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Never split tens : a biographical novel of blackjack game theorist Edward O. Thorp plus ... tips and techniques to help you win

Author: Leslie M Golden
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Copernicus, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Renowned probability theorist Edward O. Thorp revolutionized the casino industry by developing card counting systems for the casino game of blackjack. Les Golden, the celebrated blackjack, roulette, and craps columnist for Bluff Europe, Gambling.com, iGaming Business, GamblingOnline, and Jackpots Review magazines, tells Thorp's incredible true story of lucrative applied probability with charm, wit, and humor.  Read more...
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Biography
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Golden, Leslie M., 1943-
Never split tens.
Cham, Switzerland : Copernicus, [2017]
(OCoLC)991827372
Named Person: Edward O Thorp; Edward O Thorp
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie M Golden
ISBN: 9783319634869 3319634860
OCLC Number: 1006594168
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Contents: PART ONE.- 1 Recollections.- 2 A Shayna Madel.- 3 A Date With Patsy Cline.- 4 Linear Operators.- 5 Chipped Beef on Pillows.- 6 Graveyard Shift.- 7 Royal Garden Blues.- 8 The Ships That Go Sailing By Crickets.- 9 Did You Hear the One About ... --
10 A Coming Out Party.- 11 Braun's Brawn.- 12 Forbidden Fruit.- PART TWO.- 13 The Liechtensteiner Polka.- 14 Stargazing.- 15 Toy Slot Machines and Other Diversions.- 16 Hot and Sour Soup.- 17 Get a Job.- 18 Strike When the Deck Is Hot.- 19 Holding Hands at Midnight.- 20 A Little Jazz Music.- 21 A Milk-Bone for Gauss.- Epilogue.- The Vivian Name Game.- Appendix I: Poetic Licensing.- Appendix II: Card Counting Systems --
Appendix III: Camouflage --
Acting for Card Counters --
Appendix IV: Harry Dubner and the Development of the "Hi-Lo" System --
About the Author.-Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Leslie M. Golden.

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Renowned probability theorist Edward O. Thorp revolutionized the casino industry by developing card counting systems for the casino game of blackjack. Les Golden, the celebrated blackjack, roulette, and craps columnist for Bluff Europe, Gambling.com, iGaming Business, GamblingOnline, and Jackpots Review magazines, tells Thorp's incredible true story of lucrative applied probability with charm, wit, and humor. Whether you visit casinos for fun, dinner money, or a living, or whether you're simply interested in a story of romance and casino intrigue, this lively biographical novel will capture and delight you. Illustrations by the author.--

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