• Beat the Dealer

  • A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
  • By: Edward O. Thorp
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The 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:

  • an overview of the basic rules of the game
  • proven winning strategies ranging from simple to advanced o   methods to overcome casino counter measures
  • ways to spot cheating
  • charts and tables that clearly illustrate key concepts 

A fascinating listen and an indispensable resource for winning big, Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance. 

Includes a Bonus PDF of Strategy Charts 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1966 Edward O. Thorp (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Great Informative Book

Only one down side to audible book, you don't get to see the graphs and charts they continuously reference. As for as the book goes it was a very interesting and informative read that I recommend.

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outdated but highly valuable , & insightful

I was very reluctant to buy this book because of so many reviews
about this book being outdated but it's very insightful

the title is beat the dealer and that's exactly what it teaches and informs you on ...not only beating the dealer with counting but also detecting cheats , different methods of cheats and so forth

also gives you idea of how to maneuver in the casinos ....does and don'ts

although this is an old pioneer of literature on card counting most relics are usually useless but this my friend is a useful relic

and you must pay homage to one of the individuals who help legions beat the casinos

if you're serious about card counting no stone should be left unturned

but I will finish with this, .....this book is not necessary to become good in counting

learning
basic strategy
deck estimation
deviations
keeping the running count and true count conversation
along with proper betting is the key

so practice practice practice

literature like this and many others are just really good at keeping you motivated during down time and not becoming burnt out from training


good variance to you :)

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If you like Blackjack you will enjoy this

Fun read and good to get some context on the origin of basic strategy. Recommended for anyone that enjoys card games and math

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Gr8 book

this book is a great start for beginners or anyone that's trying to learn the game of 21. And wanting to understand it from a mathematical standpoint. I can't wait to use this out on online Blackjack and in the casinos.

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Stick to the Science, Thorp

Thorp was a mathematician, and did a great job bringing math-based Blackjack strategy to the mainstream. But this book could have been a LOT shorter. Instead of just sticking to the math, the majority of the book are his exploits in the casinos. And they are laughably ridiculous. They read like an 8-year-old writing himself into a spy novel. His descriptions of how casinos worked, how cheating techniques worked, how human beings work, etc. had zero basis in reality whatsoever. His ego was through the roof and really tarnishes this work.

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excellent book!

love it! I want to start playing blackjack and winning asap! here's to the little guy.

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Applied Statistics to the Max

This book applies statistics to the degree it disrupts the 100 years of rules in gambling houses and also inclides good stories. It is generous and feels authentic!

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Great book but not so for listening.

There are obwiously a lot of tables and graphics in the book that are refered to in the text. It is much harder to understand everything if you can not see those pictures and tables.

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