When Don Johnson (DJ) beat several East Coast casinos in late 2011 through early 2012 by exploiting their loss rebate programs, few understood the scope of his triumph. After his success, there were a number of articles (for example, this article in Atlantic Magazine) that tried to explain his success as a mix of luck and experience. Several other articles produced mathematical analyses that did not directly address the main questions.
The "Holy Rollers" were a Church-based blackjack card counting team operating out of the Pacific Northwest. Recently, a documentary was released describing their remarkable success. A few weeks back I was privileged to have one of the founders of the Holy Rollers, Colin Jones, contact me to tell me how he and a friend beat the Slingo Bonus Bet 21 blackjack side bet by using the counting systems I posted on this blog.
Last Tuesday, I heard Don Johnson (DJ) speak at the World Game Protection Conference in Las Vegas. In case you don't know who he is, DJ is the guy who beat several Atlantic City casinos out of over 15 million dollars in late 2011 and early 2012 by exploiting their loss-rebate programs.
It’s not everybody who happily bets enormous sums of money in some of the ritziest casinos on earth – and gets asked to stop playing. This happened to Don Johnson and, along the way, he became a gambling-world legend. In this revealing interview, Johnson, who was recently nominated for a place in the Blackjack Hall of Fame, reveals how it happened, how it grew and how it all regretfully ended.