Synopses & Reviews
In Casino Confidential
, a veteran pit boss and dealer (who must remain anonymous) takes readers behind the scenes to show where casinos are most vulnerable—and which bets are simply a waste of money. Through chapters on blackjack, Texas hold ’em, roulette, craps, baccarat, slot machines, and more, readers will learn:
• Basic strategy for the most popular casino games
• Five keys to successful gambling
• Tips for identifying and maintaining positive streaks
• Advice on money and bankroll management
. . . and much more. Along the way, Anonymous shares examples and anecdotes gleaned from a career working as a pit boss and keeping high rollers under his thumb. You’ve been told again and again that the odds are stacked against players—but that doesn’t stop thousands of gamblers from winning big every day. Discover what they all have in common—and what the house doesn’t want you to know—in Casino Confidential.
There are plenty of books about M.I.T. whiz kids who have beaten blackjack and won big money but those math geeks don't have a clue about the business of running a casino or how Las Vegas coaxes guests into gambling away more than $7.6 billion every year.
A good pit boss, on the other hand, can tell you exactly why the house always wins. Pit bosses supervise the dealers, identify con artists, approve insanely high wagers, and (more than anything else) protect the casino's money. In Casino Confidential, a licensed pit boss reveals how casinos stack the odds in their favor and how you can improve your own chances of winning. You'll discover tricks and traps used to disorient players (there's a reason you won't find any 90-degree angles in modern Las Vegas casinos) as well as essential strategies of blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, baccarat, pai gow, slot machines, and video poker. Plus you'll learn why many of the most popular gambling systems (like card counting) are barely worth the effort. Casino Confidential is filled with information that Las Vegas doesn't want you to know.
About the Author
Anonymous has more than seventeen years of experience as a dealer and pit boss.