Blackjack players swept Tropicana-$6 million in one hand, casino profits were hit hard for the month
About ten years ago, the Atlantic City News of the United States used the very eye-catching headline "Blackjack Players Sweep Tropicana-$6 million in one hand, and casino profits that month Punch reported that it scored every 21-point game player like a shot of psychiatric medicine, and excited how a player who had participated in gambling and hoped to succeed with a weak victory.
In fact, this headline does not reflect the whole story. At that time Johnson launched a series of battles in various casinos in Atlantic City, and the Tropical Garden Casino was just the last battlefield. In the past four months, he won 5 million U.S. dollars at Bogota Casino; he won 4 million U.S. dollars at Caesars. He said that the Caesars Casino in Atlantic City had closed its doors to him and later banned him from gambling in any Caesars casinos in the world.
Net profit of $15 million from three different casinos? Obviously, this cannot be based on luck alone, how did he succeed?
It is easy and the first thing people think of is "card counting": the player keeps in mind every card that has been turned over, and then adjusts the bet based on the remaining cards in order to seek an advantage at the table. Adopting this method requires strong memory and superb mathematical ability. Counting cards is a common bridge in novels and movies, and is considered a deception, at least the casinos think so. In most states (excluding New Jersey), casinos impose bans on such players. The betting strategy of the card counter will show a clear pattern when gambling for a long time. Johnson was closely monitored while playing cards, but the results showed that he did not use the card counting method and defeated the casino with integrity.
After the news behind the scenes of blackjack players sweeping US casinos was exposed, Johnson's game secrets were not known for a long time, but some people had some speculations. After the truth gradually surfaced, the casino also rushed to take countermeasures. In the future, the Gaming Reconnaissance Team will crack the casino 21 game countermeasures for the majority of players, and tell you the mystery of the big blackjack players winning millions of dollars.