by Michael Covel
A few years ago, I met Jason, a former member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Blackjack Team.
He’s featured in the book Bringing Down the House and the movie 21.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the students on the MIT Blackjack Team used blackjack card counting techniques to beat casinos worldwide.
When I sat down with Jason over sushi overlooking the Pacific Ocean, he told me how his team used precise rules to gain a mathematical edge against the world’s most famous casinos.