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A Dream of Mine

6 September 2003
I often get into arguments with card counters over their level of ambition. Don't get me wrong, card counting is a fine discipline, but it is very tough. And, realistically, only the top well-financed teams can make big money at it these days. For most solitary counters it's just hobby. Now, I don't want to be counting in ten years. ... (read more)
 

Sound Waves and Shuffle Signatures

9 August 2003
Here is a little fact you may not know. If you know the sequence a series of cards is in, and you record them being shuffled, a wave form analysis will tell you what order those cards are now in. Wave form analysis is just a graphic representation of sound. ... (read more)
 

A Trick for Making Money from Live-Action Baccarat Tournaments

19 July 2003
Baccarat tournaments can offer a significant source of profit to an advantage player. Unlike most forms of gambling, it is fairly easy for a reasonably intelligent player to get an advantage in a tournament. The problem is variance. However skilled you are, you need to be damn lucky to win a tourney. ... (read more)
 

24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas

9 June 2003
The premise behind this novel is simple. Random House publishing gave Andres Martinez $50,000 to spend in Las Vegas. Martinez proceeded to lose most of it. If you find that concept interesting, God help you. I would find it more interesting to hear about someone winning $50,000. ... (read more)
 

Crazy Bets

17 May 2003
Fancy a bet on the discovery of the Loch Ness Monster? 500-1. How about the second coming (confirmed by the Vatican)? 1000-1. What about Michael and La Toya Jackson proving to be the same person? 2000-1. English bookmakers William ... (read more)
 

Finding an Edge in Every Game

20 April 2003
One of the ways to solve a problem is to look at related problems which have already been solved. For gamblers looking for a new edge, there are a number of ways of doing this. The basic objective of the professional gambler is to win money. ... (read more)
 

Popular Fallacies That Aren't - Part 2

3 February 2003
Some notions gamblers have about gambling are both common and completely misguided. These ideas often have a basis in truth, however, though the connection between the idea and the reality is often tenuous. Lets look at idea of quitting while ... (read more)
 

Popular Fallacies Which Aren't - Part 1

22 December 2002
Some notions gamblers have about gambling are both common and completely misguided. These ideas often have a basis in truth, however, though the connection between the idea and the reality is often tenuous. To begin with lets look at the ... (read more)
 

Weird and Wonderful Forms of Gambling

18 November 2002
People bet on some funny things. Here are some of the strangest: Australia The Australians favourite gambling pastime is called "two-up". The game has all pretentious qualities we associate with Australians, involving betting on the throw of a coin or, for the daring, betting on two or more throws of a coin. ... (read more)

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John May
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John May
John May is one of the most feared gamblers in the world. He has developed "advantage play" techniques for many games that are considered unbeatable.

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