The Casino Odds

Casino odds are made to be in favor of the house, we know this, however, what if you could change some of the rules?  Then what?

A couple nights ago I was going through Netflix when I saw this movie “The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale”.  Since I’d never really heard of it, I decided to check it out.

This true tale follows the experiences of a guy by the name of Don Johnson, from Pennsylvania who basically crushed the casinos over $15 million at the blackjack tables.

You would figure he was counting cards, right?  That may have been part of it, but it wasn’t the entire reason.  He was in a position that many normal folks would never be placed in.  He was what casinos call a “whale”, which is someone who has a lot of money and spends it all on the casino floor and at the time he was considered an average player.  Because Don was seen as an average player with really deep pockets, during the financial fallout, when even the casinos were desperate for cash, they were offering guys like Don more than just the comp room and dinner.

Watch the full episode here and let us know what you think.

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