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)


The Times They are A-Changin'

by Frank Kneeland

Frank Kneeland was the manager of the largest progressive video poker team in Las Vegas, and has authored a book about his adventures entitled, "The Secret World of Video Poker Progressives". You can get the book as well as some extra info about Kneeland on his website In Las Vegas you can listen to his weekly radio show "Gambling with an Edge" (Bob Dancer co-hosts) at 7PM Thursday nights on KLAV Talk-Radio 1230am.

For more info go to:

So come all ye players - Both normal and pro

And don't be in a hurry - because you might never go
If your thinking to leave - when the jackpot is low
Because there's always - another one waitin'
The slow progressive now - Is soon to be fast
For the times they are a-changin'.

~FK in the style of Bob Dylan

First, I wanted to say to all you BJI folks out there who haven’t yet listened to my radio show from Las Vegas, we’ve interviewed a trio of Blackjack Hall of Fame members: Max Rubin, Stanford Wong, and Tommy Hyland. Arnold Snyder is scheduled soon. Just thought you might like to know. This is, after all, the Blackjack Insider. (In case you want to hear their interviews, click here.)

We left off last month with a discussion of the Team Strategy System. You will need the information in that article to comprehend the progressive strategies that I'll be publishing in the next couple of months in the BJI. Actually, I was in a bit of a quandary deciding what games I should devise strategies for first. Thankfully, fate stepped in and made my decision easy when The M Resort and Casino in Henderson, NV recently signed on as a new sponsor for my radio show and placed in their casino several progressive video poker games based on my design. Basically, the base games have a high-hold (i.e., high casino edge), but the meter rise for the progressive jackpot is off the scale (4%), which by far make up for the game types. Let me elaborate on just how big a deal this is.

Have you been worried that casinos are moving ever further from what's good for the player into a desert of tight machines where your chances of winning are on par with getting blood out of a stone? Worry no more! Reversing a two-decade trend of ever slowing progressives, The M has installed machines with a faster progression than has been seen on any dollar bank in Las Vegas since the late eighties.

If you are new to video poker in the last ten years, you may have heard stories about the glory days of progressive when words like "fast" and "rapid" were more than meaningless slogans thought up by advertising execs to describe banks of machines that "progress" slower than a bill for government pay cuts passing the house of representatives.

The M has been truly brave to bring back a...

...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.