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Sammy won a million at blackjack

9 January 2016
In May of 2005, the late Sammy Vaughn made history when he won a lump sum of one million dollars in the first ever million-dollar blackjack tournament (at the Las Vegas Hilton). I interviewed Sam after the tournament and he shared with me some of the strategy he used to win the million dollars. HENRY: What ... (read more)
 

Four reasons to play blackjack

12 December 2015
When you go to a casino to gamble you have many choices. There are a multitude of slots/video poker machines, and numerous table games on the casino floor that you could play. Then there is, of course, blackjack. Blackjack has been around for a long time, and it remains the most popular table game among casino players. ... (read more)
 

Non-intuitive blackjack

31 October 2015
NON-INTUITIVE BASIC STRATEGY PLAYS By Henry Tamburin Most of the basic playing strategy is logical to players. For example, players understand why they shouldn’t hit a 16 when the dealer shows a 6 upcard, or why they should split 8s against a dealer’s 5. However, some of the basic strategy is not so intuitive: like hitting a 12 against a dealer’s 3, or splitting a pair of 9s against dealer’s 9. ... (read more)
 

How to play Blackjack Switch

10 October 2015
Suppose you’re playing blackjack, you hold a K-6, and the player next to you has 4-A. Wouldn't it be nice if you could switch your six with his ace so you would have a blackjack? Of course, you wouldn’t try to switch these cards in a casino because if you were caught you would be in a heap of trouble (switching cards is a cheating maneuver). ... (read more)
 

Characteristics of bad blackjack players

19 September 2015
I’ve been playing blackjack in casinos for nearly 40 years. That includes casinos in the Midwest, Las Vegas, Mississippi. Louisiana. Atlantic City. Connecticut. New York, and New Mexico. (And many more places that would just bore you if I listed them all.) Therefore, I’m not kidding when I say I’ve played a lot of blackjack and watched many blackjack players during my lifetime. ... (read more)
 

Blackjack misinformation

29 August 2015
It amazes me how many blackjack players believe the misinformation dispensed by fellow players, and even dealers, about the game of blackjack. Here are a just a few nuggets of misinformation. “Picture Cards Always Follow Picture Cards.” Some players will refuse to hit their stiff hands if they just saw a picture card come out of the shoe. ... (read more)
 

Tipping the dealers

8 August 2015
I receive many questions from blackjack players; some involve interactions with blackjack dealers. Here are a few of them that you might find interesting and educational. QUESTION: Should you tip a blackjack dealer, and if so, how much? There isn’t any rule that says you must tip a blackjack dealer, just like there are no rules that say you must tip a waiter or taxi driver. ... (read more)
 

Free bet blackjack

18 July 2015
Have you every wished the dealer would match your double down and pair split bets with chips from her chip tray? Wish no more, because that’s exactly the twist in the new blackjack game called free bet blackjack. To get the scoop on the game, I interviewed the game’s inventor Geoff Hall, CEO of Customized Casino Games Limited. ... (read more)
 

Pitfalls of Double Double Bonus Poker

27 June 2015
Double Double Bonus Poker (DDB) is the most popular video poker game in the country. That’s because it’s possible to hit several big payouts besides the royal flush, and this draws players to the game. Unfortunately, there are also some pitfalls to playing DDB, which most players are not aware of. DDB has ... (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