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BJI Newsletter, November 2013, #166

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A WORD FROM HENRY

We are offering a special deal for BJI subscribers for the new 2014 American Casino Guide just in time for the holidays (makes a great gift). Only $12.95 (retail $18.95). See below for details.

G2E is the premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry. In September, over 455 companies displayed their new products to casino executives from around the world at the 2013 G2E, and many attended a bevy of seminars over four days, dealing with all aspects of the casino business. Two BJI writers attended the G2E ... Stu D. Hoss, who attended several industry seminars, and John Grochowski, who walked the exhibit floor. Don't miss reading their reports to learn what the casino industry has planned for us in the future. Vinny DeCarlo describes a true story of the bonehead mistake a casino executive made when he ordered "cheaper dice" for his casino. KC Brooks visited the casinos in Laughlin, NV and reports on the blackjack games that he found. My good friend Kenneth Smith has revamped his blackjacktournaments.com site and his article this month summarizes the changes that he made (don't miss reading it ... the updated site has some great new features). If you want to read a heart-warming story, read Mark Gruetze's tale of how a person that was agonizing over the loss of his eyesight found relief by playing blackjack in a casino. Thinking about playing blackjack full time? Better read Frank Scoblete's advice in his Atlantic City Report (and get the latest playing conditions). The new 2014 American Casino Guide book is hot off the presses. Read a summary (written by Matt Bourie) of the money-saving coupons and articles contained in the new edition. If you are baffled on how to play a difficult blackjack hand, then you need to read Henry Tamburin's article that summarizes how to play 10 difficult blackjack hands. Jerry "Stickman" presents a slam-dunk article on the strategy changes you should make if you play a short-pay Double Double Bonus video poker game (information you won't find anywhere else). Lastly, we have a summary of major blackjack tournaments courtesy of blackjacktournaments.com.

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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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Editor

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In the Article Spotlight
HOUSE OF PANE: ONE CRAZY DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PROFESSIONAL BLACKJACK PLAYER by Joe Pane

This insider article (that appeared in BJI #99) describes how professional players Joe Pane and Johnny Chang (MIT Fame) attacked a 2-1 blackjack promotion.

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