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         Product Description-The World Greatest Blackjack Book
  A revised edition of the blackjack player's bible, with complete information on the odds, betting strategies, and much more --
                  now updated to include the rules of play in Atlantic City as well as international playing rules.

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Customer Reviews:
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful

Good for the beginner, But a bit dated, August 11, 2001 By A Customer
This review is from: The World Greatest Blackjack Book (Paperback) I found this book in a used book store and read it for fun.
The basic system seems to work. I've played the system against computer blackjack games for hours at a time until I get bored
and I seem to run pretty even. As he mentions in the book, the basic hit,stand,split,double system simply evens up the odds
between you and the house. To actually make money you need to start counting.The count system he teaches (The Hi-Opt 1) is
easy to understand, but it takes a lot of practice to perfect (as does any counting system). From what I've seen on the web it's
still a decent system, but it's not one of the more optimal systems that's been developed since this book was written in the 80's.
But it's still a good one.It's funny though to be constantly reminded that this book was written in the late 70's to early 80's. He
keeps making references to Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors and TV shows like "Barreta". That makes it tough to feel like you're
learning the latest and...

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful

Overall, a very good buy., December 2, 2002 By A Customer
This review is from: The World Greatest Blackjack Book (Paperback) I'm planning my first trip to Vegas and wanted to brush up
on my Blackjack skills. I heard about this book from several websites and decided to buy it.Overall, the book is a very good buy.
The author thoroughly explains the ins and outs of gambling and does a great job teaching Basic Strategy, the Hi-Opt I counting
method, and adjustments to Basic Strategy to accommodate the Hi-Opt I. The book details many gambling tricks and actions
you can use to increase your advantage, explains casino cheating, and details betting procedures, etc. The author also
discusses the variations and strategies for non-casino blackjack. The book is also fun to read because of the many stories the
author tells from personal experience.The major downside of the book was that it was printed in the 80's. The comparison of
blackjack conditions in various casinos was based off the casinos that existed in the 70's and 80's. Obviously, that has changed
drastically. Most of the mathematics and...

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful

A great first book, July 8, 2005 By John Salerno (Houston, TX, USA)
  This review is from: The World Greatest Blackjack Book (Paperback) This is the type of book that, if I were to look at it now
after having learned a lot about blackjack, I would probably consider one of the "dumb" or "mainstream" books that try to
convince you there's a system you can use to beat roulette. I think the title might help lend it this idea as well.But in reality this is
the book that started it all for me. I don't know why I chose it first, but I learned *everything* about blackjack from this book,
except for advanced card-counting techniques (which are here as well, but I chose to learn a simpler system, the KO Count).
This book does an excellent job of describing the game for those who are new to it, and it presents Basic Strategy very clearly
and concisely. I still refer to it to refresh my memory every time I go to a casino. In a lot of ways it really is one of the greatest
books, at least in my experience.

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