Uston, We Have a Problem
Ken Uston's problem is being labeled as a cheater. The problem of the gambling world, on the other hand, is failure to realize Uston's amazing skills in gambling. The gambling world mistakes talent for cheating.
Just who is Ken Uston and why has he made up quite a stir in the world of gambling?
Ken Uston was a businessman by morning, and a superb blackjack player at night. He has become famous in the gambling world for his excellent abilities in card counting - a helpful tool in playing blackjack.
However, gambling houses did not delight on the talent of Uston. Instead, they ruled him out as a cheater, banning him in Las Vegas gambling houses.
Because he was banned from playing in Las Vegas gambling houses, he packed his bags and moved to Atlantic City. There, he started his gambling career a new, only to be banned again after a short while.
When the gambling world realized that they could not win against Uston, he got banned from playing blackjack in all parts of the world. Because of this, his gambling career took a downward slope and he lost his chance of being recognized as one of the greatest gambling players in the world.
His excellent gambling ability should not be a surprise. After all, Uston's resume is quite impressive for a regular gambler. As if being a Yale Magna Cum Laude was not enough, he also has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard. He was also trained in card-counting by one of the bests, Al Francesco. Al Francesco trained him along with the other members of the card-counting team Al has put up. There is no doubt that Uston was a genius, and that genius coupled with the right training would have certainly made a superior gambling player.
Resulting from the ban was a lawsuit between Uston and the gambling houses. Uston's side claimed that no one should be banned from playing in gambling houses just because of his or her skills. As long as he was not doing anything against the rules, he should not be labeled a cheater. The court saw his point and ruled in his favor.
But before he could play again, he resorted to playing in disguises just so he could enter gambling houses. All this commotion also led to gambling houses adding more decks to the blackjack games so that card - counting would be harder. Of course, other gambling players protested against this because it was harder for them to win with the additional decks at play.