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Splitting aces and eights

27 August 2016
Always split aces and eights. That is one of the golden rules for blackjack players, but not according to a friend of mine. He insists that splitting eights against a dealer up card of 9, 10, or ace is crazy because you are probably going to lose anyway, so why double your loss by splitting? Although my friend's logic appears to make sense, it is flawed. ... (read more)
 

How to play those hard 8-11 hands

6 August 2016
Most of the time, when you play blackjack, you are in a losing situation, meaning the dealer has a better chance of winning the hand than you do and, therefore, that’s not the moment to bet aggressively. However, when your initial two-card hand totals 8, 9, 10 or 11, some of the time you will be in the ... (read more)
 

Boosting your casino ratings

16 July 2016
Most players don’t get rated when they play because they either don’t know how to do it or assume it isn’t worthwhile; however, it’s a mistake if you don’t get rated. I’ll explain why shortly, show you how easy it is to get rated, and give you tips on how to boost your ratings. The reason you want to get rated when you play blackjack is to take advantage of casino perks that will come your way. ... (read more)
 

What errors actually cost players

25 June 2016
Donald Schlesinger, in his excellent book Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way, shows what it costs a player in dollars and cents when he deviates from the basic playing strategy. You’ll be surprised to learn which playing errors are the costliest. The definition of basic strategy is this: It is the ... (read more)
 

The best Double Double Bonus Poker game

4 June 2016
The most popular video poker game in the country is Double Double Bonus Poker. The reason it is so popular with players is that four aces with a 2, 3 or 4 kicker pays 2,000 coins. (A kicker is the fifth card that is present in a hand that contains four-of-a-kind). In addition, other four-of-a-kind hands in Double Double Bonus will pay a nice dividend (see pay schedule below). ... (read more)
 

The signs of card counting

14 May 2016
I decided this month to answer a question on card counting and then to tell you about an exciting new blackjack book that I just finished reading (which ties in to the question very nicely). The reader’s question was, “How does a casino know that a player is card counting?” There are several ways that casinos can determine if a player is card counting and a threat to their bottom line. ... (read more)
 

The power of the ace

23 April 2016
Most blackjack players have a love/hate relationship with the ace. They love it when they get an ace but they hate it when the dealer shows the ace. Overall, the ace is our best friend and it’s important to know why. First, let’s look at why we hate the ace; namely, when the dealer gets it as his upcard. ... (read more)
 

A remarkable royal flush streak

2 April 2016
Note: The player that I interviewed for this story wishes to remain anonymous; I refer to him or her as “Our Player” in this article. To verify Our Player’s story, I asked and received a photo copy of all the W-2Gs Our Player received from casinos. In the January 2015 issue of Strictly Slots, I described my personal streak of 11 royal flushes over a period of two months. ... (read more)
 

Why Henry Tamburin takes insurance

12 March 2016
A friend of mine was watching me play blackjack in a casino. I was playing heads-up against the dealer in a double-deck game. He didn’t say much to me while I was playing other than to give me an “attaboy” when I beat the dealer, or offer condolences when the dealer pulled a miracle draw to beat me. ... (read more)

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Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

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Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

Henry Tamburin Websites:

www.smartgaming.com

Books by Henry Tamburin:

> More Books By Henry Tamburin