Blackjack newsletter and blackjack strategySubscribe to the Blackjack Insider newsletter

How to Win EVEN MORE Blackjack Tournaments - Volume II... only $14.95. Ken Smith's second e-book on tournament blackjack contains more of his winning strategies that have made him one of the best tournament blackjack players in the world.

Or, purchase both Volume I and Volume II together for $24.95... over 15% off!

NEW! Read how Ken used skill to win a recent blackjack tournament. Get his books and you could too!

How To Win EVEN MORE Blackjack Tournaments - Volume II
(web ads above removed with paid membership. Click here for advertisement rates)



By Robert Loeb

Robert Loeb is a criminal defense and gambling attorney in Chicago.  He is the co-author, with I. Nelson Rose, of Blackjack and the Law, which is available on or through RGE Publishing at

Iím going to try to cover the last year in legal developments as they relate to blackjack and advantage play. Iím not aware of any landmark cases or developments that dramatically change the legal landscape for gamblers, but there are a lot of small developments that should interest both casual and very serious players.

Blackjack Play at the Tables

The major changes at the tables are not legal issues. Fewer tables, 6:5 payoffs on naturals, and similar issues donít make their way to the courts. Sure, Missouri raised their loss limits in the last year, but thatís hardly a major development.

The biggest media splash has been made by a card counting application which is now available at a nominal cost on Apple iPhones. Blackjack historians know that this is nothing new. The use of computers and other devices have been...


Yes, itís tax season again. The biggest development in tax treatment of gambling in the past year came in an IRS memorandum covering...

Internet Gambling

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) has been the law of the land for several years, but its future has never been more...

Tribal Gaming

Under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, Indian tribes, and the casinos they own, are governed primarily by tribal law as opposed to state or Federal law. They sign compacts (like contracts or agreements) when the casinos are established, and the terms of these compacts can determine what rights the...

...enter your member login information below to read this article/newsletter...

Paid Members-Only Article

You have clicked on a link to a Blackjack Insider web page or article for paid subscribers. You must have a paid membership to the Blackjack Insider newsletter to view this content. About 1/2 of the articles in each issue of the Blackjack Insider are for paid members only, while the rest are viewable by everyone. Your purchased membership will allow you to read all Blackjack Insider articles for 12 months.

Enter your user name and password below (they were listed and e-mailed to you after you purchased your Blackjack Insider membership):

User name:
Password: (case sensitive)
Save user name and password in your browser so you don't have to type them again later

Forgot your membership id or password? Click here.

How do I get a membership?

A membership can be purchased online at our secure store with your credit card for only $19.95 per year. You will receive a user name and password immediately by e-mail which you can use to read the all past and future members-only articles for 12 months, as well as the regular free articles.


Do I have to buy a membership?

No. Blackjack Insider will continue to be published as a free monthly e-newsletter. But about 1/2 of the articles each month will be for paid members only. Subscribers without a membership can still view and read the non-members articles for free.

What happens after I buy a membership?

Immediately after you complete your purchase, you will receive a unique login user name and password. These are displayed on the final purchase page, and are e-mailed to you. When you click on a members-only article in our web site, you will be prompted for this user name and password (as shown above). Simply enter them, and enjoy the article! Note: make sure you turn on the checkbox above when you login, to save the user name and password so that you don't have to re-enter them every time you view members-only articles.

Why did you switch to paid memberships?

Blackjack Insider is a professional monthly publication with top-notch articles by world-reknown gaming experts. In addition, we have regular reporters that monitor game conditions and tournament schedules throughout North America. We use a partially paid subscriber model to enable us to continue getting the best content for our readers from leading authors on blackjack and gaming.

©2015, DeepNet Technologies. No material to be copied without express permission of DeepNet Technologies.
This site developed by DeepNet Technologies, Ontario, Canada. Contact webmaster @ bjinsider . com if you have problems.
This site is best viewed in a 800x600 graphics mode, or higher.