by Joe Beevers
“Time may change me, but you can’t trace time.” (Bowie, Dec 1971)
Casinos were not as common as they are now when I was starting out, they were hard to find. I remember writing a letter to the gambling commission to ask exactly how many Casinos were in the UK, and where they were, pretending to be a pupil working on a project! In reality I was using winning strategies and simply wanted to find out where they all were.
As a youngster I played a lot of Blackjack with my late father, David. We played, quite successfully, in a blackjack team, and had a great time along the way. Funnily enough the Victoria Casino was one I would frequent regularly. It’s a good thing really. Where London’s biggest and best cardroom now stands used to be the casino high stakes area, £25 minimum blackjack tables were my home then rather than the £2/£5 PLO or round of each now.