RENO BLACKJACK REPORT
by KC Brooks
I have been addicted to blackjack ever since reading Revereís "Playing Blackjack as a Business" when I was 15. The art of blackjack is a lifetime endeavor. I went through the learning process backwards, learning Revereís Advanced Point Count first. I found out early that the actual count system is only a small piece of the puzzle. Presently, I travel "my" Devils Triangle (Reno, Wendover, Vegas}, playing mainly single- and double-deck games. Hi Lo is my choice of strategies and "Professional Blackjack" by Wong is my bible. I worship a large spread, and have been known to wong everywhere I go. Thank God I havenít had to register as a wonger yet, but I am sure it is not too far off. I also help fellow AP Nick teach card counting at www.Blackjackclassroom.com.
The observations of casino conditions were made in October 2012. The casinos visited in Reno include:
The ride from Vegas to Reno is 468 miles if you take 95 north, passing through the towns of Beatty, Goldfield, Tonopah, Hawthorne, and depending on if you take Alt 95 just past Walker Lake, detour through Carson City. If youíre in a hurry, then continue north, on 95 to interstate 80, and you can be at the tables in just under eight hours.
If youíve got plenty of time and want to take a nice drive, than make a left at the town of Beatty, and venture through Death Valley and head to Reno via 395. The stunning views of the Sierras are well worth the added drive time.
Whenever I have to go to California, I always go through Reno, so when a friend asked if I could pick up his wife in San Francisco, I jumped at the opportunity. Reno to me means "single-deck" and when in Reno, I love to play single-deck games.
I made reservations at the best deal in town...
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