Find out all the highs and lows in the life of MIT Mike Aponte. The former blackjack professional was the first ever World Series of Blackjack champion and made a career out of card counting. Back in the day, he was teamed up with four others from MIT college and the group won millions in blackjack. After they disbanded, Mike Aponte was the only one to step forward into his solo career and truly make a name for himself. Nowadays, he coaches blackjack players to improve their overall game.
By recruiting the smartest and most daring students at several top universities across the US, Bill Kaplan was able to form the greatest card counting team in the history of Blackjack. The MIT team devised a system of play and set off to conquer casinos up and down the country. Using a spotter to see when the game play was hot, another team member would then take a seat at the table to clean up with high stakes bets. Their efforts made them all millionaires in their early 20's.