Blackjack Software References
The Casino Vérité suite of Windows Blackjack software has
been reviewed by many of the card counting experts. Blackjack software
references and awards are provided on this page. No phony, anonymous quotes
here. These are the top Blackjack authors. For a recent Blackjack software
review see AP.COM Review.
"This is outstanding software. It is the best, most realistic
casino Blackjack practice software I have seen. Any player, regardless
of skill, will improve his game using Casino Vérité Blackjack.
I highly recommend it."
"The depth of practical analysis possible with CVCX is really impressive, and as if that weren't enough CVCX also comes with thousands of selectable pre-run sims that explore all the combinations of rules, number of decks, systems, betting ramps and target goals commonly seen. There's virtually no practical aspect of the game that CVCX cannot simulate. In my opinion, it's the most powerful software ever developed to enable players to select those games, playing systems and betting strategies that virtually assure the maximum possible winning advantage."
Bryce Carlson. Author: Blackjack for Blood; Developer: Omega
Mike (2004 World Series of Blackjack Champion)
"As a manager of the MIT Blackjack Team I've trained many players,
and I have to say that Casino Verite has no peer when it comes to BJ
practice software. If you're serious about taking your knowledge and
understanding of blackjack to the next level, I strongly recommend the
Casino Verite suite."
Mike Aponte: 2004 World Series of Blackjack Champion, Professional Blackjack Coach www.MikeAponte.com
Dukach (MIT Blackjack Team)
"We always wrote our own simulators from scratch on the MIT Blackjack
Team in the 90's, because we found all the existing software at that
time to be severely lacking in functionality and power. That's why when
I evaluated CV and all its components, I was extremely surprised at
what it could do. Not only did it fully match, and in some areas surpass,
the power and flexibility of our custom simulators, but it made the
whole process of evaluating and comparing different games and strategies
intuitive, simple, and a downright pleasure to use. We now recommend
CV to all students taking our Blackjack Science Seminars." (Seminars
no longer available)
"His suite of Casino Vérité products has become
the gold standard in Blackjack simulation software."
Donald Schlesinger: Author: Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way,
Author: The Gospel According to Don (BJF column for 12 years)
"Casino Verite has long been the best imitation of actual casino
play possible with a computer." "...it's way out ahead of
CVData is "The top Blackjack simulator on the market today, bar
"The best shuffle-mapping software, however, in my opinion, is
Norm Wattenberg's CVShuffle."
"Today there are very sophisticated modern methods of learning
from computer software. The industry standard is Casino Verite Blackjack,
a truly amazing program that has a myriad of tools for both beginners
"Compared to card counting, there is probably less than 1 percent
as much written about shuffle-tracking. A good resource if you are interested
in learning this complicated technique is the Casino Verite Blackjack software
Kevin Blackwood: Author: The Counter, Author: Play Blackjack
Like the Pros
"The number one Blackjack practice software."
"A fantastic practice and research tool."
Rick Blaine: Author: Blackjack Blueprint
Acknowledgements: "Norman Wattenberger,
proprietor, Casino Vérité.
His CV Blackjack continues as a classic in its field. If there is a
more proficient 'sim' master in the U.S., that person has yet to surface." (Norman Wattenberger quote)
Richard Epstein: The
Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic, 2nd Edition
"There's a resource section in the back of this book with some
other helpful books and support, most notably the Casino Vérité
software, which I would recommend hands down."
Hollywood Dave Stann: Author Hollywood Blackjack
has become a metaphor for Blackjack." (At the Blackjack Ball.)
Max Rubin: Author: Comp CityA
Guide to Free Gambling Vacations
"Without any doubt in my mind, Norm's Casino
Vérité computer software is the best computer blackjack
product on the market. One can practice at almost any level--from basic
strategy to an advanced counting system--and be shown his/her mistakes."
"Lastly, all sorts of simulations can be run with CVData which
will show potential long-term results with almost any blackjack game
one might play with virtually any strategy employed."
Stuart Perry: Author: Las Vegas
"We decided to buy an important piece of software - a powerful simulator, Casino Vérité, that could be customized for dealer speed, payoff mistakes, rules variations, and counting systems."
Nathanile Tilton: Author: Blackjack Life
"The important statistical results in the book were verified using
computer simulations. Norman Wattenbergers excellent Casino Vérité
CVShuffle was used for these simulations."
David McDowell: Author Blackjack Ace Prediction
"I know of no other blackjack game software anywhere that incorporates
the level of detail Casino Vérité does." "Outstanding.
Highly Recommended. Casino Vérité Blackjack is the hottest
game playing software available anywhere."
"I believe it to be the most comprehensive
program for actual casino play."
"Your products are not only great, but the
follow up & updating of said programs is the best."
Ralph Stricker: Author: Silver Fox Blackjack
System- -You Can Count On It; Developer: Silver Fox System
"The Casino Vérité Blackjack program by QFIT is
the best blackjack practice software I have ever used. Take this from
a computer scientist who has attempted to review every blackjack software
program on the market...." "Casino Vérité Blackjack
is the most realistic and enjoyable blackjack game on the market."
"I believe any serious player or team captain should own this
software. There's no other simulator that can match its sheer speed
or features in today's market." (about CVCX)
"If I had to choose only one sim package, CVData ver. 3 would
be the one" (about CVData)
"...the best practice tool I've ever used." (about CVBJ)
George C.: Author Shuffle Tracking for Dummies; Developer: Unbalanced
"The best software currently on the market is Norm Wattenbergers
Casino Verite. "
Anthony Curtis: Publisher: Huntington Press, Las Vegas Advisor
"Learning is made quick and easy by the use of Blackjack software
containing flashcard drills. The only Spanish 21-friendly product on
the market is Casino Verite Blackjack by Norm Wattenberger, which is
considered the most advanced and accurate Blackjack software available."
Katarina Walker: Author: The Pro's Guide to Spanish 21 and
"Computer software is available that enables you to practice counting
at home (I like Casino Verite by Norman Wattenberger.) This approach
is far less expensive than cutting your teeth in the casino."
Ian Andersen: Author: Burning the Tables in Las Vegas
"This software produces hundreds of different
statistics for just about any set of rules, betting strategies, and
playing strategies. For the player who wants to run these tests, this
software is the best there is, in my opinion." (about CVCX)
Michael Shackleford: "The Wizard of Odds"
"This is the best practice software for
Blackjack. It's an invaluable tool for beginners and experienced players
Mike Turner: Author: Bootlegger's 200 Proof
"My gratitude is extended to Norm Wattenberger.
The computer simulations I ran to provide data for this text come right
from his invaluable Casino Verite software package." (about CVData.)
John Bukofsky: Author: Blackjack: Play Like
"Best Game Play Software" "Best Tournament Software"
(The above are awards earned in the "Software Wars" article
in Blackjack Forum Magazine.)
"Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Casino Verite
Blackjack, a super-realistic Windows game, will help you get ready."
"Blackjack games don't usually seem complex, but Casino Verite
offers an amazingly sophisticated gaming engine."
"A big help was a software program called
Casino Verite. It allowed me to play hypothetical hands of Blackjack.
Whenever I made a mistake, the computer would emit a razzy-sounding
"Quite simply, Casino Verite is the best blackjack practice software
ever created. It allows you to practice every aspect of blackjack play
with an emphasis on casino realism.
Whether you're a beginner learning basic strategy, or an advanced player
adding multi-parameter techniques to your card counting arsenal, you'll
find this software to be just what you need."
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includes the Blackjack forum for tournaments.)
"This is a program that does it all and you will not outgrow it.
If you are a serious blackjack player, this is the program for you."
"Quite Simply, the best Blackjack Software available anywhere
for any amount of money."
"There are a lot of Blackjack games available, but you will not find
a more realistic and complete one than Casino Verite." "CVSIM
Blackjack Simulator is a high-speed Blackjack simulator that's sure to
entice even the most sophisticated gambler. It offers helpful wizards,
more simulation options than you ever imagined possible, and a familiar
"Casino Verite is Blackjack for the serious BJ player. If, like
me, you thought Blackjack was a pretty simple game - with a couple of
decisions and a lot of luck, you are sadly mistaken. For BJ can be a
thinking man's game - and Casino Verite takes it to the extreme."
For the AdvantagePlayer.com review see Best
Blackjack Software Review.
CV or its author is now mentioned in 24 books. Click
for the list.
Shareware Five Star Awards
CV has received over 50 five-star awards from
various Windows shareware websites. In all honesty some of these are
silly. Many shareware sites regularly award them to every program without
even looking at them. I've listed a handful here if anyone cares:
Windows Blackjack Software overview at Blackjack