American Mensa Guide to Casino Gambling

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. User Review - Flag as inappropriate I bought this book to improve my Blackjack strategy. Craps is the fastest, most thrilling table game edge and a whole array of awful ones. All I found were charlatans pitching worthless systems to alledgedly sic beat the casinos. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here

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He seemed confident about what he was doing, but when I asked him how he knew what to do, he was clearly just winging it. I was pretty suspicious of the whole thing, thinking that if the dealer always plays the same way, clearly there must be a correct strategy for the player.

Of course, it turns out that there is. Out of Several years ago my husband and I went to a casino in the Bahamas. Out of curiosity I read this book, which explains the intricacies of the most common casino games. This book is by no means some barely coherent get-rich-quick system like many gambling books. Brisman goes through the rules of each game in detail, but then gives the strategies and the math behind them.

There are plenty of equations here, but the explanations are simple and lucid for those who are intimidated by the math. The chapter on blackjack is particularly good. I love how the statisticians who figured out the optimal strategy for blackjack what is now called basic strategy did it with plain old combinatorial analysis and then, back in , published it in the Journal of the American Statistical Association you can read the original paper here.

The strategy has since been refined with computer simulation and modified for the changes in rules that the casinos have made over the years, but the concepts still stand.

The American Mensa Guide gives you the strategy, but more importantly the reasoning behind it. Humans are subject to a lot of fallacies when it comes to understanding probability, which helps casinos stay in business. View all 4 comments. May 08, Hanna Whilson rated it it was amazing. I should say, this book is great! Having read it, I tried the mentioned strategies on mobile casino websites and they worked. So, I can recommend this guide with confidence, especially for the complete beginners.

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