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Press Release - Blackjack Insider to Publish 100th Issue

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Ontario, Canada - Blackjack Insider (, a monthly e-newsletter on blackjack and gaming, announced today their upcoming 100th issue will be published in May 2008. Published monthly since 2001, Blackjack Insider includes original articles written by some of the gaming industry's most noted experts. Popular authors such as Frank Scoblete, Henry Tamburin, Jean Scott, Dan Pronovost, Ken Smith, Joe Pane, and others provide fresh new content on casino conditions, advantage gambling, and of course insider information on blackjack.

Henry Tamburin, Editor of Blackjack Insider, says, "We are very excited to publish our upcoming 100th issue to our 13,500+ subscriber base. The 100th issue will be devoted to a special retrospective on advantage gambling, including exclusive articles on blackjack, craps, tournaments, video poker, comps, card counting, casino news, and poker, by our most popular authors."

Dan Pronovost, Production Editor for Blackjack Insider, adds, "As a special 'thank you' to our readers, all of the articles in our 100th special issue can be read by everyone. Normally, half of the articles in every issue are for paid members only, but we wanted to celebrate in style with a special focused retrospective on advantage gambling with the wonderful bonus that all the articles can be read by all of our subscribers."

Here is a sneak peak at the lineup of authors and their original new articles for this issue:

  • Henry Tamburin: Henry has 37 years of advantage gambling playing, writing, and teaching experience. Find out all the casino games he has learned to beat, the great venues he's played, and still plays, and the gems he's refined and chooses to write about and teach.
  • Dan Pronovost: Dan is a mathematician and software developer best known for inventing the revolutionary Speed Count advantage blackjack method. Dan's articles and published works have always focused on bringing card counting out of the ivory tower of elite specialists, and into the hands of every-day gamblers. Dan discusses the history of simplified card counting systems and their application today.
  • Frank Scoblete: Frank is the most published and successful gambling author and expert today. But Frank's claim-to-fame is, without a doubt, dice control for craps. Find out how Frank has helped turn the black-sheep of advantage gambling into a legitimate and successful tactic for craps.
  • Bill Burton: Bill is a widely published poker expert and author. Bill has been around in the poker scene from the early days of the rise of Internet poker and its subsequent popularity. Find out how poker has grown from a shady back-room activity to a billion-dollar star-studded media bonanza, and what it takes to win now.
  • Jean Scott: The Queen of Comps wears two crowns: leveraging casino comps and winning at video poker (and the two often go hand in hand). Jean's many books and articles clearly explain how average players can gain the edge by playing video poker smartly and taking full advantage of casino promotions and comps. Find out how Jean has hunted down all these deals in video poker and more, and put them in action.
  • Ken Smith: Ken knows blackjack tournaments, and has been at the leading edge of this growing field long before it even hit the air-waves in recent years. Find out how blackjack tournaments has grown into "the best big thing" since poker tournaments, and what it takes to win.
  • Joe Pane: Joe has been an expert blackjack card counter for over ten years. As a professional advantage gambler, Joe has been on the receiving end of the casino's worst practices, including being backed-off, and 86d. Get the inside scoop on the current state of casino scrutiny of card counters, as well as a history of past measures and recent legal challenges.
  • Barfarkel: Barfarkel is the Cinderella story of card counting, a regular gambler who decided one day to become an advantage gambler and play for profit. He documents his exciting journeys to Sin City and Reno in his regular BJI articles and his books, Youve Got Heat Vol. 1 and 2. Find out about all the ups and downs of card counting, what its like to be "in the trenches" trying to beat the casinos at their game, along with his many thrilling escapades.
  • LVBear: LVBear is a diligent guardian of the casino patron, and whistleblower on casino industry wrongdoing. He delivers the straight truth about the worst (and sometimes best) casino practices. Learn about shocking and compelling player incidents over the years of LVBear's vigilant stewardship.

    Blackjack Insider is an e-newsletter on blackjack and gaming that has been published monthly since 2001. Subscriptions are free, and half of the monthly articles are reserved for paid members only ($19.95 per year). Get a free three month trial membership at this web site: Blackjack Insider is owned and published by DeepNet Technologies (, and Henry Tamburin is Editor (

    Media Contact:

    Dan Pronovost
    Production Editor

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