Because gambling can prompt a complete change in one's fortune, and all depending on the roll of a dice or turn of a card, then it's no surprise that Hollywood has embraced the genre. After all, what could create greater suspense and excitement than a gambler who's put everything on black? Because the game of blackjack requires both skill and luck, then it's perfect for more cerebral film goers. Today we're reviewing some of the best blackjack and gambling movies of the last few years.
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.
Having seem the movie "21" about the HIT blackjack team, we're sure that many of you were thinking how cool it would be to have your own blackjack team and head off to Las Vegas to break the bank. If only life were so simple. First you'll need to put together a functioning team. The players have to be totally trustworthy, patient, easy going enough to get on with the other team members, and super skilled at the casino table game of blackjack. They will also need to contribute to the bankroll.