Winning really big money or continually beating the house will always raise eyebrows and attract attention, especially in a game like blackjack where there is a certain element of skill involved.
The casino will certainly want to know what is going on if a player seems able to take their money over a long stretch, other players may well want to watch too out of interest and to see if they can pick up any tips, but only the really successful gamblers get the kind of renown as those on our list of famous blackjack players.
Some have influenced the game in some way, others have been wily enough or skilled enough to beat the casinos, others have walked away with profits in the multi-millions, but all are household names in blackjack circles.
- Dana White: UFC President & High Stakes Blackjack Millionaire
- The Church Team: Card Counting Christians Beating the Casino at Blackjack
- Joe Classon: Mentor to Richard Marcus & Past Posting Expert
- Jess Marcum: The Original Blackjack Genius
- Fred Smith: FedEx Founder Bet the Company on Blackjack
- John Chang: Manager of The MIT Blackjack Team
- Andy Green: Legal Battle with Betfred After Triple Jackpot Blackjack Win
- Ian Anderson: Mystery Blackjack Ace Turning the Tables on Las Vegas
- Stanford Wong: Author of Professional Blackjack & Inventor of Wonging
- Brian Zembic: World Series of Blackjack Player's $100,000 Breasts Bet
- Dustin Marks: Using Magic to Cheat at the Blackjack Table
- Geoff Hall: Inventing Blackjack Switch, Zappit Blackjack, & Free Bet Blackjack
- The Four Horsemen of Aberdeen: Creating the Perfect Blackjack Strategy
- Edward O. Thorp: The Godfather of Card Counting & Beat the Dealer
- Ken Uston: Changing the Law for Blackjack Card Counters
- The MIT Blackjack Team: Nationwide Blackjack Card Counting Team
- Don Johnson: Beast of Blackjack Wins $17 Million from 3 Casinos