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<b>Edward Thorp</b> is a Chicago-born mathematician who revolutionized the casino industry in  1962 with the publication  of Beat the Dealer, which presented a computer-developed system for winning at the game of [[Blackjack (card game)|Blackjack]].  With the aid of fellow mathematicians Harvey Dubner and Julian Braun, a second edition published in 1966 remains the most popular book on the subject. The technique is referred to as {{Card counting}}.
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<b>Edward Thorp</b> is a Chicago-born mathematician who revolutionized the casino industry in  1962 with the publication  of Beat the Dealer, which presented a computer-developed system for winning at the game of [[Blackjack (card game)|Blackjack]].  With the aid of fellow mathematicians Harvey Dubner and Julian Braun, a second edition published in 1966 remains the most popular book on the subject. The technique is referred to as [[Card counting]].
  
A member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame along with Braun and others, Thorp later turned his talents to finance and became a successful hedge fund manager.  His estimated net worth is $800 million.
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A member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame along with Braun and others, Thorp later turned his talents to finance and became a successful hedge fund manager.  His estimated net worth is $800 million.  A biographical novel and adapted screenplay based on Thorp, [[Never Split Tens]], was written by gambling professional and writer [[Les Golden]].

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Edward Thorp is a Chicago-born mathematician who revolutionized the casino industry in 1962 with the publication of Beat the Dealer, which presented a computer-developed system for winning at the game of Blackjack. With the aid of fellow mathematicians Harvey Dubner and Julian Braun, a second edition published in 1966 remains the most popular book on the subject. The technique is referred to as Card counting.

A member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame along with Braun and others, Thorp later turned his talents to finance and became a successful hedge fund manager. His estimated net worth is $800 million. A biographical novel and adapted screenplay based on Thorp, Never Split Tens, was written by gambling professional and writer Les Golden.