Ken Uston's Million Dollar Blackjack
Kenneth Senzo Usui, better know as Ken Uston is one of the most popular blackjack players in the world. He had won millions at blackjack tables with his own unique ways. He is the author of Million Dollar Blackjack, the book which made him popular as well as his first book The Big Player.
Ken Uston was born in the city of New York and when he was sixteen he attended Yale University and after completing his graduation at Yale he got and MBA from Harvard University. During weekends, he used to play blackjack at the casinos. Ken Uston was in love with the blackjack game. He made many contacts and one of them was Al Francesco who was a professional gambler and ran a blackjack team. Soon Uston joined the team and began playing blackjack for the team.
In 1978, Ken Uston shifted his base to Atlantic City because of the new casinos which had just opened up in the city and he also started his own blackjack team. Uston was not allowed to step in the casinos as he was caught onto his schemes, however in turn Uston filed a case against the casinos that had barred him. The courts declared Ustone to be correct, and said that casinos cannot ban someone from their premises due to the skills the person has. Since Uston was all by himself, he began to play blackjack on his own by using different disguises. Uston was considered to be the master of making disguises and this helped him win millions of dollars from the casinos throughout the years he played blackjack.
Million Dollar Blackjack
Million Dollar Blackjack was written by Ken Uston and is often referred to as a bible for the card counters. Over the years, the book has managed to sell more than 100,000 copies since it was first published in the year 1981. The book is renowned as not just being the most informative book on card counting but it is also known as one of the most amusing books.
Uston describes several different card counting methods in Million Dollar Blackjack which also include the very well known Uston Advanced Plus Minus Count along with the Uston Advanced Point Count methods. Both of these techniques help players to minimize their financial risks and maximize profits while playing the game. In order to help the readers understand and practice the various card counting methods which are discussed in the book, flashcards are also included.
Since then, flashcards have become as among the best tools for players to learn card counting. Flashcards today are also produced as stand alone product. Apart from having a lot of practical learning knowledge about card counting, the book also has a very rich knowledge about the history of blackjack and card counting along with Ken Uston's many personal experiences as a card counter. He talks about some of his encounters with pit bosses, female dealers, agents and other players in the most amusing way possible.
Million Dollar Blackjack is a must have for any serious blackjack player since it is a good resource which can help improve the play and also have a good laugh at the same time. Even if winning is not what you are struggling for, read this book. You can use information received at any casino you visit and make the best results playing your favorite casino games.