Odds in Your Favor|
How to pay for your gambling vacation
|If a cruise or trip to Las
Vegas is in your travel plans, chances are good that gambling is on your
agenda. Like most people, you probably hope that by spending a little, you
can win a lot. One man, Vas Spanos, can teach you a proven way to increase
your odds in one of the most popular casino games.
Blackjack dealers from coast to coast keep a sharp eye out for the likes of Vas Spanos. He's a card counter-probably the best there is. Spanos is so notorious for his winning ways, if the dynamic Greek wants to gamble, he does so in disguise.
With a mathematics degree from Athens and a penchant for gambling, Spanos has developed a system for playing smart at the blackjack table. However, because of his success, he is not welcome to play at the casinos. Many casinos have even barred him from playing-all because he won't throw his money away. Spanos doesn't let that stop him, though, and he often sneaks into casinos. He plays characters in the casinos, dressed in a disguise.
Spanos is bothered by casino policies against card counting. "They don't want smart gamblers in their clubs, only naive ones. They don't want anyone that can really win," he says in his thick Mediterranean accent. Spanos gambles smart, and pities those who gamble "dumb," relying on pure luck to bring them winnings. For that reason, Spanos wants to help people learn how to play blackjack the smart way. He opened his Strategy Blackjack school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1980. Since then, thousands of his graduates have gone on to earn millions from casinos worldwide.
He is also offering a correspondence course that people can buy over the Internet for those who want to learn, but do not have the time to come to Minneapolis to discover his secrets. This course is exactly like the course taught at Spanos' school, but the student learns at his/her own pace. At the end of the course, the graduate will have learned the skills necessary to come out ahead at the blackjack tables. Those interested can sign up for the course at www.blackjackmaster.com.
Statistically, students follow Spanos' techniques can expect blackjack victories seven out of eight times in a 30 hour period. "A person will average significant profits for the rest of their lives if they use my technique," Spanos said. "I eliminate the concept of gambling and make it a scientific strategy."
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