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by KC Brooks

I have been addicted to blackjack ever since reading Revereís "Playing Blackjack as a Business" when I was 15. The art of blackjack is a lifetime endeavor. I went through the learning process backwards, learning Revereís Advanced Point Count first. I found out early that the actual count system is only a small piece of the puzzle. Presently, I travel "my" Devils Triangle (Reno, Wendover, Vegas}, playing mainly single- and double-deck games. Hi Lo is my choice of strategies and "Professional Blackjack" by Wong is my bible. I worship a large spread, and have been known to wong everywhere I go. Thank God I havenít had to register as a wonger yet, but I am sure it is not too far off. I also help fellow AP Nick teach card counting at 

Casino visited in August 2013 includes:

Rolling Hills Casino (CA)

Lone Butte Casino (AZ)

Wild Horse Casino (AZ)

Vee Quiva Casino (AZ)

Editorís Note: This is a continuation of a trip that Las Vegas-based KC Brooks is making to casinos in California and Arizona.


Rolling Hills Casino (2655 Barham Ave., Corning, CA 96021, 1-530-528-3500)

If you head north on Interstate 5 from Sacramento, CA, you will come to the town of Corning, home to Rolling Hills Casino. If you like olives, you will love Corning; and if you love golf, Rolling Hills has a John Daly signature golf course. Sevillano Links is a true link's-style golf course, with a top-notch driving range and practice area.

The town of Rolling Hills has two motels and an RV Park for those on the road. The Rolling Hills casino has over eight hundred slot machines, Pai Gow, Texas Shootout, Three-Card Poker, and blackjack.

The blackjack action is nothing but six-deck shoe games. There are about six tables with H17 rules: Dealer hits soft 17 (A-6), and you can double after splitting. The table limits are $3-$500, and house advantage is 0.63%. The penetration varies from one dealer to another but itís roughly one and a half decks. On the plus side, they offer the Lucky Ladies side bet. (Remember, Lucky Ladies becomes advantageous at a true count of 7 using Hi-Lo.)

Rolling Hills has a decent buffet and a good steakhouse: Timbers Steakhouse. My advice is to bring a foursome and enjoy a great golf course, and afterwards, team up on the tables.


Lone Butte Casino (1200 S. 56th St., Chandler, AZ 85226, 1-520-796-7777)

I found myself in the Phoenix area for about a week, San Tan Valley to be exact. While there, I visited the Lone Butte Casino, which is owned and operated by the Gila River Indian community. They also operate Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, and Vee Quiva casino.

Lone Butte is located off the 202 loop in Chandler, Arizona about 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, and 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix.

Lone Butte offers a wide variety of entertainment, with over 850 slot machines and 23 Las Vegas Style table games, and a state-of-the-art bingo hall. Table games included Pai Gow, Let-It-Ride, Three-Card Poker, World poker tour, and blackjack.

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