Free Betfair Exchange Games Method for Texas Hold’em

How would you like a FREE Betfair Exchange Games Method for the Texas Hold’em game that would be like your online, unlimited ATM machine so that you could continue to profit on Betfair and build up a huge bank to use on other systems? Here it is! Read on and you will be given one of the simplest yet most effective methods for the Betfair Exchange Games.

Make sure you follow these instructions step-by-step and do not deviate from everything that is stated below:

1. Navigate on Betfair to the Texas Hold’em game that is under the Exchange Games category.

2. Watch a few rounds of the game. You may or may not notice that the hand that was favourite at the pre-flop is not very often the favourite at the end of the round and it is this concept that we will profit off of in order to build that huge bank.

3. After the pre-flop, you want to lay the hand with the lowest odds, provided that these odds are no higher than 2.8 – This is so that you can keep your liability down and your overall profit up.

4. Now, you will wait for the game to go to the flop where, what you want to happen is, the odds of the favourite you just laid have increased. This is where you will green up: Greening up simply put means that you ensure you have a profit no matter what outcome wins.

For example, if you laid a hand at 2.75 in the pre-flop and then, at the flop, you were able to back the same hand for 4.05 then you would do it as this would guarantee a profit no matter what hand would win.

When using this method, just remember the simple yet most useful phrase in the world of Betfair, online trading and online gambling: Remember to Back High and Lay Low. If you stick to this then you will be well on your way to making, A LOT, of money trading Betfair. Every time you go in for a new trade, just say that phrase over and over to yourself so that you know, for sure, that you will not make a mistake in your trading on the Betfair Exchange Games. And if, for some bizarre reason, people tell you otherwise, well simply do not listen to them whatsoever — It’ll get you in trouble.

Source by Lewis Cruth

Dick Clark on the Day America Lost JFK

Dick Clark – the very pronunciation of his name, especially for Greatest Generationites and Baby Boomers with cherished memories of “American Bandstand,” stimulates a precious age of innocence many typically define as the ‘good old days.’

Yet another idol for the countless millions old enough to remember that politically unpolarized era was President John F. Kennedy. And although the minimum voting age during the early 1960s was still 21, a large segment of America’s youth were inspired by the idealistic president who confidently proclaimed: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

On Friday, November 22, 1963, one of the most compellingly fateful days in American history, Dick Clark and his Caravan of Stars arrived in Dallas, Texas. Traveling by bus, the Caravan comprised a flock of hit pop music artists on a national tour of one-night stands. By late morning, performers including Bobby Rydell, Dale and Grace, and Brian Hyland joined Dick on the steps of their Main Street hotel in anticipation of viewing President Kennedy’s passing motorcade. Before long they were enthusiastically waving at the charismatic young president and his wife Jackie, the glamorous First Lady adorned in pink with a matching pillbox hat.

Proceeding to his room for an early afternoon nap, Dick was later awakened by an ABC programming exec, calling from New York.

“You’re in Dallas?” the voice on the line asked.

“Yes,” Dick groggily replied. “It’s a long way from home – not a great place to be.”

“You’re right,” the network bigwig replied. “What’s happened down there?”

Confused, Dick said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“You mean to tell me you don’t know President Kennedy’s been shot?”

Dick was stunned. He switched on the television and was shocked to learn that JFK had been assassinated only three blocks from his hotel. Conferring with his road manager and several Caravan performers, some weeping over the loss of the beloved president, the program scheduled that evening in Dallas was cancelled.

Two decades later, in the early 1980s, Dick Clark compellingly reflected on the effect of John Kennedy’s assassination on our nation’s youth during those early years of rock and roll. “Things weren’t quite the same after his death,” America’s oldest teenager candidly attested. “Although I’m a strong believer in moving on with our lives following personal and national tragedies, losing President Kennedy was especially disheartening for our young people – and ultimately demoralizing.”

Dick Clark was always passionate about music and its positive affects on others. When he learned that President Kennedy’s favorite song happened to be the old Irish ballad “Danny Boy,” he responded with a tone of authority: “Now that’s a relaxing tune.”

Like John Kennedy, Dick Clark exhilarated young and old alike. He kept one generation rockin’ while spinning hits from the legendary likes of Elvis, the Supremes, the Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, and the Beatles; entertained yet another offspring as a memorable host of great game shows and musical specials; and delighted one and all by ringing in decades of New Year’s Eve celebrations in style.

It hurts to lose Dick Clark. Despite serious ailments over recent years, his omnipresent persona of eternal youth seemed to have transcended the toll which passing time inevitably imposes upon each of us.

If there is a bandstand in heaven, you can guarantee this everlasting icon is already there.

Source by John Burke Jovich

The 5 Essential Financial Reports You Should Be Asking For in Your Business

A question I often get asked from my business owner clients is “what reports should I be asking for so that I can keep my finger on the pulse on my business”.

Now this does differ slightly from business to business. For example, if you are a retail shop, then you’re going to automatically have daily figures available to you as part of your normal process. However most businesses should be asking for weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.

WHY I NEED TO READ REPORTS!

Before I go through the reports in detail, I know that a lot of people don’t like looking at the figures in their business. And usually this is because they don’t know what it is that they’re looking for. So usually then their accountant or bookkeeper (or receptionist!) gives them a monthly report, they glance at while holding their breath, and then either breathe a sigh of relief if it shows a profit, or they grimace and swear when it shows a loss. But usually by the time they’ve got this report, it’s already too late. The financial status of your business should be at the forefront of your mind every day- not something that you look at once or twice a year when you run out of cash.

REPORT FREQUENCY

The first thing to decide is how frequently you need to see reports. I suggest a minimum of monthly, if not weekly. This can sometimes depend on whether you have a full time accounts person, or whether they only come in once a month.

TOP TIP: DO A YEAR END EACH MONTH

To help you know what’s going on in your business, one of the first things to implement into your business is a culture of having a year end every month. By that I mean… you want to ensure that every revenue figure and expense if recorded according to the month that it’s incurred. If you insist on this type of culture, you will start to receive accurate figures. So think end of year each month and close off all financial data for each month. That way you know that your reports fully reflect the state of your business and you get accurate profit and loss reporting and it can help you to identify trends in your cash flow.

With regards to reporting, if you have a full time person looking after your reports, you should be having a weekly meeting with them to review reports. To make this process easy for you, refer to the ‘Essential Financial Management Templates’ workbook which you can purchase from our website. This workbook has a standard financial meeting agenda that will help you to guide your meeting so that it’s both effective and efficient.

When you are meeting with your accounts person, you want to ensure that you have all the reports up front -before your meeting – so that you have time to go through them and highlight any discrepancies that you can then address during the meeting.

YOUR WEEKLY REPORT PACK

So what information do you need to know if your business is doing well or not? Well your weekly report pack should consist of the following five reports (by the way, a sample copy of each of these reports is also included in the workbook that I mentioned before):

1) A Profit and Loss – this should be provided weekly (if you’re meeting weekly) as well as a Month to Date and a Year to Date report. So that’s actually three reports in total!

2) From there, you would request a copy of your Aged Payables. This report shows a list of all the people that you owe money to, and when it’s due – or if its overdue. If there are any amounts that exceed your suppliers trading terms, you want to know why. If it’s because of cash flow, you then look at your cash flow analysis report to see when they will be paid. To maintain a great relationship with your supplier, you then need to communicate this with them.

3) Another essential report is your Aged Receivables. This is where you can clearly see who owes you money and if they have any amounts outstanding to you. This allows you to follow up on collections way before it becomes overdue. As part of your financial management systems, you should have a standard follow up system. For example – if a client has exceeded their trading terms by 7 days, what happens – do you follow up with a quick phone call to check that they’ve received the invoice. If its 14 days – what happens – and so on.

If you refer to the ‘Essential Financial Management Templates’ workbook that I mentioned before, there’s also a list of demand letters designed to help you when you need to be a little more serious about collecting. But once again, Aged Receivables is essential because you need to see when your money is coming in – so that you can pay your suppliers and employees their wages without having to dip into your own personal cash reserves.

4) This brings me to the next report – a Cash flow analysis. This report should be put together by your bookkeeper and outlines when money is coming in and when it is going out. You can then see if there are any shortfalls so that you can make plans in advance to get this covered. It may be that you need to transfer monies from another account – or it may be that you chase outstanding payments. What you don’t want is to find out when you go to transfer the money is that there’s nothing in the account!

Believe it or not, this is often the most under-utilized financial report – and yet it’s the most important. You wouldn’t believe how many bookkeepers or accounts people don’t do them either. It’s not so much that it’s difficult to produce, but it’s a working document which means that it needs to be regularly updated. But persist with this one, even if your accounts people try a mini revolt over it, because it’s a life saver for your business.

The ‘Essential Financial Management Templates’ workbook that I referred to previously that’s found on our website contains a fantastic cash flow analysis report that will save you and your team a lot of time.

5) The other essential report to have is the Bank Reconciliation. If your bookkeeper is full time, then they can do this weekly by using the online reports from your bank. If its monthly, then they will need to wait for the bank statement to arrive from the bank before they can finalise. However, keep on top of them for this – this report shows that the necessary process has been done to ensure that the month end has been closed off and that the cash in bank and any other payments or receipts are accounted for. Basically a bank reconciliation is done so that its guaranteed that your amounts coming into and out of your bank account are accurately reflected in your accounting software package.

WORKING WITH YOUR ACCOUNTANT

I would also recommend requesting that your financial controller automatically sends a copy of your monthly reports to your accountant. This way your accountant can see where you’re headed from month to month. Depending on the size of your business, you could then establish regular meetings with your accountant – whether it’s monthly or quarterly – to discuss those reports and your financial plans for the coming month.

Once you are receiving these reports regularly, you will find that you become much more empowered in your business and your finger is never far from the pulse!

Source by Tabitha Wellman

Differences Between Home Trade And Foreign Trade Along With Their Complexities

Without trade, it is impossible for raw materials to reach the manufacturers either at home or abroad and for the finished goods to reach the final consumer because there will no one to arrange for their transfer. In simple words, home trade takes places within a country where as in foreign trade; goods are exported out of the country. Surely there are some complexities which a trader has to face in both the home trade and foreign trade.

Higher cost of transport and insurance owing to longer distances between markets

In home trade, goods are moved from one part of a country to another. Usually, it is not necessary to move the goods over large stretches of water, unless of course it is a nation made up many islands like Indonesia and Philippines. Sometimes, it may be necessary to use rivers. Thus, the usual mode is by road, rail, river or canals. Normally, the distance travelled is shorter than foreign trade. In foreign trade, goods travel a greater distance, sometimes overseas. This means higher transport as well as storage costs and insurance costs due to increased risks. The usual mode of transport for goods in foreign trade is by sea or air.

National Boundaries

Home trade takes place within a single political entity where there is uniformity in the banking, legal and fiscal systems. Foreign trade takes places when people from different political entities who do not share the same banking, legal and fiscal systems. Each nation would normally act in its own self-interest.

Custom duties, quotas and more complex documentation

When goods move across safe boundaries within a country, they are not subject to customs duties or quotas. However, they may be subject to excise duties. When goods are moved across national boundaries as in foreign trade, they are liable to custom duties, quota restrictions and exchange control restrictions. Details of the exports and imports would have to be declared in the customs declaration forms. They will then have to be verified by means of documents such as consular invoice, certificate of origin, bill of lading, etc. the goods will also have to be packed and marked in accordance with the customs requirements of the importing countries concerned. Finally the goods will have to be cleared by the customs and arrangements will have to be made to store them in bonded warehouses. As a whole, these are not such very serious complexities if one has decided to trade.

Source by Julie Staz

Calvin Klein – Calvin Klein’s Success Story

Growing Up

Klein, born November 19, 1942, was taught by his mother to love fashion. He would often accompany her when she went shopping in New York City for affordable clothes. From an early age he knew he wanted to be a fashion designer, and taught himself how to sketch and sew.

Before he turned twenty, he graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He married Jayne Centre and began working as an apprentice sketching European coat designs for his employer Dan Millstein to copy. Klein, however, disdained the idea that the normative American practice was to imitate European fashion and longed to start his own company. He believed that original fashion ideas could come out of the States and he was just the innovator to make it happen. But the realization of his dream seemed a long way away since he was struggling financially and was working part-time at his father’s grocery store in order to make some extra money

Starting The Business

Calvin Klein Ltd. was formed in 1968. Klein took a $10,000 loan from a friend and used $2,000 of his own money to get it started. Rather than hunting out success, it stumbled upon him. His first order came from a coat-buyer for the large department store Bonwit Teller who got off the elevator on the wrong floor and saw Klein’s work. The buyer was impressed and ordered $50,000 worth of coats. In addition, an editorial praising Klein’s designs was written up in Vogue. Klein’s reputation was quickly established.

Five years after starting Calvin Klein Ltd., Klein moved away from solely designing coats and offered women a less-expensive alternative to the ostentatious European fashions with sportswear that could be identified as having “The Calvin Klein Look”. Men also were drawn to Klein’s comfortable outfits and masculine designs.

He was recognized for his accomplishments by being awarded the Coty award by the fashion press in 1973, 1974, and 1975, and his wealth grew as the public continued to buy his subdued clothing. But success troubled his home life and Klein and Centre divorced in 1974. Klein embarked on a period of partying and irresponsibility. By now a prominent public figure, Klein could be found nightly at Studio 54, but his days of unconcerned ease ground to a halt in 1978 when his daughter Marci was kidnapped. Marci returned home safely, but the incident frightened Klein enough to turn away from the publicity he once so doggedly sought.

Building An Empire

It was through a titillating ad campaign in 1980, featuring a 15-year old Brook Shields in a pair of tight-fitting jeans and the line “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins,” that pushed Calvin Klein Ltd. forward once more. This now much-emulated, sexually driven method of advertising was at once condemned by feminists, calling it pornographic. However, through this experience Klein learned that there is no such thing as bad press; in their first week, an astonishing 200,000 pairs of the tight-fitting Calvins were sold. In 1982, Klein was taken to court over an ad campaign featuring men wearing nothing but briefs embossed in the Calvin Klein name. Though some magazines refused to print the ads, the underwear sold incredibly well.

Due to the appearance of AIDS and the affect this had on the promiscuousness of the 1970s, the demand for the sexy, body-hugging jeans declined. The debt Klein had amassed by 1984 nearly toppled his fashion empire. Using $80 million in junk bonds, Klein refinanced the debt, leaving his company at great risk.

Klein married again in 1986. However, addicted to vodka and Valium around this time, Klein was admitted to a rehab centre in the Caribbean. By the time he got out, bankruptcy was imminent, but David Geffen, a friend from Klein’s days partying at Studio 54, helped him out financially and gave him the chance to begin again.

Saved from ruin, Klein went immediately to work churning out a variety of products. The CK brand of more affordable designer clothing, and, like Richard Branson, licencing the Calvin Klein name to sunglasses and other fashion accessories pulled the fledgling Klein back out on top.

Again controversy around one of Klein’s ad campaigns in 1995 prompted the FBI and Justice Department to investigate Klein for violating child pornography laws. Klein stopped the campaign, and eventually the Justice Department’s ruling came down in his favour.

With CK perfume and his CK jeans a success and money pouring in once again, Klein is undoubtedly the picture of a survivor who could have self-destructed, but because of a wealth of good ideas coupled with good fortune and diligence, he has become one of the world’s foremost fashion designers.

Source by Evan Carmichael

Are Ghosts Harmful?

We get asked all the time whether or not ghosts are harmful and whether or not it is safe to live with a ghosts? The simple answer is an astounding YES to the first question and a definite NO to the second one. Ghosts (we’ll use that term generally to refer to all non-living beings, but you learn the different types of ghosts look at our other articles) are definitely not safe to live with and if you believe you do live with ghosts or other spiritual entities you should definitely not try to ignore it or gut it out.

Today ghosts are often popular and some people may even consider living with a ghost to be “cool” or comforting, thinking that dear Uncle Gary is hanging around you, looking over you and keeping you safe, they are actually very harmful. Most people with ghosts report living in a constant state of fear, which is, of course, very harmful to your health and mental well-being. So even if the ghost simply hangs around and does nothing that appears outwardly harmful it will draw energy from you leading to stress related problems.

The big problem that living with a ghost causes is that they draw energy from you. While you are living you draw your energy from an infinite supply but a ghost does not have that ability and therefore to survive it has to draw energy from you. The ghost may follow you and siphon off small amounts of energy here and there, or it may fully attach to you and draw as much as it wants.

When a ghost or other entity draws our energy it can lead to feeling run down, lazy, confused, disorganized, erratic, short tempered, and even very ill. If you live with a ghost sooner or later it will compromise your mental or physical health.

Lastly, living with a ghost is also harmful to the ghost. The natural order of things is for spirits to move on to other planes of existence after death and continue their journey. A ghost is often stuck and unable to move further; left alone the ghost will only forget more and more that it was every anything more than a ghost and become more and more lost. Helping the ghost “cross-over” to the next level of existence is not only good for you but it is an act of kindness towards them.

Source by Mary Schafer

How Business Firms Can Influence the Government In Making Favorable Monetary and Fiscal Policy

Monetary and fiscal policies are the two different tools taken by the authorities. Monetary policy is taken by the central bank of any country. And fiscal policy is taken by the government By nature two policies have different effect and implication. The economic condition, government vision etc influence in selecting what policy should be taken.

Basically the aim of those two policies is to promote and foster economic growth, increase the GDP, creating employment and over all make positive impact on the economy.Those policies are very much important and concerning matter for the business community. Business firms would be interested to expand their business and making larger investment if monetary and fiscal policy are in favor and keep interest of them.

The business firm can influence the government in the following ways to make favorable monetary and fiscal policy:

1. Collective bargaining:

Business communities sometimes arrange different trade shows, seminars and discussions where top government officials like finance minister, governor of the central bank are invited. On that meeting business communities can express their concern and try to convince in making certain policies. Sometime, delegates from the business community meet with prime minister, finance minister on this issue. This can be one way from which business can influence government

2. Private public partnership:

Business firms can offer government private public ownership in some industries. In doing this, government can save some capital that is shared by the private community. And another benefit of this, if government become partner then the policy will be in favor of the business sector. This concept is very much helpful if governmental policy is to boost up the economic growth and rapid industrialization.

3. Privately owned country service:

If the business sector (i.e. private firms) take initiative to do some country service like environmental clean up, waste management, and in return want some favor such as tax reduction on some specific business, it’s become another way to influence government in making favorable monetary and fiscal policy.

4. Creation of certain jobs and get privilege on any industry:

Creation of employment is another concern for the government. Government always tries to provide new job opportunities for the unemployed people and try to achieve higher employment in the country. Business firms also do business for profit motive. In doing this they need employees. If business firms assure the government that they will create certain new job opening in the market and wants to get some facilities for their business, then monetary and fiscal policy can go in favor of the business.

5. Assurance of incremental social responsibility:

Corporate social responsibility is another issue that business firms have to do in the global business world. Some issues like acid violence, dowry, tree plantation, awareness against some fatal disease etc. here business can help. In return they can demand government giving some facilities. Government thus makes some favorable monetary and fiscal policy.

Apart from the above issues there are something that business can influence government in making favorable monetary and fiscal policy. Those are quite unethical but it has existence in the modern world.

6. Bribe to the government officials:

Sometimes this unethical practice can be seen in some third world countries and even in some developed countries. Bribing the government officials business sometimes make favorable policies.

7. Forcing government by stop production, chaos:

Some times business firms can take negative actions like work stoppage, stop export etc to create government to give some facilities and make favorable monetary and fiscal policy.

Actually all the policies of the government trigger the benefit for the business sector. Business firm can influence the government in making those policies using the above discussed ways.

Source by Md. Masudur Rahman

Can Glow in the Dark Paints Be Environmentally Friendly?

More than 12 months of research and development by a leading scientist specialising in glow paint technology has resulted in a new eco-friendly glow in the dark paint called Superstarz.

By directly addressing the major worldwide concerns about the levels of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) contained in paints the new glow paint contains zero VOC’s which is a first for a paint of this type!

VOC’s emitted from paints as gasses in the application stage and up to 5 years following application are a major contributor to low-level pollution, global warming and short to long term health problems.

The new Superstarz range of paints have been submitted for rigorous testing at a UK accredited testing laboratory and have been confirmed as totally compliant with EU Toy Safety Regulations EN71-3 and have been certified as being 100% VOC Free.

This makes them particularly safe for children to use as well as adults. They are of particular benefit to sufferers of asthma and allergies.

The new paints are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications. Glow paints have been used on a large scale in high rise buildings following 9/11 as safety markings for corridors and stairwells in the event of total loss of lighting. These new high tech paints meet the necessary requirements in terms of brightness and afterglow and now offer an additional advantage by being VOC Free.

The paints are daytime invisible and are available in four colours – Green, Blue, Aqua and Violet.

The new environmentally friendly paints are a major step forward in glow paint technology.

Source by Mark Watts

Custom Web Design – Bad Expense or Wise Investment

Price is one of the major factors in determining the type of web development that small business owners would choose to invest in, which is either pre-designed website template or a custom coded website. Since the price of creating a custom website ranges far and wide, from a thousand to ten thousands of dollars, businesses usually stay away from custom website developers, and would rather go for pre-designed template developed websites built on platforms like WordPress. Template developed websites are less pricier than custom built sites, however the costs saved usually make up for the lack in flexibility and capabilities.

More value

In general, custom websites may cost higher than template website designs on the average, but not all of them cost more. A lot of WordPress designers who use pre-purchased web templates charge as much or even more than the reasonably priced web developers. Actually, both custom programmers and template designers have a wide range of prices for their services. If price is a critical factor for your site, shop around to come up with the developer that offers the best quality and price. You will discover that custom web developers offer the same, or even more value than their template designing equivalent, but usually at the same or lower price.

Safe SEO

Many business owners like the idea of a DIY website platform simple because it is fast and simple. You are eager to make public your site immediately, so visitors can land on it. However, when you launch your site now, then make changes when your business expands later, this could hurt your SEO. As an example, when you change website design, web hosts and content management systems, this will affect the way your site is ranked and indexed.

Most often than not, making changes in a site results to 404s, as well as broken links. This confuses the search engines and makes your page ranking go down. If you do not know how to analyze and solve these problems by yourself, your brand will be hidden underneath search results, and may be covered by your former site. In effect, you will wind up paying double; one is for the original template to introduce your site, and another is to redesign completely once your business expands.

Robust capabilities.

Template websites are limited when it comes to structure, navigation and widget applications, while the functions of custom developed websites are only limited by the imagination and skill of the developer. In reality, majority of businesses don’t just need a website, but one with custom applications that are able to manage, analyze and display content and/or data. According to owners of large businesses, template websites do not have the functionality needed to run custom-built applications that will help their businesses and websites to run very efficiently. Website templates match their included simple widgets in terms of flexibility.

Source by Karina Popa

Win at Blackjack – First Base Blackjack (FBB)

The cornerstone of First Base Blackjack (FBB) is non-random cards. Accordingly, we will devote a significant amount of time substantiating that the cards are not random in multi-deck games. We will divulge the secret to why this is neither theory nor hypothesis, but the truth. The foundation of Basic Strategy AND card counting is random cards. We will prove to you, beyond a reasonable doubt, that these antiquated methods rely upon a basic tenet that is obsolete.

If you have been playing blackjack over the last few years, you have undoubtedly recognized that the shoe game is vastly harder to win than it was in the 60’s, 70’s or even the very early 80’s. It seems as though the dealers made a pact with the devil himself in order to garner more than their mathematically fair share of winning hands. This is no more true than the belief that casinos give out free Basic Strategy cards because they want you to win, or that anybody since Kenny Uston has been able to beat blackjack by card counting. Any best-selling book that tells you different belongs in the fiction section of the local thrift store. The games have changed drastically since the days of Kenny, and Ed Thorpe. Beating the game requires us to drastically change our methods of play. “Fight fire with fire,” they say. The casinos beat the living hell out of players that play Basic Strategy, and players that count cards because, again, those methods rely upon random cards.

First Base Blackjack (FBB) wins precisely because the cards are not random!

The good news is today’s shoe game is winnable. It offers the serious blackjack player the biggest advantage he or she has ever seen. The reason for this hinges upon just one rule: If both the player and the dealer break, the dealer wins.

“What? How can a rule that favors the dealer offer me the biggest advantage I have ever seen?”

It is a bit of a paradox. The reason for this is, as we said above, the cards are not random, and that simple fact causes the dealer to break far less in today’s game than the game of yesteryear. Consequently, the player also breaks less. Obviously, the cards do not know who is dealing. So…If both the dealer and the player break less, the chance that they will BOTH break on the same hand is immensely reduced.

Reread the last few paragraphs if you must. This is simple, but it is important. Think about it. If ALL of the rules favor the player save for one, (If both the player and the dealer break, the dealer wins), then it would certainly stand to reason that if that particular situation happened less frequently, it would have an inverse affect on the player’s advantage. We are not offering this as our opinion. It is pure, unadulterated FACT! We are The Prestige, but we are not unique. There are only a small handful of professional blackjack instructors that know this secret. No system sellers sell it, but there are professional players that seem to unconsciously know this secret but consistently wonder why they are winning while all others lose.

Basic Strategy was designed over forty years ago for a single deck game of blackjack. That is why casinos leave a free Basic Strategy card on your pillow like a fine, Belgian chocolate. It cannot beat today’s multi deck game. Card counting is an absolute loser, M.I.T. student or not. (maybe they are minoring in marketing?) How many times have you placed a big bet when the count was +30 only to see it climb to +40?

Blackjack was a mathematical game designed so both the dealer and the player would win half of their respective hands. Even Steven. The closest to 21 wins. But, business is business and the casinos had to pay their electric bills, so they modified the rules a bit, and said, “well, how ’bout if when both the dealer and the player break, the dealer wins?” That is what you call the house advantage. Well, the “known” house advantage anyway.

Now, here is the rub. Here comes the twister. Think about the last game you lost. Did you really lose because of the above rule—the “break / push” rule? No. You lost simply because the dealer won more hands than you. How could that be? How could the dealer actually win more hands than you when the game was mathematically designed so both you and the dealer would win the exact same amount of hands? You can play your cards any way you damn well please. The dealer cannot.

It is not the rules! You lost because you played your cards wrong! You lost because you play Basic Strategy! You lost because you actually believed you could “bring down the house” by counting cards! Whatever system you were using caused you to lose. It is as simple as that.

We wish we were Sherman and Mr. Peabody and could take you for a trip on our WABAC (way back) machine and keep you from being exposed to everything you have “learned” thus far in your endeavor to beat blackjack. Everything you have ever read or heard about the shoe game is wrong. The books are wrong. The system sellers are wrong. The articles in the little casino published magazines? They are wrong. Card counting does NOT work, and Basic Strategy is WRONG!

Source by Mark Ripple