Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp
It was 1960 when book entitled Beat the Dealer which was written by Edward O. Thorp who also happened to be a doctor was published. This book has changed how this casino game was played and the owners were terrified that they will lose a lot of money because of this book as it revealed all secrets of beating the game easily. Players became more intelligent in playing casino and they easily made the dealer lose. This book was sold in millions of copies during not very long time, but there was no solid evidence of players who have made huge amount of money with the help of this book.
The Main Idea
This book knows the truth about the game and will share it to you. There are lots of things that you need to know about the game of blackjack. This book was made by professional and knowledgeable mathematician. You will gain knowledge and understanding about the history and mentality of players during 1960. You will learn the process of the count system to defeat twenty one as this strategy is still the same.
The drawback of buying this book in today’s time is that it is a bit outdated. There are some powerful system created nowadays, which require less player's intelligence though more attention as a cheater. Most of the mathematical processes presented in this book may be a little bit complicated for new players to understand and apply. Besides, great part of modern players avoid card counting process and prefer use for that some electronic devices. If you are old school player, this book is a must for you.
Card Counting - Right Way to Beat the Dealer
Right before you decide to search and buy this book, you must know what is inside. The beauty of this book is that it presents simplified count strategies for players to understand how they can make the dealer lose his/her turn. The system used in this book is very simple to understand if you have been playing blackjack at least some time and if you have basic knowledge on mathematics, then you will surely understand every concept within this book. If you will put time and effort in reading it, then you will be able to learn everything easily.
Back to XX Century
What this book can offer is the story behind the writer who puts the system all together. You will also find out what happens to casino industry and the gambling world after the issuance of this book. If you are a fan of game of blackjack, then it is very interesting book for you. Through the years, a lot have changed especially in the casino industry and it’s just very interesting to know what gambling was look like half of a century ago. This was made and prepared by the writer with introduction on how to play blackjack, so this is the best book for everyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. You will also find a chapter that is all about basic strategy - this strategy you may use even now1 You will learn a lot of important points from this book if you want to win the game.