The “Best of Arnold Snyder’s Blackjack Forum’s Sermons” was filmed from the pulpit of Bishop Arnold Snyder, spiritual leader of the First Church of Blackjack. The sacred footage was found in my library and dusted off. The video was transformed from VHS to DVD and uploaded to the Casino Examiner YouTube site with Snyder’s blessings. In these videos, made at Bally’s Reno in 1987, Bishop Snyder leads the flock with wisdom and hymms. Snyder’s sermons is a spoof and provides humorous hope and inspiration to frustrated blackjack card counters. Snyder preaches faith and tithing is the cure to winning at 21 while giving “greed a chance.” Snyder’s sermons are all in fun and was an introduction in every Blackjack Forum issue for 23 years.
The quarterly magazine ran from 1981-2003 and was a trade journal for professional gamblers with no fluff and casino ads. Snyder has written many books including “Blackbelt in Blackjack”, “Blackjack Wisdom”, and “The Poker Tournament Formula” as part of his writing arsenal. He is also a Blackjack Hall of Fame inductee for his major contributions to the game of blackjack such as shuffle tracking, card counting, and troublemaker to the casino blackjack world. Blackjack Forum magazine may be gone, but the internet version of Blackjack Forum Online and its traditions continues. The site is free with a library of past articles and sermons to keep one occupied with the history and the interesting characters involved in the game of blackjack.