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Event DateEvent Name
08-10-1960

On this day in 1960, the Las Vegas heist movie Ocean's 11 starring the original Rat Pack was released.

02-03-1964

On this day in 1964, Edward Thorp was a contestant on To Tell the Truth, with host Bud Collyer and panelists Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean, and Kitty Carlisle.

12-31-1983

On this day in 1983, the movie Stacy's Knights debuted.  Stacy, a young novice card counter, battles it out with corrupt casino bosses.

12-16-1988

On this day in 1988, the classic movie Rain Man debuted.  The movie depicted (unrealistically) an autistic-savant's ability to memorize and predict cards at the blackjack table.

11-22-1995

On this day in 1995, Martin Scorsese's movie Casino was released.  Filming took place in the Las Vegas Riviera Casino and the old  Landmark Hotel.

03-15-2004

On this day in 2004, the World Series of Blackjack (tournament) television show debuted on the Game Show Network (GSN).

05-09-2004

On this day in 2004, the movie Breaking Vegas debuted.  Documented the exploits of the MIT blackjack team of the 1990s.

07-05-2004

On this day in 2004, the Celebrity Blackjack television show debuted on the Game Show Network (GSN).

01-11-2005

On this day in 2005, the last episode of the Celebrity Blackjack television show aired on the Game Show Network (GSN).

09-16-2006

On this day in 2006, the Ultimate Blackjack Tour (elimination blackjack tournament) television show debuted on CBS.

06-04-2007

On this day in 2007, the last episode of the televised World Series of Blackjack aired on the Game Show Network (GSN).

11-10-2007

On this day in 2007, the last episode of the  Ultimate Blackjack Tour (elimination blackjack tournament) television show aired on CBS.

03-28-2008

On this day in 2008, the movie 21, starring Kevin Spacey was released.  The movie was lousily based on the MIT blackjack team.

06-11-2011

On this day in 2011, the movie Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians debuted. 


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The ultimate blackjack card counting strategy site for advantage players!

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