On the 23 May 1995, three well dressed twenty somethings entered an exclusive casino in Monaco. They headed straight for the Blackjack tables. In just under an hour they’d won one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. It was easy money and it was clear they were going to make millions, because this was more than a lucky streak. They were brilliant young scientists and that night was the culmination of a forty year search for the perfect gambling formula.
This BBC Horizon documentary unravels the full story behind the man that beat the casinos. American mathematician Dr. Edward O. Thorp – the father of card counting.