Blackjack For Blood
Blackjack for Blood is written by Bryce Carlson and is another all in one guide book and reference for card counters, as well as Kevin Blackwood's Play Blackjack like the Pros and Frank Scoblete's Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution.
The main focus for this book is the Omega II card counting method and how it can be used in the casino environment. The introduction of the book talks about the life of the professional player. The author is quite honest about the amount of hard work which would be required in order to prosper at blackjack.
Blackjack for Blood
The book begins with a general introduction of blackjack and why the game can be beaten. The basic strategies are discussed. The main focus of the book however is the Omega II card counting strategy. The book discusses the basic as well as the advanced levels of this system.
According to the author, the advanced level of the card counting system is the best compromise between the simplicity and the power of card counting system. Omega II is in fact considered to be one of the best possible card counting systems for professional players.
There are countless books which have been already written on card counting systems and Blackjack for Blood is one of them. However, intermediate level players who want to take it one step further and want to play as a professional player can read the book to learn the Omega II technique and apply in the casinos.
Apart from Omega II and its two levels, the book also covers several other components and topics which can be useful to players like shuffle tracking, tells, cheating, camouflage, betting spreads etc. over its chapters. However, these chapters have been kept quite brief. Shuffle tracking is a very complicated and diverse topic and those who are really interested in learning more about it should read a book which covers the topic in a wider way. Blackjack for Blood is mainly for understanding and learning Omega II technique.
To conclude, Blackjack for Blood can be a good book for any player who is interested in learning about the Omega II card counting system but not very helpful for learning anything else or any other strategy since no other topics have been covered in good detail in the book. The card counting system which is described in this book is considered to be a very powerful one. However, Omega II is not simple at all. This system would be only helpful for those who already have some knowledge and have used some type of card counting system before and are comfortable spending a considerable amount of time in learning a new technique.
The book is not really quite helpful to beginners since the method discussed is an advanced card counting method. However, it can be useful to professional and more sophisticated players. However, it does explain how and why Omega II system works in the casino environment and does explain in great detail how this card counting system can be used by players. There is not much information on avoiding detection in the casinos.