List of Best Blackjack Books Ever Written!
Modern Blackjack teaches you everything you need to know from blackjack basics to the advanced strategies used by blackjack professionals. Books are a good method for learning various gambling strategies. The second is the more advanced Omega II system, which enjoyed a great deal of popularity after this book hit the shelves. His book Blackbelt in Blackjack was published in Books about blackjack The following blackjack books should be available at any major bookstore, as well as online giants like Amazon.
Blackjack for Beginners
There are no negative-value cards, true-count conversions, or tables of index numbers. It is unlikely that you will ever encounter a negative count. Fred Renzy says the advantage is between 0.
One of these days I hope to simulate it myself. This is certainly a very unique kind of blackjack book. This book takes an irreverant look at various different facets of blackjack by arguably the cockiest known blackjack player. The advice given is mathematically sound, targeted to the beginning level counter.
That, in my opinion, is an unforgivable act against his fellow man. Dave, the bad karma will come back to you some day. I can't recommend this book because the basic strategy is incorrect. Where Patrick differs with the conventional basic strategy is to avoid doubling and splitting against strong dealer cards. Following his strategy will result is losing more over the long run, but also less short term bankroll volatility.
Not much technical information but an enjoyable read. This book presents the Knock-Out count. It is a unbalanced counting system in which no running count to true count conversion is required. I respect the system and know many legitimate counters use it. This book follows the ups and downs of an eight week campaign of a card counter against the city.
Session by session the author takes you through both the financial and emotional ups and downs. This book is full of practical advice for survival as a card counter as well as being an enjoyable read. Although a bit dated, this book is a classic by one of the greatest minds and most interesting characters in the world of blackjack. Move over John Patrick, you have some competition. Moore's book tells us we can beat blackjack by using an incorrect basic strategy combined with a betting system.
If you want my opinion, stick to what the experts like Wong, Schlesinger, Braun, Griffin, and Snyder have been saying for years: It isn't easy but if there were an easier way then everyone would be doing it.
Meanwhile, my heart goes out to the tree that was cut down to make this book. At one time this was probably the best book on blackjack but it has since become dated. Revere has the best treatment of the basic strategy I have ever seen and explains clearly and mathematically his argument that you can make a lot of money at blackjack.
Many of the tables are in color, which makes memorization easier. His book contains three count strategies but his more powerful Plus-Minus or Point Count you have to order separately. Every book by Wong is truly outstanding but Professional Blackjack is his best, in my opinion. In the back are several appendices of interesting statistics.
This book is not for the beginner but the gold standard on card counting. This is everything you could ever need to know about Spanish 21, and Pontoon, as it is called in Australia. Included is a detailed card-counting strategy, the first ever in print for Spanish Despite the removal of tens, Spanish 21 is indeed countable. Read the book, and play it now, before the other side reads it too.
Just as the title says this book in on the theory of blackjack. The book is very mathematically advanced and presumes a strong background in card counting. For the casual player or anybody who hates math I would recommend lighter reading. This book seems to be the most respected source of information on how not to get barred as counter. He also gives a good treatment of the mechanics of card counting, including his own strategy. This piece of garbage disgusts me.
The entire book is an explanation of a worthless betting system. Norman Wattenberger has specifically shown that the system put forth is no better than basic strategy. Frank Scoblete should be embarrassed for writing the forward. No nonsense and to the point. This is a well written book on the basics of good blackjack strategy. Silberstang takes you from the rules of the game to a simple count strategy.
For the person who needs the basics but not a lot of technical information or a powerful count strategy this book would be a good choice. This book takes the beginner slowly and easily through the basic strategy and rule variations. Although the title is rather pretentious there can be no serious debate that it is one of the best blackjack books on the market.
It packs a great deal of information in its pages and word for word is a good buy. The book explains from the basic strategy, to the Hi-Opt I count strategy. This book could be loosely described as a diary of a part-time blackjack player. Unlike most blackjack books, which are written by either great players or quacks, this one is by an ordinary counter. In my opinion there was too much detail. Winning Blackjack for the Average Joe gives the most thorough treatment of basic strategy I have ever seen.
It doesn't just throw a chart in the reader's face like I do but carefully explains why every play is what it is and the cost of not playing "by the book. The author, Jeff Oxley, pays a great deal of attention to detail and documents every bit of advice with the math behind them.
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The Wizard of Odds. Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong The book is a study of the basic strategy and the its adjustments under a host of different rules. Blackjack Autumn by Barry Meadow The story of one man's quest to count card at every casino in Nevada with at least one blackjack table. Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine This book looks at almost every angle you can use in blackjack including basic strategy, card counting, tournaments, shuffle tracking, team play, and cheating.
The Real Deal by J. Carlson developed the Omega II Blackjack Machine, which is computer software that helps him analyze blackjack so he can improve his playing. This book teaches you The KO Count.
This count was a revolutionary new way to count cards. The belief that the Hi Lo involved too much counting and took the fun out of the game is what led Fuchs and Vancura to write this book.
This change is that 7 is a low card instead of a neutral. When you see a 7, you add a one to the count. This leads to an unbalanced system. This book goes into depth of how the KO Count method works and some suggestions on how to play the game while using this method. Lawrence Revere was a controversial figure in the world of gambling because he was both a player and worked for the casino.
He was a pit boss, owner, troubleshooter, dealer, and professional Blackjack player over the course of 28 years. His first introduction to blackjack was when he was 13 and began dealing blackjack in home state of Iowa. His book Playing Blackjack as a Business was published in and includes strategies he developed with the high speed computers made by Julian H.
Bruan with the IBM Corporation. His Revere Point Count is considered a benchmark strategy. This book is a complete system blackjack card counting book. It starts with information about blackjack and why card counters can win. You then learn about the card counting system promoted in this book, Hi Opt 1 counting system using a side count of aces. After that the book covers private blackjack games, playing multiple hands, additional tips, and more.
Ken Uston was a famous blackjack player best known for his concept of team play blackjack. He graduated from Yale with honors and was Senior Vice President of the Pacific Stock Exchange when he gave up his career to peruse blackjack.
He was first famous for earning millions of dollars from casino. He was then famous for being banned from many casinos around the world causing him to disguise himself to get back into these casinos. This caused casinos everywhere to change their blackjack rules and increase the decks in a game. His book Million Dollar Blackjack was published in and includes all of his knowledge related to blackjack and his experiences throughout his gambling career.
Donald Schlesinger is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame and author of Blackjack Attack which is widely considered one of the most important books relating to blackjack today.
This book is for players that already have a good understanding of basic blackjack information and card counting and have played it in a live game setting. He covers camouflage, risk analysis, systems comparison, optimal betting, team play, and more. Another great blackjack book by Stanford Wong, Basic Blackjack was published in Basic Blackjack covers what the title says, the basics of blackjack.
It covers the basic strategy variations in blackjack found whenever blackjack can be found. He goes over common rule variations like whether the dealer hits soft seventeen or the number of decks. At the end of the book you also find information about tells, warps, and other tricks.
These last three chapters of the book have been debated as crossing the line from advantage to cheating. Blackwood is a professional blackjack player and has played in the Ultimate Blackjack Tour and the World Series of Blackjack. In his book he teaches the million dollar strategies he uses.
As with most blackjack books you start with an overview of the game but then he teaches his own card counting method for novice, recreational or professional. His book also covers information about money management, team play, and camouflaging techniques. Blackwood also shares his stories and successes at the table. Mason Malmuth is a professional gambler that has written over articles and 20 books. In Malmuths interest in gambling sparked during an overnight stop in Las Vegas on his way to California.
He currently owns Two Plus Two Publishing. He plays blackjack all over the world alone and also as a blackjack team player or leader. His book Blackjack Blueprint was published in and has everything you need to know about blackjack and how to make money playing it. You learn about card counting, basic strategy, maximizing potential, playing solo or on a team, tournaments, shuffle tracking, casino comps, playing in disguise, outwitting the eye in the sky, and more. His revised edition also contains new information about rebates on gambling losses, disguising wins, hiding chips, risk of identity theft, personal privacy, and more.
His main point of the book is a blueprint layout of how you can make blackjack a part time money making career. Get the Edge at Blackjack was published in and written by John May.
This book takes you into the secret world of professional blackjack players to teach you how to win like the pros and beat the casinos. Casinos now use high tech mechanisms that allow them to count cards with the players and use facial recognition to look through disguises.
In his book, May covers dealer hole card play, automatic shuffling machines, exploiting dealer errors, Kelly betting, and more. All the subjects May covers are lightly gone over and refer you to many books that go over the specific subject in greater detail.