Bringing Down the House
by Ben Mezrich
May be the most fascinating book written on blackjack counting teams since the days of Ken Uston (who died in 1987). Written by Ben Mezrich, who gained the trust of a half-dozen MIT students (occupation: blackjack counters), this work covers a four-year period when the 'team' was in its heyday (1994 to 1998), winning big and escaping the clutches of casino management with minimum damage to self and bankrolls. Mezrich must have truly blended in with this group of near-geniuses and sharpies who often communicated in code right at the tables, signaling verbally and non-verbally. But the strength of the book is in his astute observations of how Las Vegas compares to Atlantic City; what the casino mentality is with regard to attracting players and high rollers, including the all-powerful 'whales' (the highest of high rollers), in how surveillance systems are designed to operate, how counters can be threatened, roughed up and warned never to return again.
Blackjack for Blood
by Bryce Carlson
NOW BACK IN PRINT and REVISED. One of the strengths of this work is that he doesn't just tell you why you should double on certain soft totals, it SHOWS you why in simple, solid terms. Although the basics are covered, Carlson explains how and why card counting works. The book includes the entire method for the Omega II system, one of the easier level-two counts to learn and use. Other chapters cover Camouflage; Gambler's Ruin, Cheating.
ACE - Advanced Count Explorer
An effective tool that transforms user-input, count-specific simulation statistics into accurate, conclusive data. ACE by Carl Ursini quickly determines figures such as: Risk of Ruin, fractional Kelly optimality calculations, desirability indices, and short-term/trip statistics, just to name a few. Alter the numerous input variables to analyze the diverse effects on your results. A powerful utility program for the serious blackjack player.
An excellent tool for the beginning blackjack player or card counter, Blackjack 6-7-8 introduces basic strategy, counting, betting, bankroll and strategy indexes. It's an excellent practice tool, but it can also run high-speed simulations of win rates, risk of ruin and more, develop playing strategies for various rules and rank count indexes in count index playing strategies for the intermediate and expert player.Read Full Review of 'Blackjack 6-7-8 by StickySoft'
ConJelCo's Blackjack Trainer is a program that teaches professional blackjack play. It is fully configurable, as you can set any number of blackjack rules, number of decks used, and playing and betting strategies. Blackjack Trainer is great for practicing play, provides extensive strategy drills, and has high-speed simulation capability.
Cheating at Blackjack (CAB) 2000
Dustin Marks, author of Cheating at Blackjack and Cheating at Blackjack Squared, is back with a vengeance. CAB 2000 explores the secret world of Blackjack cheating like never before. Using witty text, crystal clear color photos, animations, and razor sharp video clips, this CD-ROM explains and shows 59 different cheating moves like nothing before in the history of gambling literature. CAB 2000 provides hours of entertainment by taking advantage of all multimedia capabilities: sound, animation, video, hidden mouseovers and more. CAB 2000 contains interviews with some of the biggest names in Blackjack and others whose livelihood depends on secrecy.
Hit or Stand is a free online blackjack game and trainer that teaches you blackjack strategy while you play. The goal of the game is to make a high percentage of correct moves, not to earn money. You can also play against other players and try to become the high scorer for the day.Read Full Review of 'Hit or Stand'
Shuffle Trak 2000
Mesa Verde Software Systems. The only software on the market that allows you to practice against most casino shuffles in the world. Define all types of casino shuffles. Zone, riffle & restack, stepladder, multiple pile criss-cross, multi-pass. Allows multi break cutoff plugs. Define, Map and Practice all in one package. If you have ever wondered where those cards go after they're shuffled and how they got there, this is the software that gets the job done. Acclaimed by industry experts nationwide. Windows.
Stanford Wong. Practice blackjack tournaments. Several players can compete against one another, or you can practice by yourself. Choose the tournament format, blackjack rules, number of players, skill levels. Simulation feature to analyze a specific scenario. Windows.