Free Counting Resources On Web


The single most complete index of bonafide yet free BJ resources and tools that can be found online - counting courses, practice drills, simulation and risk management tools, and enough quality articles to fill 3 cutting edge books about card-counting and advantage play.

Enjoy! zg

ps - If anyone else has any links to add, I ask that the links NOT be to a commercial board site or system seller,



Compiled By Zengrifter
(revised 11/22/05)


GameMaster's Free Counting Course


Blackjack insight from Qfit
Free book 'Modern Blackjack' from Qfit
Counting F.A.Q.s
Card Counting 101 by PB (Archive copy) Resources
Blackjack Forum Library
Gamemaster BJ Articles (Archive copy)
Ruchman on BJ - much musings and history (Archive copy)
Grinder's Wherehouse - BJ Articles (Archive copy)
Clark Cante's 'BJ Therapy'
H.Tamburin BJ Articles
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H.Tamburin Q&A Archive
Blackjack Insider Newsletter #s 1-39
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Blackjack Insider Newsletter #s 14 - present
Blackjack Insider Archive Search
Ken Smith's BJ Info Newsletter
Gambling Book Reviews by Nick Christiansen
Advanced Discussions and Articles (Archive copy) (Archive copy)
Google search -Shuffle Tracking Discussions
Blackjack Training Videos


The Blackjack Zone by Eliot Jacobson (The Mayor) - Free PDF Download


The Barfarkel Interview
Audio Vegas Gambling Interviews
Eliot Jacobson on Vegas Talk Radio
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Ken Smith's Tourney Primer
BJ Tourney Event Listings


BS Quiz (Archive copy)
Good BS Drill (fast)
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Count Drills for Pit Bosses (Archive copy)
Count Tutor
Rob Tougher's Basic Strategy Drill
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Hit /Stand Basic Strategy Drill
JAVA Flashcards for BS and Index Practic (Archive copy)
Remaining #Decks Estimation Drill
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Strategy Trainer


BlackJack Card Counting En Espanol



E. Jacobs' Count & Shuffle Simulators
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Rules - Effects on BS (Archive copy)
BR Calculator (from RoR) (Archive copy)
Basic Strategy Generator (Archive copy)
Various BJ online calculators from Norm Wattenberg
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Wattenberg's Repository and Staticum (Archive copy)


Snyder's Win Online


Snyder's Practice Download
Sim Simp
T-Hopper's spreadsheet analysis tool (Archive copy)
BJSTRAT DOS Index Generator (ZIP D/L) (Archive copy)
JensenAlgebraic Index Calc (ZIP DL) (Archive copy)
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Yes, the one here...

... but there is an unverified bug-report on it.

The best practice drills are provided by software, and I recommend one of these -

Ne Plus Ultra and Practicum by Victor Shelley
The most unique blackjack training software packages on the market today since it will improve your card counting skills. Includes drills to improve counting, true count conversion, deck estimation, play variations, count indices, etc. Use the built in count or create your own balanced or unbalanced count. Newer versions now include the companion Practicum "play" upgrade. Excellent graphics and includes several unique practice and analysis features. Now available on CD which includes the 70 page manual. Editor Note: This is a highly recommended and unique training tool and with the price drop (formerly $120) an absolute best buy! Until SmartCards was available I gave this software my Best Blackjack Training Tool award.

SmartCards by Extreme Blackjack
SmartCards provides the best card counting training available anywhere. It is not a home blackjack game, but a professional software tool that builds the skills you need to beat the game consistently. SmartCards does this by providing a large range of exercises and practice environments. It supports virtually any card counting system, with features not found in many other practice programs.

Casino Verite Blackjack,
The Casino Verite Blackjack software package is the best blackjack game and simulation software on the market. Contains over 100 rule and play variations and a database of over 890 rule sets in over 500 real casinos. This amazing software also includes maps to your favorite casino, different table formats, statistic logs and color graphs, tournament play, counting drills, voice recognition, custom strategies, unusual games and more. If the strategy that you use is not included, you can define your own in excruciating detail. Strategy, betting and Over/Under 13 strategies can all be user defined. Warnings and records of strategy violations are provided. New variations of Blackjack are supported, like Multi-action, Over/Under13, Red/Black, Double Exposure, Royal Match, Bust Out, Super 7's and Seven & 1/2. Editor note: Casino Verite Blackjack get's my pick for the "best" overall blackjack software package on the market. Outstanding!
The Wizard of Odds

Here's an absolutely genius site on probability and strategy for most casino games, including blackjack.

P.S. It confirmed my suspicions that the "whako progression" I invented is as good as any strategy ever concieved (check "Advice & Strategy> Betting Systems"). This could also save Zen and Mikeabear the trouble of dealing with repeated betting system questions.

the Chief


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Vytas said:
Another practice site I like is (Dead link:
That's a great trainer. It's really, really fast, and that's helping me speed up my decisions a lot.

The only problem I've found with it is even if you select "dealer hits soft 17" it says that doubling down on an 11 versus dealer's Ace is incorrect. Doubling is the proper play in that situation (according to the chart that the Basic Strategy Engine on this site gave me, anyway.


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Great counting practice

Once a day, at least....
This web site to me has been very instramental.

Try it, see what you think.

The card trainer is just to keep sharp.
The hand trainer helps you increase speed by recognizing hands and not single cards.
The round trainer is just great for speed and helping you remember the running count!
free online game with counting and strategy

Here is a FREE wesbite that allows you to play blackjack online.

There is nothing to install and no java applets. Simply visit the website and start playing.

It assists with the KO Count system. It keeps the running total for you, which you can show or hide. That way you show the computers count only when you want to double check your own count. Plus, it tracks each card played as well.

It assists you with basic multi-deck strategy, instructing you how to play against the dealers upcard. The strategy matrix can be shown or hidden.

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#13 too

Check out (Dead link:! It's a great simple site- no downloads or anything. Just for practicing card counting without the distraction of game strategy. Can play a variety of count strategies, any number of decks, increase, decrease speed and also add distractions (try counting with an auction going on!). I like it a lot.


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Brilliant Blackjack Site!!

As usual I was scoring the web for Blackjack information and I came across this brilliant website. It's all video taught which is excellent for beginners and the first 18 are free. I would recommend it to any new blackjack players and maybe even the pros. It has everything you need to start card counting for real :)

Enjoy :) :)

Note ** This is NOT spam but the thread can be moved to an appropriate section if I have chosen the wrong one
I signed up for the advanced videos and found them pretty basic in nature. They offer a risk free 7 day trial so you can judge for yourself I decided it wasn't worth the 20 bucks and they were very accommodating in refunding my money after I gave them some good feedback.
The Blackjack Zone - FREE ONLINE BOOK

Eliot Jacobson said:

After much thought I have decided ot make my book, The Blackjack Zone (c) 2005, free to download. It is available as a pdf file from my website, (look in the Articles section).

This document is made available for entertainment purposes only, and carries no warrantees for the information or recommendations contained therein. This document may not be redistributed, recopied, or resold without the explicit written permission of the author.

With best regards,

Don't anyone download the book - its a trap - Eliot works for the darkside!

STALKER says so!

Its a conspiracy! zg

Ps - This public service message has been brought to you by THE ZEN ZONE.
Pps - Eliot coined the name of the forum THE ZEN ZONE - Don't anybody visit the ZEN ZONE, its a trap! A conspiracy1