Big Book of Blackjack - Arnold Snyder
Arnold Snyder is a professional player and a very well known gambling author who wrote such books as Big Book of Blackjack and Blackbelt in Blackjack for example. He had been elected as one of the original seven inductees to the Blackjack Hall of Fame by professional players for his innovations in gambling techniques and his achievements as a blackjack player. he had been the first person to publish and write about the importance of deck penetration in card counting in the book the Blackjack Formula which had been published in the year 1980. Also, he had been the first person to publish that the simplification of the card counting systems in blackjack did not really hurt the earnings of a player.
Arnold Snyder has been the editor for the Blackjack Forum since the year 1981 which is a quarterly journal for the professional blackjack player. Today, the Blackjack Forum is published online. He has reviewed several books written by many gambling authors and has been responsible for exposing various phony gambling systems over the years.
He has also been very well known for advocating for the rights of the professional gamblers. His testimony in the trial of Tommy Hyland, a team manager for blackjack in the Windsor, Ontario case had been quite instrumental in preserving the rights of team play in blackjack in the US and Canadian casinos. Over the years he has also testified inn court as expert witness for several cases which involved the rights of the blackjack players and dealer tell blackjack players.
Big Book of Blackjack
Arnold Snyder is more popular for his book Blackbelt in Blackjack which till date remains a very respected and solid seller in the world of blackjack. Big Book of Blackjack is 379 pages spread over 30 chapters which are illustrated and indexed. The book covers a very wide area which might be quite interesting to the players, lawyers, team players, potential counters, beginners, historians and event management.
One of the most interesting sections in the book is blackjack history, which is rarely covered in any book prior to Big Book of Blackjack in such detail. The section includes details on how the game evolved, the profiles of some of the greatest players and pioneers of the game. there would be plenty of readers who would be interested in learning how the team play concept originated in blackjack and would find plenty of useful information in this book with backgrounds on Ken Uston, Stanford Wong, Lawrence Revere and Edward Thorp. There is also much detail in the book about what happened to the card counters in the Atlantic City and about the Griffin Group.
There are six chapters in the book which focus exclusively in winning the game covering the basic strategies to the aces, card counting, Red Seven Count, trouble cards and the number of rules which might be applicable. The other chapters in the book are Blackjack Switch, double exposure, super fun 21, Spanish 21, lucky ladies, super sevens, royal match, Over Under 14 and several other interesting topics.