Blackjack: Take the Money and Run by Henry Tamburin

Blackjack: Take the Money and Run is a goldmine of information for recreational casino blackjack players, written by well-known blackjack player, teacher and mathematician Henry Tamburin. The book assumes that the reader has little or no prior knowledge of the game of blackjack, starting out with the basics and progressing into more advanced rules, strategies and practices.

The book begins with a chapter on basic blackjack playing rules and then goes on to explain to readers about why the game of blackjack can be beat. After the reader understands that the game is beatable, chapters about blackjack playing strategies ensue.

In Take the Money and Run, Tamburin breaks strategy down into three levels-novice, intermediate and advanced. The novice strategy, for beginners, is a basic non-counting strategy that gives players a slight edge; the intermediate strategy chapter offers readers an introduction to card counting; and the advanced strategy chapters offers readers a powerful system that Tamburin says gives the player a huge edge of up to 1.5% over the casino.

The book also offers players tips on disguising strategy and skill, which blackjack games are the most profitable and other helpful tidbits to prepare players to "take the money and run!"