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BJI Newsletter, December 2017, #215

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A WORD FROM HENRY

As I announced in the July issue of the BJI, I will be retiring at the end of this month and this will be the last regular issue of the BJI. I again want to thank you for supporting the BJI, and my business partner Dan Pronovost, who did an excellent job managing our web site, our mailing list, and preparing and sending out the newsletter every month. I also want to thank our many writers who contributed over 1000 articles and reports in the BJI over the past 17 years. Thank you all.

It is only fitting that the last issue of the BJI continues our tradition of presenting some great articles and tips to make you a better player. You'll read a report on the playing conditions and amenities at the Stratosphere and SLS casinos located on the Strip (by Stu D Hoss); a Thanksgiving Day trip report to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City (by Joe Freda); a summary of the best Las Vegas casinos to play double-deck blackjack games, including a list of all the casinos in Las Vegas that offer DD games (by KC Brooks); more of JPB's Top 10 Blackjack Opportunities; the proposed expansion of casino gambling in Pennsylvania (by Mark Gruetze); an insightful article on the result of Las Vegas taking a massive detour from casino gaming (by Nicholas Colon); an anatomy of a coupon run (by Paul Wilson); the fascinating story of how Frank Scoblete got started in his casino gambling career; Dunbar's analysis of video poker players who often lament "I should have quit when I was ahead", including how you should play to achieve a win goal; an analysis of the Double Up option on video poker machines, including an interesting story about this option that I bet you never heard or read about (by Jerry "Stickman"), and answers to reader's questions dealing with the poor casino games in Las Vegas; three rules to help beginners at video poker; and strategy tips for Mississippi Stud Poker (by John Grochowski).

Note: All of the print books, and the video poker and blackjack strategy cards, and training CDs will be deleted from our online catalog at the end of December (anything that is shipped). If you want to order any of these shipped products at our discounted prices, you must do so NOW (I have a limited supply). (PS: They make great Christmas gifts for your friends, family members, and business associates who enjoy casino gambling.) Visit our online store here: http://www.deepnettech.com/estore/. All digital goods, including software and ebooks, will remain available for purchase.

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I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year, and continued success in the casinos and in your life's journey,
Henry Tamburin
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