Blackjack Insiders: How Two Pit Bosses Beat the Casinos at Their Own Game
The public is fascinated by professional gamblers who know how to beat the almighty casinos. Blackjack Insiders takes it a step further: The author and his mentor aren't only professional gamblers, they're also gambling professionals. The book shows exactly what the steely-eyed sharp-dressed casino executives behind the tables are looking for and thinking as they size up players. Blackjack Insiders is more than just a memoir about card counting. Many of the insights into advantage play at blackjack from the casino's point of view have never before been revealed. Card counting has been a hot topic for decades and, with the proliferation of casinos throughout the country, it remains so-with a twist. Unlike the old-school counters, the new breed of blackjack advantage players are out for blood. Readers can't help but get caught up in the drama that awaits the author and his partner in every casino they hit. The book also shows that inside knowledge of casino operations gave the author an edge, but any average person with an affinity for arithmetic can become a successful blackjack player. Blackjack Insiders will be heavily promoted on the author's blog, Behind the Curtain, and on gamblingwithanedge.com, which receives more than 2,000 unique visitors per month. The author will appear on at least three popular Las Vegas and gambling podcasts. Andrew Uyal will participate in open-mic nights, book signings, and local book events. Huntington Press, Las Vegas Advisor, and publisher Anthony Curtis have long-established relationships with a diverse and extensive network of media contacts, including major national and international outlets such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Cigar Aficionado, Spike TV, TMZ, Vice.com, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and the Travel, Discovery, and Learning Channels. Huntington Press' primary website, LasVegasAdvisor.com, attracts approximately 300,000 uniques and 4-million page views per month and is frequently employed to promote new and topical Huntington Press titles. This ability to profile and promote products via our own online (and print) publications is supplemented by opt-in interest-specific email lists comprising 100,000+ customers and members of the media. Titles are often promoted through social media outlets.