2021 October

Ligaz11 Review of Blackbelt in Blackjack (2nd ed.)



Arnold Snyder has been one of the most prominent voices in the Blackjack world in recent years. Through his quarterly publication, Blackjack Forum, he has helped keep the Blackjack playing public informed of the latest trends in the game. In the spirit of keeping things up to date, Snyder has updated Blackbelt in Blackjack to reflect the conditions that the Blackjack card counter is likely to face in today’s casino.


The book is divided into three parts, plus an appendix. The first section, “Earning Your White Belt”, covers the basics. The reader learns the background to card counting, the most basic mechanics of playing Blackjack in a casino, basic strategy, the Red Seven count system, bankroll requirements, and reading table conditions. The basic stuff is obligatory, and Snyder dispenses with it quickly. The Red Seven is a reasonable count, and an easy one to pick up, but, frankly, the KO count system by Vancura and Fuchs is better and more complete, so I wouldn’t recommend actually learning it. Snyder’s bankroll requirements are sound, and his understanding of the importance of table conditions is solid. One of Snyder’s greatest virtues as a Blackjack writer is his honesty. He never claims that making money by playing Blackjack is easy, and his honest approach shines throughout this section, and the entire book.


Section two, “Earning Your Green Belt”, gets into the meat of the book. Two serious counting systems, the Hi-Lo Lite and Zen counts, are discussed thoroughly. I’m fond of the Hi-Lo Lite, it maximizes power while minimizing the effort required. The Zen Count is more powerful, but I really can’t recommend using it. As Snyder acknowledges, it’s a compromise between simple and complex, ace neutral and ace weighted. It’s an interesting intellectual exercise, but I think one’s better off going with one extreme or another. If this isn’t clear, I recommend waiting before studying this particular count system. This section also covers true count conversion, betting strategies, not getting noticed, and the dangers of camouflage betting. All of these sections are important and written well.


The third section, perhaps predictably by now, is titled “Earning Your Black ligaz11 Belt”. The chapters in this section cover how to survive as a big bettor, team play, shuffle tracking, and special rules. These sections are good, although those interested in shuffle tracking should read the Blackjack Forum series on this topic, and the special rules chapter rather sketchy.


The appendix includes basic strategy tables (good ones), the complete Hi-Lo Lite and Zen strategies, and a bibliography and list of recommended reading. This information is very solid and very useful.


I’d probably be safe in presuming that every serious counter has already read Blackbelt in Blackjack. If not, get the second edition and read it. The first edition was good, the second is better. The information it contains is important. The real question is, should someone who already has the first edition buy the second? The answer is, it depends. Some of this book is new, significantly the Hi-Lo Lite strategy. If this is of interest, definitely pick up the second edition. Also, material has generally been brought up to date. If one hasn’t been keeping current with Blackjack Forum or any other source of Blackjack information, the second edition might be rather valuable in this respect. However, if one doesn’t use any of the counting systems discussed, and has been keeping current with Blackjack trends over the last decade, one can probably afford to not update their first edition copies.



Blackbelt in Blackjack is an important book in the library of a card counter. The second edition is also a noticeable improvement over the first edition. However, the counter who has been keeping current and doesn’t use any of the counting systems discussed within, can probably afford to pass if they already have the first edition.


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$16 Million Paid Out Via เกมสล็อตที่แตกง่ายที่สุด 2021 Jackpot Madness

Microgaming, one of the largest developers of online casino systems, has announced that their Jackpot Madness portal has paid out more than $16,000,000 in total jackpot payouts to date.

The portal features 5 progressive slots games, the oldest and most popular being Cash Splash. Introduced in October 1998, Cash Splash is a three-reel, three-coin single-line progressive slot machine connected to numerous casinos using the company’s proprietary software. The game’s popularity has grown rapidly in two years and is now available at more than 50 online casinos.

Two additional progressive games, “Wowpot,” another three-reel, three-coin, single-line progressive slot and “Lotsaloot,” a three-reel, three-coin, five-line progressive slot game, were added last April. These were followed in August by two more games: “Supajax,” a video poker progressive and “Fruit Fiesta,” a three-reel, three-coin, three-line progressive slot.

With thousands of people playing simultaneously across the entire Microgaming Jackpot Network, large progressive jackpots are won on a daily basis.

The site keeps a running real-time jackpot counter for inquiring gamers, as well as links to casinos offering Microgaming’s progressive games. It also features a casino search page where players can select a casino based upon their favorite jackpot game, current jackpot values or the price of placing a jackpot-enabled bet. Winner interviews are also featured on the site, as well as details about how much money has been won during the month as well as the total Jackpot Madness money paid.

A total of 565 lucky เกมสล็อตที่แตกง่ายที่สุด 2021 winners have shared in the $16,000,000 jackpot bonanza. The win that pushed Jackpot Madness over the $16 million point was a $50,196.61 jackpot won by Carol D. at King Solomon’s Casino December 2.

“Jackpotmadness.com is hugely successful and drawing vast numbers of players to the over 50 casinos connected to the portal,” said Lisa Wycherley, Senior VP of Operations at Microgaming Systems. “With over $16,000,000 in jackpot payouts in a relatively short period of time, the popularity of the site has exceeded all of our expectations.”

Lasseters Comments on Net Gambling Bill

Earlier this week the Australian Government passed legislation to temporarily ban the issue of licenses to new Internet gambling operations. The ban is in effect until May next year. Several online casino operators who established gambling sites since May this year will be forced to close their operations.

“We are stunned by the double standard established by the Federal Government through the passage of this Bill,” said Peter Bridge, Managing Director of Lasseters Online. Lasseters is Australia’s first regulated online casino. Since its launch in April 1999 it has achieved gaming turnover of more than $210 million and attracted about 85,000 players from across the world.

Bridge believes the ban is a giant step backwards in the effort to establish consistent national regulation of all forms of online gaming in Australia.

“The tragedy is, the casino operators who have done all the right things in establishing responsible, regulated online gaming, are the ones who are most discriminated against through this Bill,” says Bridge. “It is only these operators who set betting limits, require proof of identity and offer self exclusion facilities.”

Bridge sees the moratorium as a threat to Lasseters international competitiveness. “The moratorium will prevent us from upgrading our site as new technology becomes available. It will also prevent us from extending the variety of gaming products offered. This is critical to retaining and attracting players particularly as Internet usage grows in new markets worldwide. It is difficult to run a business as diverse as Lasseters Online with so much government uncertainty. To change our site to reflect its status in May will lose seven months of continual development.”

More operators are expected to move offshore because of the position being taken by the Federal Government in Australia. “There are already examples of casino operators moving to offshore jurisdictions with low standards of regulation as a result of domestic prohibition. For example, Christchurch Casino has recently established kiwicasino.com under a license from Antigua because of New Zealand’s policy on online gaming.”

Despite their displeasure with the Bill, Bridge said Lasseters will comply with the moratorium.…

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