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BJI Newsletter, January 2017, #204

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We begin our 17th year of publishing the Blackjack Insider Newsletter with blackjack reports from Bellagio and Flamingo casinos in Las Vegas (by Stu D. Hoss), and several Oklahoma casinos (by JPB). (The latter has some great tips on how to avoid the ante charged players on every blackjack hand.) Jerry Stickman continues his series on the history of the Tunica casinos, this month discussing the good times up to 2005, while Frank Scoblete gives examples of the great and not-so-great moments of playing blackjack. You'll get the latest scoop on the great blackjack playing conditions in Pennsylvania casinos by Mark Gruetze (great news); and if you need to review what are the most common misplayed hands in blackjack, read Paul Wilson's article. This issue contains an excerpt from Las Vegas attorney Robert Nersesian's latest book The Law for Gamblers; I guarantee you'll learn something about casino security you didn't know before. If you want to know the inside information on how casinos currently rate players at different games, check out Ariande's article in this issue. Last, but not least, John Grochowski answers questions from players dealing with side bets on blackjack; buying the Ultimate X feature on Spin Poker games; and what the odds are for different keno bets.

I Wish You and Your Family a Happy and Prosperous New Year,

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