I’ve been posting about th3 2008 film 21. The video below is an interview with the real MIT blackjack team on whom the film is based. They discuss the math behind their card counting scheme that won them anywhere from $10,000 to $500,000 per trip to Las Vegas as they “counted cards”.
I posted earlier this week about an old Rihanna song and I mentioned that it’s featured in the 2008 film 21. That’s a really interesting movie that tells the true story – sort of – of the MIT team that beat the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. The methods they used are real, the movie embellishes a bit to create a rather sinister nemesis to make it a more compelling film. But the core story is real. If you’ve seen it, it’s fun to watch.
Here’s the trailer: