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The Origin of Craps

23 October 2000
The Time: One Million and One BC (approximate date). The Places: Lost Vegas, Outwestus and Atlantisity, Eastcoastes. The Principle Players: Savvon, Chieftain of the Vegans and Elevvon, Chieftain of the Eastcoastens. The Scenario: At the Dawn of History, two neighboring herds of a species that would be ... (read more)
 

Blackjack Is Played One Shoe at a Time!

22 September 2000
Most casino gaming experts base their blackjack advice upon the results of millions of hands of simulated play and suggest that players learn to count cards and only play single-deck or double-deck games with rules that favor the player. Unfortunately, most players aren't good card counters due to ... (read more)
 

Follow The Logic: Why Progressive Blackjack Betting Works

29 August 2000
There are four different types of blackjack players: idiots, flat bettors who play basic strategy, progressive bettors who play basic strategy, and card counters. Idiots are those who have no knowledge or appreciation of the intricacies of the game, bet on the basis of inspiration or perspiration, and play their hands on a whim and a prayer. ... (read more)
 

The Same Shoe Does Not Fit All: Progressive Betting vs. Card Counting

23 July 2000
I recently returned from a three-day trip to Las Vegas, and while playing blackjack at Treasure Island I experienced an unusual "run" of hands. I was playing a single-hand $20 to $50 progression, increasing my initial $20 bet by $10 each time I won money on a hand, and capping off my bet at $50 until I lost a hand, then reverting back to my initial $20 bet. ... (read more)
 

The Best of Blackjack Times, The Worst of Blackjack Times

22 June 2000
I’ve been a casino gambler for over 25 years. I’ve written several books and many articles about my hobby. My game of choice is blackjack, because it’s one of the few games where the long-term financial gain or loss is directly affected by the ... (read more)
 

Progressive Betting vs. Card Counting: Apples and Oranges but Both are Tasty

23 May 2000
Last week a friend and I played blackjack on SeaScape, a casino cruise ship that departs from Fort Lauderdale on a daily basis. Steve Bourie, the author of the annually published American Casino Guide, is a recreational blackjack player and a staunch advocate of card counting. I'm a progressive bettor and ... (read more)
 

Readers Write

30 March 2000
Dear Frank, I recently purchased Walter Thomason's book Twenty-first Century Blackjack. Can you recommend a Blackjack software product that can be used to test/practice his progression system? The programs that I've located are very limited regarding doubling down after splitting, choice of multi-deck games, and other real casino betting options. ... (read more)
 

Casino Gambling in Florida? You Bet!

25 December 1999
Imagine that you are on vacation with your family. Your spouse is playing Bingo, your son is in the video game room, your daughter is on a "treasure hunt" supervised by youth counselors, and you are at the Blackjack table, deciding if you should double-down your ten against the dealer's upturned seven. ... (read more)
 

Cyberspace Blackjack

11 December 1999
I enjoy the game of blackjack, but can't play as often as I wish because land-based casino gaming is illegal in my home state of Florida. The majority of my fellow citizens have decided that the Lotto, with an approximate 50% payout, and pari-mutuels, with an approximate 75% payout, are less sinful ... (read more)

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Walter Thomason
Walter Thomason is the best-selling author of Blackjack for the Clueless and the editor of The Experts’ Guide to Casino Games and The Ultimate Blackjack Book.

A long-time casino gaming enthusiast, he is a frequent contributor to
The New Chance and Circumstance, Midwest Gaming & Travel, and Heartland Casino News.

His new book is
21st Century Blackjack: A New Strategy for a New Millenium. He can be reached
at PO Box 550068, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33355.

Books by Walter Thomason:

> More Books By Walter Thomason

Walter Thomason
Walter Thomason is the best-selling author of Blackjack for the Clueless and the editor of The Experts’ Guide to Casino Games and The Ultimate Blackjack Book.

A long-time casino gaming enthusiast, he is a frequent contributor to
The New Chance and Circumstance, Midwest Gaming & Travel, and Heartland Casino News.

His new book is
21st Century Blackjack: A New Strategy for a New Millenium. He can be reached
at PO Box 550068, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33355.

Books by Walter Thomason:

> More Books By Walter Thomason