The venerable rec.gambling.blackjack (r.g.b.) started way back in the 1990s, soon after the Internet was opened to the civilians (the act of the Bill Clinton Administration, specifically the work of Vice President Al Gore).
There are countless threads here — I am referring to the pages saved by Google Groups. Evidently, it is impossible to keep tabs of everything written in this public forum. This is an attempt to create an index of what’s worthy in the Google group dedicated to the casino game of blackjack. Usually, the root URL is:
I will be very selective in my writing. I am also aware that this resource will be updated timely. The index of r.g.l. is in no particular order, nor is it in alphabetical order. It is based on the first index page of Google Groups as of July 30, 2018, 7 PM U.S.E.S.T.
• Blackjack Card Counting: (Curable) INSANITY
• The card-counting afflicts have always conducted wars against one another! Just look in this very newsgroup — vociferous card-counting gurus witnessing for the casinos in a lawsuit filed by a BJ card-counter, Campione (Arnold Snyder, Stanford Wong, etc. — developers and vendors of card-counting training materials and casino witnesses).
• Card Counter Catchers Speak!
• Card-counter catchers are casino agents who prove under oath the gambling fraud of counting cards in blackjack. System developers, vendors are among catchers.
• My emphasis has been MATHEMATICS IN GAMBLING by Ion Saliu
• Blackjack mathematics, gambling formulae, card sequences in counting cards at casino blackjack expose deception by card counting authors, vendors, false gurus.
• New American Psycho: Don Schlesinger of Blackjack Fame
• Psychotic behavior by one so-called "saint of blackjack". Worse, the psychotic behavior is hosted by another so-called "saint of blackjack": Hypocrite Norman "Bates" Wattenberger.
• The Best Blackjack Basic Strategy
• Learning the basic strategy is considered a very difficult process by many. The problem is caused by the wrong learning methods. There are many tutorials (printed books, ebooks, Web pages) that stress learning by following spreadsheet-like charts/tables. The methods rely heavily on mechanical memorizing. There are lots and lots of letters in spreadsheets with many, many cells: H, D, SP, S…
• Shoe-Start Blackjack System
• Always start play at the BEGINNING OF THE SHOE (avoid the CSMs at all costs). If you LOSE, write L on the backside of your basic strategy printout; if you WIN, write W. Write the new result after a new shoe start.
• REVERSE CARD COUNTING Blackjack System
• The new reversed card counting strategy considers the minus (negative) count, as opposed to the "traditional" plus-c(o)unt systems. The negative counts are far more favorable to DOUBLE DOWN hands, the most advantageous situations for blackjack players.
• Software Calculates Bust Odds In Blackjack Precisely Mathematically
• All formulas to calculate all blackjack odds, probabilities of blackjack natural 21, insurance, double down hands, pairs to split, house edge, favorable bets.
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