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Bryce Carlson

  1. Risk, Ruin, and Trip-Stake Wipeout by Bryce Carlson

    There's hardly anything more discouraging than traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to a prime casino destination, spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on airfare, food and lodging, only to have your entire trip stake wiped out by a bad run of cards because you didn't adequately anticipate your true playing cash needs. That really hurts. Big-time.

    Now, of course, no matter how carefully or conservatively you calculate your trip stake, once in a great while a sustained run ...

    Updated 05-11-2013 at 01:37 PM by Bryce Carlson

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  2. The Card Clumping Myth by Bryce Carlson

    As many members here know, in addition to his "AP" craps seminars, Jerry Patterson has for a long time also been pushing his blackjack card-clumping theories to a gullible gaming public. In response, several years ago I debunked the whole card-clumping concept with a very extensive series of computer studies that showed that under real-world conditions there is really nothing to the card-clumping myth.

    I subsequently wrote up the results of these computer studies in a well-received ...

    Updated 06-09-2012 at 01:38 PM by Bryce Carlson

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  3. Why Casino Craps Can't Be Beaten by Bryce Carlson

    Even though this site is primarily dedicated to AP blackjack, several members have indicated that they're also interested in the possibility of beating casino craps, as well. I also wondered about this, but after several years of study and research I determined that, unfortunately, casino craps cannot be beaten with legitimate play. I wrote up the results of my analysis in an article titled, "Why Casino Craps Can't Be Beaten," and Norm feels the members here may find it an enlightening ...

    Updated 11-25-2014 at 01:24 PM by Bryce Carlson

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