Blackjack Autumn

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Huntington Press Inc, May 10, 2012 - 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 journeyliterally, figuratively, even spirituallyall within the context of a professional blackjack player's remarkable way of life.Gambling lessons, life's lessons, Nevada geography lessonsthis one's got it all. One of the most highly acclaimed gambling books in the past half-decade.
 

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Blackjack autumn: a true tale of life, death, and splitting tens in Winnemucca

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Contents

Its All About the Benjamins Baby
1
Cash Brainiac and Cloud Man
14
Ralph Makes His Move
79
Cleaning the Rack in Beatty
123
The Fishings Damn Good in Vancouver
185
Score Time at the Bird Farm
217
A Good Day to Die
243
Return to Glitzville
273
No More Jehovahs Witnesses
312
Afterword
333
Appendix
336
Casino by Casino Record
337
Index
341
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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 eclectic resume includes serving in Vietnam, writing television sitcoms, playing the professional tennis curcuit in India, doing standup comedy in California--and, of course, playing blackjack at the professional level in his spare time.

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