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)

Blackjack Insider Newsletter, August 2003, #43


LV Pro is a serious recreational player who started with basic strategy in 1996 and learned the Silver Fox count by the end of 1998. He has been counting since early 1999, starting with a $2K bankroll and slowly trying to build it to $10K. His trip reports to Las Vegas appear regularly in the Blackjack Insider newsletter.

Editors note: At the end of Part 1 of LV Pro's trip report, he was down $1,360 and not a happy camper. He was especially upset about not overcoming his fear to bet aggressively when losing. Click here to read part one of this series.


Later I decided to update the TI meal comp slip Iíd been carrying. Originally written last fall, I already once took a pen and changed the date on the comp but never used it. It would be too messy to re-forge another date on it so I resolved to chance it and lay my cards on the table. Iíd simply go to TI and ask them to update it. Then I wouldnít have to worry about presenting it, especially if I was with a date or a friend. I asked a pit manager, but he said he couldnít do it since I didnít have enough recent play in their computer records. He told me to try a host, so I paged one. The host was most happy to quickly rewrite the comp. I thanked him profusely and left. This was a load off my mind. Ironically, I never used that comp during the remainder of this trip. I guess Iíll have to keep updating it on my future trips.

I walked through Casino Royale and saw that all the tables were full so I wandered over to the Venetian. Iím still on a quest for an old-style Las Vegas lounge where I can hear jazz, blues and swing. The Venus lounge upstairs had hip-hop and Latin sounds while the downstairs La Scena featured a band that played dance-pop tunes. Totally disappointing. I guess Iíll have to make do with the lounges at Bellagio, NYNY and the London Club in the Aladdin until something better comes along. The ultimate lounge quest continues.

Iíve often thought that a "Louis Prima Experience" show could be a big hit in Las Vegas, much like those Rat Pack nostalgia shows. You get Louie Prima and Keely Smith look-alikes who can sing and play trumpet, use the old Prima music charts and put a swinginí jazz band behind them. It would be a great lounge act and the hotel could charge a $10 or $20 cover plus 2 drink minimum for the nostalgic value of seeing what it was like to walk into Saharaís old Casbar lounge and see the "wildest" lounge show in Vegas history. I know Iíd pay to see it more than once.

...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.