Welcome to BJ21!
"BJ21 is a meeting place for people willing to study to beat casino games. Many members are blackjack card counters, but BJ21 is also home to players who win at poker, video poker, sports betting, and craps. Members use message boards to swap stories about strategies and current playing conditions in casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere." -- Stanford Wong
Serious about beating the casinos?
Green Chip Membership is for you.
If you are serious about beating casinos, like to converse about advantage opportunities, and enjoy discussing strategy and current casino information, this is the right site for you. Most gamblers have family, neighbors and co-workers who prefer to talk about topics other than card counting and other casino advantage play. If you want to broaden your circle of friends, including people willing to discuss real casino winning principles and opportunities, Green Chip is for you.
Green Chip message boards contain the contributions of the best minds in advantage play including the legendary Stanford Wong. Members of Green Chip trade invaluable information and insights that can help your next trip to the casino to be a profitable one. A membership in Green Chip can pay for itself in one visit to the casino and will return dividends many times over. Find out more about Green Chip Membership.
by Stanford Wong
Professional Blackjack is 350 pages of card-counting advice for beginners to experts. It presents the high-low and the halves. The high-low is the best combination of simplicity and power, and probably is the most popular system used by card counters. Halves is a level-3 system that yields almost perfect estimates of your advantage, information you need to determine your optimal bet size.
The 1994 edition of Professional Blackjack contains 100 tables, not counting the tables in the appendixes. The tables give strategy index numbers for a variety of rules. The book also contains results of simulations for various sets of rules, so you can learn how valuable one rule is compared to another; for example, you can turn to page 185 and learn that to a card counter, double after split is about the same value as late surrender.
The book is chock full of information. For example, have you ever wondered how much expectation someone gives up by standing on sixteen against an eight? For single deck, page 315 tells you that the various two-card sixteen's each lose at a rate of about 53% if you stand and 43% if you hit, so the cost is 10%. For six decks, page 331 tells you the numbers are 51% for standing versus 45% for hitting, so the cost is 6%.
The price is $19.95 plus shipping (plus sales tax if sent to a Nevada address). Professional Blackjack is available from:
Pi Yee Press
4855 W. Nevso Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Or use the Pi Yee Press on-line order form.