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The Champions of Blackjack


  • Date: January 17, 2017

Whether you approach blackjack as a diversion or an art form, the same qualities hold true: it’s fun, challenging, and has huge potential for reward. Spirit Mountain Casino is a hub for the world’s most-played banking game in the world. Before we take a seat at the card table, we gain inspiration from these blackjack greats:

Edward Thorp
Mathematician, professor, writer, and blackjack player: Edward Thorp wears a lot of hats. He famously wrote Beat the Dealer in 1962, where he took his probability research to the blackjack table. In addition to his study of blackjack strategy, Thorp created the world’s very first “wearable computer.”

Ken Uston
As one of the forefathers of “team play,” Uston approached blackjack from a new perspective. He formed strategic teams that worked multiple tables in any given casino, earning him controversial renown in the gaming world. Uston passed away in the late 1980s, leaving a legacy of multi-million dollar wins in his wake.

Stanford Wong
An air of mystery surrounds John Ferguson, who moves through blackjack circles under the moniker Stanford Wong. A strategist and professional player in equal measure, Wong was one of the first inductees to the Blackjack Hall of Fame. He has penned more than a dozen strategy books, created the Blackjack Analyzer, and manages BJ21, an online blackjack info portal.

Spirit Mountain Casino is your Willamette Valley destination for blackjack. With 18 tables and games day-and-night, you always have an opportunity to stretch your card shark skills. You can expect:

  • Six-deck, double-deck, and free bet variations
  • Up to $1,000 limits
  • A welcoming environment with smoking and non-smoking sections

Whether it’s your first time at the table or you have hundreds of games under your belt, Spirit Mountain Casino is your destination for the region’s best blackjack experience. Join us, and find the champion within you!

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