Repeat Until Rich

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Josh Axelrad had a respectable but dull job on Wall Street when he decided to abandon it to enter the world of professional blackjack. His book Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars is a darkly funny account of his experience playing cards, and he reveals the tactics and debunks the myths of professional card counters.


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Comments [5]

Dianne McGinnis from California

Leonard, When last in NYC I heard about this interview and just replayed it. Nice to get a detailed perspective of card counting, and also how it affects your life. I just started reading Mr. Axelrad's book. So far it is a good read! Thanks.

May. 12 2010 08:35 PM
PJ Moriarity from NY

The story seems fishy to me. Has anyone vetted any of the "facts"?

Apr. 27 2010 01:27 PM
Ken from UWS

I was starting to wonder whether they're handing out speed in the Green Room today.

Mar. 30 2010 01:34 PM
jami from manhattan

your guest should read Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar all about an ordinary guy who learns to game the gaming houses of the world. In the end he has more money than he knows what to do with and becomes an benefactor of orphans, setting up orphanages in dozens of countries. It is a wonderful story with twists and turns along the way.

Mar. 30 2010 12:58 PM
sara from nyc

No offense intended but I'm curious as to what it is about money that makes guys talk so fast! The last two guests spoke so quickly that I may have to replay their interviews in slo-mode...

Mar. 30 2010 12:54 PM

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