Professional Reviews: GTB and Speed Count
Since Speed Count is marketed as a private course, you want to know that it works. To help you gain the confidence that the system is as good as we say, we've engaged independent gaming industry consultants to review and test Speed Count under Non-Disclosure terms (i.e. they get to see everything about the system and provide their feedback, but can't disclose the details of Speed Count). The following professional reviews have been completed to date.
Note that Speed Count has been fully simulated, tested, verified and audited with a professional Blackjack simulator, Blackjack Audit, and these results are provided in the course and to all reviewers.
Review by John Grochowski:
"For someone who plays a lot of blackjack but has never been able to get past basic strategy, Speed Count seems tailor-made... What I found is that Speed Count is exactly what it is purported to be... an entry-level card counting system, an innovative little number with a base thatís different from more difficult counts... Thereís plenty of time to look around with the casino, chat up the cocktail waitress, ask the dealer about the family and just have fun with the game."
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Review by Fred Renzey
Fred Renzey published an independent analysis and review of Speed Count in an article titled "World's Easiest Card Counting Systems", in Midwest Gaming and Travel. Fred replicated our edges and data for Speed Count, and confirms it's positive performance even in 6 deck games.
Review by Dr. Catlin:
We asked Dr. Don Catlin, an independent gaming industry consultant and professor of Mathematics at University of Massachusetts, to review Speed Count. Mr. Catlin used his own blackjack simulator software to test Speed Count and verify our performance data. Here are his comments:
Comments by Dr. Don Catlin:
Notes: We ran identical simulations in Blackjack Audit as a benchmark to compare against Dr. Catlin's work. The exact benchmark game was: six decks, DAS, H17, 75% penetration, no resplitting aces, one card draw to split aces, max three splits, no insurance ('regular' Speed Count, without insurance, wonging, hand spreading, or higher bet spread). With a one billion round simulation in Audit, the identical game generated a player edge (total profit divided by sum of all wager) of 0.3364%. Hence, the difference from Dr. Catlin's simulation was only 0.0064% (1.9% difference) in player expectation. This independent analysis based on completely different simulation software provides further evidence supporting the Speed Count card counting system.
Dr. Catlin has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.A. in Mathematics, both from Penn State University. He has have a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Florida. He was a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts from 1965 to 2001. Since 1995 he has been involved in gaming analysis and writes the monthly mathematics column for the web site www.scoblete.com. In September of last year he published a soft cover book entitled The Lottery Book, The Truth Behind the Numbers.
Review by Michael Shackleford:
Here are the official comments from Michael Shackleford, who runs the excellent blackjack portal www.WizardofOdds.com:
Comments by Michael Shackleford:
Review by Bill Burton at About.com:
Here is a segment of Bill Burton's review of the Golden Touch Blackjack Course (which he attended). Bill is the author and editor for the About.com web pages on casino gambling. You can read his complete review at: casinogambling.about.com.
Review by Bill Burton:
Review by Al Rogers, Editor for BJ21.com
Al Rogers, the online editor for the well-known and popular blackjack portal BJ21.com, took the Golden Touch Blackjack course in the spring in Las Vegas. Here are his comments:
Comments by Al Rogers:
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