Blackjack is one of the most popular games available in the best casinos around the world. Those who have had the opportunity to play it casually, or professionally, remark on the adrenaline and excitement it gives them. It is therefore not surprising that the sport has inspired many writers to write a variety of books.
For decades, blackjack has captivated millions of people around the world. Regardless of whether it is played in person or online in a casino, this game of chance is characterised by its high odds of winning the house, if the right strategy is used.
Blackjack’s popularity and simplicity have led it to become one of the most important games in any casino and it is reasonable that it has inspired books, movies, video games, among others.
WHAT ARE THE MOST WIDELY READ BOOKS ABOUT BLACKJACK?
Whether you are an experienced blackjack player or a beginner who has decided to try his luck at chance, books have always been an important tool to improve your chances of winning. The literature on this game is vast and rich.
In this regard, the following is a short list of the most widely read blackjack-inspired books and the best gambling strategies of recent years.
THE THEORY OF BLACKJACK BY PETER A. GRIFFIN
Professionals and experts agree that this book by the American mathematician Peter A. Griffin has become a classic, a must-read for all lovers of this game of chance.
“The Theory of Blackjack: The Compleat Card Counter’s Guide to the Casino Game of 21” is the original title of this work that explains, theoretically, the mathematics behind this interesting game of chance. A mathematician by profession and vocation, Griffin devoted a considerable part of his life to understanding the mathematics of gambling after losing all his capital in the most popular casinos in Las Vegas during the 1970s.
TWENTY-ONE BY ANDREW VACHSS
Twenty-One is a mystery novel by American author Andrew Vachss. This novel is the first installment in the Cross series and tells the story of its protagonist and his talented band of gunmen, known to be as efficient as they are ruthless. These hired gunmen are contacted by US government agents to track down a serial killer who is leaving disembowelled bodies in different parts of the world. This play keeps the viewer on edge through mystery and thrilling strategies reminiscent of blackjack.
BLACKJACK: A WINNER’S MANUAL BY JERRY L. PATTERSON
The American writer and author of several gambling books, Jerry L. Patterson published “Blackjack: A Winner’s Handbook” in 1977, which quickly became an indispensable guide for all those gambling enthusiasts interested in putting luck on their side and winning.
According to professionals and experts in the world of blackjack, this winner’s handbook is a book unlike many others. Although in general it approaches blackjack with an accurate and objective analysis, what has made it stand out is that it analyses two key factors that are often omitted in the game.
In this sense, Patterson sheds light and explains in an understandable and entertaining way everything you need to know about bankroll management and how to keep emotions and feelings in check during a game.
BLOOD AND HONOUR ALEX SIMMONS
Blood and Honour is a comic book by American writer Alex Simmons. This graphic novel portrays the story of Arron Day, known as Blackjack, who carries out a risky and dangerous mission in Tokyo in 1935: to protect an important Japanese businessman who is marked for death by the Japanese government.
The protagonist, Blackjack, is an African-American soldier facing the elite force of the Japanese army, rebels, bigotry, spies and lies, with whom the reader will not be able to stop reading this story of multiple adventures and action.
PLAY BLACKJACK LIKE THE PROS BY KEVIN BLACKWOOD
This book has positioned itself as a guide for those new to the exciting world of gambling.
Blackwood’s writing career took off after the publication of his 2002 gambling novel “The Counter”. However, the author did not miss the opportunity to pass on to novice and beginner players everything he learned during his extensive experience as a professional blackjack player.
As can be seen, blackjack is one of the games of chance that has interested mathematicians and writers the most. After reading the books mentioned above, it is very likely that the luck of beginners and novices will start to change.