Which books should I read?
  • I've seen discussion about which books everyone should read, but I don't want to get all of them.

    Which books would you guys recommend for begginers that would give you a solid base to make a part-time job out of blackjack?
  • blackbelt in blackbelt, once you have those counts mastered (1 year or so)

    get Blackjack for Blood for use in single deck games
  • pcristiani said:
    I've seen discussion about which books everyone should read, but I don't want to get all of them.

    Which books would you guys recommend for begginers that would give you a solid base to make a part-time job out of blackjack?

    First 2 books I would read are blackjack bluebook 2 and then blackbelt in blackjack.
  • I concur with nc-tom.
  • Wow, I still have 4 Options to choose from.

    If I'd like to start with ONE book, just to see if I really want to get into professional blackjack. Which one would you guys suggest?
  • pcristiani said:
    Wow, I still have 4 Options to choose from.

    If I'd like to start with ONE book, just to see if I really want to get into professional blackjack. Which one would you guys suggest?


    If you want just one I would also recommend Blackbelt in Blackjack. It gives you info on a couple different counts that have different levels of difficutly.
  • I have read two books on blackjack Blackjack as a business and beat the dealer. They are both excellent books on blackjack but if I had to choose one I would choose blackjack as a business!!! Reading this book will allow you to make less mistakes and not make as big of mistakes!!! It will also teach you how to count and two bet!
  • Still many options, I guess everyone has their own opinion on the books. As I went through the list this is the one that captivates my attention. Any comments on this title?

    Blackjack Bluebook II - the simplest winning strategies ever published
  • dude, BIB or BB II are both great

    either one you pick would be fine, I like BIB better though

    The A Omega II count found in BB II is difficult for beginners but is an excellent count for a single deck game
  • Edwardsjm said:
    dude, BIB or BB II are both great

    either one you pick would be fine, I like BIB better though

    The A Omega II count found in BB II is difficult for beginners but is an excellent count for a single deck game


    Which counting system does BIB have? is it the most Basic Technique (two, three, four, five, and six cards are valued at +1; seven, eight, and nine are 0; and all ten-value cards and aces are valued at -1.) ?

    I don't want to read on that I think it's simple enough.

    What makes you like BIB better than BB II ?
  • yes the hi-lo count is in there, his indices use the count per 1/2 deck though

    the zen count is also included

    i liked it better because its Snyder man, need more be said?
  • Edwardsjm said:
    yes the hi-lo count is in there, his indices use the count per 1/2 deck though

    the zen count is also included

    i liked it better because its Snyder man, need more be said?


    Blackbelt in Blackjack is the book. It talks about the Hi-lo count, the Red 7 count which is a unbalaced count, which isn't hard to learn and the Zen count which is great count.

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