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  1. How To Learn Basic Strategy

    This is a cross-post from my blog

    Basic Strategy is the correct strategy for playing every hand in the game of blackjack. It lets you know when to hit, stand, split, double, and surrender. Blackjack gurus often hand their students the following chart from the Wizard of Odds, and tell them to memorize it:



    Nice info, Mr. Guru, but how in the world do we memorize this?
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  2. Guess What... Casinos Cheat!

    This is a cross-post from my blog

    Introduction

    I constantly hear APs tell me the standard opinion that “casinos are heavily regulated, they would never think of cheating.” Here’s how the reasoning goes:

    1. Casino licenses are valuable
    2. Casinos have regulators constantly scrutinizing their every move
    3. Therefore, the cost of being caught cheating is higher than the gain from cheating
    4. Therefore, casinos
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  3. Cover Part I

    This is a cross-post from my blog
    Introduction
    This series of posts is dedicated to killing sacred cows about “cover” (I use quotes because I think even the basic mental assumption of cover advice are bad). The purpose of these posts is to get you to realize that most of the advice out there is garbage, and shamelessly sell our class “Getting Away With It.”

    The Cancer That is “Cover” Advice
    Nearly every new card counter that comes to one of our classes, or stumbles ...
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  4. Missouri Gaming Law

    I added this post by Ryemo on Missouri gambling laws as it contains the most explicit statement written into law that card counting is legal that I've ever seen:

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    I actually keep this PDF file on my phone in case I come across any trouble, considering how active I am in MO. This should clear some things up.

    Updated 06-17-2016 at 07:45 AM by Is Card Counting Legal

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  5. It occurs to me that ...

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    Which is why those close to retirement put more and more money in US Treasuries.

    The average annual rate of inflation is 3.22%. As you can see from this chart if you buy a Treasury Bond the yield is so low that you will actually have guaranteed yourself a loss. The price may fluctuate if you decide you need money and want to sell the bond. A person may gain but a person who is so conservative to buy this investment could not possibly be motivated by that prospect.
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