The books, stories, TV/Radio shows are what keep the games alive. They create the interest, and from that only 1% (or less) of the interested people actually dedicate themselves and learn enough to actually beat the games.Quote: AxelWolf
Edward Thorp=best thing to happen to BJ. Guys like Dan, Eliot and darkside=the worst thing.
But then we have people who continue to write their books, tell their stories, go on TV, Radio shows etc and tell their winning stories that make the casinos react.
Casinos don't knee jerk to these stories. They knee jerk to the Dark Siders you speak of above that run TO the casinos and say "See! See! Omg these guys are killing you guys for BILLIONS per year! You'd better pay me even MORE money to help 'protect' your casino!"