Book Announcement: Contemporary Casino Table Game Design, by Eliot Jacobson, PH.D., Blue Point Books, 2010

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Eliot Jacobson's latest book, “Contemporary Casino Table Game Design,” is a groundbreaking and comprehensive examination of the principles of table game design, development and selection. It is an indispensable resource to both casino management and casino table game developers.

Contemporary Casino Table Game Design was written to fill the information gap between game developers, casino management and players.

Blue Point Book announces its newly published book, "Contemporary Casino Table Game Design," by noted gaming author and casino table game expert Eliot Jacobson, PH.D.

Just 25 years ago, blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat were the mainstay of casino table games. With Caribbean Stud®, Let it Ride®, Three Card Poker® and the Texas Hold 'em boom starting in 2002, the landscape of the casino has been dramatically transformed. New table games, bonuses, progressives and side bets are flooding the market. Today almost every casino offers a wide selection of proprietary table games.

"Contemporary Casino Table Game Design" was written to fill the information gap between game developers, casino management and players. For developers, this book offers a thorough explanation of the principles of game design. For management, it explains the essential information necessary to the game selection process. For players, it gives insights into what's going on behind the curtain. This book is a comprehensive and informative guide to a fascinating and elusive subject.

"Contemporary Casino Table Game Design" includes chapters on:

  • Table game and gambling mathematics
  • Principles of table game design and development
  • Card counting, hole carding, and other advantage play
  • Gambling mythology
  • Professional perspectives from industry insiders
  • Game descriptions for popular and new table games

Eliot Jacobson has been a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science as well as an advantage player. Since 2006, he has been president of Jacobson Gaming, LLC, a company specializing in table game design, development, analysis, auditing and mathematical certification. His diverse background gives him a unique perspective from both sides of the table.

"Contemporary Casino Table Game Design" is now available from,, and directly from Blue Point Books. Free review copies are available to qualified individuals and media outlets from Blue Point Books upon request.


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