Blackjack for Blood: The Card-Counters' Bible, and Complete Winning Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935926231
  • Publisher: Pi Yee Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Good Life 1
Chapter 2 The Rules of the Game 4
A. The Object of the Game 4
B. The Number of Players 4
C. The Pack 4
D. Betting 5
E. The Deal 5
F. The Value of the Cards 5
G. Naturals 5
H. Insurance 6
I. The Draw 6
J. Splitting 7
K. Doubling Down 7
L. Late Surrender 7
M. Asian Surrender 8
N. Early Surrender 8
O. The Settlement 8
P. Customs 9
1. Shuffling 9
2. Barring 9
Chapter 3 An Introduction to the Theory of Casino Twenty-One 15
Chapter 4 Basic Strategy 21
A. Standing vs. Drawing (Hard Hands) 24
B. Standing vs. Drawing (Soft Hands) 28
C. Doubling Down (Hard Hands) 30
D. Doubling Down (Soft Hands) 35
E. Splitting Pairs 39
F. Surrender 42
G. Insurance 44
H. A Word to the Wise 58
Chapter 5 The Basic Omega II System 59
A. The Omega II Count 60
B. Learning the Omega II Count 68
C. The Basic Omega II Strategy 69
D. Learning the Basic Omega II Strategy 77
E. The True Count 78
F. Learning to Use the True Count 79
G. The Right Way to Count 81
H. Betting Your Money 82
1. Bet Spreads--Single-Deck Games 84
2. Bet Spreads--Double-Deck Games 85
3. Bet Spreads--Multiple-Deck Games 86
I. When to Increase Your Bet 88
J. Adjusting the Running Count 90
K. The Player's Advantage 93
1. Single-Deck Conditions 93
2. Double-Deck Conditions 94
3. Multiple-Deck Conditions 94
L. How Long to Play 98
M. Bankroll, Fluctuations, and Risk 99
N. Summary 101
Chapter 6 Camouflage 102
A. How to Bet Your Money 106
B. How Long and Often to Play 106
C. How to Look Like a Gambler 107
D. How to Act Like a Gambler 108
E. How Not to Sweat the Money 113
F. How and When to Toke 113
G. How and When to Give it Away 114
H. How to Play Your Cards 116
I. How to Case a Casino 118
J. How to Buy In 119
K. How to Hide Chips 120
L. How to Count Your Cash and Checks 121
M. Playing With a Partner 121
N. How to Choose a Pit Boss 122
O. How to Handle Getting Barred 123
P. How to Remain Anonymous 123
Q. Disguises 124
R. Summary 124
Chapter 7 The Advanced Omega II System 125
A. Learning the Advanced Omega II Strategy 128
B. Standing vs. Drawing (Hard Hands) 129
C. Standing vs. Drawing (Soft Hands) 132
D. Doubling Down (Hard Hands) 134
E. Doubling Down (Soft Hands) 136
F. Splitting Pairs 138
G. Surrender 141
H. Insurance 143
I. Over/Under 143
J. No-Hole-Card Casinos 144
K. If the Dealer Hits Soft 17 145
L. Summary 154
Chapter 8 The Theory of Gambler's Ruin 155
A. Sizing Your Playing Stake 156
B. Sizing Your Trip Stake 160
C. Sizing Your Bets 162
D. Dr. J. and the Perfect Parlay 166
E. Summary 175
Chapter 9 Special Weapons and Tactics 176
A. The Free Hit 176
B. The Bottom Card 177
C. The Cut Card 177
D. The Burn Card 178
E. Warps and Tells 178
F. End Play 183
G. The Quadruple Down 184
H. Team Play 185
I. The Reno Shuffle 188
J. Sand Bagging 189
K. Short Changing 190
L. Tracking Slugs 190
M. Computers 191
N. Casino Promotions 194
O. Junkets 195
P. The Five-Card Trick 196
Q. Summary 196
Chapter 10 Casino Cheating 197
Chapter 11 The Omega II Blackjack Machine 201
A. Overview 203
B. Installation 203
C. The Opening Menu 204
1. Review and Change Strategy Charts 204
2. List All Changes Since Last Reset, Option--Save Revisions on Disk 209
3. High Speed Simulation Test Run 210
a. Mode 1 211
b. Mode 2 216
4. Reset Fixed or Variable Strategy, Option--Load Revisions From Disk 218
5. Catalog or Delete Revision Files 219
6. Exit Omega II 220
D. Summary 220
Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts 222
Glossary: The Language of Casino Twenty-One 224
References and Recommended Reading 234
List of Tables
Complete List of Tables by Chapter 236
List of Figures
Complete List of Figures by Chapter 238
List of Practice Charts
Complete List of Practice Charts by Chapter 239
Complete Index 240
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Awesome book! Blackjack For Blood is the best book on blackjack

    Awesome book!
    Blackjack For Blood is the best book on blackjack I've ever read -- and I have read just about all of them. According to all the experts, Carlson's Advanced Omega II System (included in the book) is much stronger than Hi-Lo or K-O, and I have found it surprisingly easy to master. It definitely gets the money; that's for sure. I also like the author's writing style. He explains things very well, and he intersperses the hardcore stuff with entertaining stories about his high-rolling experiences in various casinos around the world. All in all, a terrific book on how to beat casino blackjack. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2005

    Totally Awesome !!

    This book truly is the bomb. After learning the *basic* strategy in detail, I've been quietly wrecking havoc in casinos. And the best part is they don't have a clue. The casinos think I'm another chomp. The focus of the book is to beat the *HOUSE*, not just the game. Some of my associates get barred their first trip to the same casinos I work every other week. I feel like I was playing with a blindfold on before. Very powerful system...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2002

    excellent book

    This book is well written and has an effective system. The Omega system is ranked in Griffin's Theory of Blackjack as a 67% playing efficiency. That is behind a couple other systems by 2%. Those other systems are at least 3 level systems or better. The Omega is a 2-level. So, the point is that it is simpler, but just as effective as the Revere and Uston advanced point counts. I like this book because there is statistics to back up the reasoning behind the Omega system.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    This book's da Blackjack bomb!!

    This book is terrific! Carlson is an excellent writer, so the material is really fun to read. BJFB is also very strong technically, and his system, the Advanced Omega II System, is rated right at the top by independent reviewers like Stanford Wong and Arnold Snyder. If you're a BJ cardcounter or wannabe this masterpiece is a must!!! IMHO, it's the best book ever written on Blackjack. BJ Pro

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