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The Funny Side of Blackjack According to Glen Wiggy

November 21st, 2012 by Site Admin

Glen Wiggy, a long time blackjack player and writer, recently discussed the humor and joy that players find in the game of blackjack. Wiggy is the author of “1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors: Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting.” The book contains several anecdotes and humorous instances in the life of the author when he played blackjack.

Wiggy was recently interviewed by Mark Gruetze. “My target audience is the people who go to a casino just to have fun. The gambling purists call them crazy,” said Wiggy.

Wiggy’s book on “1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors: Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting” is unlike all other book on blackjack and does not impart any mathematical strategy and just talks about casino life. “I originally started card-counting because I wanted to make a few dollars. Then, I started noticing all these funny things. I would notice strange things other players did, the superstitions people have…It didn’t turn out that winning and losing was the biggest thing. It was how much fun I was having,” he explained. However, it must be mentioned that Wiggy is a mathematically inclined person who practiced card counting.

Some of the funny anecdotes that Wiggy has included in his book are incidents involving him taking over sixty cases of water from a casino a few bottles at a time as his wife did not like the taste of tap water.

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