Introduction; The Silver Zone: How I Got Started; The House Advantage; How the Game is Played; Basic Strategy; The Red Zone: Selecting a System; Learning to Count Cards with the PLS; True-Count Conversion; Learning Play Variations; Advanced Counts; Putting It All Together; First Casino-Play Experience; The Green Zone: Money Management; Interaction with Casino Personnel; Heat, Casino Countermeasures, & Camouflage; Casinos & Personal Privacy; The Black Zone: Cheating; Advantage Play: Some Gray & Not-So-Gray Areas; Tactics for Double-Deck Play; Backcounting; Blackjack & the Internet; Blackjack Tournaments; The Comp Game & Travel Strategies; Airline Travel Security; Blackjack Outside the U.S.; Basics of Zone Tracking; Location Play; The Purple Zone: Introduction to Team Play; Notes from a Team Diary; Getting to Know You; Team Leadership; Methods of Player Compensation; Living with Losses; Outline for a Team Manual; Down Memory Lane; The End Zone: Assuming the Role of a High-Stakes Player; Playing Blackjack as a Part-Time Professional; Resources & Final Notes; Glossary.
Rick Night Train Blaine is a career executive with a Fortune 500 company whose hobby for the past 25 years has been beating the casinos at blackjack. Well-versed in all aspects of winning blackjack play, Blaine has excelled both solo and as a blackjack-team player and leader. Blaine has earned a significant (mid-seven-figure) second income and traveled the world playing blackjack. He is particularly well-known in blackjack circles for his ability to teach new players how to beat the game.