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Master Class

Learning the Basic Blackjack Strategy By Don Schlesinger   For any serious blackjack player, learning the basic strategy of play (BS) is the first essential step on the road to becoming an accomplished player. And, over my long blackjack career, I have encountered dozens of players who profess to “know” basic strategy perfectly. It usually takes […]


A look at video blackjack By John Grochowski   In most state gaming commission revenue reports, wagering totals and payouts are listed for electronic gaming devices. The category isn’t “slot machines,” and that’s deliberate. In the information they release to the public, casinos and regulators do not differentiate among slot machines and other electronic games […]


A newbie’s guide to table games By Frank Scoblete   Many new casino players approach the casino experience with a dash, dab or cartload of anxiety, while brand-new players can be frozen with terror. Newbies have fears: How are these games played? How do I get chips? How do I bet? Will other players yell […]


Readers share their casino mistakes to learn by By John Grochowski   Everybody is a beginner sometime. We’re not hard-wired with the ins and outs of casino games. We learn. While we’re learning, we make mistakes. Lots of them. Some are more embarrassing than others, but mistakes are part of learning. Readers have shared these […]

Blackjack Etiquette

TEN RULES AND RITUALS TO PLAY LIKE THE PROS   Sometimes you’ll find yourself playing alongside people who have no idea what they’re doing or make boneheaded decisions, such as splitting 10s. Resist the urge to groan. If it bothers you, either move to another table or remind yourself that the skill levels of your […]


The pros and cons of our favorite table games By Frank Scoblete   It is important for those of you who play casino games to under- stand the pro aspects of the games you enjoy playing (or wish to enjoy playing) as well as the con aspects. I have not delineated the carnival games as […]

Playing Better Blackjack 

The essential steps to becoming an expert player By Henry Tamburin   If you’re a recreational blackjack player, you don’t need a Ph.D. to take your game to an expert level. You just need to know which games to play, and how to play them. Here’s a roadmap that will show you how to become […]


How some players deal with difficult decisions By John Grochowski   Soft totals are the bane of existence for some players who otherwise are solid on basic strategy. When an Ace is counted as 11, as in Ace-5 for hard 16, you can’t bust with a one-card hit; draw a 10, and the Ace becomes […]


Ways to battle the house edge By Frank Scoblete   The outstanding television series Breaking Bad had some horrifying things to tell us about being addicted to methamphetamine – popularly known as speed. In the show speed certainly isn’t good for the poor souls using it. Speed – to put it bluntly – kills a […]

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