101 Ways to Win Blackjack: Includes Tips to Win at the Casino and Online

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Adams Media, Oct 18, 2009 - Games - 192 pages
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When it comes to gambling, there's no better game to beat the odds--and win big--than blackjack. But there's more to it than just doubling down. You will learn about the mysterious--and surprisingly legal--skill of card counting, casino etiquette, single vs. team play, tournament play, variation games, online games, and more.

In this concise but complete manual, blackjack expert Tom Hagen and author Sonia Weiss deal out information on:

  • Complete rules for blackjack as well as variation games (like Double Exposure and Blackjack Switch)
  • Basic and complex strategies (including surrendering, entering early, and insurance)
  • Tricks for understanding odds and probability (such as how early surrender gives players close to a .60 percent advantage over the house)
Forget Lady Luck. This guide gives you the advantage, skill, and confidence needed to beat the house every time--and cash in!
 

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Contents

How to Play
11
Probability and Odds
20
all about strategy
27
The Next Level
35
Doubling Down
44
splitting
53
Insurance
62
Counting Cards
71
Being a Good Gambler
111
The Big Time
119
Playing Blackjack in a Casino
132
Team Play and Tournaments
145
Tournament Play
152
Blackjack on the Internet
159
Things to Be aware Of
170
Index
176

The Gambling Component
91
Betting on Blackjack
102

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About the author (2009)

Tom Hagen (Keystone, SD) has been in the blackjack pits since 1990, working as a dealer, pit boss, floorman, and gaming manager for casinos in Las Vegas and South Dakota. He was table games manager for Gold Dust Gaming in Deadwood, SD, and has previously worked at the Las Vegas Club and the Resort at Summerlin. He is known and respected in the gaming industry, and is frequently called on to give expert testimony before the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.

Sonia Weiss (Glendale, AZ) is an avid card player and plays blackjack and poker at casinos in South Dakota and Las Vegas. She is a freelance writer and author with twenty years of professional experience. She has authored and coauthored numerous books, including two titles in the Everything series (The Everything Photography Book and The Everything Prayer Book).

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