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BJI Newsletter, August 2016, #199

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A WORD FROM HENRY

This month we have several playing conditions reports (that includes some very good games) covering the following casinos/locations:

Our newest BJI contributing writer, Ariande, has over 15 years of experience dealing and supervising casino games in multiple states. He offers his observations on the most misplayed hands at blackjack. There are plenty of card counting myths that befuddle the general public; read what I have to say about them in Busting Card Counting Myths. The Illustrious 18 is the gold standard that card counters use to deviate from basic strategy; read about these plays in Paul Wilson's Illustrious 18. John Grochowski answers players questions dealing with why you can lose quickly at baccarat; why the payouts differ for four deuces in different deuces wild games; and how bonus round in slots are triggered. Lastly, Jerry "Stickman's" video poker column this month presents the complete playing strategy for three popular deuces wild games.

There aren't many major blackjack tournaments scheduled over the summer, so we have suspended this feature until the fall.

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