Game Theory
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The theory behind intricate principles of gambling games can be very complicated. All that is best left for geeks that like to go over mathematical
equations and algorithms. The only thing that a gambler is concerned is how to win, so we will limit the scope of our theories to the most
important aspects of gambling games: winning.
There is an old saying that goes as follows. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.
When you worry too much about theoretical challenges, you lose perspective of the big picture. Let's use an analogy.
If you were thinking about the theory behind a two legged walk, you would probably never be able to take a single step. A child learns to
walk before he/she is taught any theory about physics and all that nonsense. But if we tried to teach a child how to walk by trying to teach
him/her about gravity, center of balance, coordination, and this and that, when would we even get to the point to let the child take the first
step? A bird knows nothing about the theory of flying, right? But all birds can fly. All fish can swim. And all gamblers can gamble.
OK, in all fairness, it is always good to be informed and educated. The point that we are trying to make is to avoid cluttering the mind
with unnecessary theory that has absolutely no practical value when you roll the dice. What good is it to know that that there is a 1 to 6
chance that a die will land on the ace, when it's a random roll every time and there is no way to predict the outcome?
Your job is to weed out all the complicated and unnecessary theory and leave all that for the geeks. Your main concern is to win the game.
For example, there are roughly 350 books on the theory of blackjack. If we assume that an average book has 250 pages, that makes a total
of 87,500 pages of reading materials. Let's emphasize the main point: 87,500 pages of theoretical reading materials.
Our theory of blackjack is outlined in one single page of text. That short outline offers al the practical knowledge
that you need to know to start gambling at blackjack. So, with a total of 87,500 pages of theory of blackjack there are still some people
reading all the books, that have never ever placed a single bet. Those "scholars" haven't even had time to go to a casino, because
they have all those books to read.
