21 A Journey: Memoirs of a Professional Gambler

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Stephen Custer led a life ofresponsibility for over 40 years. Then, at age 56, he sold his business and hitthe road as a professional gambler. Not a swashbuckling, mid-life fling, luckbe a lady tonight gambler, but a calculating, card-counting, always figure theodds gambler21 - A Journey chronicles his travels from the Indian casinos of New York, Michigan, Illinois,Iowa and New Mexico to the corporate gambling meccasof Biloxi, Renoand finally Las Vegas. You'll meetthe psychic blackjack dealer, the truck driver who won $65,000 in a singlenight, the man who bet every number on the roulette wheel, the dealer whocouldn't count straight, and the spy for the state of Illinois.You'll learn why so many casinosfloat, whether casinos cheat, why casino parking lots are dangerous places, whyyou can't quit while you're ahead, and why there is no law of averages. You'llfind out when to take insurance, how third base controls the table, and why thedealer wins a majority of hands after a fill.However, the real journey is aninternal journey of a man searching for meaning and love. This journey isuncharted, oft resisted, and at longer odds and greater peril than any highstakes casino game. This is the story of a man making $100 bets at theblackjack table in order to avoid even bigger risks.

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Stephen Custer currently lives inLas Vegas where he practicesapplied probability theory at the blackjack and poker tables along the Strip.He earned his Bachelors degree inmathematics from Randolph-Macon Collegein Virginia, a Masters, also in math, from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. instatistics from Virginia Tech.He held management and executivepositions at IBM and Xerox, and taught in business schools at Canisius Collegein Buffalo, the University of Rochester and Niagara University. He created and ran anewsletter company and a consulting company, and served on the Board ofDirectors of a major corporation as well as numerous professional and socialorganizations. He is listed in Oxford'sWho Who Registry of Professionals and Strathmore's Who Who.He can be reached atNewsletterSteve@aol.com.

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