Blackjack Insiders

Bored on the job and sensing a shift in the management winds at the casino where he works as a floor supervisor, Andrew Uyal learns how to count cards. He’s taught by his boss, Mark Stevens—an expert blackjack player who beats the gambling joints on his days off. Twenty-five-year-old Andrew is recently divorced, has a young son to support, and is ready for a challenge that offers mental stimulation, financial profit, and even a taste of danger.

Andrew and Mark start small, with low stakes and hit-and-run incursions into the Las Vegas locals casinos. Their familiarity with the inner workings of casino table games allows the card counting duo to quickly determine what their opponents in the pit are doing, why they’re doing it, and how those actions can be countered. Their intimacy with casino procedures, however, doesn’t protect them from the adversity that comes with gambling for a living and they must learn to deal with the solitude and long hours, the constant travel, the wild bankroll swings, and the burden of being viewed and treated like criminals.

Ride along with the ultimate blackjack insiders as they take on casino after casino in city after city. Along the way, you’ll explore the conflicting views of the casinos and the players through the eyes of two men who embody both.

About the Author: Andrew Uyal