Welcome to Jacobson Gaming, LLC

Jacobson Gaming, LLC is the world's leading independent company specializing in casino table game design, development, mathematical analysis, advantage play analyais, auditing and certification ...

Eliot Jacobson, Ph.D.

The president of Jacobson Gaming is Dr. Eliot Jacobson, who holds a Ph.D. in mathematics. He was a professor of mathematics and computer science. With dozens of research articles, publications and media appearances, Dr. Jacobson is widely recognized as one of the world's top experts on casino table games.

Casino Consulting

Serving casinos worldwide, onsite consulting includes custom designed seminars, staff training, yield management, advantage play audits, secret shopping, game selection, marketing and theo analysis, promotions and more ...

APHeat!

APHeat!

APHeat! is the number one resource on the Internet for advantage play analysis for proprietary table games and side bets. Methods include card counting, collusion, edge sorting, hole carding, beating promotions and more. Full index here.

Consulting

Consulting

I offer a wide range of casino consulting services, including secret shopping, P&P's, game limits/spreads, game security, mathematical analysis and auditing, yield management and more. I am also available as a keynote and conference speaker.

Seminars

Seminars

I offer custom designed seminars covering a diversity of topics in table games mathematics, management and advantage play. I will work with you to create just the right seminar for your group. Seminars are offered in half-day, full-day and multi-day formats.

Eliot Jacobson received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1983. Eliot was Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University from 1983 to 1998, where he was undergraduate chair from 1990 to 1994. He was Visiting Associate Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1998 to 2009. Eliot has over twenty research publications in mathematics appearing in major international journals. In 2009, Eliot retired from academia.


Eliot started his gaming career as a young child, learning chess and bridge from his father at age five. Growing up playing games of all sorts, he opened a casino in his garage as a teenager and quickly won all the allowance money in the neighborhood. As a young adult, Eliot continued playing games. He achieved the “expert” ranking at chess, ran the GO club at Ohio University, and competed in national bridge tournaments.


After nearly a decade as an advantage player, Eliot founded Jacobson Gaming, LLC in 2006. His company specializes in casino table game design, advantage play analysis, game development, and mathematical certification. Eliot has written two books, The Blackjack Zone and Contemporary Casino Table Game Design. Eliot’s blog, apheat.net, has become infamous for the scope of information in contains on non-traditional forms of advantage play. Eliot consults with casinos internationally and is a sought after keynote speaker, trainer and seminar leader.


Eliot is widely recognized as one of the world's top experts on casino table games.