Sunday, August 23, 2015

Just The Facts Live Vegas Trip Report, Aug 24 - Sept 2

Yes, another scintillating Las Vegas trip report, and this one will be was live as it happens. You too can vicariously live the excitement, the drama, the thrills of a Las Vegas trip, just as I posted it from my room, huddled over the laptop, in my underwear. With the blinds drawn.

Just as spectacular as it sounds!

Here's the index page for the report on Las Vegas, the Royal Flusher Way.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Blackjack Basic Strategy Card Mysteries Revealed

Official Royal Flusher Black-EZ-Jack Strategy Card
So you want to learn how to play Blackjack?

I do too.

A quick recap - a guy named Edward O. Thorp used an early IBM computer to figure out an optimal way to play blackjack and published a book called "Beat the Dealer". His method evolved into what is known as Basic Strategy. Basic Strategy is a mathematician/computer guy's way of saying "put your pants on before your boots". It's a set of rules.

So, let's agree that the first stop in shaving the house edge at blackjack (to within a meagre half a percent) is to learn and play Basic Strategy.

You are now well on your way to killing it at the blackjack table - you know the words 'Basic Strategy'!