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Blackjack Promotions and "Hold"

Beating casino promotions has been the bread and butter of savvy players since promotions began back with casino junkets in the early 1960’s.   Players have beaten up free play, match play, multiple point days, cash for points, loss rebates, non-negotiable chips, RFB, and so on. Books from Anthony Curtis’ “Bargain City,” Jean Scott’s “The Frugal Gambler,” and Max Rubin’s “Comp City” lay out the principles of advantage play against promotions.

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Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
July 5, 2012

What is Edge Sorting?

Phil Ivey and Cheung Yin Sun brought edge sorting to the attention of millions when Ivey admitted he edge sorted at Crockfords Casino in London in 2012. As you surely know, in October, 2014, Ivey lost his lawsuit to recoup his $12M in winnings from Crockfords. Subsequently, Ivey was sued by the Borgota casino for $9M. Ivey was determined to have edge sorted with Sun at the Borgtata, and $9M is the amount Ivey and Sun won during the period they employed this technique.

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Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
June 28, 2012