Conference to feature famous blackjack player

iGaming Business, the organisers of this year's newly branded Amsterdam Affiliate Conference (the old CAP Euro) have come up with a good crowd-puller - a keynote address by former MIT Blackjack Team member Dave Irvine at the affiliate get-together, which runs 1st-2nd May 2009.

The MIT Blackjack Team comprised a group of MIT undergraduates who won $10 million in the story that inspired the New York Times Bestseller 'Bringing Down the House' and the hit film '21'. He is also co-founder of the Blackjack Institute, a graduate of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, and owner of a successful engineering consulting company.

Irvine will describe his experiences as part of one of the most notorious teams of gamblers ever, and the story of how it took the resources of multi-billion dollar casinos to put an end to their $10 million winning streak. He will demonstrate the perfectly legal strategies the team used, and will tell first-hand stories of the double life he led as a normal college student during the week and a high-stakes gambler at the weekend, the cat and mouse game he played with casinos, the aliases and disguises he used to camouflage his play, and the incredible lengths the casinos would go to in order to track him down and throw him out.

“We can’t wait to hear Dave Irvine give the insider story on one of the most famous gambling stories ever,” said iGaming's lead organiser for the conference, Alex Pratt. “He’s one of the most interesting figures in gaming, and we’re thrilled to share his insight and wit with the attendees of the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference.”

Irvine’s 35-minute keynote presentation and subsequent question-and-answer session with attendees will take place on Saturday 2nd May.

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