Title:

Casino tournament strategy

Author:

Wong, Stanford.

Personal Author:

Publication Information:

La Jolla, CA : Pi Yee Press, [1997]

©1997

Physical Description:

352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

General Note:

Cover subtitle: Blackjack, craps, baccarat, keno.

"In 1993 the text was made gender-neutral and the cover was improved. In 1997 the Betting cheap claimers material was added"--P. 5.

Language:

English

ISBN:

9780935926224

Format :

Book

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### Table of Contents

Stanford Wong

Chapter 1 Introduction | p. 13 |

Entry Fees and Prizes | p. 15 |

Rules | p. 16 |

Definitions | p. 16 |

Principles Useful at All (or Most) Casino Tournaments | p. 17 |

The Rest of The Book | p. 19 |

Section A Blackjack | p. 21 |

Chapter 2 Introduction to Tournament Blackjack | p. 23 |

Table 1 Generic Basic Strategy | p. 24 |

Chapter 3 Competing Against Players At All Tables | p. 29 |

Succeed or Bust | p. 30 |

Setting Your Goal | p. 30 |

Probability of Attaining Your Goal | p. 31 |

Attaining Your Goal | p. 31 |

Winner-Take-All Tournaments | p. 34 |

Chapter 4 Blackjack: Table Winner Format | p. 35 |

Money-Management Strategies | p. 36 |

Table 2 Probability of Success for a Progression | p. 38 |

Betting on the Early Hands | p. 38 |

If You Fall Significantly Behind | p. 38 |

Betting with Ten Hands to Go | p. 40 |

Last Five Hands and You Are Not BR* | p. 43 |

Betting on the Next-to-Last Hand | p. 44 |

Chapter 5 Final Hand, One Winner Per Table | p. 47 |

BR1 on the Final Hand | p. 48 |

BR2 on the Final Hand | p. 69 |

Secret Bet | p. 84 |

Final Comment | p. 86 |

Chapter 6 Find Hand, Two Winners Per Table | p. 87 |

Table 3 Desirable Spots if Two Advance | p. 88 |

Last Hand, Two Players in Contention | p. 88 |

Last Hand, Three Players in Contention | p. 90 |

Last Hand, Four or More Players in Contention | p. 110 |

Secret Bet | p. 121 |

Chapter 7 Final Hand, Three Winners Per Table | p. 123 |

Chapter 8 Blackjack Playing Strategies | p. 129 |

Push Is as Bad as Loss | p. 129 |

No Doubling or Splitting | p. 130 |

Probabilities For One Hand of Blackjack | p. 130 |

Table 4 Probability of Win, Push, Lose | p. 131 |

Win Both Ways | p. 132 |

Table 5 BR1 Stands On These Totals If Win Both Ways | p. 133 |

Insure If Lose Both Ways | p. 134 |

Double Anything | p. 134 |

Curt's Revenge | p. 135 |

Similar Situations | p. 136 |

Strong Variation of Curt's Revenge | p. 137 |

Table 6 Strong Form of Curt's Revenge | p. 138 |

Chapter 9 Blackjack: Match Play | p. 141 |

Seat Selection | p. 142 |

In the Early Going | p. 142 |

In the Late Going | p. 143 |

Third-Last Hand | p. 145 |

Second-Last Hand | p. 146 |

Last Hand | p. 146 |

Section B Craps | p. 151 |

Chapter 10 Introduction to Tournament Craps | p. 153 |

Chapter 11 The Basics of Tournament Craps | p. 155 |

Overview of Betting Strategy | p. 155 |

Definitions | p. 156 |

Chip Counting: The Critical Skill | p. 156 |

Should You Shoot the Dice? | p. 158 |

Bets at Craps | p. 159 |

Pass Line | p. 159 |

Odds on Pass-Line Bets | p. 160 |

Don't Pass | p. 161 |

Come | p. 162 |

Don't Come | p. 163 |

Place Bets | p. 163 |

Buy Bets | p. 164 |

How to Make Place and Buy Bets | p. 165 |

Removing Place and Buy Bets | p. 165 |

Big 6 and Big 8 | p. 166 |

Buying Behind the Numbers | p. 166 |

Placing to Lose | p. 166 |

Field | p. 167 |

Propositions | p. 167 |

What Bets to Make and When | p. 168 |

Chapter 12 The Early And Middle Game | p. 169 |

First Bet | p. 169 |

Subsequent Bets | p. 170 |

If You Are BR* in the Early Going | p. 170 |

If You Are Not BR* in the Early Going | p. 171 |

When to Make a Major Move to Become BR* | p. 172 |

How To Make a Major Move to Become BR* | p. 174 |

Correlating to Stay BR* | p. 178 |

Waiting For the Last Few Minutes to Become BR* | p. 179 |

Chapter 13 End Game: Last Shooter Sevens Out | p. 181 |

Last Five or Ten Minutes Before Last Shooter Identified | p. 181 |

Betting in Order | p. 183 |

Bets While Final Shooter Is Rolling | p. 183 |

Alternate Ways to End a Session | p. 187 |

Chapter 14 End Game: Final Roll Know | p. 189 |

Bets With a Player Edge | p. 190 |

Table 7 Edge on Come Bets if Final Roll Known | p. 190 |

Bets, Ten Minutes or Ten Rolls Prior to Final Roll | p. 191 |

Bets on the Final Roll | p. 192 |

Details of Last-Roll Strategies | p. 197 |

Chapter 15 More on Crap Tournaments | p. 201 |

Playing Against Teams | p. 201 |

Casino Comportment | p. 202 |

Bets Off Instead of Down | p. 203 |

Chapter 16 More on Craps | p. 205 |

Table 8 All Possible Rolls of Two Dice | p. 205 |

Rainbow Promotion: 3:2 On Naturals | p. 206 |

Push On 6-6 On a Come-Out Roll | p. 208 |

Push on 5 In the Field | p. 209 |

Double Trouble At Nob Hill | p. 209 |

Crapless Craps | p. 210 |

Crap Challenge | p. 211 |

Making a Living At Craps | p. 212 |

Section C Baccarat | p. 213 |

Chapter 17 Tournament Baccarat | p. 215 |

Table 9 Probabilities for Baccarat | p. 215 |

Seat Selection | p. 216 |

Edge Over Player to Left | p. 216 |

Best Bet | p. 217 |

Know How Many Hands Remain | p. 217 |

Secret Bets | p. 218 |

Betting Strategy: To Last Ten Hands | p. 219 |

Betting Strategy: Ten Hands To Last Hand | p. 220 |

Last-Hand Betting Strategies | p. 221 |

Last Hand, One Winner, You Are BR1, No Secret Bet | p. 223 |

Last Hand, N Winners, No Secret Bet | p. 223 |

Last Hand, One Winner, Secret Bet | p. 223 |

Last Hand, N Winners, Secret Bet | p. 225 |

Miscellaneous Baccarat Items | p. 227 |

Table 10 Number of Ties in Nine Hands | p. 227 |

Section D Keno | p. 229 |

Chapter 18 Tournament Keno | p. 231 |

Setting a Goal | p. 231 |

Maximum Chance of Hitting Goal | p. 232 |

Bet Late Games | p. 232 |

Table 11 Probabilities of Hitting All | p. 233 |

Payoff Schedule | p. 233 |

Keno Example #1 | p. 233 |

Keno Example #2 | p. 234 |

Table 12 Tickets to Achieve Target | p. 235 |

Keno Example #3 | p. 237 |

Chapter 19 Keno Probabilities | p. 241 |

Table 13 Keno Probabilities | p. 242 |

Continental Six-Spot | p. 244 |

Table 14 Analysis of Continental's $3 Six-Spot | p. 245 |

Free $50 Five Spot | p. 245 |

Example: Progressive Jackpot | p. 246 |

"What's Hit" Keno | p. 246 |

Table 15 Analysis of Maxim's Progressive Five-Spot | p. 246 |

Table 16 Keno: Games Since Hit | p. 248 |

Harvey's Hotel, Stateline | p. 248 |

Section E Horses | p. 251 |

Chapter 20 Introduction to Betting Horses | p. 253 |

Handicapping Tournaments | p. 253 |

Show and Place Bets | p. 254 |

Pick Pools | p. 256 |

Similarity to Stock Market | p. 257 |

Handicapping | p. 257 |

Finding Bets With an Edge | p. 259 |

The Rest of this Section | p. 259 |

Chapter 21 Horse Tournaments | p. 261 |

Tournament Format | p. 261 |

Strategy for Getting a Big Edge | p. 262 |

Consistency Tournaments | p. 267 |

Rebet Tournaments | p. 268 |

Chapter 22 Horses to Bet Against | p. 271 |

Horses Too Good to Be True | p. 272 |

Where to Find a TGTB | p. 273 |

Winners Staying at Same Level | p. 276 |

Caution on Old Horses | p. 276 |

Caution on Betting Early | p. 276 |

Finding TGTBs | p. 277 |

Frequency of TGTBs | p. 277 |

Test | p. 278 |

Other Horses Bet Down Foolishly | p. 280 |

Table 17 Big Favorites Dropping Down | p. 282 |

Table 18 Key to Table 17 | p. 284 |

Table 19 Winning Colors in Kentucky Derby | p. 287 |

Chapter 23 Money Management | p. 289 |

Edge Defined | p. 290 |

Combination of Bad Bets | p. 291 |

Combination of Good Bets | p. 293 |

When You Are Winning | p. 294 |

How Much to Bet | p. 295 |

Edge Times Bankroll Divided by Win Odds | p. 297 |

Alternative Calculation | p. 298 |

Chapter 24 How the Track Calculates Odds | p. 299 |

Win | p. 299 |

Place | p. 302 |

Show | p. 303 |

Minimum Payoff | p. 304 |

Minus Pool | p. 304 |

Exacta or Perfecta | p. 305 |

Quinella | p. 306 |

Trifecta | p. 306 |

Daily Double | p. 307 |

Triple | p. 307 |

Pack Six | p. 307 |

Pick Nine | p. 308 |

Chapter 25 Overcoming The Track Take | p. 309 |

Table 20 Example: Exact Odds of Winning | p. 311 |

Typical Track Odds | p. 311 |

Table 21 Example: Typical Track Odds With 17% Take | p. 312 |

Examples: One Horse an Overlay | p. 314 |

Table 22 Example: 20% Edge on Favorite | p. 314 |

Table 23 Example: 20% Edge on Longshot Echo | p. 315 |

Examples: One Horse an Underlay | p. 316 |

Table 24 Example: 20% Edge on All But Charlie | p. 317 |

Most Races Not Beatable | p. 317 |

Table 25 Example: 20% Edge on All But Beta | p. 318 |

Who Pays the Track Take | p. 319 |

Chapter 26 Testing a Theory | p. 325 |

Procedure | p. 326 |

Test Using the Same Races | p. 326 |

Test Using Different Races | p. 328 |

Testing With Live Races | p. 329 |

Bet Size | p. 329 |

Interpretation of Results | p. 332 |

Table 26 Bet to Get Payoff of $100 | p. 332 |

Table 27 Win Odds and Break-Even Frequencies | p. 333 |

Statistical Significance | p. 334 |

Calculating Variance and Standard Error Precisely | p. 336 |

Testing the Difference Between Two Means | p. 336 |

Testing the Difference Between Two Totals | p. 337 |

Testing the Null Hypothesis | p. 339 |

Examples | p. 340 |

Table 28 5% Level of Significance | p. 341 |

Index | p. 343 |

About the Author | p. 347 |

Publications | p. 349 |

Books | p. 349 |

Newsletters | p. 350 |

Internet Web Site | p. 351 |

Software | p. 351 |

Ordering Information | p. 352 |