Dr. Edward Thorp
The inventor of card counting, his best-selling Beat the
Dealer, published in 1962, changed the way blackjack
was played against - and by - casinos forever.
The most famous professional blackjack player of all
time. He wrote Million Dollar Blackjack and The Big Player
while winning a fortune in Las Vegas and Atlantic City
Author of Professional Blackjack and inventor of "back
counting." He had a 30-year career and is widely
regarded as the world's foremost authority on casino
The "Bishop of Blackjack," he published Blackjack Forum
magazine, invented the Red 7's count, and developed
numerous sophisticated techniques that intelligent
players have used to exploit blackjack for the past 20
A former casino executive and professional blackjack
player, he wrote Comp City, which bared long-held
casino comp secrets and showed non-professional
players how to play with an advantage.
The greatest analytical mind to ever play the game.
He wrote "The Theory of Blackjack," which is still
considered the most complete mathematical
treatise of blackjack ever written.
The most successful team leader - and solo player -
in history. His count team has won millions over the
past two decades and continues to flourish today.
The most creative of all the blackjack intellectuals.
He developed the first blackjack computer in 1972.
His inventions were used to legally harvest untold
millions from casinos throughout the '70s and '80s.
The author of How to Play Winning Blackjack, he's
best known for the vast amount of blackjack
programming he did for virtually every notable
blackjack author through 1975 and is widely
credited for developing the programs that led to
Dr. Thorp and Lawrence Revere's advanced card
As an author, he wrote the legendary Playing Blackjack
as a Business in 1969 and developed the first
simplified method to determine the True Counts.
A prolific blackjack player, he mastered card
counting, shuffling tracking and hole card play.
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