The idea of the perfect blackjack formula began with a Vegas legend. In the early 1950s a man known as Greasy John played a card game which we all know today as Blackjack. He got his nickname from never being without a huge basket of fried chicken. He was so repellent no one could bare to share his table. He played for hours on end, just him against the dealer, and night after night he’d win.
Clearly he had a system, but no one could work out what it was. Then at the height of his success Greasy John suffered a massive heart attack (one could say this is down to him stuffing his face every night with fried chicken). Whatever his secret was he took it to the grave. Greasy John’s story entered gambling folk lore, whoever could crack his strategy would have the key to enormous wealth.
Grasy John had a blackjack system which made him hundreds upon hundreds every night and was fool proof. Him dying and taking his secret to the grave upset many around him who one day hoped to profit from playing blackjack just like him.
Since Greasy John’s passing mathematicians have sat around the table and figured out some good ways to get the house edge such as doubling down after every losing bet, but no perfect gambling system.
Most blackjack formula’s evolve around card counting but to this day no one will ever know what secret Greasy John had when playing BJ.