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BJI Newsletter, August 2013, #163

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A WORD FROM HENRY

I regret to inform you that my good friend and BJI contributing writer, Bill Burton, passed away last month. Bill was an expert at poker and wrote a poker column for the BJI from 2005 until 2011. Bill was also very knowledgeable in blackjack, craps (particularly dice control), slots, and other casino games. He wrote articles on casino gambling for several publications, and authored several books. Bill earned the respect from casino players for his straightforward and honest writing. We will miss him.

In this issue of the BJI, Vinny DeCarlo describes a bonehead casino promotion involving non-negotiable cheques, and what happened to a casino's bottom line when they didn't train their floor supervisors on how to use them. By now, you should know the story of how Don Johnson beat several AC casinos legitimately by taking advantage of a rebate-on-loss deal he negotiated with them. In Part III of Eliot Jacobson's analysis of Johnson's play, he raises the question whether Johnson could have won even more money (the answer is yes... read Jacobson's article for the how's). Blackjack playing-condition reports this month include: best Double Deck games in off-the-strip casinos in Vegas (by JPB); Bally's and Paris casinos on the Strip (by Stu D. Hoss); and several Native American casinos located close to Sacramento, CA (by KC Brooks). If you are a newbie blackjack player, I have some astonishing data that will show you how to save $80,000 over your lifetime of playing blackjack. John Grochowski answers several questions having to do with the effect of spending money on casino amenities on your comps (interesting answer), several strange blackjack superstitions, and the three-way progressive on Double Double Bonus video poker. If you want to learn how to bet the dark side in craps, be sure to read Jerry "Stickman's" insightful article. Lastly, we have an article by Dewey Hill that gives tips on how to get the most value from the many casino coupons that are in the 2013 American Casino Guide. (Note: Due to the lack of any major blackjack tournaments in August, our Tournament Schedule is not in this issue.)

Note: Send us your feedback on playing conditions (good and bad) that you observe when you play blackjack and we'll publish them in the BJI in our new Reader's Feedback on Playing Conditions section. Send to HTamburin@aol.com.

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