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BJI Newsletter, August 2008, #103

A WORD FROM HENRY

Getting an advantage playing slots? Impossible you say? We've got the inside scoop on how it is possible ... read Jerry "Stickman's" article for the details. Two of the plushest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are located across the street from each other: the new Palazzo and Wynn Las Vegas. Joe Pane visited both properties and reports on the blackjack playing conditions that he found. Jerry "Stickman" made another trip to Tunica and reports on the blackjack, craps, video poker, and advantage slots playing conditions. Likewise, Bill Burton visited Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos and reports on playing conditions there. Frank Scoblete moans about those once good blackjack playing conditions in Atlantic City, and then he and his staff of reporters give an update on the current playing conditions in AC. Alan Krigman presents some interesting facts about doubling down that you will find fascinating. Kenneth Smith describes why it's important to use all the time you need to make the correct betting and playing conditions on the last hand in a tournament (Ken's shortcut to calculate an opponent's bankroll if they get an all-in blackjack is priceless). Get ready 'cause LVBear is growling again, and boy has he got some growls this month ... don't miss reading his column. Do you know what a Bad Beat Jackpot in Poker is all about? If not, read Bill Burton's All About Poker column for the details. Last, but not least, we have a schedule of major tournaments from around the country courtesy of www.blackjacktournaments.com.

Sam Vaughn's article (Down the Yellow Brick Road), which summarizes Sam's first visit to Sin City at the tender age of 18, will appear in the September issue of BJI.

I will be teaching another Golden Touch Blackjack course the weekend of October 18 & 19 in Las Vegas. You'll learn Speed Count, the Optimum Basic Playing Strategy, conservative and aggressive betting, bankroll and risk of ruin, and lots more. This is a hands-on course; over 50% of the time will be spent practicing in our simulated casino. Class size is limited. BJI subscribers get a $100 discount. This is our last class in 2008. For more information call 1-866-946-2521.

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You've Got Heat Vol 1 You've Got Heat Vol 2

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The movie 21 shows the glitz and glamour of card counters beating the casinos for millions. But is card counting really all glitz and glamour as portrayed in the movie? Not quite. In fact Barfarkel, a blue-collar, low-stakes counter, offers a real-life look into what it's like to be in the trenches beating the casinos at their own game. His first book, You've Got Heat, was an instant success and sold out. We have republished the book as a downloadable e-book, and also published his second e-book, You've Got Heat Vol 2: Turning Up the Heat. The latter book also contains a unique article written by Barfarkel based on his experiences with the world's oldest profession. According to Barfakel: "As a single man who enjoys a good time, I've availed myself to the occasional pleasures of women of the night in Las Vegas. There are a lot of people who have no idea how one goes about buying the services of a prostitute. Whether they ever want to try it or not, inquiring minds want to know! So here it is... the ins and outs of prostitution in Las Vegas. Pun intended."

Barfakel's book has received glowing reviews from a host of industry experts including Stanford Wong, Anthony Curtis, Don Schlesinger, Max Rubin, Kevin Blackwood, Viktor Nacht, Eliot Jacobson, Ralph Stricker, Parker, LVBear, Howard Schwartz and Michael Konik (read their reviews at www.youvegotheat.com/book_reviews-html).

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STEVE "VOLCANO" WYNN vs. SHELDON "NAPOLEON" ADELSON by Joe Pane

"When in comes to Las Vegas, there is no bigger heavyweight match than Steve "Volcano" Wynn vs. Sheldon "Napoleon Adelson. These casino moguls simply do not like each other, period. And both, to be sure, will go out of their way to knock each other down a notch or two whenever they get the chance..."

Read Pane's complete article.

TUNICA CONDITIONS: BLACKJACK, CRAPS, VIDEO POKER, & ADVANTAGE SLOTS by Jerry "Stickman"

"Since my last report, Grand Casino Tunica has become Harrah's Tunica, and Paula Deen's buffet has replaced the venerable Grand Casino buffet. Has this change affected the games at the largest casino in Tunica? Read on to find out - but remember Harrah's owns this place..."

Read Stickman's complete article.

CONNECTICUT BLACKJACK REPORT by Bill Burton

"The new MGM casino added about 65 new gaming tables on the main casino floor and a small high stakes room off to the side. On the main floor there are 29 blackjack tables dealing eight-deck games..."

Read Burton's complete article.

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ATLANTIC CITY BLACKJACK REPORT by Frank and Alene Scoblete

"We started our learning curve in an Atlantic City that had great four-deck games with wonderful rules: surrender, multiple splits, doubling on any first two cards, dealer stays on all 17s and, most important, deep penetration..."

Read Scoblete's complete article.

PLAYING IT SMART: DOUBLING DOWN - IS IT EDGE OR VOLATILITY? by Alan Krigman

"Doubles and splits are another way to boost blackjack volatility. Technically, these player options were devised to trim the high house edge that arises because the dealer acts after the players, and therefore wins when dealer and player bust in the same round..."

Read Krigman's complete article.

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YOU TOO CAN GET AN ADVANTAGE ON SLOT MACHINES by Jerry "Stickman"

"A different type of slot machine has appeared; one that when certain conditions exist - conditions that a player can plainly see on the face of the machine - mean these machines actually provides a positive expectation for the player..."

Read Stickman's complete article.

TAKE TIME TO DOT YOUR I's by Kenneth R Smith

"In this month's article, I want to briefly visit the less-common situation of having no time pressure for your critical final hand decisions. Some events either don't have a formal rule about how much time is allowed, or they have a generous enough time allotment that time pressure is not an issue..."

Read Smith' complete article.

THE BEAR GROWLS by LVBear

"More growls from casino critic LVBear..."

Read LVBear's complete article.

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ALL ABOUT POKER: BAD BEAT JACKPOTS by Bill Burton

"A bad beat in poker is when you have a good hand that is a favorite to win but it is beaten by another hand. Most of the time it is a hand that caught a miracle draw on the river and the player should not have been playing it to begin with. A true bad beat is when two strong hands go head to head. Some poker rooms offer a jackpot bonus for this type of bad beat..."

Read Burton's complete article.

BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Check out the schedule of major blackjack tournaments in August and September by region in our Blackjack Tournament Report courtesy of blackjacktournaments.com.

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