wrongway
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September 16th, 2012 at 6:21:07 AM permalink
I watched a documentary on the "Church" blackjack team last night. I'm not sure if it has been on before but if it comes on again, it is worth watching if you're interested in that sort of thing.
Wizard
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September 16th, 2012 at 6:29:25 AM permalink
One of them is going to be on my radio show soon. I welcome questions to ask him.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
1BB
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September 16th, 2012 at 6:34:52 AM permalink
They have a DVD for $19.95 that gets nothing but great reviews. Max Rubin calls it,"Spectacular!".
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
CrystalMath
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September 16th, 2012 at 6:37:34 AM permalink
It's also on Netflix and through iTunes. I really enjoyed the movie.
I heart Crystal Math.
rainman
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September 16th, 2012 at 6:40:31 AM permalink
I have seen several interviews on local stations here in seattle, This is where the founder is from and where it all started.
FleaStiff
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September 16th, 2012 at 7:31:34 AM permalink
As I understand it, they were simply ordinary blackjack counters who formed around a social relationship of members of some fundamentalist Christian church. It could be a bowling team or a group of office workers who met at a water cooler and decided to play blackjack as a team.
EvenBob
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September 16th, 2012 at 1:30:12 PM permalink
Its on again at 4pm Monday. It sounds like its the
DVD documentary thats being aired. The Holy Roller
site says they made a deal with Current TV. Looks
interesting. The members believed what they were
doing was consistent with their faith because they felt
they were winning money from an 'evil enterprise'.

Casinos evil? Where have I heard that before.. They
made 3.7 million. Not bad for an AP profession
thats supposedly 'dead'.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
bigpete88
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September 16th, 2012 at 4:06:54 PM permalink
Is that the "Church" with Arnold Snyder?? I think that Snyder made it into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. He used to publish "Blackjack Forum"
bigpete88
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September 16th, 2012 at 4:14:26 PM permalink
Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

DVD is on ebay, etc

I do not think it is Arnold Snyder.
1BB
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September 16th, 2012 at 6:04:03 PM permalink
Quote: bigpete88

Is that the "Church" with Arnold Snyder?? I think that Snyder made it into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. He used to publish "Blackjack Forum"



No, the Bishop does not belong to that "church."
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi

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