By Kim Lee


The OPP Card Counting System: Attempting a Fair Comparison
By ETFan


The Over/Under Report: A Balanced Card Counting System for the Over/Under Side Bet
By Arnold Snyder


The Unbalanced Over/Under Count
By Arnold Snyder


The Easy Red 7 Card Counting System
By Arnold Snyder


How to Increase Your Earnings with the Red 7 — Part I
By Conrad O. Membrino


How to Increase Your Earnings with the Red 7 — Part II
By Conrad O. Membrino


Truing the Red 7 Count
By Conrad O. Membrino


The Shifted Red 7 Count
By Conrad O. Membrino


Membrino: Madman or Genius?
By ET Fan


Royal Match and the Davies Card Counting System
By John Leib


The Seniors' Card Counting System for the Vision-Impaired
By Arnold Snyder


The VIC, Another Card Counting System for the Vision Impaired
By Arnold Snyder


The Victor APC Card Counting System
By Rich Victor


Improving Your Insurance Decisions: The Victor Insurance Parameter
By Rich Victor


Complete Indices for the Zen Card Counting System for the True Count Method (That is, Count Per Deck, Rather Than The True Edge Method)
By Arnold Snyder


Free Card Counting Practice Software: Download
By JP




Cheating at Blackjack & Poker



Your Options When You Are Cheated
By Sam Case


The Second Deal, Part I
By Sam Case


The Second Deal, Part II
By Sam Case


Don't Be A Mark For Marked Cards
By Steve Forte


The First Line of Defense: Selective Shuffling
By Sam Case


The Gamblers' Crimp
By Howard Collier, with photos by Christi Collier


The Laughlin Lay-a-Way
By Sam Case


Phast Phun in Phoenix
By Arnold Snyder


Stacking a Deck
By Sam Case


Dangerous Shoes
By Steve Forte


Stock Control Shuffles
By Sam Case


"Psychic Dealers" and Dealer Peeking on a Shoe Game
By Arnold Snyder


Cheating Software: Too Good to be True (Video Blackjack in South Carolina)
By Outgoer and the Eradigator


Dealer Cheating at Blackjack in Puerto Rico (in the 60s, 70s and 80s)
By Harry J. McArdle


Beware of Sega Robo-Dealers: Non-Random Video Blackjack Games
By Joel H. Friedman


Non-Random Video Blackjack: Rip-Off Robo-Dealers
By Allan Pell




Comps and Coupons



Counting Cards in Comp City
By Max Rubin


Comp Secrets for Low Rollers: Living Off Coupons
By Dog-Ass Johnny (dedicated to Syph)


Redefining the Whale: Las Vegas Aims for Smaller Fish
By Arnold Snyder


Beyond Coupons
By James Grosjean
© James Grosjean 2004




Compulsive Gamblers



Professional Lottery Players
By Arnold Snyder


Professional Compulsive Gamblers
By Arnold Snyder




Casino Conditions



Playing Blackjack in Venezuela
by Carlos Zilzer


The Traveling Gambler: Prague Spring
by BJTraveller (with Mark Dace)


Casinos and Blackjack in South America
By RK


Heaven and Hell: Blackjack in Moldavia
by Garry Baldy


How to Kill a Casino Promotion: What Went Wrong at Morongo?
By L.J. Winsome


On The Road To Nevada's Nowhere Towns
By Barry Meadow


How to Kill a Casino Promotion, Part II: Surprise Party at the Klondike Hotel
By Arnold Snyder


The Traveling Gambler: Nepal
By BJ Traveller


The Traveling Gambler: Egypt
By BJ Traveler and Mark Dace


Blackjack in Russia (and Poker, Caribbean Stud, Lotteries, and Other Opportunities...)
By Garry Baldie


The Traveling Gambler: Blackjack in Ecuador
By BJ Traveller


Blackjack in Deadwood, South Dakota
by The Bison




Fluctuations



Winners and Losers: True Tales from the Trenches
By Tommy Hyland, Tobaksa, Taylor James, Dan Paymar, Pro21, Dustin D. Marks, OneMoreShoe, Bob Loeb, Abbot Avarissa, Bill Haywood, Anthony Curtis, JC, Tinker, Cizef, Charles W. Lund, Max Rubin, James Grosjean, John Brahms, Moe Cash, and Radar O'Reilly


A Card Counter's Story
By One More Shoe


Understanding the Psychology of Losing
By Orange Cnty KO


You Won't Win
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Luck: The Big Winner's Secret Ingredient
By Howard Grossman


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
By Arnold Snyder


Waiting for the Long Run
By Arnold Snyder




Glossaries



Casino Surveillance Glossary
By Cellini


Casino Procedures and Practices Glossary
By The Vindicator




Great Blackjack Players



An Interview With Ken Uston
By Arnold Snyder


Why I'm Suing in Nevada (Uston's account of his beating at the Mapes Casino)
By Ken Uston


Ken Uston Dies At 52
By Arnold Snyder


Interview With Al Francesco
By Richard W. Munchkin


Interview With Tommy Hyland
By Richard W. Munchkin


Interview With Keith and Marty Taft
By Richard W. Munchkin


The Blackjack Hall of Fame
by Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Wizards: Interview with the Legendary Hole-Card Player RC
By Richard W. Munchkin


The MIT Blackjack Team: Interview with Johnny C.
By Richard W. Munchkin


Blackjack Wizards: Interview with Darryl Purpose
by Richard W. Munchkin




Heat
(Also see Card Counting Camouflage)



Advice on Card Counting in Reno
By Syph


The Card Counters' Guide to the Rooms of Las Vegas (Stay Where You Play?)
By G. K. Schroeder


The Cat and Mouse Game, Part II: Is the Game Over?
By Bill Zender


A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To The Forum
By James Grosjean


Card Counting and Casino Heat: How Hot Is It?
By Arnold Snyder


Letter From Nevada (Barred From 3000 Miles Away)
By Tom and Jerry


Paranoia 101
By 98%


Spare the Rod, Spoil the Counter
By Arnold Snyder


The Witch Hunt Conspiracy Theory
By Arnold Snyder


Casino Countermeasures: Disappearing Spots at the Blackjack Table
By Arnold Snyder




History of Blackjack



The History of Blackjack
by Arnold Snyder


Jess Marcum, Mathematical Genius and Blackjack Legend,
And the Early History of Card Counting
by Allan Schaffer, Ph.D.


The Blackjack Hall of Fame
by Arnold Snyder


An Interview With Julian Braun
By Arnold Snyder


The First Card Counters: My Blackjack Trip in 1962 with Professor Edward O. Thorp and Mickey MacDougall
By Russell T. Barnhart


The Four Horsemen, A Tribute to Four Giants: Baldwin, Cantey, Maisel, and McDermott
By Arnold Snyder


Correcting the Public Record: Peter Griffin, Arnold Snyder, Don Schlesinger and the True History of the "Illustrious 18"
by Blackjack Historian


System Smitty and the History of Card Counting
By Arnold Snyder


Not Fade Away…An Appreciation of Julian Braun (1929-2000)
By Peter Ruchman




Hole-Card Play



Blackjack Wizards: Interview with the Legendary Hole-Card Player RC
By Richard W. Munchkin


Blackjack Hole-Card Play: Tips for Beginners
By Arnold Snyder


For more information on hole card play, see Risk of Ruin, a novel by Arnold Snyder with descriptions of hole-card and next-card steering play.




Horseracing



Getting More Bang for Your Quinella Buck
By Dunbar


Betting Cheap Claimers: The Differences Between Betting on Horse Races and Playing Blackjack
By Joel H. Friedman




Blackjack Humor



Professional Compulsive Gamblers
By Arnold Snyder


Sermon: World's Foremost Blackjack Authority
by Arnold Snyder


Sermon: Here We Go Again
by Arnold Snyder




Keno

Will Chaos Theory Beat Keno?
By Arnold Snyder




Las Vegas



Notes from the Blackjack Underground
By G.K. Schroeder


Las Vegas--Carnival of Carnivals
By Arnold Snyder


A Card Counter's Guide to Getting Around Las Vegas
By G.K. Schroeder


The Card Counters' Guide to the Hotels of Las Vegas (Stay Where You Play?)
By G. K. Schroeder




Legal: Gambling and the Law



Complete Guide to Offshore Bank Accounts for Funding Your Online Casino and Poker Play
By Radar O'Reilly


The Tommy Hyland Team Trial in Windsor: Circus, Caesars, and the Hilton Corp. Team Up to Try to Frame Players for Cheating
By Arnold Snyder


Interview with Bob Nersesian
By Richard W. Munchkin


It's Not Paranoia If...
(Comments on his successful lawsuit against Imperial Palace)
By James Grosjean


Is Card Counting Legal?
By Arnold Snyder


A Nevada Court Victory for Counters
By Robert A. Loeb, Attorney at Law


Missouri Outlaws Barring, Institutes Countermeasures
By Robert A. Loeb, Attorney at Law


How Not to Launder Money And Get Caught Doing It
By L.J. Winsome


Fake I.D.: A Consumer's Guide
By Arnold Snyder


Phony I.D. = Real Risk
By Andrew S. Blumen, Attorney At Law


Blackjack Computers, Your Ticket to the Big House (Part I)
By Thomas B. Duffy, Attorney At Law


Blackjack Computers, Your Ticket to the Big House (Part II)
By Thomas B. Duffy, Attorney At Law


Is Spooking Legal?
By Arnold Snyder (with commentary by Stephen R. Minagil, Attorney At Law)


Nevada Attorney Interviewed
By Arnold Snyder


What To Do If You Are Barred
By Robert A. Loeb, Attorney At Law



Lotteries



Professional Lottery Players
By Arnold Snyder



Online Gaming



Intro to Online Gaming


Smart Online Gaming Tips
By Deep21 and Nothing But Net


How to Win in Online Casinos
By Arnold Snyder


Best Deposit Methods for Online Casino and Poker Play, for U.S. and International Players
By the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online


Complete Guide to Offshore Bank Accounts for Funding Your Online Casino and Poker Play
By Radar O'Reilly


The Best Strategies for Winning on a Small Free Play Online Casino Bonus
By the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online


Online Casino Reviews
By the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online


Best Rated Online Casinos and Online Casino Bonuses
By the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online


Traditional versus Sticky Bonuses at Internet Casinos
By Arnold Snyder


Getting Rolled by LucknRoll: Dishonest Software at an Online Casino
by Radar O'Reilly


Dishonest Online Casinos
by the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online


Best Online Blackjack Basic Strategy with a Wagering Requirement
By Arnold Snyder


How to Play Pontoon: Rules and Basic Strategy
By Arnold Snyder


Current Progressive Slot Jackpots Online and Progressive Slot Game Strategy
By the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online


How to Play Blackjack Switch: Rules and Easy Switching and Playing Strategy, With Basic Strategy Card
By Arnold Snyder


Review of Casino Extreme: Unethical Use of Terms and Conditions?
By Ihate16




Poker



Download Free: Patience Factor / Skill Level Poker Tournament Calculator
By Math Boy


Poker Tournament Strategy: The Difference Between Harrington and Arnold Snyder's Poker Tournament Formula
By Radar O'Reilly


Reverse Chip Value Theory for Poker Tournaments: Good Math, Bad Logic (A Response to David Sklansky)
By Arnold Snyder


"True M" versus Harrington's M: Critical Flaws in Harrington's M Theory, and Why Tournament Structure Matters
By Arnold Snyder


Poker Tournament Satellite Value and Risk of Ruin
By Arnold Snyder and Math Boy


Complete Guide to Offshore Bank Accounts for Funding Your Online Casino and Poker Play
By Radar O'Reilly


Correcting Erroneous Chip Value Theory for Poker Tournaments, With Implications for Winning (and Losing) Poker Tournament Strategy
By Arnold Snyder


The Implied Discount: New Insights Into Optimal Poker Tournament Strategy
By Arnold Snyder


A Weekend At Camp Hellmuth
By Happy Camper


Response to Mason Malmuth on the Rebuy Advice in The Poker Tournament Formula
By Arnold Snyder


Rebuy Analysis for Skilled Players in Multi-Table Poker Tournaments
By Pikachu


Getting Started with Winning Poker Tournament Strategy: The Ball Cap Kids Meet the Oaf from Hell
By Math Boy


Balancing on the Brink of Hell: The Reality of MultiTabling and Online Poker Cash Games
By Syph


The Poker Tournament Formula
By Arnold Snyder


Online Poker Tournament Schedule and Ratings
By Arnold Snyder


Las Vegas Poker Tournaments and Ratings
By Arnold Snyder


Cheating in Poker and Poker Tournaments
By Arnold Snyder


Calculating the Value of an Online Poker Bonus
By Arnold Snyder


How to Play Online Poker
By Arnold Snyder


Online Poker Bonus Offers and Terms
By Arnold Snyder


The Second Deal, Part I
By Sam Case


The Second Deal, Part II
By Sam Case


Don't Be A Mark For Marked Cards
By Steve Forte


The Gamblers' Crimp
By Howard Collier, with photos by Christi Collier


Stacking a Deck
By Sam Case


Stock Control Shuffles
By Sam Case


A Female at the Poker Table
By Cat Hulbert




Pontoon



How to Play Pontoon: Pontoon Rules and Basic Strategy
By Arnold Snyder




Professional Gamblers At Work



Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed?
By Arnold Snyder


The Case of the Missing $7000
By Nick Alexander


St. Louis Blues (An Ace Chaser's Lament)
By Jim Taylor


Heaven and Hell: Blackjack in Moldavia
By Garry Baldy


Stalking the Elusive Tell
By Dog-Ass Johnny


Stickin' It to the Safari Club
By Nick Alexander


Blackjack Computers: The Electronic Gambler's Fuzz-Out Syndrome
By Bob Jenkins


Interview with The Traveler
By Richard W. Munchkin


Blackjack Cruise, Auto-Shoes, Lotta Blues...
By Nick Alexander


Self-Styled Experts Take a Bath in Reno
By Peter A. Griffin


Mondo Morongo (Banking Blackjack Games in California)
By Allan Pell


An Interview with the Bright Bros
By Arnold Snyder


Been in Vegas Too Long
By Rebecca Richfield


Fast Action Jackson's Distractions: Life as a Low-Stakes Professional Card Counter
By Arnold Snyder


A High Roller Gets Rolled
By Raymond X.


Versatility: Bradley Peterson and Max Rubin's Blackjack Ball
By Arnold Snyder


Tips on Tells
By Steve Forte


Stuck in Aruba with Darryl Purpose
by Nick Alexander


Shouldn't You Hit?
By Arnold Snyder


A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To The Forum
By James Grosjean


Card Counting in Las Vegas: Excerpt from The Las Vegas Blackjack Diary
By Stuart Perry


Blackjack Hole Card Play: Tips"
By Arnold Snyder


Honor Among Thieves, But Not Casinos
By Arnold Snyder




Casino Promotions



How to Kill a Casino Promotion: What Went Wrong at Morongo?
By L.J. Winsome


How to Kill a Casino Promotion, Part II: Surprise Party at the Klondike Hotel
By Arnold Snyder


Casino Promotions: The Value of Bustout Month
By Arnold Snyder




Roulette



How to Win at Roulette, Part II: Using Dealer Tells to Exploit Dealer Steering
By Arnold Snyder


How to Win at Roulette, Part I: Traditional Visual Prediction
By Arnold Snyder


Nevada Roulette
By Laurance Scott


Darwin Ortiz on Roulette Dealer Section Shooting
By Darwin Ortiz


A Roulette Dealer Weighs in on Roulette Ball Steering
By Arnold Snyder


Can Dealers Really Steer the Ball at Roulette? The Myth of Dealer Signature and "Section Shooting"
By Steve Forte




Royal Match Side Bet



Royal Match and the Davies Card Counting System
By John Leib



Rummy



Costa Rican Rummy
By Arnold Snyder




Scams, Cons, and Phony Systems



Avoiding the Team Thief
By Pikachu


Reach Out and Fleece Someone
By Arnold Snyder


Flipped: A Coin Flip Scam
By Dunbar


New Blackjack, Same Old Baloney: Review of E. Clifton Davis' NBJ System
By Arnold Snyder, with commentary by Boardwalker


One Million Roulette Experts: A Swami Pastrami Parable on Winners' Testimonials
By Arnold Snyder


X-Ray Specs, and Comic Book Blackjack Systems
By Arnold Snyder


Non-Random Shuffle Blackjack Systems: Shuffle Bored, Anyone?
By Arnold Snyder


The Big Secrets of Phony Gambling Systems
By Arnold Snyder


Psychic Gambling Systems
By Arnold Snyder


 

Articles about David McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction:



McDowell's Folly: Commentary on David McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction
By Arnold Snyder


Convexing Calculations for McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction Book, or--I'm Sorry
by ET Fan


Errata in McDowell's Errata: Problems with Fundamental Blackjack Math in Blackjack Ace Prediction
by Arnold Snyder


Post by ETFan regarding Blackjack Ace Prediction


David McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction: A False Key to Ace Sequencing
by Radar O'Reilly


Mistakes in False Key Probability in David McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction and Corrections of McDowell's Win Rate Estimate
by Radar O'Reilly


Letter from S. Yama with Further Corrections of Ace Prediction Math
by S. Yama


Player Alert: More Problems with the False Key Probability in McDowell’s Blackjack Ace Prediction
by Arnold Snyder


Letter from Steve Forte about Blackjack Ace Prediction


Letter from Bill Zender about Blackjack Ace Prediction



Articles about Jerry Patterson and the TARGET system:



Patterson Bars Snyder from TARGET
By Arnold Snyder
(Coming Soon)


Off Target
By Arnold Snyder


I Saw It With My Own Eyes
By Arnold Snyder


Review of Break the Dealer, by Jerry L. Patterson and Eddie Olsen
By Arnold Snyder


Jerry Patterson's Response to Arnold Snyder's Review of Break the Dealer
By Jerry Patterson


Snyder's Response to Patterson's Response to Snyder's Review of Break the Dealer
By Arnold Snyder


Articles about Leonard Benson and the Power Numbers Blackjack System:



John Leib Challenges Leonard Benson
By Arnold Snyder and John Leib


Leonard Benson Takes the Challenge
By John Leib


22 Hours of Leonard Benson's Power Numbers Blackjack System
by John Leib




Non-Random Shuffles and Shuffle Tracking



Man vs. Computer: Does Casino Blackjack Differ from Computer-Simulated Blackjack?
By Dr. John M. Gwynn, Jr. and Arnold Snyder


Ruffled by the (Non-Random) Shuffle
By Arnold Snyder


Shoehenge…Probing the Multi-Deck Mysteries
By Arnold Snyder


The Blackjack Shuffle-Tracker's Cookbook: How Players Win (And Why They Lose) With Shuffle Tracking
By Arnold Snyder




Slots



How to Beat Slots
By Arnold Snyder


Current Progressive Slot Jackpots Online
By the Editors of Blackjack Forum Online




Software: Free Blackjack and Card Counting Software



Download Sam Case's Blackjack Card Counting Strategy Index Generator
By Sam Case


Download Free Card Counting Practice Software
By JP


Download PowerSim Blackjack and Card Counting Simulation Program & Instructions
By ET Fan




Sports Betting



How to Bet NFL Futures
By Dan Gordon


Tips on Touts: The Smart Bettors Guide to Pick Services
By Dan Gordon




Surveillance (Also see "Heat")



Inside the Cat and Mouse Game: A Card Counter's Guide to Casino Management and Sound Game Protection Policies
By Bill Zender


2007 Las Vegas Area Casino Surveillance Report Card
By The Vindicator and the Las Vegas Surveillance Mafia


2006 Casino Surveillance Report Card for Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Jean and Primm
By The Vindicator and the Las Vegas Area Surveillance Mafia


2005 Las Vegas Casino Surveillance Report Card
By The Vindicator and The Las Vegas Surveillance Mafia


The Professional Player's Las Vegas Casino Surveillance Report Card
By the Blackjack Forum Moderators


The Blind Man Versus the Eye: Inside Casino Surveillance
By D.V. Cellini


Inside the Surveillance Room
By D.V. Cellini
(Coming Soon)


Surveillance Talks
By Arnold Snyder


Casino Surveillance Glossary
By Cellini


Casino Procedures and Practices Glossary
By The Vindicator


Counter-Espionage: The Casinos Turn the Tables
By Arnold Snyder


The Mindplay Table Games Management System: Bye Bye Boss
By Arnold Snyder


Casino Surveillance Goes High Tech: Safe Jack and Other New Systems for Detecting Card Counting
By Arnold Snyder


Letter from Surveillance: The Lay of Tens




Blackjack Team Play



The Blackjack Team Dream
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Team Attack, Part I
Legal Issues, the Windsor Trial, and Conversation with Tommy Hyland
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Team Attack, Part II: The Playing Strategies
By Arnold Snyder


How to Kill Your Blackjack Team: The Free Roll
By Arnold Snyder


Avoiding the Team Thief
By Pikachu


Big Player Blackjack Teams: Practical Advice on Win Rate, Bankroll, Bet-Sizing, Spotters, Camouflage, and Compensation
By Arnold Snyder


The MIT Blackjack Team:
Interview with Team Manager Johnny C.
By Richard W. Munchkin


The Blackjack Combine: Blackjack Team Compensation Issues
By Marvin L. Masters


Pitfalls of Blackjack Teams: Larceny in the Heart
By Arnold Snyder


Letter from Bob Fisher regarding Blackjack Team Play
By Bob Fisher


The Tommy Hyland Blackjack Team Trial in Windsor: Circus, Caesars, and the Hilton Corp. Team Up to Try to Frame Players for Cheating
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Teams: Reasonable Expectations When Suspicions Arise
By Arnold Snyder


Blackjack Teams: The Politics of Polygraphs
By Arnold Snyder


A Blackjack Banking Team
By Arnold Snyder




Tournaments



Casino Tournament Tips: Plan Your Play, Play Your Plan
By S. Yama


A Blackjack Tournament Question
By Stanford Wong


Self-Styled Blackjack Tournament Experts Take a Bath in Reno
By Peter A. Griffin


Blackjack Tournament Tips
By Anthony Curtis


Casino Tournament Strategy and
Wong's Casino Tournament Team
By Arnold Snyder




Video Blackjack



Cheating Software: Too Good to be True (Video Blackjack in South Carolina)
By Outgoer and the Eradigator


Beware of Sega Robo-Dealers: Non-Random Video Blackjack Games
By Joel H. Friedman


Non-Random Video Blackjack: Rip-Off Robo-Dealers
By Allan Pell


Video Blackjack in Japan
By Allan Pell




Video Poker



Progressive Video Poker
By Arnold Snyder


Risk of Ruin for Video Poker and Other Skewed-Up Games
By Dunbar and Math Boy



ARTICLES BY AUTHOR (More Coming Soon)



Articles by Nick Alexander


Articles by Peter A. Griffin


Articles by James Grosjean

CTR-Averse Betting
Regulation 6A in Nevada requires a person to provide identification for a government Cash Transaction Report if he makes transactions totalling $10,000 or more in a 24-hour period.

 

Professional gamblers often want to avoid giving identification to casinos, not to avoid federal or state regulations but to avoid alerting the casino that a known professional gambler is at their tables. James Grosjean analyzes the optimal way to bet in a profitable professional gambling situation when CTRs must be avoided.

42.08%
Some professional gambling techniques give players an edge by alerting them that an ace is coming. This article by James Grosjean ends a long-running debate among blackjack players and mathematicians about how to play and bet in such situations.

Scavenger Blackjack
Beginning players will be interested in this view of how professional gamblers take advantage of unexpected opportunities at the tables. For professional gamblers, Grosjean's article provides a generalized basic strategy answering the question: At what additional wager amount will a play produce the same expectation as not making the play?

Beyond Coupons
James Grosjean analyzes coupon or loss rebate strategies.

James Grosjean's "It's Not Paranoia If..."
This article is James Grosjean's account of the trial of his lawsuit against Imperial Palace. This successful lawsuit, as well as the successful lawsuit of Grosjean and his playing partner, Mike Russo, against Caesars and the Griffin Detective Agency, not only bankrupted the Griffin Agency but had a big effect in stopping the illegal detainment of professional gamblers as a casino countermeasure.

James Grosjean's "A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To The Forum"
James Grosjean writes about his arrest on trumped-up cheating charges at Caesars.

James Grosjean was elected in 2006 to the Blackjack Hall of Fame.




Articles by Richard W. Munchkin


Articles by Arnold Snyder


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