The book

  • SandBaggins

    The book

    Just received my copy of the book. It is pretty huge.

    I’m curious if anyone has any advice on how I should tackle it. Should I read straight through cover to cover? Are there certain chapters I should focus on? Should I take notes? etc.

    SB

  • Lonesome Gambler

     

    Cover to cover (literally; pun only half-intended), and it’ll require a few thorough readings. A very sharp poster on another site posted about his inability to find the answer to a seemingly simple question, and the author indicated the the answer was somewhere in the book. It took me over a year to find that particular answer, but I can assure you that it’s in there!

  • WRX

     

    Read it ALL, and I mean even the parts that usually no one would read. Take your time.

  • 21gunsalute

     

    I just read the chapter that states “the dealer beats the table 83.5% of the time he has a 2 showing.” What I don’t understand is why we’re not supposed to surrender against this hand. Or does that give the table “bad karma”?

  • Sucker

     

    Quote: 21gunsalute said:
    I just read the chapter that states “the dealer beats the table 83.5% of the time he has a 2 showing.”

    Something is very wrong with this statement. Even if the dealer has a deuce up and a NINE as his HOLE card, he STILL won’t win 83% of the time! Perhaps this was a misprint, or perhaps you’ve taken something out of context.

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: 21gunsalute said:
    I just read the chapter that states “the dealer beats the table 83.5% of the time he has a 2 showing.” What I don’t understand is why we’re not supposed to surrender against this hand. Or does that give the table “bad karma”?

    No I understand why the price is so high and the buyers so restricted!

  • FLASH1296

     

    Was that in reference to ordinary blackjack ?

    perhaps not ?

    L O L

  • QFIT

     

    Quote: zengrifter said:
    No I understand why the price is so high and the buyers so restricted!

    I think we need a page number.

  • wickss

     

    What is this book of which you speak?

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: wickss said:
    What is this book of which you speak?

    Hint: Its the greatest spill-the-beans book of casino secrets ever written,
    by the greatest living casino AP holecarder of ours or any generation. zg

  • Coyote

     

    ZG, you are so kind and patient! Very cool!

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    The FIRST part of this statement is probably true.

    As far as the second part: The author of that book CLAIMS to be the greatest holecarder of our time. Other than you and him; everyone else that I know of that’s worked with him rates his HC skills to be merely “above average”.

    Are there many HCs and APs that you know (or know of?) who feel that The Book should never have been published?
    And/or that some (or much?) of the material was not the author’s to make public? What is the climate tone among “real” pros? zg

  • wickss

     

    Quote: zengrifter said:
    Hint: Its the greatest spill-the-beans book of casino secrets ever written,
    by the greatest living casino AP holecarder of ours or any generation. zg

    So naturally, it is a secret.

  • 21gunsalute

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    Something is very wrong with this statement. Even if the dealer has a deuce up and a NINE as his HOLE card, he STILL won’t win 83% of the time! Perhaps this was a misprint, or perhaps you’ve taken something out of context.

    No, I heard it from the ploppiest ploppy so it must be true!

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    Your PM mailbox is full, ZG. If you’ll clean up a bit of space, I’ll be happy to send you my response in private.

    Done.

  • zengrifter

     

    Holy Toledo! I was expecting (maybe) one PM, but got messages from 4 members regarding how “real pros” (ExhibitCAA’s term) “really feel” about the author and his release of (some) information that was ‘collectively-owned’, and how the casinos benefited the most by the two releases.

    I recall a time after the first release when 90% of the copies were being bought by casino agents. zg

  • PierceNation

     

    Man I really want this book.

    How much did you shell out for it SB?

  • SandBaggins

     

    Quote: “PierceNation”:
    Man I really want this book.

    How much did you shell out for it SB?

    I PM’ed you.

  • SandBaggins

     

    Quote: “zengrifter”:
    Holy Toledo! I was expecting (maybe) one PM, but got messages from 4 members regarding how “real pros” (ExhibitCAA’s term) “really feel” about the author and his release of (some) information that was ‘collectively-owned’, and how the casinos benefited the most by the two releases.

    I recall a time after the first release when 90% of the copies were being bought by casino agents. zg

    Very interesting. I always thought he only sold copies of the book to people he knew to be professional or to people who his friends “vouched” for. I must have been mistaken.

    I could see how casinos could benefit, no doubt.

    SB

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: SandBaggins said:
    Very interesting. I always thought he only sold copies of the book to people he knew to be professional or to people who his friends “vouched” for. I must have been mistaken.

    I could see how casinos could benefit, no doubt.

    SB

    That does appear to be the protocal now. You must be special, many are called few are chosen.

    But my comments about casino agents specified the original publication.

    Notwithstanding, the higher the price the more valuable it is to any casino or game protection company. If the price was $50K and it was really worth that amount, for example, then certainly the casinos would and do acquire them, regardless of limited purchase restraint. zg

  • ringlejames

     

    Quote: QFIT said:
    I think we need a page number.

    I wonder who regrets it more, Ceasers or The Griffin Agency.

    Bankruptcy anyone?

    If you have to ask how much it is, you cant afford it. Even if you think you are a professional gambler and make a decent months wage.

  • PierceNation

     

    Quote: ringlejames said:
    If you have to ask how much it is, you cant afford it

    More top advice on life from RingleDingle. Take note kids.

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