Theory of Blackjack

Theory of Blackjack : The Compleat Card Counter's Guide to the Casino Game of 21

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Generally considered the bible for serious blackjack players, Peter Griffin's classic work provides insight into the methods and numbers behind the development of today's card-counting systems. Contains the most complete and accurate basic strategy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 137 x 210 x 15.24mm | 327g
  • Las Vegas, United States
  • English
  • 6th ed.
  • B&W photos, 143 B&W illustrations
  • 0929712137
  • 9780929712130
  • 312,790

Table of contents

Introduction; The Basic Strategy; The Spectrum of Opportunity; Exploiting the Spectrum -- Single Parameter Card Counting Systems 5.Multi-Parameter Card Counting Systems; Tables & Applications; On the Likely Consequences of Errors in Card Counting Systems; Many Decks & Different Rules; Miscellany; Curios & Pathologies in the Game of 21; Some Techniques for Blackjack Computations; Update -- Fifth National Conference on Gambling; Regression Implications for Blackjack & Baccarat; Post-Script 1986; Interactive Approximations to Facilitate Rapid Blackjack Computations.
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About Peter A. Griffin

Peter Griffin taught mathematics and statistics at California State University, Sacramento. He has been interviewed frequently on radio, television, and in newspapers regarding probabilistic matters, particularly those associated with casino gambling and the lottery. Griffin served as the election eve statistical consultant for United Press International throughout the '80s, and is believed to hold the world record for rope jumping by a gambling theorist -- over 400,000 without a miss.
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