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Risk and reward : the science of casino blackjack

Author: N Richard Werthamer
Publisher: New York : Springer Verlag, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blackjack is hugely popular in casinos worldwide. This book analyzes the game in depth, covering its optimal strategies and its financial performance in terms of expected cash flow and associated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Richard Werthamer
ISBN: 9781441902528 144190252X 9781441902535 1441902538
OCLC Number: 401156999
Description: xviii, 131 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface.- Introduction.- Part I: Strategy.- 1: The Game.- 2: Playing the Hand.- 2A: Basic Strategy.- 2B: Composition-dependent play.- 3: Tracking the Cards.- 4.- Betting.- 4A: Yield, Risk, and Optimal Bet Strategy.- 4B: Betting Proportional to Current Capital.- 4C: Back-counting and Table-hopping.- 5: Playing the Hand When the Count and Bet Vary.- 5A: Play Strategies that Vary with the Count.- 5B: Counter Basic Strategy for the Variable Bettor.- 6.- Synthesis and Observations.- 6A: A Practical, Nearly-optimial Strategy.- 6B: Blackjack as a Recreation vs a Profession.- Part II: Analysis.- 7: Play Strategies.- 7A: Basic Strategy, Large Number of Decks.- 7B: Basic Strategy, Small Number of Decks.- 7C: Play Parameters Dependent on Identities of Initial Cards.- 8: Card Counting.- 9: Bet Strategies.- 9A: Risk and Capitalization.- 9B: Betting Proportional to Current Capital.- 9C: Back Counting and Table Hopping.- 10: Play Strategies with Card Counting.- 10A: Count-dependent Play Strategy.- 10B: Counter Basic Strategy.- References.- Index
Responsibility: N. Richard Werthamer.

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