Andersen Talks About Blackjack in "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas"

In most cases, we get to read about blackjack books that mainly focus on the basic strategies of the game as well as subject of card counting. The way these blackjack books are written may vary but the gists of all these blackjack books are one and the same. That is the reason why a lot of blackjack enthusiasts have become interested in the book "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas," by Ian Andersen. The contents of this blackjack book are not similar to the contents of the typical blackjack books that we might have already read. The concentration of "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" is the game's psychological aspect.

"Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" was written under the pseudonym of Ian Andersen in 1976. "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" is actually a nonfiction book but Ian Andersen has succeeded in making such blackjack book interesting by making it seem like a fiction. Most of the tactics that Ian Andersen describes in "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" apply to such game as single-deck play. However, Ian Andersen also makes it a point that the tactics he mentions and explains in this blackjack book can be applied by readers in all types of blackjack play.

"Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" may have been released in bookstores in the 1970s, nonetheless, this blackjack book can still be considered as one significant book today. Perhaps, it is due to the fact that "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" is the first blackjack book to discuss the game's psychological aspect, this topic is most of time overlooked by experts in the field of blackjack as they tend to focus on the other aspects of the game.

Casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada have been existing since the 1970s and this is the reason why Ian Andersen has decided to write an introduction about such city in a brief manner. Aside from that, Ian Andersen also shares his point of view on card counting as he also provides strategy tables. In the chapter titled "Some Good News and Some Bad News," Ian Andersen makes it a point to detail the situations that card-counters experience in most cases. Ian Andersen also relates his own personal experience of exerting his efforts to win in blackjack events as he would find himself losing against other players who were joining him at the blackjack tables.

In one chapter of "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas," Ian Andersen relates his absence from the casino world in Las Vegas, Nevada for a total of six years. According to him, he used such time to reflect on his life as a card counter.

The last chapter of "Turning the Tables on Las Vegas" concentrates on the solutions to exercises that Ian Andersen has provided for his readers. At the same time, Ian Andersen has incorporated relaxation techniques in his blackjack book. This blackjack book is something we very much recommend to all blackjack players.