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BJI Newsletter, November, #130

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A WORD FROM HENRY

Have you wondered what it will be like to play blackjack in the year 2040? Read Vinny DeCarlo's article for a glimpse into the future. If you don't know the details of how the IRS can catch you for not reporting your winnings at blackjack, you'd better read Basil Nestor's excellent article on Blackjack and Taxes. Ralph Stricker writes about a loyal player and friend that played on his blackjack team for nearly 20 years. Have you ever wondered why basic strategy is different for single deck from six decks? Read John Grochowski's article for the answer to this and other reader's questions. Mark Gruetze summarizes the blackjack playing rules that must be followed in all the new blackjack-table games that have started in the Pennsylvania casinos. If you've never been to the Greenbrier Resort, read Riverboat Flyer's report on this world-famous resort and its newly opened casino. Frank Scoblete and his team of reporters provide the latest update on playing conditions in A.C., including an incident that happened to several dice controllers that you might find interesting. Kenneth Smith concludes his story on a recent blackjack tournament that he played in, including details of a decision that he made on a particular hand (and the outcome). Frank Kneeland explains how he formed his famous progressive video poker teams and who some of the team members were (you definitely will be surprised). Before you get overly excited when you are a dealt a pocket pair in Texas Hold'em, read Bill Burton's article on how to play them. Finally, we have the schedule of major blackjack tournaments in November and December courtesy of www.blackjacktournaments.com.

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