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Welcome to our bookstore where we list and recommend relevant books related to gambling. Our book listings range from all the casino games you can play whether casually to professional gambling covering slots, video poker, table games, blackjack and the like. We also have books for card counting and as well casino industry books on surveillance.

Book List

Blackjack for Blood: The Card-Counters’ Bible, and Complete Winning Guide

– Considered as one of the seminal resources for the card counters, Blackjack for Blood has been around for years. Initially published in 1994 and authored by Bryce Carlson, the book introduces card counters to the Omega II card counting system. Unlike other systems, Omega II is actually quite easy to pickup yet still powerful enough to guarantee you get the best odds when playing Blackjack. Regardless if you’re a beginner or an experienced card counter, Blackjack for Blood is sure to pique your interest.

How to Count Cards: An Instructional Guide to Counting Cards in Blackjack for Significantly Improved Odds

– How to Count Cards is a great resource for beginners who are raring to get their feet wet with card counting. Not only will readers learn more about the game of Blackjack, they’ll also have a better understanding of the numerous card counting techniques. The book also has chapters on how to properly practice to help aspiring card counters improve the techniques they’ll learn from the book. With Dominique Rhone’s How to Count Cards, you don’t need to be a genius from MIT to be a good card counter.

Knock-Out Blackjack: The Easiest Card-Counting System Ever Devised

– Players who are looking for a simple yet powerful card counting system will want to check out Olaf Vancura’s Knock-Out Blackjack: The Easieast Card-Counting System Ever Devised. The book has been in publication since 1998 and is now on its second edition. By reading it, aspiring card counters will get more familiar with the K-O Rookie (beginner) and K-O Preferred (advanced) systems. For those still trying to rack their heads on which card counting system to use, Knock-Out Blackjack just might be what you need.

Modern Card Counting: Blackjack

– Patrick Linsenmeyer’s Modern Card Counting introduces Blackjack players to the Red Zen card counting system. A combination of Zen and Red Seven, this system is aimed at both beginners and experienced card counters who want to further improve their advantage over the house. Not only does Linsenmeyer do a great job of explaining his new system, he also goes into great detail about basic and advanced strategies that can be used for a variety of casinos/rules. First published in 2013, Modern Card Counting presents great new ideas for the modern card counter to win at Blackjack

.The Blackjack Life: A Journey Through the Inner World of Card Counting, the Lessons of Teamwork, and the Clandestine Pursuit of Beating the Odds

– Nathaniel Tilton’s The Blackjack Life takes readers inside the mind of a man who went from a financial advisor bored with his life to a world-class blackjack player. The book details Tilton’s journey as he partners with Semyon Dukach, a member of MIT’s Blackjack team. Aspiring card counters will want to read the book thanks to its thrilling narrative interspersed with detailed information on what it takes to actually be good at the game. Those who’d like to learn more about what it takes to be a professional card counter would do well to read The Blackjack Life.

Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One

– Considered as the book that started it all, Edward Thorp’s Beat the Dealer is still as relevant today as it was half a century ago. The book was the first to tackle the subject of card counting and introduced the Thorp’s Ten Count card counting system. Reading the book will not only give card counters insight to the game of Blackjack, they’ll also learn about tried and tested strategies and measures for winning against the casinos. Aspiring card counters who want to learn more about Blackjack and card counting should definitely give this book a good read.

The 29 Minute Card Counting Book

– How would you like to learn how to count cards in just 29 minutes? This is the promise set by author Ben Crawford on The 29 Minute Card Counting Book. Published by Blackjack Apprenticeship in 2014, the book is a concise and detailed guide for Blackjack players who are just sinking their feet into the world of card counting. For those who are intimidated at the thought of reading pages and pages of information and charts about Blackjack strategies and card counting then the 29 Minute Card Counting Book just might be what you’ve been looking for.

Blackjack Bluebook II – the simplest winning strategies ever published (2006 edition)

– Poring through a book about Blackjack and card counting can sometimes be an exercise in futility. Thankfully, aspiring and veteran card counters can always refer to Fred Renzey’s Blackjack Bluebook II. Published ten years ago in 2006, the book crams decades of information about Blackjack strategies and card counting into a comprehensive yet detailed guide. In addition to the strategies detailed on the book, it also introduces the second revision of Fred Renzey’s unbalanced KISS Count system. Card counters who want to push their advantage would do well to study this system by reading the Blackjack Bluebook II.

Wild Cards: A Year Counting Cards with a Professional Blackjack Player, a Priest, and a $30,000 Bankroll

– Philip Reed’s Wild Cards is an autobiographical account of Philip Reed’s first-hand experiences as he deals with retirement and learns to count cards with the help of a professional blackjack player named Bill Palis. More than an autobiography, the book is about a man who challenges himself to be better as an individual and as a card counter. The book also has sections with chock-full of information about the game and various card counting systems. Funny and inspiring at the same time, the book is both available in hardcover and in e-book form.

Blackjack Card Counting – How to be a Professional Gambler

– Becoming a professional card counter doesn’t have to be hard or overly complicated. Greg Elder’s Blackjack Card Counting was written with beginners and aspiring card counters in mind. Readers are introduced to the basics of Blackjack and the Hi-Lo card counting system through what the author calls a progressive learning model. Elder masterfully broke down the entire Hi-Lo system in a way that makes its fundamental concepts easier for anyone to digest. Doing away with hypothetical theories, Blackjack Card Counting does a great job of making card counting more accessible for Blackjack players.