Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One

Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One

by Edward O. Thorp

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ISBN-13: 9780394703107
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/20/1966
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 162,124
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edward O. Thorp is a mathematics professor, author, hedge fund manager, and blackjack player. A pioneer in modern applications of probability theory, Thorp’s bestselling book, Beat the Dealer, mathematically proved that the house advantage in blackjack could be overcome by card counting. He is also the author of a guide to investment, Beat the Market; a memoir, A Man for All Measures; and numerous popular and scholarly articles. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

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Beat The Dealer: A Winning Strategy For The Game Of Twenty-One 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
A must have book for any blackjack player. This book started it all, the whole card counting phenomenon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!