Donniee
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:12:34 PM permalink
I am surprised that there aren't any posts about the book written by Frank Barstow "Beat The Casino." In it, there are various betting systems that are brilliant. I do not want to go over any of the systems in this post. But for those of you who have read the book, what do you think about the strategies mentioned?

31 Parlay System - it was said that an old man played this one strategy for a living

The 2 - 5 system

Barstow system - the only system that Frank Barstow is willing to lend his own name because he believes it is worth its weight. The other name he was planning to give it was "Royal roads to riches"

There are many systems mentioned in the book but these are the 3 that really stood out.
Ibeatyouraces
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:31:03 PM permalink
"Super Martingale" doesn't sound brilliant to me. I've never read it, but just seeing that associated with him from a quick Google search, I'd rather not read it.
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:35:55 PM permalink
Hi Frank:

Welcome to the Forum.
The slyest rhymes, the sharpest suits; In miracles made real; Like a bird in flight on a hot sweet night; You know you're right just to hold her tight; He soothes it right, makes it out of sight; And every thing's good in the world tonight. Ladies and Gentlemen, he knows the ABC's of gaming inside and out and upside down, so please put your hands together for the Wizard of Vegas !
lilredrooster
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:40:14 PM permalink
Nobody has written about this book because the very serious players here are looking to find an advantage when they play and this book does not offer any insight into gaining a mathematical edge over any game. He offers money management systems and they have all been around for a long time and they are not brilliant. Nobody can make a living off of any of these systems. If that was true this book would be one of the most popular books ever written and many casinos would be bankrupt. It's much,much more difficult to win than this book indicates. You may win in the short run using these systems but you can't win in the long run. No money management system can overcome a negative expectation. Questions such as this have been answered by knowledgeable players hundreds of times in this forum. Sorry, but you will have to work much harder than that to be a long term winner and you will have to do research to realize the legitimate methods of gaining an advantage in a gambling game.
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DeMango
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:40:57 PM permalink
Great book for the non AP
Great book, for cover, for the AP, in some games.
The ignorant, for both of those above, will rant and rave and foam at the mouth, without actually having read the book.
Ibeatyouraces
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:45:11 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Great book for the non AP
Great book, for cover, for the AP, in some games.
The ignorant, for both of those above, will rant and rave and foam at the mouth, without actually having read the book.


Any book that says you can "beat the casino" with "systems", is not a good book for ANYBODY!
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:50:15 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango


The ignorant, will rant and rave and foam at the mouth, without actually having read the book.

JohnnyQ
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:55:53 PM permalink
Fair enuff, I haven't read it.

No offense intended.

Peace, Out.
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billryan
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February 14th, 2017 at 10:28:46 PM permalink
There are 22 used copies on Amazon, starting at one cent.
lilredrooster
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February 15th, 2017 at 3:51:54 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Great book for the non AP
Great book, for cover, for the AP, in some games.
The ignorant, for both of those above, will rant and rave and foam at the mouth, without actually having read the book.



You can call me ignorant if you want, I don't mind, after all this is the internet. But I will let you know that I've read the book from cover to cover. I will grant you that the book could benefit a non AP but only if it increases his enjoyment of the games. It cannot increase his expectation. I will also grant you that some of his methods could possibly be useful for cover but there is nothing groundbreaking there. I'm not sure what you mean in saying that it could benefit an AP in some games other than for cover. I would be grateful if you could explain that. I took issue with the OP's claim that the systems are brilliant and his implication that a person could make a living from them or win in the long run.
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