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Blackjack Hall of FameBJHFThe Blackjack Hall of Fame (BHOF) honors the greatest blackjack experts, authors, and professional players in history. The idea originated in 2002, when a group of top professional players nominated 21 candidates for consideration.  The final vote (after including input from the public on the Internet) took place at Max Rubin’s Blackjack Ball in January 2003.

The physical premises of the BHOF is at the Barona Casino near San Diego, California.1)The BHOF and the Blackjack Ball are both hosted by the Barona Casino.  If you are invited to the Blackjack Ball you agree NOT to play at Barona.  If you are inducted into the BHOF you will be comped for life at Barona with free room, food and drinks as long as you don’t play in their casino., in San Diego, California. On March 15, 2022, the BHOF became a 501c3 non-profit corporation which allows the Blackjack Ball to have a charitable purpose.

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The seven original inductees were:

Since then, the following have been added:

Arnold Snyder’s book The Big Book of Blackjack has a good review of the initial inductees.  The Blackjack Hall of Fame was the brainchild of Max Rubin.  See Blackjack Ball.  See Blackjack History Database.
[ maxrubin.com/blackjack_hof.html ]
[ blackjackforumonline.com/content/bjhalloffame.htm ]
[ blackjackreview.com/wp/encyclopedia/books2/#ArnoldSnyder ]
[ Wiki: Blackjack Hall of Fame ]
[ Blackjack Hall of Fame ]

Max Rubin and Don Johnson at the 2018 Blackjack Ball in Las VegasMax Rubin and Don Johnson at the 2018 Blackjack Ball in Las Vegas
Photo credit: Michael Dalton / Blackjack Review

 

Footnotes

Footnotes
1The BHOF and the Blackjack Ball are both hosted by the Barona Casino.  If you are invited to the Blackjack Ball you agree NOT to play at Barona.  If you are inducted into the BHOF you will be comped for life at Barona with free room, food and drinks as long as you don’t play in their casino.
2Ed Thorp received the greatest number of votes during voting by the public “and” attendees at the 2003 Blackjack Ball.

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