Blackjack Autumn: A True Tale of Life, Death, and Splitting Tens in Winnemucca

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Huntington Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Games - 351 pages
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 When Barry Meadow decided to take two months off from his everyday life to play blackjack in every Nevada casino, he had no idea what he would find. Leaving behind his business, his fiancee, and his son, he set out on the road with a suitcase, a tape recorder, and $8,000 on the trip of a lifetime.

He ran into cowboys and Indians, suffered the Stardust curse, split 10s in Winnemucca, and learned more about real-world gambling than anyone should have to know.

With wit and wisdom, Meadow takes you on an incredible journey—literally, figuratively, even spiritually—all within the context of a professional blackjack player’s remarkable way of life.

Gambling lessons, life’s lessons, Nevada geography lessons—this one’s got it all. One of the most highly acclaimed gambling books in the past half-decade.

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Given a map of Nevada and the premise that a blackjack card counter armed with $8000 will hit the road for two months, attacking every available casino, the reader expects a certain level of adventure ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Barry Meadow has spent more than 30 years in the gambling world. He wrote his first book, Success at the Harness Races, in 1967. He's also written Money Secrets at the Racetrack, which has been lauded as the definitive guide to money management at the track. Meadow's can be seem playing blackjack, at the professional level, in his spare time.

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