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BJI Newsletter, October 2013, #165

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A WORD FROM HENRY

It's no secret that Pennsylvania has some of the best blackjack games in the country. Don't miss reading Mark Gruetze's detailed run down on the games in virtually every casino in Pennsylvania (you won't find this information elsewhere). Wait till you read Vinny DeCarlo's true story about casinos that offered an unbelievable perk to blackjack players that ended up costing them big time. Ted Salveson, an avid scratch golfer and skilled blackjack player, wrote a report on a recent trip he took to the five MGM properties that dominate the corner of Tropicana Ave. and the Strip in Las Vegas. You'll also find blackjack reports covering casinos in California and Mesquite, NV (by KC Brooks), the Red Rock, Santa Fe, and Texas Station casinos in Las Vegas (Stu D. Hoss), and Atlantic City (Frank Scoblete). (You might also enjoy reading Scoblete's rant on card counters being "narrow-minded, arrogant, grits.") John Grochowski answers readers' questions on determining the house edge on video blackjack games, skilled-based slots, and whether coin payoffs on video poker machines are making a comeback. Eliot Jacobson analyzes the "In Between" side-bet in blackjack. The Fire Bet in craps is made by many crapshooters ... read Jerry "Stickmans" analysis of it. Last, but not least, we have a listing of upcoming blackjack tournaments, courtesy of blackjacktournaments.com.

Note: Send us your feedback on playing conditions (good and bad) that you observe when you play blackjack and we'll publish them in the BJI in our new Reader's Feedback on Playing Conditions section. Send to HTamburin@aol.com.

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How to incorporate "Grifter's Gambit" into small-team play .

Test Questions and answers from the annual gathering of blackjack pros ("Blackjack Ball") .

Review of the playing conditions for all the double-deck games in Las Vegas (Strip, Downtown, and Locals) .

Tips on how to incorporate comps with your card counting .

A summary of 15 unbelievable scams perpetrated by casino players (and employees) .

Five fresh new ways to increase your profits at card counting .

In addition, our team of paid reporters visited over 60 casinos and wrote detailed members-only reports on the playing conditions that they observed (and in many cases, what other non-gaming amenities that each casino offers players). This includes casinos in these cities/areas: Las Vegas, Reno, North Las Vegas, Carson City, Tunica, Biloxi, Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Minneapolis, St. Louis, I-35 corridor from Kansas to Minnesota, West Virgina, Wisconsin, and Wheeling Island. You can visit our Reports Page for a complete and updated list of the latest casino conditions.

Ponder this... there are several thousand blackjack games in Las Vegas alone. Many of them are lousy games for card counters (and casual players) but some of them are excellent, profitable games. How much would you pay to know which casinos offer the best blackjack games? With a Blackjack Insider Membership, this valuable information will come to you each month. For example, over the past 12 months, our paid reporters scouted and reported on playing conditions in the following Las Vegas area casinos, noting which casinos offer great blackjack games (and which casinos to avoid): Orleans, Palms, Mirage, TI, Palazzo, Venetian, The Quad, Harrah's, Golden Nugget, Bellagio, Silverton, El Cortez, Hard Rock, Fiesta Henderson, Green Valley Ranch, Aliante, Binion's, California, D Las Vegas, El Cortez, M, Rampart, Suncoast, Red Rock, Stratosphere, Palace Station, Four Queens, Freemont, Gold Spike, Golden Gate, Silverton, Las Vegas Alamo, Main Street Station, Plaza, Vegas Club, and Silver Sevens.

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In the Article Spotlight
Spanish 21 ...Better than Blackjack? by Katarina Walker

This excellent article, which appeared in issue #99, explains the strategies you need to gain the edge at Spanish 21.

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