Our interesting casino stories continue with one of the world’s most popular gamblers of all time – Don Johnson and his amazing winnings on the Blackjack Tables.
Don Johnson is well known for what the MIT students did, but he actually outperformed them and did it all alone within a six-month period in 2011. Unlike the math student, Don didn’t count cards. Instead he negotiated special rules with the casinos to get an edge, so he would simply earn more winnings the more he kept playing.
First, he played at casinos with attractive house rules. He chose tables with an optimal number of decks. Thus he was able to split any profitable hand into up to four separate ones—in many casinos one split only is allowed. He also chose dealers who stopped drawing when their hand totaled 17 but included an Ace—this increased the chance that his hand would beat the dealers ‘ones. Another trick Don used was sticking to tables where he, on any hand, was able to double his bet, which is once again different in most casinos, where this is allowed only for hands totaling 9, 10, or 11.
However, the most significant element in Don’s playing was that he was guaranteed a payback. Paybacks partially cash your bets back in case you lose. While most platforms offer a 10% refund only to high rollers, Don Johnson managed to negotiate twice that much and favor from a 20% rebate. On top of this, he also negotiated to be allowed to bet $25,000 per hand, which served him perfectly in conjunction with his edge over the house.
These clever moves and tips helped Don Johnson cash out 15 million dollars within just 6 months. This is another story that proves the benefits of gambling and that playing smart is more important than playing huge. So if you think you have what it takes to beat the casino system, go ahead and give it a shot. History shows that everything is possible in the world of gambling.Big winner stories, don Johnson, blackjack,