In 1962, Thorp published, beat the Dealer - A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty One. Immediately casinos in Nevada were inundated with wannabe card counters, eager to make a quick buck. Four years later, the second edition outlined. Dealers and pit bosses learned how to spot card counters, and asked anyone suspected of counting to play another game or leave the casino. Life for card counters became increasingly tough, and the counting systems became more complicated in order. The MIT Blackjack Team ran one of the worlds most successful card-counting heists in history. These math wizards employed an advanced method for counting cards and raked in millions of dollars in winnings. Today, its unknown as to how many. Price: 34.95 Details Advanced Techniques by Semyon Dukach - DVD Semyon, of MIT team fame, has appeared on ABC, the BBC, CNN, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel. Price: 39.95 Details Mississippi Stud Hole Card Strategy Price: 500.00. This casino heist went down in flames. Thankfully not literal flames but this dynamic trio managed to fall on their faces multiple times while trying to rob the Bellagio for over 160,000 (Danny Ocean-style). Vigoa was a known bank robber. MIT had a history of card counting. Indeed, Ed Thorp himself had developed the original system whilst at MIT, using one of the most powerful computers in the world at that time. MIT counters played in teams, usually of three. The game was blackjack, and the students were from the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Their audacious winnings marked the climax of an arms race between casino and player that began 40 years earlier with maths professor Edward Thorp.