Beat The Dealer: A Winning Strategy For The Game Of Twenty-One

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Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for two generations. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, the tables have been turned and the house no longer has the advantage at blackjack.
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Overview

New York Times Bestseller
 
Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for two generations. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, the tables have been turned and the house no longer has the advantage at blackjack.
         
Containing the basic rules of the game, proven winning strategies, how to overcome casino counter measures and spot cheating. Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance. Perforated cards included in the book are a convenient way to bring the strategies into the casino. 

A winning strategy for the game of 21. The essentials, consolidated in simple charts, can be understood and memorized by the average player.

A winning strategy for the game of 21.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394703107
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/20/1966
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 259,872
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

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    Still the best This is the definitive guide to Blackjack Basic

    Still the best

    This is the definitive guide to Blackjack Basic Strategy and the history of card counting. I really don't think there is another book other there with clarity and depth, its not wonder it started a revolution. People who are crazy enough to dismiss this book for its age don't realize how fascinating the history is or how relevant his strategies still are today. In fact, I'm always surprised by how few people at blackjack tables know the basic strategy - although I'm happy to have the advantage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2010

    Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp

    Beat The Dealer: A Winning Strategy For The Game Of Twenty-One
    by Edward O. Thorp


    Edward O. Thorp has been a hero of mine for many years. His work on probability in the field of Black Jack should be regarded as a classic! His theories on when to double down, both soft and hard, when to split pairs, when to take hit, when not to hit, have revolutionized how the game of Black Jack is played through the world. During the early 1960's, while Mr. Thorp was testing his ideas. He would advertise in the San Diego Union for people to buy his program and go to Las Vegas and try their luck. I never did. But I did buy his book and read it from stem to stern. I did win money in Las Vegas using his theories. What is interesting, during the early 1960's, Mr. Thorp and his backers went to Reno and put his theories to the test. They won big time! Consequently, as a result of his theories and techniques, the Nevada gaming operations were forced to the several card decks "shoe", as we know it today. Even more interesting, is that any movie that you see on TV such as "Breaking Vegas" or any other movie in the venue of making a killing in Las Vegas at the Black Jack table lists Mr. Thorp's work in the credits. The book is worth the read if you interested in the probability of numbers at the Black Table.



    Robert Carpenter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2007

    Thorp Started the Blackjack Revolution

    Edward O. Thorp started the blackjack revolution way back in the early 1960s with a difficult but successful card counting system. This book explains that early system and why blackjack is a beatable game. There are now many easier card counting systems such as the Hi-Lo, the KO, the High Opt and the easiest of all Speed Count. Thorp's book is a must have for your gambling library as he started it all. Frank Scoblete: author of Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2003

    One of the best books ever written on blackjack!

    A must have book for any blackjack player. This book started it all, the whole card counting phenomenon.

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