Blackjack Players in the U.S.

Blackjack is a famous gambling game that is also known as 21. This is a card game that is not merely considered a game of chances. Players require special skills to be able to play this game, which is why blackjack players are highly regarded for having the talent for playing this game professionally. In this regard, let us focus our discussion on several American blackjack players who are not only popular in the United States (U.S.), but across the world as well.

Ken Uston was not only a popular American blackjack player, but also a popular blackjack strategist and author. He popularized the concept of team play at blackjack and was credited for doing such. He perfected strategies to do team card counting which caused him to be banned from gambling facilities worldwide. However, he still continued to play blackjack by adopting different costumes to hide his true identity. Aside from gambling books, he also wrote books about personal computers and video games. This American blackjack player was born on January 12, 1935 and died on September 19, 1987.

Aside from being an American blackjack player, Doctor Edward Oakley Thorp is also a mathematics professor and author. His book "Beat the Dealer" made him famous because it was the first book to mathematically explain that card counting is a technique that could beat blackjack. This American blackjack player is also known for co-inventing the first wearable computer with innovator Claude Shannon.

Andrew Bloch is not only known for being a professional poker player, but also as an accomplished American blackjack player. Born on June 1, 1969, he was featured in the blackjack documentary film "The Hot Shoe" and starred in his own instructional video titled "Beating Blackjack," which was released on DVD format.

Because of his expertise in playing blackjack, American blackjack player Henry Tamburin is frequently hired to teach blackjack courses in the U.S. He is also a gambling author, popularly known for writing the book "Blackjack: Take the Money and Run." He has also written articles for such magazines as "The Gambler Magazine," "Strictly Slot," "Gaming South Magazine" and "Casino Player Magazine."

Angie Hardy is a female American blackjack player based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is famously called the "Moneytaker" because of her aggressiveness in playing blackjack. She has participated in such blackjack tournaments as the Ultimate Blackjack Tour and the World Series of Blackjack.

Another American blackjack player is Michael Castellana. Castellana is also known for being a card counter and was featured on one of the episodes of the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, a series of Elimination Blackjack tournaments aired on the CBS television network.

Businessman Charles W. Ergen used to be an American blackjack player until he was banned from gambling facilities for card counting. Aside from being a professional blackjack player, he also became a financial analyst at Frito Lay. He is now the CEO and co-founder of EchoStar Communications Corporation.

These American blackjack players are only some of those who have contributed a lot in promoting blackjack worldwide.