For the past couple
of years bestselling casino gambling author Frank Scoblete and teams
of the world's most respected gambling authorities have been touring
the country's gaming jurisdictions presenting seminars on getting an
edge in casinos.
They came to the
Midwest at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago with the Golden Touch
Blackjack seminar August 13-14 and the Golden Touch Craps Seminar August
The premise behind
Golden Touch Blackjack is this: Since blackjack is the only casino game
in which the odds change with every new deal, expert card counters can
gain an edge. But is it really worth it to invest time in learning how
to count down a deck and then spend countless hours practicing to a
gain a slight edge for once-in-a-while casino visits?
That's where the
Golden Touch Blackjack seminar comes to the rescue with instruction
in what they call the "speed count".
"It's a new
advantage play method that the casinos know nothing about that will
give you approximately a one-half to one percent edge over the house
and is the easiest advantage play method ever developed for blackjack,"
Scoblete said. "Blackjack players who are using basic strategy
will be able to learn it in 10 minutes.
count is based on a mathematical principal in blackjack that's been
known for 50 years, yet no one understood it could be used to actually
get the edge over the game. It took a researcher three years to figure
out how this mathematical principle would actually work to get you an
edge. It's brilliant. If you ever take the course you will drop dead
when you find out how easy it is.
maybe 200 students now and have received nothing but positive feedback.
But again, you only have a half-percent to one percent edge. It's not
like you have a 10 percent edge or something, but it's better to play
with an edge than no edge at all.
"We don't write
about the speed count. Even in the course we don't hand out anything
that is specific to it. Students receive a big booklet, but there's
nothing in writing telling them how it's done. We tell them verbally
and they learn it on the spot."
Craps is unique
in that it is the only casino game which requires the player to perform
a physical action that ultimately decides the outcome of bets. What
if a craps player could master a precision and consistent method for
tossing the dice that would increase the probability of certain combinations
appearing while decreasing others?
seminar is two days of dice control with 10 teachers, a four-to-one
student-to-teacher ratio," Scoblete said. "It's 90 percent
hands-on in dice control and it's a very grueling two days. In blackjack
it's very easy to get a one-half to one percent edge. In craps, however,
it will take six months of practice to get a much bigger edge, but it
takes a lot more determination and discipline.
"We don't want
to let people think that they're going to take the seminar and in two
days they're going to be able to walk in the casino and handily beat
them. They'll have to go home and practice, but they're going to learn
everything they need to know in the class."