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Old April 14th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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"Las Vegas Blackjack Diary" by Stuart Perry, "A brutally honest account of what it's like for a little guy to take on the casinos single-handedly..."-Arnold Snyder. Also a sure cure for insomnia.
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"Las Vegas Blackjack Diary" by Stuart Perry, "A brutally honest account of what it's like for a little guy to take on the casinos single-handedly..."-Arnold Snyder. Also a sure cure for insomnia.
Yes, like Readers Digest - boring! zg
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malcolm galdwell's blink is good tangential reading for most people doing anything with their mind
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Old April 15th, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Default The Black Swan?

Then one will be ready to bet more conservatively
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thanks for the input guys. I think i'll be checking out a couple of them. Repeat Until Rich was the one i was trying to think of as i remember it being talked about on the forum before but couldn't find it for the life of me. So thank you DyePaintball even though some didn't like your suggestions, hopefully you self confidence can be restored
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ZG, that is my favorite book on "working hard for easy money". great recommendation!
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Old April 15th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Then one will be ready to bet more conservatively
or play progression bets & slots, as anything can happen at any second!!!
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Old April 15th, 2011, 06:23 PM
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or play progression bets & slots, as anything can happen at any second!!!
Gamblers and progressionists "can" win and someone does win those lotteries. However, as an AP pro one does not play negative expectation games. An AP pro is not concerned over winning to much, a good Black Swan. An AP pro would be concerned over a negative Black Swan. In the real world it's difficult to get that ror to go away completely. There is a negative tail on the bell curve beyond 3 SD.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Huh, you can beat Roulette with Kelly betting criterion? How the hell do you do that?
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Gamblers and progressionists "can" win and someone does win those lotteries. However, as an AP pro one does not play negative expectation games. An AP pro is not concerned over winning to much, a good Black Swan. An AP pro would be concerned over a negative Black Swan. In the real world it's difficult to get that ror to go away completely. There is a negative tail on the bell curve beyond 3 SD.
yah that's pretty much the way it is for blackjack far as i know, so but anyway as a side note, it's not inconceivable there could be inside of casino walls positive ev plays that carry black swan'ish' riders that could payoff concurrent to the pos ev play.....
edit: Black Swan by Nasim Taleb, not about blackjack but an interesting read.

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