Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - Games - 240 pages
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Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for two generations. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, the tables have been turned and the house no longer has the advantage at blackjack.
         
Containing the basic rules of the game, proven winning strategies, how to overcome casino counter measures and spot cheating. Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance. Perforated cards included in the book are a convenient way to bring the strategies into the casino. 

A winning strategy for the game of 21. The essentials, consolidated in simple charts, can be understood and memorized by the average player.


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Contents

Introduction
3
The Basic Strategy
16
XII
41
My Ideas Are Tested in Nevada
59
The Simple PointCount System
75
The Complete PointCount System
93
A Winning Strategy Based on Counting Tens
102
Beating the Casino Countermeasures
124
How to Spot Cheating
141
Can the Cheating Be Stopped?
164
Science Versus Chance
173
Addendum Blackjack in England
184
References
205
Index
215
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