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Frank Scoblete shows you the insider tricks the professionals use that can give players even greater edges. Learn how to take advantage of the sloppy dealers. Learn how to cut the cards to give you the better hands. Learn how to get the casinos to pay you extra money to play blackjack!

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Frank Scoblete shows you the insider tricks the professionals use that can give players even greater edges. Learn how to take advantage of the sloppy dealers. Learn how to cut the cards to give you the better hands. Learn how to get the casinos to pay you extra money to play blackjack!

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You're getting five books in one here. Scoblete brings the best and most unique material of at least twice that many resources. He covers a mountain of territory! This is fun reading. This is how to win reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566250573
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 283
  • Sales rank: 683,952
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    Great for All Players

    Best Blackjack, as Howard Schwartz of the Gambler¿s Book Club in Las Vegas says, is really five books in one. First Best Blackjack explains the basics of the game in clear and precise language so that a novice is not confused. Then it gives the basic strategies for single and multiple-deck games and gives recommendations in how to memorize what you need to know to cut the house edge down to about a half percent. It also gives some variations in basic strategy based on rule changes. Scoblete also analyzes the benefits of certain rules and the downside of other rules and explains which games are worth playing and which are not. But Scoblete doesn¿t stop at the elementary aspects of the game. He gives a detailed and easily assimilated analysis of various card counting systems that have been developed by many authors and then he explains why the one he uses is preferred. He gives examples from his own long experience in the casinos to bolster many of his points, and his insights and anecdotes are smart, funny and right on the money. His tales of ¿ploppys¿ and ¿the million dollar bum¿ and his own ¿blackjack diary¿ at the end of the book are howls! Scoblete also goes into areas of blackjack play that you usually don¿t find in most blackjack books; areas that only an expert blackjack player can employ, such as glim play, front-loading, tells, and team play. Again, he offers his own personal experience in the casinos to bolster his points and make clear his opinions. This book is a fun and informative read. Scoblete is a gifted writer and one who knows his way around the casino. Best Blackjack has something for everyone, whether you¿re a novice or an experienced player. I recommend it to anyone looking to improve their game and have some fun while doing so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2002

    Best Blackjack: An Enjoyable Learning Experience

    I picked up five blackjack books recently, 'Professional Blackjack' by Wong, 'KO Blackjack' by Fuchs and Vancura, 'Blackjack Take the Money and Run' by Tamburin, 'Blackjack for Blood' by Carlson, and 'Best Blackjack' by Frank Scoblete. While I have played blackjack before, using a basic strategy card I bought in a casino gift shop, I never really delved into the game. However, as my losses mounted I decided I better get better or quit playing, one or the other. Of the five books I bought, 'Best Blackjack' was the best in terms of the author's ability to instruct in a clear and precise way. It was never dull. Scoblete was able to sift what you truly needed to know to beat the game and made it clear which games to avoid. The other authors attempted to do this too but sometimes they got so bogged down that it became laborsome to read. Scoblete's approach to card counting made learning it a very simple matter. Also, the book was a lot of fun to read. Scoblete interspersed learning with his adventures and the stories about who and what he met at the tables are just hilarious. This was the best of the five books and I recommend as the best book for anyone interested in blackjack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Worth Waiting For

    I must have gotten this book before it sold out. However, it is well worth the wait for a reprint. Don't waste your money on other blackjack books as this is bare-none the best of them all. In it you will learn basic strategy and a simple but powerful card-counting system that will give you the edge over most blackjack games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2001

    Thorough Book

    This is a very thorough and well researched book that should appeal to new and experienced blackjack players alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2000

    Enjoyed This Very Much

    I found this book to be very enjoyable reading. Since I already knew basic strategy, I wanted to read what Scoblete had to say about other aspects of blackjack. I was not dissappointed. Scoblete is a knowledgeable and intelligent writer who explores many different issues in this book pertaining to blackjack. There are some screamingly funny sections as well. I think players of every level from novice to pro will find something to enjoy in its pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2000

    Deserves Its Title as the Best!

    I have read many books about blackjack. Some of them have been very good. But Scoblete's BEST BJ is without a doubt the best of the bunch. It is a compete primer for new players and has incredibly insightful chapters for the more advanced as well. I think it is a fun book to read but more importantly it is a very informative book as well. If you are going to risk your money in a casino, investing in this book is a very worthwhile thing to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2000

    Scoblete is Simply the BEST

    Reviewer: Oscar Davis from New York I am a big fan of Frank Scoblete's writing but I never had the courage to get into blackjack. Having read this book, I now play this great game with an edge and have been winning money slowly but steadily. Like all of Scoblete's books it is well crafted, intelligent, informative and fun. Not only do you learn the basics of blackjack but he teaches you several advanced methods of play including card counting, scanning and dealer tells. The book has some incredibly funny chapters such as the one about the 'ploppy from hell' and the 'million dollar bum.' If you have never read anything by Frank Scoblete, this is a great book to start with. I would recommend all his books but I especially liked Guerrilla Gambling, Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos, and Spin Roulette Gold, along with this one. Break the One-Armed Bandits was great if you like slots.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2000

    A Winning Book in Every way

    This book by gambling's most enjoyable and knowledgeable author is a great winner. You win as you read it because Scoblete is just the most interesting writer when it comes to casinos and casino games and this book has some of the most laugh-out-loud commentary on types of gamblers and sorts of events that happen in the casino. But this book is also a winner because it instructs you in how to approach BJ the right way. How to learn basic strategy, how to count cards and what you really need to know to take home money from the casinos.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    Winning Strategy

    If you want to win, get this book. It is as simple as that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2000

    Excellent Book for Blackjack

    I read this book with great interest. I have read elsewhere that Frank Scoblete, the author, is the top selling writer in gaming but I had never read anything by him. Well, I now know why people say he is the best. This book was just chock full of information and strategies that non-geniuses can use to get an edge on the casinos. It also has some of the most interesting and funny stories I have ever read about casinos. Scoblete is really one very great writer and anyone interested in blackjack should definitely purchase this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Takes the Mystery Out of Blackjack

    This book had everything I needed to learn to play a strong game of blackjack against the casinos. There is an easy to learn basic strategy and a great card counting method. The book has a lot of funny stories and some vey interesting interviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2000

    A Winner's Manual

    This book gives you strategies, stories, insights and a good read. Scoblete is a talented writer who can get to the point without a lot of self-serving baloney. Great way to learn blackjack, which is the only casino table game where you really do have the chance to turn the tables on the casinos.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2000

    This Book Taught Me

    I used to waste my time at the slots. Then I started playing blackjack and really lost my shirt. I picked up several blackjack books at Barnes and Noble. This was the best, just like its title. The way Scoblete teaches basic strategy makes it simple to learn. Once I learned that I practiced his card counting techniques. They work. I have started to win on many of my casino visits. I also loved Scoblete's chapters on the bum who won over a million dollars at Treasure Island and the people he calls ploppies. I think this is a fine book and I recommend it highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    Funny and Informative

    It's hard to believe that a book about basic strategy and card counting at blackjack could be fun to read but this one is. I learned a lot and I had a wonderful time doing it. Scoblete is a hell of a writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    Good Book for Strategy and Color

    Frank Scoblete has written a book that can be read and enjoyed by novices and experienced players alike. He has cut through a lot of the jargon and baloney of other books and given us the most impotant information necessary to win. The book has all you need to know about basic strategy and card counting but it also has some interesting information about aspects of blackjack not usually discussed in other books such as dealer tells and scanning. I liked Scoblete's style, he is a fine writer and his stories about his experiences were priceless. This is definitely one blackjack book that is a must read for players.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    Helped Me to Win!

    I have read several other blackjack books but they were all very complicated and never really dealt with the main points: how to play and which games to select. Scoblete's book does just that. He gives us a basic strategy that can be used in most games and then he explains an easy to learn card counting system. The way he presents his material is masterful and I learned basic strategy in two days by following his advice. What also sets this book apart is Scoblete's writing style. He is a great writer who knows how to make a book interesting. I think you will love his stories about 'ploppies' and the 'million dollar bum'. His diary at the end is so much fun to read because you get to see him in action at the blackjack tables and in Las Vegas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 1999

    Great Book to Get for a Present!

    I just got the best Christmas present. Frank Scoblete's 'Best Blackjack' and I have now gone to the casinos twelve weekends using his methods which are basic strategy and card counting. How could I have done all this and it isn't even Christmas yet? Because I got it last Christmas, 1998, and have been using this book for almost a year now. Scoblete is a marvelous writer who really understands the game and what is essential for winning at it. There are no wasted charts or graphs or complicated math that goesmore towards showing off the writer's knowledge than helping the player learn what is really essential. Scoblete knows how to give the most important information in a way that is easily understandable. The book is never dry and his stories and anecdotes are just wonderful to read. He accurately captures what it is like to gamble in Vegas and Atlantic City. I have read other blackjack books but this is far and away the best. Just as its title suggests.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 1999

    Blackjack Can Be Beaten!

    Of all the casino games only blackjack can be beaten with the right strategies. Those can be found in this excellent book by Frank Scoblete. What I really enjoyed about the book was the fact that Scoblete is able to make difficult concepts easy to understand and even easier to apply. The book is also fun to read as Scoblete is a writer of rare talent. There are many wonderful stories and anecdotes sprinkled throughout the book so that your reading is never dry like most other blackjack books. In my family, my husband is the slot player and I play blackjack. With this book I know I'll be coming home with much more money than he will! I also read Scoblete's Armada Strategies, which was excellent, but I think traditional blackjack is for me. This is definitely a five star book.

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