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Betting Strategy for Blackjack

23 November 2006

Dear Frank,

I, as have many others, read much on blackjack strategies and I am a firm believer/follower of Basic Strategy. I am one of the countless millions that has no ability to count cards, so I stick with Basic Strategy. The one thing I never seem to find any writings on is betting strategies. Yes, push your bet when you are winning and reduce your bet when you are losing is fine - but that's like saying "buy low and sell high" to someone who wants to enter the stock market. Is there any strategy out there that complements Basic Strategy that I can learn in order to maximize winnings over time? Some percentage of one's bet being increased after a win or something like that?

Any thoughts or guidance would be much appreciated!

Stuart

Dear Stuart:

The blunt answer is "NO" to your question of betting strategies to help you maximize your basic strategy winnings because over time you aren't going to win - so I can't maximize what isn't there to begin with. However, if you bet the lowest possible amount when you play - table minimums of $5 perhaps - you can cut your losses to about one-half percent of however much you bet. So for every $100 you wager, you will lose about 50 cents. At $5 per hand, you won't be losing much at all. So, in a sense, that's a "maximize" for you.

Okay, I know you didn't want that answer because it gives you no hope and you might not like betting only $5 as you might be a $25 or $100 player.

Here goes my best possible advice:

Buy my book Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution! which teaches the revolutionary new Speed Count and a new basic strategy called Optimum Basic Strategy (both created by Dan Pronovost) that will give you an edge over the house when you play. This is not like the normal card counting you have read about or tried, which I agree can be very difficult for many blackjack players to really do in the casinos. Speed Count is so easy that you will learn it in minutes and after a few hours of practice you will be ready to play with an edge over the house. It's easier than learning the basic strategy which you taught yourself.

If you are a basic strategy player with experience at the tables, learning Speed Count should be a piece of cake for you. Now I have given you a real way to maximize real winnings over the house. The edges you can get with Speed Count and the Optimum Basic Strategy (which enhances Speed Count and can only be used with Speed Count) range around one-half percent to about one percent, depending on the games you play and your betting styles at those games.

Yes, I am plugging my new book, which is $24.95 and comes with a CD so you can practice, but that book is also the only way I know to truly maximize wins in the easiest way possible. Speed Count has been through billions of computer simulations, mathematical analysis, and over three years of steady casino play and it works.

However, I am also going to give you a free one-month subscription to my private web site at www.goldentouchcraps.com. There are many Speed Counters on that private web site (there are 6,000 members!) and you might want to ask them what they think of the method.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete