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BJI Newsletter, September 2014, #176

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A WORD FROM HENRY

This month's issue of the BJI begins with an enlightening article by Dan Pronovost (developer of Speed Count) that explains the benefits of using Speed Count vs. High Low counting systems, and the specific games and situations to use each system regardless of skill level. Nathaniel Tilton wrote an excellent book, The Blackjack Life, which chronicled his part-time professional blackjack career. The key to his (and his partner's) ability to stay under the casino radar were some unique camouflage techniques they used. Check out the excerpt from his book that explains these techniques. We have three reports on blackjack playing conditions: Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas (by KC Brooks), a short report summarizing the best four blackjack games in Laughlin, NV (also by KC Brooks); and a Tunica Trip Report (by Mark Gruetze). For craps shooters, we have an excerpt from Scoblete's excellent book, Casino Craps: Shooting to Win! that explains how to properly bet in craps (great advice for beginner and experienced players). JPB shares with us a big promotion that got away from him (great read and some helpful tips on how not to let this happen to you). Long time casino critic LVBear is back from hibernation with several rants against recent casino abuse. John Grochowski answers a range of questions that include bad blackjack games, difference between poker vs. video poker, and the new slot machines with split symbols. Jerry "Stickman" continues his series on wild-card video poker games, this month with strategies for playing Joker Poker-Two Pair or Better. Lastly we have our schedule of major blackjack tournaments across the country courtesy of blackjacktouraments.com.

Enjoy this issue!

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Editor

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WHY PENETRATION MATTERS by The GameMaster

This article by The GameMaster explains the importance of penetration for card counters. It appeared in issue #89, and it contains good tips on the minimum penetration that you should be looking for in a game if you are card counting.

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    WHEN TO USE SPEED COUNT, AND WHEN TO USE HIGH LOW by Dan Pronovost

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    THE BLACKJACK LIFE by Nathaniel Tilton

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    LAS VEGAS BLACKJACK REPORT: GOLD COAST CASINO by KC Brooks

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    LAUGHLIN BLACKJACK REPORT by KC Brooks

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    TUNICA TRIP REPORT by Mark Gruetze

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    BLACKJACK PROMOTIONS: THE BIG ONE THAT GOT AWAY by JPB

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