Blackjack (Chipmunk) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Chipmunk
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #47

Is there anything the Spectrum cannot do? Now, according to this program, it can be used to win money in the casinos.

The computer plays a fair game, and good fun it is too. But the most interesting part is the playing tips in the superb manual, written by an expert who explains the British and American casino rules, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Above all, it outlines seven strategies. Six fail to beat the house, but one - the card count strategy - amazingly shows an overall profit of just over one hundredth. Finding this claim difficult to swallow I used the strategy against the computer and, sure enough, I came out with a tiny overall win.

However, I haven't yet put the program to the test in a casino - I'll wait for somebody else to do that. There is a clause at the end of the manual warning that use of the technique in casinos is at your own risk.

Nevertheless, I unreservedly recommend this marvellous program, which anybody can use. In fact I recommend all casino addicts buy a Spectrum just for this program - the computer should soon pay for itself!


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