Kevin Blackwood

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Kevin Blackwood
OccupationAuthor, Professional Gambler
NationalityUnited States

Kevin Blackwood is a professional blackjack player, card counter and gambling author. He is best known for his novel, The Counter, and his instructional book, Play Blackjack Like the Pros.

Blackwood has played in the World Series of Blackjack[2][3] and the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, a televised 10-week blackjack tournament airing on CBS.[4][5]


  • The Counter (2002)
    A novel following Raven Townsend's quest to earn a million dollars at high-stakes blackjack.[1][better source needed]
  • Play Blackjack Like the Pros (2005)
    Instructional book on winning at blackjack.
  • Casino Gambling For Dummies (2006)
    Hands-on guide of insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games. It is a book for the complete novices in gambling, which includes the basics and the strategies. He also covers manner issues, bluffing and bank roll. He talks about baccarat, blackjack, roulette, slots, craps, poker, keno and bingo. Blackwood narrates horse racing betting and other sports betting.[6]


  1. ^ a b Kevin Blackwood. "Author Biography". Retrieved 2008-03-07.
  2. ^ "WSOB Past Tournaments". Retrieved 2008-03-09.
  3. ^ "Pro gambler donates winnings to charity". The Register-Guard. Farlex, Inc. 2005-04-17. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  4. ^ "Television Schedule". Ultimate Blackjack Tour, LLC. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
  5. ^ "Kevin Blackwood". Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Casino Gambling for Dummies Review". Retrieved 2011-05-27.

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