Casino Profile: Bill Zender

Casino Profile: Bill Zender

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007 | By CasinoGuide

In 1976, Bill Zender became a blackjack dealer. He rapidly started to work his way up the casino industry ladder. Bill became a floor manager, then a pit boss, then a shift manager. Eventually Zender went on to become the Director of Casino Operations and part owner of the Aladdin Hotel and Casino.


He then served as Nevada Gaming Control agent for three years. Bill Zender currently works as a consultant (Last Resort Consulting) and gaming industry expert. He advises his clients on casino operations, cheating and game protection.

Zender's an interesting gaming expert. He often analyzes gaming issues from the point of view of the casino. Gaming enthusiasts who are used to reading about strategies and tips from professional casino players will find Bill Zender's perspective refreshing.

Zender is an expert on Pai Gow Poker and Blackjack. Zender has worked as a Pai Gow Poker consultant in numerous casinos. In 1989, he wrote "Pai Gow Without Tears," and he followed that up with his 1991 book "Pai Gow Poker: Understanding Procedures and Strategies."

Zender shared his insider blackjack knowledge in "Card Counting For the Casino Executive." Casino players are often bombarded with books on how to cheat the casinos. Bill Zender's "How to Detect Casino Cheating at Blackjack" shows players how to watch for shady dealers. Zender's latest book is called "Advantage Play for the Casino Executive."

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