Blackjack newsletter and blackjack strategySubscribe to the Blackjack Insider newsletter

Learn how to play and win from Blackjack Master and BJI Editor, Henry Tamburin, Ph.D.

Ultimate Casino Guide

BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT E-BOOKS BY BJI AUTHOR KEN SMITH!
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!

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

Friends of Blackjack Insider... great sites from our authors and partners:

A great web site for all advantage players.
The best online forums about all things gambling! Visit BJ21.com.

B21.com - blackjack and other beatable casino games
Click here to subscribe to the Blackjack Insider e-newsletter. FREE blackjack advice, sent by e-mail bi-monthly. We never distribute or sell your e-mail address (see our Privacy Policy). The Blackjack Insider is supported by our sponsors, advertisers, and paid-subscribers.

BJI Newsletter, February 2016, #193

Read this issue as a single web page

A WORD FROM HENRY

You'll get inside information on the best (and worst) blackjack games from our team of contributing reporters. Find out the playing conditions at Aliante and Cannery casinos in N. Las Vegas (by Stu D. Hoss); the Caesars Palace and Cromwell casinos on the Vegas Strip (by KC Brooks); and casinos located in Phoenix, AZ area (by JPB). You can get an 18 when you play blackjack in any number of ways. In my article this month, I explain how to play them correctly. Have you made your New Year's Resolution yet? Paul Wilson has some good ones for casino players in his article. If you plan to bet on your favorite college basketball team in the upcoming NCAA Basketball Tournament, I'd recommend reading Joe Freda's article for some sports betting tips. (Go Terps, my favorite team.) If you are a video poker player, or want to become one, don't miss reading the following two articles: Dunbar explaining the important topic of "variance" in video poker games, and Jerry "Stickman" on what to do if you are faced with a great video poker game but the casino doesn't offer any or "reduced" player's club points. John Grochowski answers several readers' questions dealing with the Any 7 bet in craps; making the even money bet in a 6-5 blackjack game; and why video poker players get less comps than slot players. Last, but not least, we have the upcoming schedule of blackjack tournaments courtesy of www.blackjacktournaments.com.

The next hands-on Speed Count blackjack class that I will be teaching will be held in Las Vegas on June 24th. You can receive a $100 early-bird discount if you sign up for the class by April 24. To read more about the class, go to www.goldentouchblackjack.com. Classes fill up quickly so if you want to attend, sign up ASAP.

More chapters in my new Ultimate Guide to Blackjack have been posted on the Internet. You can read this free comprehensive guide to blackjack at http://www.888casino.com/blog/casino-guides/blackjack.

Two of my columns that appear in the current issue of Casino Player (Blackjack Quiz) and Strictly Slots magazines (Interview with Dunbar on Risk of Ruin in Video Poker) are posted on the Internet. You can read them at:

  • http://www.casinocenter.com/the-blackjack-quiz/
  • http://www.casinocenter.com/strictly-slots/

    PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

    Cheating at blackjack

    We just received copies of BJI contributing writer Dustin Mark's new book, Cheating at Blackjack. This book contains clear explanations and detailed illustrations of cheating moves from one of the world's greatest casino cheats from both the player and dealer sides of the table-all to get the money. A great read. 235 pages. Retail price $19.95. BJI Price: $15.95 plus shipping. Click here to order. (Note: Dustin's five part series on "Cheating in Blackjack" appeared in issues 182-186 of BJI.)

    Henry Tamburin
    Editor

    Jerry King Cartoon
    Copyright ©2015, Jerry King, www.jerryking.com. All rights reserved.

    In the Article Spotlight
    GAMBLING AND TAXES by Robert Loeb

    It's that time of the year when we are starting to plan to do our taxes. If you've won money in a casino, read the advice of attorney Robert Loeb, whose article on Gambling and Taxes, appeared in issue #182 BJI.


    Blackjack Expert for Android

    Blackjack Counter+Expert
    for Android and iPhone

    Buy Blackjack Expert for Android
    Buy Blackjack Expert for iPhone

    Blackjack Expert for iPhone

    Contains all features from Mentor, Counter and Expert
    in one App for Android and iPhone!

    Play Blackjack with advanced casino options AND learn to count cards at the same time! Blackjack Expert teaches you card counting techniques while playing against the computer, or using one its many training modes. This is a professional blackjack training package, containing everything you need to go from beginner to seasoned card counting expert.

    Blackjack Expert is a game simulator and testing tool combined in one easy-to-use program. As you play blackjack, your decisions are tested: actions, index plays, bet sizes, and insurance. The software is packed with advanced features for mastering every aspect of Blackjack card counting. Whether you're just looking for a great Blackjack game or looking to learn card counting techniques, Blackjack Expert is the fastest way to improve your game. Card Counting can give you a statistical edge over the casino.

    Blackjack Expert contains all of the powerful blackjack training features and drills our users have come to enjoy and expect in our products. The user interface has been greatly enhanced and simplified to leverage the great features of the Android and iPhone, making mastering card counting strategies on the go even easier!

  • The complete Speed Count system is included with the base application. Or, purchase the complete HighLow count system and others as In-App purchase right inside the software (Add-ons mode), installed immediately into the program.

  • The new Rules mode lets you select the game rules and count system, and a matching action table and index set are selected automatically.

  • Create and edit your own count systems from Rules mode. All the powerful high-end features you've come expect from our products are available for Android and iPhone.

  • 144 built-in basic strategy tables for non card counters, selected automatically as you change the rules.

  • Extensive, context-sensitive help built right into the application. Supplementary documentation on card counting will help novices learn what it is all about. No need to purchase anything else to master card counting!

  • Simplified settings for Count mode to configure deck counting drills, while all options are still available for advanced users.

    Learn more about Blackjack Expert for Android

    Learn more about Blackjack Expert for iPhone

    Buy Blackjack Expert for Android

    Buy Blackjack Expert for iPhone

    Also available... Blackjack Mentor for Android and Blackjack Mentor for iPhone.

    What our customers say...
    "This is a great TEACHING progam not a game, learn Basic strategy, counting, different count systems, rules. As they say 'Its all in there'."
    "This app is perfect. There's no other app like it."
    "An excellent app to improve play. Absolutely no glitches!"
    "Glad to see this program on the Droid Platform. Works great!"


    Also available for Windows




    Casino Player
    Ultimate Casino Guide

    newsletter ad


    NORTH LAS VEGAS BLACKJACK REPORT: ALIANTE CASINO + HOTEL + SPA AND CANNERY CASINO AND HOTEL by Stu D. Hoss

    "This month my blackjack adventures took me to a pair of properties in North Las Vegas, far removed from the chaos of the Strip or even the hustle and bustle of Fremont Street. Both properties offer some pretty good stuff. Let's deal the cards..."

    Read Hoss' complete article.

    LAS VEGAS BLACKJACK REPORT: THE CROMWELL AND CAESARS PALACE CASINOS by KC Brooks

    "This month I check out the blackjack action at The Cromwell and Caesars Palace. Both are located on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road along with the Bellagio and Bally's casinos. Here's what I found..."

    Read Brook' complete article.

    PHOENIX TRIP REPORT by JPB

    "Fast forward to 2015 where my blackjack action is no longer welcome at any of the Tucson casinos; therefore, when I had planned two recent trips to Phoenix, I decided to reevaluate the "chopped liver" I had previously labeled the blackjack games there..."

    Read JPB's complete article.

    HOW TO PLAY YOUR 18 by Henry Tamburin

    "There are several ways to get an 18 when you play blackjack. The 18 could be "hard," meaning the hand either doesn't contain an ace, or if it does, the ace is counted as one. (Examples are 10-8, 8-5-5, and ace-4-10-3.) Or you can get a "soft 18," meaning a hand containing an ace that is counted as 11. (Examples are ace-7, and 5-2-ace.) Moreover, you could be dealt a pair of 9s for 18. What follows are the playing strategies for all these "different" 18s..."

    Read Tamburin's complete article.

    PAUL'S POINTERS: A GAMBLER'S RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR by Paul Wilson

    "In this month's Paul Pointer's I'm going to lay out some gamblers' resolutions that if I, and many of you, can follow will increase our chances to win or decrease our losses in the months ahead..."

    Read Wilson's complete article.

    MARCH MADNESS REPORT: BETTING THE BIG DANCE by "Reload" Joe Freda

    "The NCAA Tournament looms with the field of 68 squads looking for glory, while both professional and recreational gamblers hope to "run the table" themselves. Here are some tips that will help you in make the right bet on your favorite team..."

    Read Freda's complete article.

    ARE YOU FEELIN' LUCKY? by Dunbar

    "Most of us intuitively think that the lower the house edge, the more likely we are to win. A blackjack game that pays 3:2 for a natural is a whole lot better than one that pays 6:5. A Jacks or Better ("JOB") video poker game that pays 9 for a full house and 6 for a flush is way-better than one that pays 8 and 5. But the game with the lower house edge is not necessarily the game you are more likely to win at. Read on for the answer why..."

    Read Dunbar's complete article.

    STICKMAN'S STANCE: PLAYING HIGH-RETURN VIDEO POKER WITHOUT ANY SLOT CLUB POINTS by Jerry "Stickman"

    "My question to you is this: is it worth your time and money to play a high-return video poker game that offers no slot club points? Read on for the answer..."

    Read "Stickman's" complete article.

    CASINO ANSWER MAN by John Grochowski

    "Grochowski answers reader's questions dealing with the Any 7 bet in craps; taking even money in a 6-5 blackjack game; and why slot players garner more comps than video poker players..."

    Read Grochowski's complete article.

    BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE by blackjacktournaments.com

    "Check out the schedule of upcoming major blackjack tournaments by region in our Blackjack Tournament Report..."

    Read our tournament schedule.

     Blackjack Training software for handhelds and Windows

  • ©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.