• Ida Summers – One of The Greatest Casino Cheaters in History

    Ida Summer is still regarded as one of the most successful casino cheats in the history of Las Vegas. Using a system called card mucking, she was able to pull some amazing moves, and all in front of the dealers faces. Then she put a team together, taught them her skills and took a small percentage from them. What's more, she got away with it. After almost two decades of cleaning out the casinos at the blackjack tables, she received a year's probation for her troubles. And promptly dissappeared.

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  • How to Play Blackjack – Why You Always Lose at The Casino

    Many players start their blackjack playing evening full of hope and confidence. But as the night proceeds, the stack of chips gets progressively smaller and smaller, until it's all gone. With their dreams of taking home some winnings dashed, they quietly sidle away from the casino, looking down at their shoes. Here's the thing. To play blackjack and win, you'll need some basic skills. Learning the odds of every hand by having an understanding of basic blackjack strategy is a good place to begin.

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  • Bill Kaplan – Essential Rules to Improve Your Blackjack

    All blackjack players have heard of Bill Kaplan. This Harvard graduate set up and ran the very successful MTI blackjack team that took the casinos to the cleaners in the 1980's. Today their exploits are still regarded with awe. But they would be practically impossible to replicate. Casino security has come a long way over the last 40 years. The idea that you could count cards in blackjack and go unnoticed would just not happen. But Bill Kaplan still has some advice for today's blackjack players.

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  • Blackjack Players – 6 Crazy and Hilarious Types

    Even though we know that we shouldn't be lazy and stereotype different types of people, it's also a great pleasure to do so. Step into any casino and you'll be faced with any number of easy to stereotype players. Of course, they are all there for different reasons, but even then, these reasons fall into pre-defined boxes. And as reason drives these players, they all fall into easy to define groupings. This is true of all casino games. Take a good look at the typical blackjack player stereotypes.

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  • Blackjack Double Down – An Amazing Advantage

    If you get the chance to double down whilst playing blackjack it means that there's the possibility of being able to double your initial bet. But before you dive in headfirst, it might be a good idea to check the casino's rules for using the double down. These can vary hugely from casino to casino. Another factor is that you'll need your blackjack basic strategy, as you can't play the double down on every hand. Or to put it another way, there are only a few hands that offer the possibility.

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