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BJI Newsletter, April 2017, #207

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We begin this month's issue with Part 2 of my report on the 2017 Blackjack Ball, the annual gathering of blackjack pros from around the world. (The answers to the Blackjack Ball test questions are contained in the article.) The first in a series of reports on the casinos located in downtown Las Vegas begins this month, with Stu D. Hoss reviewing the blackjack playing conditions, as well as the amenities offered to guests, at the Main Street Station and California casinos. Frank Scoblete reviews the current playing conditions in the Atlantic City casinos and provides data that show how surprisingly well the casinos did last year (their collective first increase in revenue in over a decade). Our resident blackjack pro JPB provides a fascinating overview on the " History of Kansas City Blackjack" from a card counter's perspective (don't miss reading this great article). Nicholas Colon's article explains the methodology that AP's use to avoid detection in the online gambling world and the land based casino environment. Do you have friends, family members, or co-workers that like to brag about their prowess at blackjack? If so, ask them a few questions from my 21 Blackjack Questions article and I guarantee you will stump them. If you want to learn how a low-stakes card counter plies his trade in Las Vegas, take a gander at Barfarkel's article. You'll find one of the best articles on the current state of the Tunica casinos (with photos) in Part 5 of Jerry Stickman's series on The History of the Tunica Casinos (this is another "must read' article). Last but not least, John Grochowski answers players' questions dealing with the new electronic blackjack games; the playing strategy for Triple Double Bonus video poker; and whether or not you should bet more than the minimum on penny slot machines.

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