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.
- Ian Anderson - Blackjack's Man of Mystery
- Stanford Wong - Teacher, Soldier, Gambler
- Brian Zembic - The Man With $100,000 Breasts
- Dustin Marks - The Cheating Magician
- Geoff Hall - The English Inventor
- The Four Horsemen of Aberdeen - Shoulders of Giants
- Edward O. Thorp - The Godfather of Card Counting
- Ken Uston - The Costumed Crusader
- The MIT Blackjack Team - A Global Enterprise
- Don Johnson - The Beast of Blackjack