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Beat Blackjack Now!: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge!

Discussion in 'General' started by Caesar, May 28, 2010.

  1. Caesar

    Caesar Well-Known Member

    Has anyone read or seen a review of Scoblete's latest book: Beat Blackjack Now!: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge! Thanks.
     
  2. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    It says you can get an edge over the casino "in less than one hour."

    Avoid.
     
  3. WRX

    WRX Well-Known Member

    I stopped reading as soon as I saw "Scoblete."
     
  4. SleightOfHand

    SleightOfHand Well-Known Member

    lol I was thinking the same
     
  5. prankster

    prankster Well-Known Member

    Hey

    I read his book Best Blackjack and really liked it. He writes in a down to earth easy to understand style and makes alot of sense as well.:joker:
     
  6. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    Sorry to say this, but the exact same words can be used to describe thousands of bad books. The fact is, claims about the Speed Count are false. Efforts to halt independent analysis were disturbing. The claims that they welcomed independent analysis were duplicitous. The refusal of his teachers to accept independent review from multiple researchers is embarrassing, to put it kindly.
     
  7. Caesar

    Caesar Well-Known Member

    Henry Tamburin too

    QFIT: Thanks for the information. I just heard an interview done by Steve Bourie of American Casino Guide with Henry Tamburin. It was a general interview and at its end Tamburin plugs Speed Count. He doesn't say it's as powerful as traditional card-counting methods, but he says it's a viable method for a basic strategy player who wants to take the next step toward mastery of the game. After listening, I went to Tamburin's website where he advertises Speed Count courses taught with Frank Scoblete that were sold for eight-hundred dollars.
     
  8. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    Henry is one of the teachers.
     
  9. DrEntropy

    DrEntropy Active Member

    Isn't Speed Count the same as OPP? (Is it exactly the same?)
     
  10. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    Same count. Some differences in play.
     
  11. mmeyers

    mmeyers Member

    First, I have no idea how to prove or disprove the claims that Scoblete makes in his book about Speed Count. So, QFIT could you help me understand what you mean when you said "claims about Speed Count are false"?
     
  12. mmeyers

    mmeyers Member

    What are the differences in play? Also, Do the differences in play make Speed Count a stronger or weaker count than OPP? Why or why not?
     
  13. Beware

    Scoblette is a clown, an excellent huckster and carnie, as is Henry if he is in Scobes corner.:rolleyes::grin:

    CP
     
  14. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    They claim that it performs close to "professional level strategies." Not slightly close. The differences between SC and OPP don't matter. It is the count that is poor. You simply cannot count tens and sevens the same. This is clear from reading The Theory of Blackjack.
     
  15. mmeyers

    mmeyers Member

    What do you think about the OPP +7 count? Would this count be stonger than OPP or SC because it treats the 7 as +1?
     
  16. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    Still counts the eight the same. And is more difficult. Cacarulo and I spent quite a bit of time simming many variations. You have to play all kinds of tricks to get them to perform at all. And they end up more complex than KO.
     
  17. mmeyers

    mmeyers Member

    Thanks for your reply. Also, thanks for all you do to help the general public understand the game of Blackjack.:1st:
     
  18. prankster

    prankster Well-Known Member

    Your first sentence is true-but I never found his writing to be hocus pocus. He offers good advice. I know nothing about the Speed Count.:joker:
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  19. QFIT

    QFIT Well-Known Member

    Your H. L. Mencken quote is one of my favorites. Afraid I can't agree with the post. Telling people that they can beat the casinos with a couple hours, or even a weekend of work, is dangerous advice.
     

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