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Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum


The Website Run By Professional Blackjack Players

Since 1981, Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum has been the leading trade journal for professional gamblers. Now the tradition continues online.

Blackjack Forum Online exists to help players make money gambling with an advantage. All the information provided here is free.

You will find there is a big difference between the kind of gambling advice you get from professional gamblers, and the kind of advice you get from "experts" who make their money selling systems and books and don't risk their own money at the tables. We would like you to know that you really can make money from gambling, even make gambling your profession, if you choose.

If your main interest is relaxing and playing blackjack online then a great site is They have been following the trends in online play and provide reviews of the different popular real money blackjack games available. Live blackjack online has also rapidly become a favorite of both professionals and recreational players.

Win at Blackjack With or Without Card Counting

Players who want to know if they could become winning blackjack players should start with A First Year of Card Counting, a realistic and funny account of card counting as a part-time avocation.

Card-counting is not the only way to beat blackjack, but it's the first step toward the advanced strategies professional gamblers use to make a lot of money at the game.

Players who want to start learning how to win at blackjack should start with our Intro to Winning Blackjack.

If you are considering a career as a professional gambler, we suggest you start with our Blackjack Forum Professional Gambling Library, the largest source of honest professional blackjack, poker and online gambling information on the Web.

Inside you will find articles by Blackjack Hall of Fame members Arnold Snyder, Ken Uston, Stanford Wong, James Grosjean, Max Rubin, Peter Griffin, and Richard W. Munchkin, plus interviews with Tommy Hyland, Al Francesco, Keith Taft, Johnny C., manager of the MIT blackjack team, Darryl Purpose and other great blackjack players who have made gambling history.

There is even info on beating slots, roulette, lotteries and keno—in brick-and-mortar casinos and online—in our library.

Blackjack Card Counting and Dealer Tokes  Intro to Winning Blackjack
    By Arnold Snyder
Professional Gamblers' Guide to Card Counting Reality Blackjack Hype vs. Blackjack Reality
The Easiest Winning Blackjack Card Counting Strategy by Arnold Snyder What Card Counting is Really Like
 Do You Have What It Takes to Win?
Blackjack Card Counting by Arnold Snyder Blackjack Card Counting--Why It Works
Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed Learn Blackjack Basic Strategy
The Easiest Blackjack Card Counting System by Arnold Snyder Easy Red 7 Card Counting System
Win at Blackjack with no Card Counting Easier OPP Card Counting System
Win at Blackjack with no Card Counting Free Card Counting Practice Software
The Best Blackjack Card Counting System The "Best" Card Counting System
Win at Blackjack with no Card Counting Why Penetration Matters

Win Money Playing Blackjack and Other Games at Online Casinos

Yes, they pay. No, I'm not kidding. Some of the best blackjack and gambling opportunities available right now are in the online casinos.

If you are interested in playing blackjack or other games in online casinos, see the Blackjack Forum Win Online section, with our online blackjack strategy and all the how-to info you need to get started. No get-rich-quick baloney. Just the facts about how to win.

Free Blackjack Card Counting Systems and Software: The PowerSim Project

For free easy card counting systems, see our complete instructions for the Easy OPP Card Counting System (the easiest system ever developed) and the Easy Red 7 System (a slightly more difficult but also more powerful system).

For a simple but powerful professional-level card counting system (in fact, the count I use myself), see The Hi-Lo Lite.

ETFan has contributed his open source PowerSim blackjack and card counting simulation software.

PowerSim comes ready to run fast, powerful and accurate traditional blackjack and card counting simulations that provide the information you need for comparing games and card counting strategies,and calculating risk and bankroll requirements, optimal bets, advantage and win rate for a wide variety of blackjack games and rules sets.

The programmable PowerSim is also easily modified by players to run new types of simulations. This has led to simulations of the new and innovative OPP Count for beginning players.

Also free: Download free card counting practice software and Sam Case's blackjack card counting strategy index generator directly below. The strategy index generator produces strategy index numbers for any balanced card counting system. You put in the count values and true count method for any counting system you are researching, and the generator will tell you the true count at which to change your playing strategy.  ♠

--Arnold Snyder


FREE Card Counting Practice Software

Download Free Card Counting Practice Software

Free Blackjack Card Counting Strategy Index Generator

Download Free Program for Devising Playing Strategy Index Numbers for Any Balanced Blackjack Card Counting System

Free Programmable Blackjack & Card Counting Simulation Software

To begin:

1. January 11, 2007 Release of PowerSim
2. Download Blackjack PowerSim & Instructions
    Free (Version 6, January 11, 2007 upgrade)
3. Install XBasic Free
    (For detailed instructions, see the
    Instructions.doc in the Blackjack Power Sim
4. Download XBasic Documentation Free

Announcing the Release of PowerSim Open Source Blackjack & Card Counting Simulation Software
by ET Fan

The Blackjack Power Sim Project:
The Importance of Free Programmable
Blackjack Simulation Software for Serious Players
by Arnold Snyder

PowerSim:  No Compromise on Accuracy
by ET Fan

Quick Links:

Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum presents Blackjack and Betting Systems: Is Oscar's System a Winner?

Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum on Card Counting The First Card Counters:
Edward O. Thorp's 1962 Blackjack Card Counting Trip

Presented by Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum, on Card Counting Interview With Blackjack Hall of Fame Player Ken Uston

From Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum on Card Counting The Blackjack Hall of Fame

Playing Multi-Table Online Poker Online Poker Hell - Playing Multi-Table Online Poker

Playing Multi-Table Online Poker Hey Rube, Las Vegas Welcomes You

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Fiction By Arnold Snyder

Risk of Ruin is about an antisocial biker/ professional gambler who ignores the odds and goes all in on a stripper who believes she's God.

$11.99 / $2.99 Kindle, 260 pages
Vegas Lit (Huntington Press)
Order Risk of Ruin Now

Gambling Books By Arnold Snyder

This is my card counter's bible. It will take you from being a rank beginner who’s not even sure about the rules of how to play to a level of skill that will rank you with the top professional players.

$13.80 / $8.69 Kindle, 328 pages
Cardoza Publishing
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For hardcore blackjack addicts and people who love the game as I do. This book contains the history of the game and the history of ways to beat the game (and how you can use that knowledge to make money now.)

$15.80 / $9.99 Kindle, 336 pages
Cardoza Publishing
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How to consistently make money in fast no-limit hold'em tournaments.

$17.31 / $2.99 Kindle, 400 pages
Cardoza Publishing
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Formerly Poker Tournament Formula II, this book is about professional level strategies and tactics for winning poker tournaments.

$16.84 / $2.99 Kindle, 476 pages
Cardoza Publishing
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The Blackjack Shuffle Tracker's Cookbook
How to Win at Blackjack with Shuffle Tracking (A Professional Gambler's Guide)
Arnold Snyder
114 pages; paperback. Price: $49.95

More Fiction By Arnold Snyder

You can find more of Arnold Snyder's short stories and novels at, including his new Smut4Nerds series:

He was a plant trapped in a man’s body. She was a woman trapped in a plant’s body. They called themselves transplants.

A story of love and betrayal, heroism and photosynthesis. 

Read Transplant online now.

Existence is a game of tag, and everyone gets a turn at being God.

It’s Don Huston's turn to create. Anything. Everything. Good thing he has Lulu to help him make decisions. A romance, more or less.

Read Pink Wedge online now.


To Dustin Cathcart, werewolves weren’t just another Hollywood fiction. Werewolves were his business, especially after he joined forces with Bridget Baskervilles, who was not only a con artist extraordinaire, but the sexiest babe in Strait City.

Read When the Wolfbane Blooms online now.



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Learn Blackjack, Card Counting, Online Casino Gambling, and Other Professional Gambling Techniques from Blackjack Hall of Fame members and the Best Professional Gamblers in the World

Arnold Snyder was elected by professional gamblers as one of the original seven inductees to the Blackjack Hall of Fame for his radical Red 7 card counting system and his other innovative professional gambling strategies and innovations.

Learn winning blackjack and online blackjack strategy, with and without card counting, from the top professional blackjack players in the world at Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum Online.

Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum professional gambling library has over 100 articles by professional gamblers, including Blackjack Hall of Fame member James Grosjean, Richard W. Munchkin, and great blackjack player Nick Alexander, on blackjack card counting, blackjack betting strategy, blackjack ace location, blackjack shuffle tracking, hole-carding, how to win at online blackjack with the top rated online casino bonuses, blackjack tournaments, casino surveillance and card counting, card cheating at blackjack and poker, interviews with the managers of the top blackjack card counting teams, and a lot more.

The Blackjack Forum site provides free card counting systems from easy to professional, professional gamblers' comparisons of card counting systems, practical tips for winning with card counting and without card counting, and state of the art blackjack card counting simulation software. Whether you would like to make a living as a professional gambler or just start winning when you play (in a land-based casino or online), join us at Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum.