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BLACKJACK :: A Winner's Handbook
BLACKJACK :: A Winner's Handbook
BLACKJACK
A Winner's Handbook
  • Softcover book by Jerry L. Patterson
  • Copyright 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981 by Jerry L. Patterson
" What This Book Will Do For You "
  • " 1. Assist the non-system blackjack player to eliminate the casino advantage of 6 percent.
  • 2. Explain why and how it is possible to win money playing casino blackjack.
  • 3. Provide the occasional gambler a simplified winning strategy that can be learned in about two hours.
  • 4. Using an analysis and comparison of nearly a hundred published blackjack systems, assist the basic player to become an intermediate and then an advanced blackjack player.
    A detailed step-by-step approach is presented.
  • 5. Aid you to overcome the barriers to making big money playing blackjack.
  • 6. Clarify the mechanics of blackjack systems.
  • 7. Show you which blackjack systems to avoid. "

Contents includes:
" Acknowledgements
What This Book Will Do For You
Foreword - Why This Book Was Written
Introduction
Glossary of Terms

PART I: BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • 1. The Theory of Winning Blackjack
  • 2. A Brief Review of the Research and Development of Blackjack Systems
  • 3. Barriers to Overcome Before Big Profits Can Be Realized
  • 4. Introduction to Blackjack System Reviews

PART II: A WINNING STRATEGY FOR THE OCCASIONAL PLAYER

  • 5. A Description of the Basic Playing Strategy
    A Discussion of the Basic Strategy
    The Single-Deck Strategy
    The Nevada Multi-Deck Strategies
    The Atlantic City Multi-Deck Strategies
    The Insurance Decision
    The Surrender Decision
    Inaccurate or Obsolete Basic Playing Strategies
    Progressive Betting Systems (Type 1)
    Basic Playing Systems (Type 2)
  • 6. A Review of Rank-Count Systems
    Ace-Five-Count Systems (Type 3)
    Ten-Count Systems (Type 4)
  • 7. A Winning Strategy Than Can Be Learned in About Two Hours
    Simplified Basic Strategy
    The High-Count System
    A Simplified Betting Method

PART III: A REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED WINNING STRATEGIES

  • 8. An Analysis of Point-Count Systems
    Definition of Point-Count Systems
    Level 1 Point Counting Systems (Type 5)
  • 9. An Analysis of Advanced Blackjack Strategies
    Discussion of the True Count
    Differences Between Intermediate and Advanced Level 1 Point-Count Systems
    Level 2 Point-Count Systems (Type 6)
    Levels 3 and 4 Point-Count Systems (Type 7)
    Ultimate Systems (Type 8)
    Choosing a Blackjack System
    Conclusions and Recommendations
  • 10. How to become an Advanced Player: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • 11. Applying Blackjack Systems to Casino Play
    Bet Size
    Return on Investment
    Card Counting
    Avoiding Detection
    Cheating
    Selecting the Optimal Game
    Blackjack Teams: How to Increase Your Win Without Increasing Your Bankroll
  • 12. Big Names on the Blackjack Scene
    Ian Andersen
    Julian Braun
    Joel H. Friedman
    Peter A. Griffin
    Lance Humble
    Lawrence Revere
    Arnold Snyder
    Edward O. Thorp
    Ken Uston
    Stanford Wong

PART IV: RECOMMEDNED SOURCES OF CASINO GAMING SERVICES

  • 13. Where to Get Blackjack Information
    Books
    Newsletters
    Magazines
    Blackjack Schools
    Learning Aids
    Microcomputer-Aided Blackjack Instruction
    Casino Gaming Equipment and Supplies
  • 14. Casino Gaming Services Offered by Jerry L. Patterson
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix: A List of Blackjack Systems (Classified and Rated)

LIST OF EXHIBITS

  • Exhibit 1: Basic Strategy for Las Vegas Single-Deck
  • Exhibit 1A: Basic Strategy for Reno/Tahoe Single-Deck
  • Exhibit 2: Basic Strategy for Nevada Multi-Deck
  • Exhibit 3: Basic Strategy for Atlantic City Multi-Deck
  • Exhibit 3A: Basic Strategy for Atlantic City Multi-Deck with Early Surrender
  • Exhibit 4: Simplified Basic Strategy
  • Exhibit 5: The High-Count System
  • Exhibit 6: Comparison of Level 1 Point-Count Systems
  • Exhibit 7: Relationship Between True Count and Running Count
  • Exhibit 8: Examples of Variations to the Basic Strategy with True Count
  • Exhibit 9: Comparison of Levels 2, 3, and 4 Point-Count Systems
  • Exhibit 10: Comparison of Approved Advanced Point-Count Systems
  • Exhibit 11: Stages of Evolution from Beginning Player to Advanced Player
  • Exhibit 12: Action Items for the Student of the Game
  • Exhibit 13: Available Computer-Assisted Blackjack Instruction Programs "

Pretty good condition with some minor wear to the cover.
The side edges of the pages have some dirt smudges and the inside covers are slightly yellowed due to aging.
No torn or ripped pages.
No other markings or writing.

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