In this section you will find reviews of some of the best gambling books available to buy today. What do we mean by “best”? We mean that the books are written by highly credible authors and that the strategies discussed within them are mathematically legitimate. There are hundreds if not thousands of books on the market that purport to offer advice on gambling that is when examined hokum. Following their advice will not improve your chances of winning at all (in some cases they will actually place your money at greater risk). The books that we will look to review go into detail of how genuine winning players approach different games. Reading these books is the first step on the road to becoming a truly skilled player who can gain an edge over the house.
With this objective in mind we have brought in a long term friend who uses the handle ‘Sonny’ on the various sites that they post on to compile these reviews. Having conversed with Sonny extensively over more than a decade I can personally attest to this person’s skills and knowledge. In fact I would say that they are one of a very small group of people posting online about Advantage Play who’s opinion I respect.
A quick biography of Sonny:
Sonny has been an advantage player for over 18 years. He was actively involved both as a student and a mentor on Blackjack message forums by Arnold Snyder, Stanford Wong, Don Schlesinger, Ken Smith and several others. He began as a humble card counter and progressed to beating various side bets, online bonuses, Three Card Poker, Craps, Roulette, and tournament play. He has been fortunate enough to meet and learn from many of his idols and various Hall of Fame members.
Blackjack Attack – Don Schlesinger: Blackjack Attack is one of the most important resources that any player seriously looking to make money counting cards at Blackjack can own. It offers the reader detailed analysis of how different game conditions and rules impact both strategy and profitability. A must have!
Blackjack Autumn – Barry Meadows: Blackjack Autumn is are rare example of an account of professional card counting at Blackjack that strips back on the pretend glamour and gives real insight into the experience. This is a book that every wannabe card counter should read early in their efforts.
Blackjack Blueprint – Rick “Night Train” Blaine: Rick Blaine is one of the true legends amongst those who play Blackjack as a means of making money. Blackjack Blueprint lets you in on some of the secrets to his success at the Blackjack tables without having to play full-time.
Casino Calculus: Numerical Methods for Games of Chance – Jim Peschke: This book looks at the mathematics and programming/computer structures required to analyse and evaluate any game of chance that you may come across in a casino environment. This book is ideal for anyone serious about finding exploitable opportunities to profit from gambling.
Million Dollar Blackjack – Ken Uston: Million Dollar Blackjack is a defining publication that, as with its author, fundamentally changed the game of Blackjack. This book still has a great deal of relevance today as Sonny discusses in this review.