Welcome to westernv!
"westernv is a meeting place for people willing to study to beat casino games. Many members are blackjack card counters, but westernv is also home to players who win at poker, video poker, sports betting, and craps. Members use message boards to swap stories about strategies and current playing conditions in casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere." -- Stanford Wong
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Serious about beating the casinos?
Green Chip Membership is for you.
If you are serious about beating casinos, you like to talk about it once in a while. You like to discuss strategy, and you like to discuss what is going on in casinos you plan to visit. If you are like most of the gamblers of the world, your family and neighbors and coworkers prefer to talk about things other than blackjack and casinos. If you want to broaden your circle of friends to include more people willing to discuss real casino winning principles, Green Chip is for you.
Green Chip message boards contain the contributions of the best minds in advantage play including the legendary Stanford Wong. Members of Green Chip trade invaluable information and insights that can help your next trip to the casino to be a profitable one. A membership in Green Chip can pay for itself in one visit to the casino and will return dividends many times over. Find out more about Green Chip Membership.
by Stanford Wong
Professional Blackjack is 350 pages of card-counting advice for beginners to experts. It presents the high-low and the halves. The high-low is the best combination of simplicity and power, and probably is the most popular system used by card counters. Halves is a level-3 system that yields almost perfect estimates of your advantage, information you need to determine your optimal bet size.
The 1994 edition of Professional Blackjack contains 100 tables, not counting the tables in the appendixes. The tables give strategy index numbers for a variety of rules. The book also contains results of simulations for various sets of rules, so you can learn how valuable one rule is compared to another; for example, you can turn to page 185 and learn that to a card counter, double after split is about the same value as late surrender.
The book is chock full of information. For example, have you ever wondered how much expectation someone gives up by standing on sixteen against an eight? For single deck, page 315 tells you that the various two-card sixteen's each lose at a rate of about 53% if you stand and 43% if you hit, so the cost is 10%. For six decks, page 331 tells you the numbers are 51% for standing versus 45% for hitting, so the cost is 6%.
The price is $19.95 plus shipping (plus sales tax if sent to a Nevada address). Professional Blackjack is available from: