This is a pre-owned book. Good condition. Soft covers; perfect bound; 183 pages. New revised edition; copyright 1994.
Lawrence Revere was widely acknowledged as the true “Master of Blackjack” and this book, PLAYING BLACKJACK AS A BUSINESS is one of the best selling books on the subject. He constantly utilized computer technology to make his system the most effective of them all. Revere was truly an expert on Blackjack. He was involved in the gambling world for twenty-eight years as a pit boss, dealer, owner, troubleshooter, and professional Blackjack player.
He began dealing Blackjack at the age of 13 in the back of an Iowa barber shop, worked his way through the University of Nebraska majoring in mathematics. This background made him the first author of a Blackjack book who actually had a lucrative business playing the game from both sides of the table. Revere was a man capable of presenting the insider’s view of gambling, as opposed to others who had studied the business from the outside, then written books by applying credible theories.
He was the voice of authority, speaking about what he knew best. In addition to his talent as a professional Blackjack player, he taught Blackjack for many years. He developed simple teaching methods which enable the player to easily understand the rules of the game. Furthermore, after his simple explanation he has included charts that help the player practice properly. Only a man with a complete knowledge of the game and the best techniques for teaching the game could write the perfect book for Blackjack player.
The strategies in this book were devised with high speed computers by Julian H. Braun of IBM Corporation. He has taken Professor Thorp’s original “21” program and substantially refined it to much more accurately analyze any strategy. He has also developed the first program to precisely analyze mathematical expectations for any given situation in the fame of “21.”
One of the most popular strategies in blackjack was known as the Revere Point Count, which Julian H. Braun helped in its development. Lawrence Revere never originally copyrighted his book in 1968. In fact, a former dealer and Gambler’s Book Club founder John Luckman finally urged him to that it would be best to protect his writing and methods that were written about in the book.