Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One by Edward O. ThorpThe Book That Made Las Vegas Change the Rules
Over 1,000,000 Copies in Print
Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in this classic guide he shares the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for generations. This book provides:
o an overview of the basic rules of the game
o proven winning strategies ranging from simple to advanced
o methods to overcome casino counter measures
o ways to spot cheating
o charts and tables that clearly illustrate key concepts
A fascinating read and an indispensable resource for winning big, Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance.
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Beat the Dealer by Edward O. This book stands out among other books of its kind, as it was the first book to back up its theories with mathematical equations. Not all the information in this book will be relevant since nearly fifty years that have passed since it was published, but this book it still packed with a bunch of valuable information that any player can benefit from. Beat the Dealer covers a variety of subjects that relate to blackjack including the rules of the game, various winning strategies, and even tricks to overcome cheating in the casinos. There are many tables and figures scattered throughout the book that give you a better understanding of the concepts and techniques that Thorp is trying to explain.
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It has never gone out of print and still sells a few thousand copies a year. Thorp was an early — and still active — investor. He expected to be addressing a meager audience of academics. Once the mobsters were gone and public corporations took over the industry, the countermeasures became more dignified, and more effective. Thorp presently turned his attention to roulette. Working with the mathematician and information theorist Claude Shannon, he developed a computer that could predict roulette outcomes based on the speed of the wheel and the bouncing ball.
Edward Thorp is the bestselling author of Beat the Dealer. He revolutionized gambling as he proved how to beat blackjack with card-counting and invented the first wearable computer. Preston Pysh :  I am curious to know how you came up with the idea to beat the odds of blackjack when everyone else believed that it could never be done. Edward Thorp : By solving equations, it is possible to calculate the precise probabilities of losing, given any collection of cards for any number of decks. To calculate these probabilities, I first had a computer take out four aces from a full deck, and I discovered that the deck shifted in favor of the casino by quite a lot. This was good news because if I put back in four aces, I knew the exact opposite would happen and the cards would now be in my favor. I repeated this process with all ranks of the deck.