These are the smartest, simplest, most solid strategies for winning blackjack ever--even a total novice can bet on it. Joshua Hornik belongs to a group of professionals who prove their talents at the table every day, and he knows the system for coming out on top. It's all about counting the cards--do it right and the odds are on your side. Hornik explains blackjack's rules and basic tactics, how to do the actual card counting, and how to use the information the numbers reveal to make the right bets. Back-counting, comps and heat, shuffle tracking, ace tracking, and playing with a team--it's all covered. Throughout the book, examples of hands are used to illustrate the tactics, and an interview with a pro provides astounding insight.