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Title:
Casino tournament strategy
Author:
Wong, Stanford.
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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
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Book

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Table of Contents

Stanford Wong
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 13
Entry Fees and Prizesp. 15
Rulesp. 16
Definitionsp. 16
Principles Useful at All (or Most) Casino Tournamentsp. 17
The Rest of The Bookp. 19
Section A Blackjackp. 21
Chapter 2 Introduction to Tournament Blackjackp. 23
Table 1 Generic Basic Strategyp. 24
Chapter 3 Competing Against Players At All Tablesp. 29
Succeed or Bustp. 30
Setting Your Goalp. 30
Probability of Attaining Your Goalp. 31
Attaining Your Goalp. 31
Winner-Take-All Tournamentsp. 34
Chapter 4 Blackjack: Table Winner Formatp. 35
Money-Management Strategiesp. 36
Table 2 Probability of Success for a Progressionp. 38
Betting on the Early Handsp. 38
If You Fall Significantly Behindp. 38
Betting with Ten Hands to Gop. 40
Last Five Hands and You Are Not BR*p. 43
Betting on the Next-to-Last Handp. 44
Chapter 5 Final Hand, One Winner Per Tablep. 47
BR1 on the Final Handp. 48
BR2 on the Final Handp. 69
Secret Betp. 84
Final Commentp. 86
Chapter 6 Find Hand, Two Winners Per Tablep. 87
Table 3 Desirable Spots if Two Advancep. 88
Last Hand, Two Players in Contentionp. 88
Last Hand, Three Players in Contentionp. 90
Last Hand, Four or More Players in Contentionp. 110
Secret Betp. 121
Chapter 7 Final Hand, Three Winners Per Tablep. 123
Chapter 8 Blackjack Playing Strategiesp. 129
Push Is as Bad as Lossp. 129
No Doubling or Splittingp. 130
Probabilities For One Hand of Blackjackp. 130
Table 4 Probability of Win, Push, Losep. 131
Win Both Waysp. 132
Table 5 BR1 Stands On These Totals If Win Both Waysp. 133
Insure If Lose Both Waysp. 134
Double Anythingp. 134
Curt's Revengep. 135
Similar Situationsp. 136
Strong Variation of Curt's Revengep. 137
Table 6 Strong Form of Curt's Revengep. 138
Chapter 9 Blackjack: Match Playp. 141
Seat Selectionp. 142
In the Early Goingp. 142
In the Late Goingp. 143
Third-Last Handp. 145
Second-Last Handp. 146
Last Handp. 146
Section B Crapsp. 151
Chapter 10 Introduction to Tournament Crapsp. 153
Chapter 11 The Basics of Tournament Crapsp. 155
Overview of Betting Strategyp. 155
Definitionsp. 156
Chip Counting: The Critical Skillp. 156
Should You Shoot the Dice?p. 158
Bets at Crapsp. 159
Pass Linep. 159
Odds on Pass-Line Betsp. 160
Don't Passp. 161
Comep. 162
Don't Comep. 163
Place Betsp. 163
Buy Betsp. 164
How to Make Place and Buy Betsp. 165
Removing Place and Buy Betsp. 165
Big 6 and Big 8p. 166
Buying Behind the Numbersp. 166
Placing to Losep. 166
Fieldp. 167
Propositionsp. 167
What Bets to Make and Whenp. 168
Chapter 12 The Early And Middle Gamep. 169
First Betp. 169
Subsequent Betsp. 170
If You Are BR* in the Early Goingp. 170
If You Are Not BR* in the Early Goingp. 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 Outp. 181
Last Five or Ten Minutes Before Last Shooter Identifiedp. 181
Betting in Orderp. 183
Bets While Final Shooter Is Rollingp. 183
Alternate Ways to End a Sessionp. 187
Chapter 14 End Game: Final Roll Knowp. 189
Bets With a Player Edgep. 190
Table 7 Edge on Come Bets if Final Roll Knownp. 190
Bets, Ten Minutes or Ten Rolls Prior to Final Rollp. 191
Bets on the Final Rollp. 192
Details of Last-Roll Strategiesp. 197
Chapter 15 More on Crap Tournamentsp. 201
Playing Against Teamsp. 201
Casino Comportmentp. 202
Bets Off Instead of Downp. 203
Chapter 16 More on Crapsp. 205
Table 8 All Possible Rolls of Two Dicep. 205
Rainbow Promotion: 3:2 On Naturalsp. 206
Push On 6-6 On a Come-Out Rollp. 208
Push on 5 In the Fieldp. 209
Double Trouble At Nob Hillp. 209
Crapless Crapsp. 210
Crap Challengep. 211
Making a Living At Crapsp. 212
Section C Baccaratp. 213
Chapter 17 Tournament Baccaratp. 215
Table 9 Probabilities for Baccaratp. 215
Seat Selectionp. 216
Edge Over Player to Leftp. 216
Best Betp. 217
Know How Many Hands Remainp. 217
Secret Betsp. 218
Betting Strategy: To Last Ten Handsp. 219
Betting Strategy: Ten Hands To Last Handp. 220
Last-Hand Betting Strategiesp. 221
Last Hand, One Winner, You Are BR1, No Secret Betp. 223
Last Hand, N Winners, No Secret Betp. 223
Last Hand, One Winner, Secret Betp. 223
Last Hand, N Winners, Secret Betp. 225
Miscellaneous Baccarat Itemsp. 227
Table 10 Number of Ties in Nine Handsp. 227
Section D Kenop. 229
Chapter 18 Tournament Kenop. 231
Setting a Goalp. 231
Maximum Chance of Hitting Goalp. 232
Bet Late Gamesp. 232
Table 11 Probabilities of Hitting Allp. 233
Payoff Schedulep. 233
Keno Example #1p. 233
Keno Example #2p. 234
Table 12 Tickets to Achieve Targetp. 235
Keno Example #3p. 237
Chapter 19 Keno Probabilitiesp. 241
Table 13 Keno Probabilitiesp. 242
Continental Six-Spotp. 244
Table 14 Analysis of Continental's $3 Six-Spotp. 245
Free $50 Five Spotp. 245
Example: Progressive Jackpotp. 246
"What's Hit" Kenop. 246
Table 15 Analysis of Maxim's Progressive Five-Spotp. 246
Table 16 Keno: Games Since Hitp. 248
Harvey's Hotel, Statelinep. 248
Section E Horsesp. 251
Chapter 20 Introduction to Betting Horsesp. 253
Handicapping Tournamentsp. 253
Show and Place Betsp. 254
Pick Poolsp. 256
Similarity to Stock Marketp. 257
Handicappingp. 257
Finding Bets With an Edgep. 259
The Rest of this Sectionp. 259
Chapter 21 Horse Tournamentsp. 261
Tournament Formatp. 261
Strategy for Getting a Big Edgep. 262
Consistency Tournamentsp. 267
Rebet Tournamentsp. 268
Chapter 22 Horses to Bet Againstp. 271
Horses Too Good to Be Truep. 272
Where to Find a TGTBp. 273
Winners Staying at Same Levelp. 276
Caution on Old Horsesp. 276
Caution on Betting Earlyp. 276
Finding TGTBsp. 277
Frequency of TGTBsp. 277
Testp. 278
Other Horses Bet Down Foolishlyp. 280
Table 17 Big Favorites Dropping Downp. 282
Table 18 Key to Table 17p. 284
Table 19 Winning Colors in Kentucky Derbyp. 287
Chapter 23 Money Managementp. 289
Edge Definedp. 290
Combination of Bad Betsp. 291
Combination of Good Betsp. 293
When You Are Winningp. 294
How Much to Betp. 295
Edge Times Bankroll Divided by Win Oddsp. 297
Alternative Calculationp. 298
Chapter 24 How the Track Calculates Oddsp. 299
Winp. 299
Placep. 302
Showp. 303
Minimum Payoffp. 304
Minus Poolp. 304
Exacta or Perfectap. 305
Quinellap. 306
Trifectap. 306
Daily Doublep. 307
Triplep. 307
Pack Sixp. 307
Pick Ninep. 308
Chapter 25 Overcoming The Track Takep. 309
Table 20 Example: Exact Odds of Winningp. 311
Typical Track Oddsp. 311
Table 21 Example: Typical Track Odds With 17% Takep. 312
Examples: One Horse an Overlayp. 314
Table 22 Example: 20% Edge on Favoritep. 314
Table 23 Example: 20% Edge on Longshot Echop. 315
Examples: One Horse an Underlayp. 316
Table 24 Example: 20% Edge on All But Charliep. 317
Most Races Not Beatablep. 317
Table 25 Example: 20% Edge on All But Betap. 318
Who Pays the Track Takep. 319
Chapter 26 Testing a Theoryp. 325
Procedurep. 326
Test Using the Same Racesp. 326
Test Using Different Racesp. 328
Testing With Live Racesp. 329
Bet Sizep. 329
Interpretation of Resultsp. 332
Table 26 Bet to Get Payoff of $100p. 332
Table 27 Win Odds and Break-Even Frequenciesp. 333
Statistical Significancep. 334
Calculating Variance and Standard Error Preciselyp. 336
Testing the Difference Between Two Meansp. 336
Testing the Difference Between Two Totalsp. 337
Testing the Null Hypothesisp. 339
Examplesp. 340
Table 28 5% Level of Significancep. 341
Indexp. 343
About the Authorp. 347
Publicationsp. 349
Booksp. 349
Newslettersp. 350
Internet Web Sitep. 351
Softwarep. 351
Ordering Informationp. 352