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.

Blackjack Authors

Best Blackjack SoftwareBryce Carlson

    "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 II System

Best Blackjack SoftwareMIT 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 —

Semyon Dukach MIT blackjack teamSemyon 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)

    Semyon Dukach; Former President, Amphibian Investments (MIT blackjack team); President, Blackjack Science.

Donald Schlesinger

    "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)

Arnold Snyder

    "Casino Verite has long been the best imitation of actual casino play possible with a computer." "'s way out ahead of the competition."

    CVData is "The top Blackjack simulator on the market today, bar none."

    "The best shuffle-mapping software, however, in my opinion, is Norm Wattenberg's CVShuffle."

      Arnold Snyder. Editor: Blackjack Forum; Author: Blackbelt in Blackjack; Author: Blackjack for Profit; Developer: Red Seven & Zen

Kevin Blackwood

"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 and pros."

"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 package."

Kevin Blackwood: Author: The Counter, Author: Play Blackjack Like the Pros

Rick Blaine

"The number one Blackjack practice software."

"A fantastic practice and research tool."

Rick Blaine: Author: Blackjack Blueprint

Richard Epstein

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

Hollywood Dave

"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

Max Rubin

"Casino Vérité has become a metaphor for Blackjack." (At the Blackjack Ball.)

Max Rubin: Author: Comp City—A Guide to Free Gambling Vacations

Stuart Perry

"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 Blackjack Diary

Nathaniel Tilton

"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

David McDowell

"The important statistical results in the book were verified using computer simulations. Norman Wattenberger’s excellent Casino Vérité CVShuffle was used for these simulations."

David McDowell: Author Blackjack Ace Prediction

Michael Dalton

    "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."

      Michael Dalton. Editor: Blackjack Review; Author: Blackjack: A Professional Reference

Ralph Stricker

    "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

Blackjack Confidential

    "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."

      Miles Saugen. Reviewer: Blackjack Confidential Magazine

Shuffle Tracking SoftwareGeorge C.

    "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 Zen

Anthony Curtis

"The best software currently on the market is Norm Wattenberger’s Casino Verite. "

Anthony Curtis: Publisher: Huntington Press, Las Vegas Advisor

Katarina Walker

"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 Australian Pontoon

Ian Andersen

"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

Michael Shackleford

"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"

Mike Turner

"This is the best practice software for Blackjack. It's an invaluable tool for beginners and experienced players alike."

Mike Turner: Author: Bootlegger's 200 Proof Blackjack

John Bukofsky

"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 the Pros

Blackjack Software Awards

Blackjack Forum Magazine

    "Best Game Play Software" "Best Tournament Software"

    (The above are awards earned in the "Software Wars" article in Blackjack Forum Magazine.)

Ziff-Davis Interactive

    "Best Card/Casino Game"

    (This award was earned in the ZDI Shareware Awards.)


Wired Magazine

    "Casino Verite Blackjack is as close as you'll come to honing your skills at the real tables."

PC Magazine

    "Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Casino Verite Blackjack, a super-realistic Windows game, will help you get ready."

PC World

"Blackjack games don't usually seem complex, but Casino Verite offers an amazingly sophisticated gaming engine."

Cigar Aficionado

"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 buzz."



    "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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"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."

    "This is hands down the best Blackjack software I've seen." (CV V2.1)

    "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 interface."

"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 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 Software.






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