Ken Uston

Ken Uston was born in 1935 and passed away in 1987. He was strategist, renowned blackjack player, and author. He popularized the idea of blackjack team play. Ken Uston was notorious for perfect techniques in card counting in a team at numerous casinos globally during the 1970's.

He has placed bets as significantly high as $12,000 per hand. With his technique, he has earned millions of dollars from the casinos. He was debarred from casinos globally. To get back into the casinos from which he had been banned, he would don customs and thereby became an expert of many disguises. He filed a legal case against three casinos because they banned him because of card counting. New Jersey courts ruled in his favor.

The ruling said that the casinos were not permitted to ban someone from the casino for counting card on the blackjack table. This made casinos change their systems by augmenting the number of decks in all the blackjack games. He also authored numerous books on personal computers and video games in the early 1980's. The History Channel featured him in 2005 as "The Blackjack Man". His basic blackjack education came from the writings of Lawrence Revere and Edward O. Thorpe.

Ken Uston, author:

In the early 1980, he wrote the book called Mastering Pac-Man in four days. It appeared on the New York Time's Best Seller list. He authored several more books about home computers and video games during the 1980's. He also wrote several books on his experiences

Ken Uston's accomplishments:

Some his accomplishments, besides being an author of several books, also created numerous card counting systems. Ken Uston and his blackjack team conceptualized via experimentation, previous unknown methodologies to the game, innovative methods to augment blackjack profits, and advance techniques.

In 1975 Ken along with his team beat Resorts International in Atlantic City in nine and half days of play, for $145,000. He has appeared on over one hundred television and radio shows. He was on a David Hartman special in which Ken Uston starred in a $50,000 blackjack match that was taking place at the Horseshow casino in Las Vegas. He won the blackjack match in front of a national audience.

He has also taught seminars on blackjack at his "Uston's Institute of Blackjack." He has also marketed and distributed videos and teaching materials. He took a consultant job in South Africa to determine why their casino was loosing money. He went undercover and in thirty days, he was back in the United States writing about it.