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The Ultimate Blackjack Quiz #2

21 December 2013
This is the second part of a blackjack quiz prepared by my friend Fred Renzey, a contributing writer to my Blackjack Insider (BJI) e-newsletter and author of Blackjack Bluebook II. Be forewarned, this is a challenging quiz. 1. When you have Ace-7 against a 9, if you stand, you’ll win the hand 8 times out of 20. ... (read more)

The Ultimate Blackjack Quiz

14 December 2013
I have composed and also read many “blackjack quizzes” during my career but the one that I found to be the most challenging was prepared by my friend Fred Renzey, a contributing writer to my Blackjack Insider (BJI) e-newsletter and author of Blackjack Bluebook II. Here is his quiz; give it a try, but be forewarned, it isn’t easy. ... (read more)

Playing Two Hands at Blackjack

9 November 2013
Sometimes you will see a blackjack player playing two hands instead of one. Other times, you might see a player who has been playing one hand suddenly spread to two hands in the middle of the shoe because he has the misconception that, by “changing the flow of cards,” he will change the luck of the table. ... (read more)

Making Money with Cashback

26 October 2013
An astute reader sent me this email. “Most of the video poker games have an expected return (ER) of less than 100%. So how can you become a winner when the house has the edge over you when you play?” This reader is correct when he says that most of the video poker games nowadays have an ER that is less than 100%. ... (read more)

Crash Course in Blackjack Part II

24 August 2013
This is Part 2 in a two part series on a Crash Course in Blackjack. Hitting When you want the dealer to give you another card, this is known as hitting. Hand signals are used in casinos to signify that you want a hit. In face-up games, make a beckoning motion with your finger, or tap your finger on the table to signify you want a hit. ... (read more)

Crash Course in Blackjack Part I

10 August 2013
I remember to this day what a friend told me the first time I set foot in a Las Vegas casino some 40 years ago and was “scared to death” to sit down and play blackjack. “Look at all those people playing blackjack,” he said to me. “At one time they were all beginners, just like you.” Of course, he was right. ... (read more)

Video Poker for Dummies, Part Two

29 June 2013
[Note: This is a continuation of a two-part article on Video Poker. Part One appeared on June 15.] Greater Than 100% Return on Video Poker Means What? In order to receive the greater than 100% return on the games I mentioned in Part 1, you need to hit the royal flush since it contributes somewhere around 1.5% (depending upon the game) toward the overall payback percentage. ... (read more)

Video Poker for Dummies Part One

15 June 2013
Please don’t send me emails about how upset you are over the title of this article. If you are reading this far, then I’ve succeeded in getting your attention. Now I aim to keep it by giving you information on how to play one of the best casino games which could result in you winning more money. Slots vs ... (read more)

Important Blackjack Questions Part Two

25 May 2013
To say I’ve answered many questions from blackjack players over the past 38 years is an understatement. I figure I answered, on average, about five questions a month, so that’s 60 a year, or roughly 2300 over the past 38 years that I’ve been a blackjack writer (whew!). Here’s a list of what I consider to be ... (read more)

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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 For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit 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

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