Gambling Life Story Turned Into Movie
The life stories about gambling has always fascinated the curious of people. The filmmakers are one of the curious category of people, that will put the story into reality. For over a century, the filmmakers tell various stories on the screen. Now, in the world of slots online, people want to see what was before that time. Stories are fascinating and by hearing or reading them, humans portray the events in their imagination. However, seeing them instead of hearing them, will satisfy the mind of a curious and imaginative person. Have you ever read the history of Blackjack? It is a very well-known game in the casinos, it;s history being way more behind, starting from the 15th century with card games like Trente-Un and others. The card game evolved so much that big personality were born out of it. These big personalities were real life people that changed the rules of the game. By the year of 1950, card counting was on. A famous mathematician, Eduard O. Thorp was one of card counters that even wrote a book about the experience called “Beat the Dealer”. In addition, a movie called “21” was featured with these kind of events. The Real Life Events Before the Movie 21 The 21 Movie from 2008 is about the game of blackjack and the experience of card counting. Today within the online casinos, card counting is impossible, but on the land-based facilities, is even more hard, because of the many decks. The movie stars Kevin Spacey as a MIT math professor, Mickey Rosa, who will train a group of mathematically gifted students to do card counting at the games of blackjack in casinos, everything in order to fleece the casino. The movie is based on a true story. In the 1980’s the MIT group of students really did this. They trained for hours to perfect their card counting. They had a series of strategies to increase the chances of a winning hand, and also to defy the security systems of the casino, like avoiding to get caught. The MIT blackjack team made a lot in their first weekend and they became so well known in the US that they had to play abroad. Over the years the MIT blackjack group evolved and recruited more members. The first person who proved that card counting works was an actual MIT math professor, Eduard O. Thorp. He used an IBM computer to analyse the probabilities of blackjack and when he was ready to test the theory, he went on a road trip to casinos. The first weekend proved that the theory worked. Instead of continuing the new line of work, he decided to write “Beat the Dealer” (1996) book instead. About 21 Movie The movie goes around Ben Campbell character played by Jim Sturgess, which is a mathematics major student at MIT. He is accepted at Harvard Medical School, but he cannot afford the tuition. Ben Campbell applies for the Robinson Scholarship that would cover the tuition. Despite the score of 44 and high grades, he faces competition. His director told Ben that the scholarship will go only to those that dazzles him. At MIT, Professor Micky Rosa, played by Kevin Spacey challenges the student with the Monty Hall Problem, where Ben solves it. The professor looked into Ben’s 97% score on his latest non-linear equations test and invites Ben to join his blackjack team. The team consists in other mathematically gifted students, Choi, Fisher, Jill and Kianna. By using card counting and covert signalling, they are able to increase their probability at casinos. The incoming events like Ben’s devotion to blackjack, have unexpected turns that separates the team and they turn on each other. This is the culminant point of the movie, which is better to see it, that read about it. The final of the movie is in the end what Ben always wanted. Ben tells the tale to the director which leaves him dazzled and he earned the scholarship he needed for studying at Harvard.
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