Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure (2019) Movie Script

I would guess that if you walk
into a crowded casino,
maybe ten percent
of those customers
think they're advantage players.
But of those ten percent
fewer than one percent
have any hope
of actually taking
any substantial amount
of money out of a casino.
Casinos don't like it
when they get people in there
who have the expectation
of walking out the door
with more money
than they walked in with.
Any card counter knows
that heat comes quickly
if you're counting cards.
It's the thing that casinos look for first.
The casinos feel
emotionally toward card counters,
the way they feel towards
cheats. So they hate you.
For the past four decades
blackjack players
have been saying,
"Oh the game is over.
It's the end of times.
We're not going to get
to play anymore
because a new technology
comes along."
When I started playing in 1978
from that moment and every
single year since then,
I have had people tell me
blackjack is dead.
It's over.
You can't make money anymore.
And then we went and made
ten million dollars
or whatever it was.
And KC started his career.
So, it all depends
on how you look at it.
Most people realize
the game of blackjack
is vulnerable and can be beaten.
But very few people take
the time to master the skills
necessary to do it and/or build
the required bankroll
to play professionally.
When I started playing blackjack, I knew
I wanted to play at the
highest stakes available.
I started playing at a very young age.
I had a subscription
to Arnold Snyder's,
"Blackjack Forum."
I read every issue cover
to cover. I loved it.
Realizing there were people
beating casinos for a living,
I was attracted to it.
I would read books,
go to websites.
Check out the forums.
I had a computer software I'd practice
on, on a regular basis.
And at the time,
I was playing very low limits,
learning the game, learning how to
play, learning techniques,
and I slowly built up
a bank roll over the years.
I learned a lot of hard lessons.
I went broke a few times,
but it's when I really
became a professional.
There was a definitive point
where I went from playing
under the radar
at lower states
without giving my ID,
I decided I was going
to set up credit lines
and play at high stakes.
It took me years and years
to get to that point,
I not only had the bankroll
but I also had the skills
to play blackjack
at nosebleed stakes.
This is where like my whole plan
came together.
And every weekend
I was traveling from Berkeley,
where I was a full-time
student, to Las Vegas
where I was working full-time as
a professional blackjack player.
It was a pretty exciting
period of my life.
My optimal high-limit strategy
required disclosing my identity
and establishing credit
lines all over Las Vegas.
I knew I only had one shot at this,
once the casinos identify you
as an advantage player,
the whole game changes.
I went to grad school with KC
and while we were doing
our homework together,
I quickly
understood that his lifestyle
was not financed
by working at Starbucks.
What makes KC so good?
I mean he's been playing the game
for so many years,
that any little edge he'll find,
he'll take advantage of it
and push it to its maximum.
There's something
extremely satisfying
about beating a casino
for a large sum of money,
even better
when they pick up your tab
on an enormous weekend
of extravagance.
That's a great feeling.
I'm not only winning.
But them paying
for the whole thing,
knowing you had the
advantage the whole way.
And the whole time
the casino was a sucker.
Comps are what we give
back to a customer
who's willing to risk
his money in the casino
and play up to a certain level.
We base comps on the level
of play of a customer.
The extravagant lifestyle afforded to
casino high rollers seems frivolous but actually
it's an important calculated element
of a professional blackjack career.
Comps range from room,
to food and beverage,
to spa, to expensive flight tickets,
jet air fares, very expensive
nightclub bills.
We're talking about all
the way to 50,000 dollars.
For a big enough player,
the sky is the limit.
It adds up a lot.
So it can probably
add as much as twenty
to forty percent
to your overall
expected earn per hour,
if you really work
the comp system well.
Casinos are constantly
looking for advantage players.
So as a professional,
a bit of acting is required.
I'm ordering cocktails.
I'm buying bottle after bottle
of champagne--Cristal,
Dom Prignon.
I'm throwing a party
in the high-limit pit.
And as long as I am there
gambling and partying
in their eyes I'm not working.
Hiding your skill,
most people want to show off.
A blackjack player
wants to hide
whatever skill
he may happen to have.
And the more you can act
like a complete jerk
the better off you are.
So having some type of act
you feel comfortable executing,
really does distract them
from evaluating your skills.
In that timeframe,
I beat the Hard Rock
for 1.4 million,
which is probably my greatest
score in my blackjack career.
I didn't know how long
it was going to last.
And it ends
when you become so hot
you can't enter a casino
and you can't play.
All of a sudden
you're unwelcome.
You don't know when that
day is going to happen.
There's a very drastic
change from being welcomed
to the casino to them
basically throwing you out.
And maybe even treating
you like a criminal.
The Casino has a surveillance
department that's very good.
Cameras everywhere,
personnel trained to look for people
that either might be
cheating or counting cards.
They don't care what you're
doing, if you're a threat
to their bottom line in any
way, they get you out of their.
The casinos have every
right to bar you
for doing an advantage play,
for using your brain--
you hate it,
but, yes, the casinos
have the right to throw you out.
Gambling is a state issue.
Nevada law is that any business
has the right to exclude anyone,
for any reason
or for no reason at all
with the obvious exceptions
of by statute,
race, gender,
other forms of discrimination.
So casinos in Nevada
have the right to exclude
anybody they want. If they want
to exclude card counters
or people wearing green hats,
they have the right to do it.
And the casinos also have
the right to 86 you,
formally 86 you, which means
to read you the Trespass Act,
which means if you return,
they can arrest you
for having trespassed.
The relationship between casinos
and advantage players,
it's a thin line
of love and hate.
APs hate the casinos
for limiting their play.
Same time APs love the casinos
after crushing them.
And the casinos
hate them because they did.
Your subsequent return
to the premises
will subject you to immediate
arrest for trespassing.
Some casinos are more friendly
than others
in getting rid of players.
Some players
are much more persistent
than others in playing.
In my opinion, the relationship
between the casino
and the advantage player
should be a cat
and mouse relationship.
Obviously, I am biased.
It seems there's
some illegal conduct
that goes on, either
on the part of the casino
or on part of the card counter.
Most of the illegal conduct
or immoral conduct
is done by the casinos.
The player also enters this
environment under the assumption
that the game
is going to be fair
and the casinos are going to act
in a fair and legal manner.
This is probably true for
99.9% of casino players.
But for advantage players
or players willing to risk
enough money that could
potentially disrupt
the finances of the casino,
this couldn't be further from the truth.
Casinos, in my opinion, they are
the worst of both worlds.
They'll get people drunk.
They'll take advantage of them.
If you try to take advantage
of them legally,
they will employ
illegal methods to stop you.
It runs the gamut
from illegal detentions,
search and seizure, confiscating
chips, cheating in the games.
Casinos have refused
to cash my chips.
Casinos have stolen
chips from me.
I've had money
illegally confiscated from me.
I've been cheated
numerous times.
In the past, I have been drugged
in the back, I've been punched,
friends of mine
had been burned with cigarettes,
friends of mine
have had their jaws broken,
friends of mine have been
threatened to be murdered.
I've seen intentional payoffs
against me.
I've been arrested
for crimes I didn't even commit.
I know people who have been
beaten up.
I was once drugged
by a casino.
Casinos planted narcotics
on a friend of mine
that was being detained
The list of casino crimes
goes on and on with never
anything but a slap on the wrist
from local gaming authorities
which are supposed
to regulate games
but we've found
just protect casinos.
People say is it dangerous
to play in these casinos.
And I immediately say,
"No. I don't feel any danger.
I never felt really,
the danger, you know."
But then I think
about visiting Ken Euston,
on his hospital bed when he had
73 broken bones in his face
from a security guard
that punched him
just outside a casino in Reno.
There is a safety issue.
I generally feel
I'm safe in a casino.
Um, but it's not unusual
for security
to get out of line
and overreact to the situation.
This is part of the reason.
They send out
these bolo reports.
They say, be on the lookout
for this player.
He's got this skill,
this skill, and this history.
And one here and one there
and these casinos, freak out.
Usually they tend
to very quickly overreact
and bring security, police
and other goons
to treat us like criminals.
But playing is my job.
It's what I do professionally.
I want to play,
I don't feel
that I should quit playing
just because
they're aggressive,
and willing to break
the laws and intimidate me.
From being both a player
and a casino operator,
I'm just kind of--
sometimes I'm amazed
at some of the techniques
that the casinos use
to try to discourage
card counters.
As any card counter or other
casino player would know
that the hardest part about
the game is avoiding the heat
over an extended period of time.
The casino's willingness
to break the law
and create a hostile environment
for advantage players,
forces advantage players
to take countermeasures.
I've used disguises.
I use camouflage when I play.
I use aliases.
I would say creativity
and hard work are the two
most important characteristics
that an AP can possess.
I lasted for years.
I had these accents, I was
a Texan, I talked like this.
Come on in, I'd hide whiskey,
I'd put tea in there
and I'd knock them down,
order a double wild turkey,
make it a quadruple
wild turkey and a beer.
And I'd already have an O'Doul's
poured it into the beer I had.
I'd have this one here.
I'd knock them down, knock that down.
I'm talking like this, acting like
that, tipping like crazy.
I've done some ridiculous
things to try
to avoid heat
or detection or whatever.
But they were kind of
ridiculous and I got caught,
I got dressed up as a woman.
I mean, come on, you know.
Welcome to "Gambling
with an Edge." I'm Bob Dancer.
- Hello, Richard.
- Hello. Good to be here.
All right. Tonight's guests will
be KC, a professional gambler.
At the time, in the peacock lounge
which used to be the high-limit pit
- in the Hard Rock.
- Yes, right by the front door.
Yep. They used to have
chips with RFID
that they used to rate you.
As you bet these chips,
there was a computer screen
that the pit-boss had
access to and it could see
exactly how much you were
wagering on every single hand.
And I realized that if you took one of those
chips and placed it underneath the table,
it would also trigger
in the betting circle.
I wore Under Armour
underneath my pants.
Then, sewed these chips
into the Under Armour.
And I could lift my knee up,
it would trigger as if I bet
on top of the circle.
- Underneath the table?
- Exactly.
Attention, advantage
players, this is exactly
the way the mind
of an advantage player works.
You automatically get extra
2,000 dollars on to your bet.
You might be spreading
from 100 to 500,
but it looks like
a spread from 2,100
to 2,500, which isn't much
of a spread at all.
- Exactly!
- Something like that?
It looked like
I was betting pretty big.
I might change my bet a little,
when I go down to 500,
I put the 1,500
and chips underneath the table,
so it would still read
as if it were 2,000.
So my bet, according
to their computer system,
never looked like it was going
between 2,000 and 3,000
all the time which isn't
that big of a variation.
And I think that they were very
dependent on this technology.
So, I was able
to beat them up, pretty good.
KC was one of those players
that I noticed in the circuit.
He was one of my players
that I liked to follow
because he had
all these personas.
He looked like a mountain man
one day and GQ'ed up the next.
I didn't really talk very much
about the art of implementation
because I feel that it would be
presumptuous of me
to talk about it when KC I think
is better at it than I am.
I am a professional blackjack player.
I'm forced to evade
the most advanced surveillance
systems known to man.
I'm scrutinized
by biometric software.
I'm constantly observed
by casino personnel.
My identity changes every day.
This is the price
I pay to be a winner.
KC has taken this to some kind
of new level, you know.
The disguises he puts on,
the variety
and the IDs and all that stuff.
I don't know anybody else who
does it like that, to that degree.
I was getting a lot
of heat from the casinos,
changed my look, grew a beard,
grew my hair out,
changed the way I dressed
and I've been able to
get back into the casino.
So, I'm going to take
another shot at them,
start playing every day,
see how things go.
Yeah, so we just got booted
from the Orleans.
he was on a tail end
of a very good run of cards
using a 100 dollar unit,
one over 6,000 which was good.
What did the guy say
when he went up to you?
He introduced himself.
He was very friendly.
"No more blackjack at any of
the boy gaming properties."
- Did he ask you who you were?
- Nope.
Didn't ask me. Probably knew
I wouldn't tell him.
Just to be safe when we left
the property we jumped in a cab,
circled around the block,
came back and jumped in the car.
When I walk out of a casino and I know I've
just either been backed off, or trespassed,
I never get into my car.
They've got cameras all over.
Even if you don't think
they're following you, they are.
We're going to head
over to Silverton lodge.
It's right
on the outskirts of Vegas
and work our way
north from there.
Just do as many hit
and runs as we can.
In and out, playing
aggressively, you know.
Most of these places I've
been thrown out before.
We're going to take dead aim
at them until we have to go.
The hair. To go or not to go?
To cut or not to cut.
My hair has been pretty good
to me lately.
You know, it's provided
quite a bit of cover for me.
The problem is
it's very difficult to handle
other day-to-day functions
looking like the caveman.
Fresh out of salon
at the Palms,
got my new haircut,
my new look.
We'll see how it goes.
There's only one way to tell
and we should go play.
There's nothing like walking
downtown 7:00 in the morning.
Camouflage plays will
efinitely help your longevity.
Eventually, no matter how good
you are, you will get caught.
Duly appointed representative
of the owner of this property,
I hereby warn
you you are trespassing
according to the Trespassing Act
as defined by Statute 207.200.
Six a.m. Spent all night
playing at a crappy casino.
It's getting really tough.
I'm not welcome in the city.
I'm finding myself playing in,
you know, poor casinos
and off shifts at low limits.
I've had two faces
at this blackjack career.
One, learning how to play,
playing in lower limits,
building my bankroll and two,
playing at the highest limits
as an invited Casino guest.
But things have changed.
Now, I'm a known entity,
I can't play in Las Vegas anymore.
I've come to a crossroads
in my blackjack career.
I need to determine,
if I want to go down this road further.
I'm going to have to leave
Las Vegas,
travel around the country
to other casinos
or, two, I'm going to have
to find a new career.
It's not clear to me
what the right decision is.
But it is clear to me that
playing professional blackjack
in Las Vegas
is no longer an option.
I think there might be
another half a million out there
for me to earn
playing blackjack.
There's so many
casinos I haven't been to,
I'd really like to spend
one year in the RV,
traveling around the
country trying to extract
as much as I possibly can
out of the game of blackjack.
So pulled
on the road heading east,
our nationwide blackjack
tour begins.
We just entered Louisiana,
first town on the border in Shreveport,
there's a nice group
of casinos here at boomtown.
And we're trying to work our way
down to New Orleans
which is going to be
our home base
as we take on all the casinos
in this region here.
I wanted to play my third
session at Harrah's, New Orleans.
And within five minutes, a casino
manager trespassed me from the property.
I hadn't gotten a lot of heat
during my first two sessions
but I had a lot of big bets
out there.
Probably got their attention,
they may have rewound
the footage and analyzed
my play later and realized
I was counting cards.
Card counting is
professional blackjack 101,
the first technique
an aspiring AP would learn.
Counting is a simple technique,
players sign values to cards,
contract them as they are dealt.
I use the high-low count
and assign the value
of plus 1 to 2 through 6,
0 to 7s, 8s and 9s
and minus 1 to tens,
face cards, and aces.
As the cards
are dealt in real time,
values are added to
create the running count.
The running count needs to be
adjusted by the decks remaining
to establish an adjusted count
or true count.
The true count determines the player's edge
or mathematical advantage
or disadvantage
which in turn determines
how much a player wagers
on any given hand.
When the true count goes up,
the player wagers more.
When the true count goes down
the player wagers
less or not at all.
Changes in true count
determine strategy decisions.
Similar hands are often played differently
depending on the true count
at the time the hand is dealt.
On my first hand
I have an ace seven
or soft 18
versus the dealer's two.
A basic strategy
would suggest that I stand
but because the true count
is plus three,
my strategy indicates I should
double down in this situation.
On my second hand I have six-three
or nine versus the dealer's two.
Again, basic strategy would
suggest I hit in this situation
but as the true count is plus
three my strategy suggests
that I deviate and double down in the spot.
Using this strategy,
an advantage player
can expect to play with an
advantage over the casino
of approximately one percent.
Changed my look, I'm going to
try playing in another casino.
I don't have much of a history with
them, that might go well.
Now they got a cop up here.
He's turning his lights
on coming to get me. Shit!
- What disturbance?
- I don't know.
They said the white car,
you're in the white car.
The casino asked the Kenner,
Louisiana police,
to pull us over
outside of the casino.
Casino surveillance is trying
very hard to get us
to show identification
which we're not going to do.
We haven't broken the law.
We didn't even play blackjack.
- I have a supervisor coming to the scene.
- Okay.
I have one of their supervisors
coming to the scene
so we can see what we have
going. We try to resolve this.
I have no idea
what they're talking about.
That's what I'm trying.
He just pointed to you.
He said the white car, stop them
they're causing a disturbance.
That's where we're at right now.
So give me a few minutes.
Yeah we'd love to go,
you know, it's...
The casino manager who
trespassed us from the property
is now explaining to the officer why his
security personnel asked him to pull us over.
The good thing is the cop
has no idea what to do.
He said, "what do you want
me to charge him with?"
I think, the cop realizes
we haven't done anything wrong.
This guy is starting
to sweat a little.
Do you have some identification?
Can I ask what the problem is?
- I just need your ID.
- Okay.
Now they just extracted
my ID out of me illegally.
They finally figured it out.
It's me.
So, new disguise, new look.
The two trespassings
made it clear
that Griffin was aware
that I'm in this area.
There's no doubt in my mind
that they sent out a flyer
with my picture on it--
updated picture
to the local casinos.
Griffin is a big thorn
in any blackjack player's side.
Griffin holds itself out
as a detective agency
that publishes
an electronic database
of purportedly known cheaters,
advantage players,
card counters,
and other people who casinos
might want to know who they are.
It's very bad to be a card counter
and get placed in the Griffin book.
That's like considered somewhat
traumatic the first time
you find out that you're
actually in the Griffin book.
There's the famous black book
called the Griffin book.
This is a rogue copy given to me
by another blackjack player.
It's a little bit older version. They
take a picture of you and disseminate it.
And they file a report. This card player's
here in town and blah, blah, blah.
We got to work against them.
It's a game of cat-and-mouse.
We got to rotate. Session, session,
session. Keep it small and quick.
Three casino shifts.
I'm going to change my outfit,
every few hours.
Go and play 45 minutes.
Get some maximum bets down.
Try not to get too much attention.
Come back eight hours
later, do the same thing.
Biloxi is pretty good down here.
Nice weather,
a little pool time
in at the Beau Rivage.
I won 7,700 at the Hard Rock
and then I won 11,800
at Beau Rivage
in about ten minutes. These
double dead games are so juicy
that it's actually worth it
to go in and just play
for 15 minutes spreading,
you know,
you can probably make--
the way I'm spreading,
you can probably make
about 2,000 an hour,
playing those games.
Three days and 26,000,
two 28.
Yeah like what you created huh?
My background in gaming?
I grew up my father was a games player.
He was a serious backgammon player,
poker player, blackjack player,
and he was an innovator
in these fields.
He took the game
very seriously.
he played it in a time when very
few people knew how to count cards.
Ah, this is 1960, 61'-62'.
There were
no resources available
but no history of blackjack
is complete
without mentioning John Scarne,
who was the first person to my
knowledge, to ever make
a public statement that blackjack
was a game that could be beaten.
I remember getting on the bus
and going to Reno
before he was 18 years old.
I had developed
my own counting method
based on what I think
at the time
was actually the first point
count, ever used in a casino.
And using the crude
basic strategy
I learned from John Scarne's
work, I found myself winning.
And we gambled around the world
in blackjack, backgammon,
play blackjack in casinos
in Biarritz, in @@,
in Monte Carlo.
So as a child I was able to see
some of his adventures playing,
traveling to tournaments,
traveling to Las Vegas,
and it certainly influenced me.
By the time
he was growing up,
he'd see it occasionally.
But not on a several hours a day basis,
the way I was engaged
in my youth.
I was kind of surprised really
that the he took it up
and got into it to the degree
he did, but maybe it's genetic.
We are in Greenville,
These places are great
because they're so small,
they don't really
belong to a big--
where the hell am I?
They're so small I don't know
where the hell they are.
They have very
unsophisticated surveillance.
I was able to shuffle track
which added
my advantage rating more.
Shuffle tracking
is a great technique
used to take advantage
of weak shuffles,
can enhance the card counting experience
and increase your advantage
with less heat
than card counting alone.
As I count the shoe,
I notice a lot of tens and aces
grouped together
in the first deck dealt.
I mentally labeled this
group of cards
or slug in the discard tray.
As I continue to count the shoe,
I noticed the consistency of
the remainder of the shoe.
After counting
the entire six-deck shoe,
I'm able to follow
the interesting slugs
through a weak,
one pass shuffle.
Notice the two slugs with
negative counts of minus 16
and minus eight will be shuffled
together to form a two-deck slug
with a running count
of minus 24.
The new group of cards is
presented at the front of the shoe
after the shuffle and I
want to target this slug.
I cut a small group of cards from the
back of the shoot forward noted in green.
I'll play through the green
group of cards at minimum bets
until I reach
the red target slug.
With a true count of plus
12 and an advantage over 5%,
I will increase my bets
to the table maximum,
until I play
through the entire slug.
Once you begin to include techniques beyond
counting in your repertoire,
it makes it more difficult
for casino surveillance
operators to analyze your play.
So it was great,
a couple thousand here,
a couple there. It adds up.
I just went
into Sam's Town to play.
They had a great single-deck
game I was playing,
very small, trying not
to get any attention.
Casino's shift manager
approached me
along with head of security,
another security guard,
they were rude and unpleasant,
told me to color up,
I was being trespassed
from the property.
I was very calm
and friendly with them.
They kind of escorted me
towards the door and I said,
"Listen, I've got these chips.
Where's the cashier?"
The casino
shift manager told me
the cashier
was in the parking lot,
that I had to leave right now.
"If you come back,
we'll arrest you."
So I'm meeting with agents from
the Mississippi Gaming Commission,
it's unlawful
for them to kick you out
when they know you have
chips and tell you
that you cannot cash the chips.
That's equivalent to stealing.
The gaming agent
walked me in today,
and cashed them with me. He
walked into the casino with me
so that I could cash them.
They might get a fine.
They're going to get
some sort of violation.
You have to fight this,
this web of surveillance
and counter surveillance to
try and get your bets down.
All you want is walk
into a casino and play
and use your mind
ike anybody else
but there's a whole web
that you can get caught in,
once they find you,
they're going to kick you out.
Despite the usual dramas
and challenges
you face while you're playing
blackjack professionally,
such as getting kicked out
and a heat,
I'm having a blast.
Enjoying my time in the RV,
the freedom,
being on the road,
had a great winning streak
in the south and now
I'm ready to head west.
I'm going to stop in
Vegas for a couple of days
and then head to California.
There's 40 or 50 casinos
I haven't even been to.
I'm looking forward to that
and I'm just excited right now.
We're back on the road,
heading west to California.
Yeah I started
Golden Acorn last night,
Indian casino
in San Diego area.
Once we arrived,
there were only two tables open
at a six-deck game
with a maximum bet of 500
and a two-deck game
with a maximum bet of 250.
I ended up winning
under 2,000 there.
Then we drove to Viejas casino,
walk in there and had two
amazing shoes back to back,
sky-high counts.
It happened so fast
as he would go press,
press, press.
Next thing I knew
I was at maximum bets.
And I won over 10,500
in probably about half an hour.
And now we drove to Barona.
'm going to play here today,
it's most high-end casino
in the San Diego area.
How are you today?
Quick session in Barona,
they had no problem
with me winning 5,000.
A little bit of cover
play went a long way.
For sure the hat
and glasses I was wearing
were a must because
they practically advertise
on the table
they use facial recognition.
I've never seen it.
Biometrica is a software company
that came into being,
to provide game protection
software to casinos.
They have people they'd like
to keep track of.
Good guys, bad guys,
high rollers,
advantage players, cheaters.
Here's a new guy in our casino.
We checked our databases,
we don't know who he is.
He's winning
a heck of a lot of money.
They grab your picture, click,
with the touch of a mouse
it can go up and out
to 175 little
surveillance rooms.
The camera will freeze
an image and instantly check
all the pictures in the database
and come up
with the most likely matches.
The best way to think
of it is in terms of,
we grab an image of your face,
as soon as you grab that,
the software measures
your face,
maybe 1,000
different measurements.
So it's important to understand
that we use the eyes
just as anchor points to start
the measurements all around.
so many measurements there.
If you put it on a mustache
or you put on a beard,
you covered up, what,
15% of your measurements?
I mean you could go
through a makeup artist
and come into a casino
dressed as Tootsie
instead of Dustin Hoffman,
then you probably won't be seen.
It's unlikely that somebody's
going to have so much on them.
If they do what's going to happen is
they're not going to need face recognition
"Look at this guy." They attracted
more attention to themselves
than our software ever could.
I got to scout it out and figure
out what her shift is
and how she moves around.
It's a 12 o'clock, it's 12:30.
I don't know if I may caught
the very end of her shift.
All right. Well, I'll keep you posted.
Well I just hit a quick session
at Pechanga, San Diego,
and stumbled across
an incredible opportunity.
I came across a dealer
who unbeknownst to her,
would show me her hole card
every single hand.
The game is such
a slam-dunk where
this could be easily,
a six-figure opportunity.
Hole carding means
that the dealer
is exposing their hole card
in blackjack.
Normally, that's supposed
to be dealt face down
but sometimes the way
the dealer takes it out
of the shoe or the way they
check for the blackjack,
some sort of mannerism
that they have
the player
might be able to see it.
Hole card play is one
of the best things
that they could do
nowadays I believe.
Anytime you're in a card game,
you know the value
or even some partial information
about what a hidden card
is likely to be
then you could adjust your
strategies accordingly
to get a much bigger edge than you
would have through counting cards.
Approximately one
to two percent of dealers
use poor or sloppy techniques
which can be exploited
by advantage players.
This dealer is unknowingly
flashing his hole card.
Given the extra information
I adjust my playing
strategy accordingly.
On my first hand
I have a nine,
would normally
hit against a 10
but given the extra information
that the hole card
is the six of clubs,
I changed my play
and double down.
The hole card information
provides an advantage
of about ten percent.
So, I flat bet
the table maximum, every hand.
On my second hand I have 14.
I would normally hit
14 against a 10,
but I'm playing my 14
against the dealer's 16
and opt to stand according
to the hole card strategy.
The erratic plays combined
with consistent bet amounts
make the technique more difficult
for casino operators to detect.
We read up and we consult
with attorneys
and find out
before we even play
is this something
we can do legally?
And since it is,
we have no qualms.
Just you know hitting that game
and others as hard as we could.
My last session with Pechanga went really
well. I played an eight-hour shift,
on graveyard
um... with my favorite dealer
who happens to show me
her hole card almost every hand.
I followed her around,
figured out her table rotation
and when she would be there.
I play a little bit
before she rotate in
and after,
it went really well.
I did get a fair amount of heat.
They knew I wasn't counting they
couldn't figure out what was going on.
Ninety-five thousand
eight hundred,
I think for a total
of six days of play,
not bad at all.
I started out strong in
Mississippi, in Louisiana,
with a series of big wins.
The winning
continued in San Diego,
followed by a six-figure hole card score.
This trip really couldn't have
started better.
I'm up already
over 250,000 dollars.
I pulled
in Palm Springs last night
to Morongo, crushed them,
won over 20,000.
He drove down further
into Palm Springs
to Fantasy Springs
at which point I took off
my sports coat and my
jacket and my nice outfit
and put on a wig and some camo,
pad and changing into
black shirt and shorts.
Then I headed on
deeper into Palm Springs,
went to Spa,
had a quick clobbered
beating up for 5,500
and got some heat.
As soon as I raised my bet
they came over and booted me.
Said that-- told me I was
a known advantage player.
You know we're getting deep,
went around dirt roads,
and you have
no cell phone reception.
This casino over the trip because
we're so far out in the boonies.
I started playing, another gentleman sat
down, he was playing five dollars a hand.
And another kid came up
and had four one-dollar chips.
I went on a bit of a hot streak,
cleaned out their whole rack.
We got a lot of attention.
I mean a 1,500 dollar bet
in Vegas term isn't very big.
But out on a place like this
you know, created quite a crowd.
We've landed in Reno.
I've got my list,
I planned out my route of all
the casinos I want to hit.
I'm looking at about 15 to
20 casinos I want to play.
They've been hit hard over the
years by a lot of card counters
and teams of professionals.
It's pretty hard to get down some big bets.
Does the casino have a right
to demand identification
and have it produced?
The answer is no.
The casinos are always
trying to get your ID.
They want you
to have a player's card.
So, security guards will say,
"You know, it's illegal not
to have ID." Complete horseshit.
It's this simple.
It's a lie. It's a lie.
Let's see if I can think
of another way to say it?
It's untrue. Okay.
There is nothing
in God's green earth
that says you have
to have papers, anywhere,
in the United States
merely to be there.
If you get in or cash out
more than 10,000
dollars in cash,
then you do have to show ID,
they have to file this form
a cash transaction report.
Everybody knows what to do
if you're over 10,000.
But when you're
sort of above 3,000
they typically,
internally ask for an ID
for their own
internal records.
But they're not legally
obligated to get an ID,
nobody really knows how
to handle those transactions.
Normally, they're not supposed
to ask for your ID
unless they're charging you
with a crime.
But if they're smart,
they'll say wait,
we're just trying to keep track
to make sure you
because we may have to file
a currency transaction report.
Now, they cash out
8,250 for me
without an ID.
But they basically told me,
they wanted to file a
suspicious activity report.
They tried
to ask me for my name
for that report.
I didn't give it.
But yeah, it's like drugs.
When they want your ID,
just say no.
I've now been kicked out
on nearly every shift
from every casino.
I feel I've done a good job
extracting value from the city. I'm
actually probably right about expectation
for the amount I've played.
I got logged in a lot of hours.
We are in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
The heat is through the roof.
I'm going to get one more session
in, then we're out of here.
The good news is Reno, Tahoe,
has been a pretty good area.
I am up about 35,000 after
11 days of play in Reno.
Tahoe's been a bit of a grind,
but I've gotten a lot of hands in here,
came out ahead.
So, I'm feeling good having won
in each area
and they never got my ID.
This like one of the best blackjack
games I've seen in a long, long time.
I was only planning to stop by
it might be a one session place.
I'm so surprised by the
conditions, it's juicy.
They don't seem to give
a shit who I am.
They don't belong to Griffin
or anything like that.
They don't use any facial
recognition software
and they don't seem
to mind that I'm spreading
from the minimum to the
maximum, ideal situation.
For the day I am down 30--
just under 50,000.
I'm going to take
a little break,
run a simulation on the game
just to make sure my
numbers are all up to date.
This is like the needle in the haystack
to play here, then to take a big loss.
I'm going to have to play 20 more
casinos to try to win it back.
That's the benefit of betting bigger.
If you have a big win,
it takes you to the next level.
Big loss, you really have to
grind and grind
to get your money back.
Blackjack players
understand the concept of risk.
They understand the fact
that there are going to be
fluctuations, ups and downs,
but they want
to control the risks.
People ask me, "What's different
about new card counters
that you can make this
And it's a really interesting
I think we're all
pretty wacky.
We have niches
where we get really good
at doing simple math
under pressure.
There's no gut feeling,
there's no I just busted
three hands in a row,
there is an exact right
play and a wrong play.
Other people will analyze
a situation and think,
"Oh my god,
I don't want this outcome
and I know that outcome is
possible. So, I won't do that."
And we analyze
that situation and we say,
"Well, if I did that
a million times.
How many times would that outcome happen?
how many times would the other?"
It's a really different
way of looking at the world.
I went back, ended up playing
a marathon and graveyard shift
of nine and a half hours.
I bought it for 5,000.
I lost 2,500.
I was down by about down to 2,500 left.
I ran 2500 and 70,000.
So, we just got escorted
out by Bear River security.
Unlike recent security escorts this
one was quite a bit more friendly.
They gave us a courtesy
escort all the way to the RV
because we cashed out
so much at the casino cage.
It's so pretty up here.
It's a beautiful drive.
We're up in the northwest corner
of California, Humboldt County.
Quite a few little Indian
casinos scattered around here.
I've never played in
this area of the country.
So I didn't
really know what to expect
and I've stumbled across a
couple of really good games.
We were going to come up
the west coast of California
into Oregon, up to Seattle
before we go east.
I really enjoyed the Northwest.
It's beautiful up here
and I keep
stringing together wins.
So, I'm feeling good
about my play.
Unfortunately, I am getting
a little bit lonely.
I think two to three
months here in the RV
is starting to take
its toll on me.
I thought maybe with
the excitement of travel
and the wins and losses that go
along with playing, I'd be fine.
But I am getting
a little bit lonely
and I think a good cure for that
would be picking up my dogs
in the Bay Area.
I'm going to drive down to San Francisco,
load up the dogs,
bring them along for the rest of the trip.
Hit the Thunder Valley
this weekend.
Should have
a pretty good session there
in terms of the ability
to bet big this weekend
and then work my way
to the Midwest.
The Mohawk and the outfit
definitely helped a lot.
Booked a small win
just under 5,000 but opted
to call it a night.
Friday night's a bit busier.
There's more action.
The place was kind of dead.
I don't want to get burned
tonight and thrown out
betting 2,000
when I could bet 10,000.
Hi, I just had the casino steal
my personal property
in the amount of almost 40,000.
No. they surrounded me with
security, they trespassed me,
I was in the parking lot in my RV,
trying to get a hold of the sheriff.
They started giving me a hard time
saying, I wasn't leaving.
I was leaving, I'm trying to call
the police to handle it myself.
I'm about three blocks away
from the casino I just left.
All right. They're going
to have a deputy come here.
So, you know, the sheriff went
in there was sympathetic to me
and said, "I'll help
you go get your chips."
They were doing everything
they could just to be
as difficult as possible.
You got to leave the property. I'm not
going to give you whole lot of time.
Or we can go to county jail.
It's a 130 miles that way.
They just gave me a real hard
time. I didn't even play a hand.
I just bought in and they
were just real nasty.
Salt Lake City. We're in an area
that is completely isolated
from any casinos.
Just driving across the country.
Made it to Nebraska.
It's been a long night.
Done about five-hundred-something-mile
drive so far.
We are in Iowa.
I played a few sessions.
I had session
at Ameristar,
a couple of sessions
at Horseshoe
and I am just in the middle
of a tailspin losing streak.
Fifteen thousand last
night, 10,000 yesterday,
eighteen thousand
the day before that.
From a mathematical perspective,
it's not that big of a deal.
But it's not always easy
to detach yourself
emotionally from it.
Just had a very bad experience at Harrah's.
Tried to get me
into a back security room
but they couldn't give me
a reason why.
We're leaving the Iowa area.
I've been asked
not to play at Ameristar
and I've been trespassed from
the Horseshoe and Harrah's.
This was pretty
much a losing city for me.
After five days battling
these three casinos in St. Louis
just feeling a bit frustrated.
I'm down 3,000.
I feel like in five days
I've logged in
over 40 hours of play,
got a head, lost it, got behind
ten-fifteen thousand,
won it all back,
got down again.
It's really just been a grind.
I'm heading through Northern Iowa.
We had one casino on our list.
Unfortunately, I used a casino
guide book from last year.
Showed up and the casino
had been turned into a theater.
They must have gone bankrupt
in the last six months.
Either way, it's actually good
to have a night off.
I've played already three,
if not four casinos today
and I'm freaking losing
like crazy.
Sit back, take it easy,
have a couple of beers,
watch a movie,
lick my wounds, move on
and it sucks. I've been on this
blackjack train for so long,
I felt like I might as well ride
it to the end of the station.
When you put in that time
and effort and get the RV
travelling around,
have the bankroll,
deal with all the stress
of getting kicked out
and treated like a criminal,
you end up losing 100,000,
that's brutal. I don't think
a lot of people in the world
could deal
with working two months,
ten hours a day
and end up losing money,
there aren't that many jobs
you can do that.
But if you want to be a professional
blackjack player, play every day for years,
five years say,
this is what I'm going to do.
Traveling around the country,
play at every single casino,
you can bet your ass you're going to go a
two-month period and you're going to be down.
Playing our route through the Midwest. Basically
the whole Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Michigan,
not a lot of good casinos
but a lot of places
worth peeking into.
I like coming to these out-of-the-way
places usually you could find good games.
They tend to be less networked
with other casinos.
So it's easier
for me to get some action.
Majestic Pines Casino,
Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
I lost 1,000 bucks
which again is not a big deal
in terms of absolute value of the loss
but I went to two hands at 50
and I lost eight of them
in a row. It's just brutal.
For safety reasons,
I only travel with a portion of my bankroll
which is fine unless I go through a
sustained losing stretch which I've done.
So today, I flew
from O'Hare to Las Vegas,
picked up 200,000
and flew back two hours later.
There's nothing illegal about carrying
large amounts of money domestically.
You can cross state lines
and there's no problem.
The only thing that happens
is people tend to freak out
when they see a lot of cash,
they report it to various agencies.
They immediately think if you
have more than 10,000 in cash,
you're a drug dealer or you're
doing something illegal.
I can put 200,000 on me
and I feel pretty comfortable.
I don't feel like I'm bulging.
I don't feel like
people are looking at me
or anything's funny.
Joliet, Illinois.
Didn't even get in there.
I got right
to the gate of the boat
and security said, "We just
got a call. We're expecting you.
I can't let you in."
I've had a good run
and play all the way through
from Chicago, and we played four
east of Chicago and Indiana.
Played all over Indiana.
The casinos have been
very close together
they communicate and take
a lot of photos of me.
Various casinos have taken down
license plate
and description of the RV.
I walked in,
they had a file
of probably
12 different photos of me,
all from the last week.
So, it's getting
a little tricky right now.
Stepping out of the realm
of state-regulated casinos
that are not Indian related
and on to a reservation casino
can be as different as deciding
that you want to have dinner
in downtown Las Vegas
or dinner in Liberia.
The tribes of the United States
are considered domestic nations.
They have the rights
of sovereign governments,
similar to the states to some
extent even greater than the state.
They have you tied up hook,
line, and sinker
and can do their will upon you,
physically and financially.
Bad place to be.
Other casinos can do that too,
but you have civil recourse.
A difference with the Indian
casino is the threat of recourse
isn't there, so they might feel
much more free to do it.
You have about the same
amount of rights
that a U.S. citizen
would have in Mexico.
The heat is so high right now
that each casino
is notifying the other casinos
in the area. Griffin's on to us.
I think the only solution
right now is to break our trail.
So rather than following our route up
through northern Michigan and Canada,
I think that we need
to probably just break off,
do a long driving session,
move a couple of states over.
After traveling
across five states,
I showed up in New York
at Turning Stone.
I booked a small win,
I was able to log
in a multi-hour session
which meant
that they weren't expecting me.
Just played my second big
session in the Connecticut area,
I'm going to go play
another graveyard session
tonight and play
a little smaller.
Try and stay out of the
radar and book a small win,
to regain my confidence.
And grind out
a little bit of more EV.
Travel is a big part
of the game.
Moving around constantly
and it's an aspect of the game
that it makes it difficult
for some people.
At first the travel
can be fun,
but sometimes
the travel was very grueling.
You know, constantly
being on the road.
We just had
a minor disaster.
The RV broke down
in the Mohegan Sun.
We're having trouble finding someone
that can come out and fix it.
And towing this thing
is a nightmare.
To make matters worse,
the bankroll
is secured and unlocks
at a place that you can only get
to when the car was on.
We did finally find a
guy--a mobile truck service
that could come out. As I
suspected, the starter went bad.
One of the amazing things
about KC, as far as I'm aware,
he's a lone wolf.
That's a tough road.
You can't really specialize,
you have to be a master
of everything or a
jack-of-all-trades at least.
To survive
as a lone wolf is very rare.
Connecticut was a disaster,
a 100,000 dollar downswing.
I come to Atlantic City,
drop down my bets a bit,
only to have a really bad first night here.
New Jersey has said
that card counting is legal
and that the casinos
cannot exclude card counters.
There's no regulation saying
they can kick them out,
but they do have
these horrible regulations
such as changing the stakes
for a single person at a table.
Pretty rough day today,
played three sessions,
had three 10,000 dollar
losses back-to-back-to-back.
As of this morning,
around noon, I was up 20,000.
I lost that back,
plus, another 30,000
for a 50,000 dollar downturn,
plus 8,000
that I lost last night.
This blackjack trip for me is like a
company, a business that I am running.
I need a place get
as many of these bets in
and create as much
expected value.
Along the way I have to
deal with a fluctuations
which is the risk and I don't want to end up
tapping out at any point, going bankrupt.
When you start losing, you need to
buckle down and grind it back out.
And you just have to let go, you know.
You get your bets in
then the cards fall as they may.
And you just really have to hope
that you can ride out the storm. So, right
now, this is all about riding out the storm.
By far the most important
characteristic of someone
who is going to be a success
at this is emotional control.
You can't be subject
to emotional involvement
that will take your losses
and turn them
into your downfall.
Trying to fill up
with the Flying J.
We're out of propane.
It's been a rough two nights
Ran out of propane and it's been
freezing in Atlantic City.
Spent two nights shivering
with the dogs.
I wrapped them up in a blanket
using to keep me warm.
The good news
is we're heading south.
it's going to get warmer from here.
It's nice to be in Florida.
The weather's a bit better.
The losing seems
to have slowed down a bit.
I'm starting to log in a
couple of winning sessions,
playing in the Tampa-Miami
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood area.
I'm going to jump on a plane and hop over
to the Bahamas. Check out the Atlantis.
They get some decent action
there, should be a good spot.
Just arrived at Atlantis
Casino and Resort,
played my first
session at the casino,
went straight in, played 14,500.
Last 24 hours in the Bahamas
has just been awesome.
Got some pool time, some R&R,
I have been able to get
solid table max bets
without ever even
disclosing my ID.
They've got a table
up by the pool.
I've been able to get a
deep afternoon session in.
I had a great situation
last night in a shoe game,
a few aces came out and I
was able to shuffle track
a sequence and it worked out perfectly.
I basically got three aces
in a row.
They all landed on my hand,
I won all three hands
at maximum bet.
That was fantastic.
Sequencing is
an advantage play technique
which involves following a
string or sequence of cards.
Keep in mind that aces are
very valuable to the player
in the game of blackjack.
A player has a 53% advantage
when dealt an ace
as his first card.
In this example a sequence
of three consecutive
aces is observed.
Location of aces are mentally
noted in the discard tray.
In the following hand
a sequence of key cards
are observed and memorized.
These cards will precede
the aces in the following shoe.
In this example
the key cards in order are
the nine of diamonds,
Jack of Diamonds,
King of Diamonds
and seven of Spades.
While the cards will get shuffled
the sequence gets shuffle tracked
and cut
to the front of the shoe.
After the first three key
cards appear in order,
the bet is raised to table max
in anticipation of the arrival
of the ace sequence.
The three aces shortly
follow an order.
Sequencing is a powerful
when the opportunity
presents itself.
There's very little heat
as few casinos have
the ability
to detect this method.
After getting up 600,000
I've had a dreadful winter,
playing every day for three months.
I've given back over 300,000.
Finally, I've strung together
six wins in a row, including
a 77,000 dollar
win in the Bahamas
I feel like things are starting
to turn for the better.
We're basically
on the home stretch
of this giant circle we've
done around the country.
I just got off the phone with my dad, I
piqued my dad's interest talking to him over
the last year and a half.
And he told me today
that he's going to join us
through New Mexico and Arizona.
It's going to be fun for me
to pull him out of retirement
and have a little bit of camaraderie.
- Good to see you.
- Yeah. We are on Albuquerque
- ready to start our adventure.
- Are you ready for some work?
- All right, let's do it.
- All right.
Yeah, it's fun having
my dad in the RV. You know...
he lives in California.
I live in Las Vegas.
I've been on the road a lot.
It's good for us to spend time together.
You can write down
the stakes in advance.
- All right. That's not fair.
- Go ahead.
No, you've lost
your score keeping
and I'm keeping score now
and driving. You can't do that.
So when we're together, it's just
non-stop games, non-stop competition.
All right. The next
alphabetical state, Indiana.
Stop writing it down.
I'm not supposed to write
your answer down?
Do you challenge me?
Yeah, my dad and I
are very competitive.
You know he has been
a professional games player
for a large portion of his life
and has this competitive spirit
which I probably inherited.
We were playing a state game
and we just found evidence that
there was a little bit
of foul play going on here,
but he was busted. He used
the score-- the privileges.
The competition got out
of control to the point
where he's accusing me of stuff,
I am accusing him of stuff,
it got so heated that we had
to quit the game in the middle.
It's double after split we split
aces, six-deck game, shoe...
We cut off a deck and a half.
This isn't his idea
of finding in the airport
getting picked up
by a limo, playing golf
going out to nice dinners.
We're grinding it in an RV,
driving across the desert,
places with 500 dollar
maximum bet.
So it's not really
glorious here.
Dad, we need a signal,
we're going to be playing these shoe games
If you get a count that's good,
I want to know, so I can come and play.
If you can do a call
in it's okay
if you don't know the count,
you can come in betting big.
That's classic team theory,
but most casinos have seen that
so it's not
some original idea anymore.
The man that invented
team play is Frank.
- Yeah. We call him Al Francesco.
- Yeah.
My name is-- I have three names.
In the blackjack world,
it's Al Francesco.
My original, real name
is Frank Schipani.
My legal name
is Frank Salerno.
Yeah, the people
in a blackjack world
understand why
we have different names.
He was the guy that years ago
before when I was still
in grade school
he went into the casinos in Las Vegas
and just watched what people do.
Where do people put their hands?
What do they do with them?
And he made up these signals
that were the basis of team play
and these signals that many
which we still use today.
Put your hand into your hair,
but like you were
there playing yesterday.
- Mm-hmm
- But if the count is good go up.
My hand will either be
on my on my chin
or if my chin means nothing.
If I'm like this at the table
but if my fingers
are touching my hair
- at all it's a good situation.
- Alright.
I really like this area.
I haven't really done
any in-depth play
in the New Mexico region
and I'm finding
some really good games.
- That's a good game.
- I was getting some heat,
well not heat,
but he was watching me.
You've establish
yourself as--
You were talking
about he's hitting 13
against fives and sixes
and standing on 15
against sevens and eights
and you get up from him and,
"Hey, I played horribly,"
the woman was just, "Yeah,
I mean he was just awful."
And they're talking
to the pit-boss
and the dealer that way,
it was funny.
- That's what they said about me after I left?
- Yeah.
It's a good game.
Their dealing is five decks.
I think you should go back
in there and punish them.
All right.
We're continuing
through Arizona.
I've got my father with me
we're playing at Camp
Verde at Cliff Castle.
And I had a solid,
two or three decks
I got to play with in a
really high count situation
This winner was the worst losing
streak I'd ever sustained.
I played every day for three months
and was down over 325,000 dollars.
I've been able to maintain the
momentum I had in the south
and the Bahamas and Florida
through Arizona, New Mexico
and have recovered about 60
to 70 percent of that back.
That was quite a shoe.
The shoe after was better.
- What?
- My very last shoe.
Here you go. Finished it.
The finish I was looking for.
Blackjack I think
has probably ran its course.
But then if you look at it, it's
been going around since 60s.
So how much farther is
the course going to go?
Back in 2000
I was at a gaming conference
and I ran into Arnold
Snyder and we got talking.
I said, "Arnold,
I think blackjack is going to be history
as being
attackable in five years."
Well, it was 2005,
so, obviously, I was wrong.
The blackjack players
are smarter
than the casino operators,
fact of life.
Those guys are watching somebody
else's money.
We're playing our own.
While the casinos are sleeping
and those guys are at home,
we're thinking.
There's always a new move
coming along.
Right now people in blackjack
are making as much money
as they made five years ago,
ten years ago, 20 years ago.
There's always
something else out there.
Not just card counting, there's
always going to be something.
I think the future of advantage
play is very bright.
The people that adapt
continue to make money
and still make money
to this day.
Every year somebody
tells me blackjack is dead
and every year
advantage play
has just gotten
better and better and better.
I don't see in the reasonable,
foreseeable future
that blackjack is going
to be dead to any of us.
For us the clock
never stops working, you know,
working all the time.
And so the game goes on.
Coming back to Las Vegas,
I'm exhausted.
The last 12 months
I spent grinding in casinos,
in a hostile environment,
it took its toll on me,
the wins, the losses.
I'm glad this chapter of
my career was profitable.
Oh he's taken things that I did
and gone to the next level
with them.
He's ambitious
and he's done very well.
And has no reason
not to be successful,
but I hope he realizes that
there are better things
to do in the long term
with his life.
But I think it should form
a good basis,
some good experience, things will
carry over in no matter what he does.
It really makes no difference
where KC ends up.
The skills that he's learned
from blackjack,
where does that lead?
Only the future will tell.
People in life,
who are going to be successful
as his dad was and KC is very
much like his father that way.
I still like the rush
of beating a casino,
but for me the game has changed.
I'm no longer, you know,
a welcomed high roller.
I'm now trying to fly
under the radar
having to work really hard
just to play.
And it's tough.
It's a super grind.
It's not what I want to spend
the rest of my life doing.
I am thankful
that I had this experience.
I am thankful
that I've got skills
I should hopefully be able to
take to a new phase of my life.
And I don't know
what the next step is
but it's become clear
to me at this point
that professional Blackjack
is behind me.
Hey, Stevie! What's up?
It's KC just checking in.
I just got a call from my dad.
He's down in Florida,
was playing golf
and came across
a hole card game.
He said it might be
a six-figure opportunity.
So I'm jumping on the next
plane and heading down there.
Hope all is well with you.
Give me a ring.