Blackjack Idols
Books Written by Stanford Wong

Stanford Wong is a world-famous blackjack writer, one of the 7 initial members of the Blackjack Hall of Fame, who wrote 15 books on the topic of not only blackjack but also other casino games, such as poker and craps for example.

Wong books number 15, and 5 were devoted particularly to blackjack; they are the following:

  • Professional Blackjack
  • Blackjack Secrets
  • Basic Blackjack
  • Tournament Blackjack
  • Vegas Downtown Blackjack

Other 10 Wong books include the topics of poker, craps and casino tournaments: strategies how to play and win them, advice and tips for these casinos games. The names of these books are the following:

  • Professional Video Poker
  • Wong on Dice 
  • Tournament Craps
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing your T
  • Optimal Strategy for Pai Gow Poker
  • Sharp Sports Betting
  • Casino Tournament Strategy
  • Betting Cheap Claimers
  • Winning Without Counting
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Gambling Like a Pro

And now let’s look closer to Wong’s books about blackjack.

Professional Blackjack

This is the book of card counting advice actually: you can find there a lot of tables which describe this or that rules variation and the ways how to behave if you have this or that card combination. Professional Blackjack will not give you many interesting and long stories about the game itself and its players but help you to learn how to play this game professionally and improve your skills there.

It was published in 1975 first and republished many times afterwards.

Blackjack Secrets

This book was published in 1993 and included much advice for skilled card counters as well as many exciting stories told by blackjack professional players. It is a great book for those people who are interested in learning about the card game of blackjack but you would not find here any information about how to count cards.

Basic Blackjack

Published in 1992 by Pi Yee Press (Wong’s own publishing house), this paperback described the blackjack basic strategyand player’s steps for all blackjack variations which could be met during a game. Well, if you play blackjack where all rules are the same, you will probably not find anything completely new for yourself, but anyway it would be very interesting to read about all the rules variations and bonuses you can be offered.

Tournament Blackjack

This book is actually a paperback and it was first published in 1987; Tournament Blackjack was actually a pre-version of Wong’s book Casino Tournament Strategy: its texts were included to Casino Tournament Strategy afterwards.

Vegas Downtown Blackjack

The first edition of this book took place in 1978: it described and explained the methods of winning at blackjack for those ones who preferred to play particularly in Las Vegas. All explanations are simply described and can be easily understood by everyone as they were written by a real blackjack strategies’ master.

Here everyone can buy any of Wong books and read more information about them.