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Film Website Posts Article on Inaccuracies of “21”

Online entertainment website Film-News.co.uk has posted an interesting new article regarding the various inaccuracies surrounding the blackjack film “21”, which is loosely based on the MIT blackjack team that won big at various casinos in the 1990’s.

The website noted that there are at least six big inaccuracies pertaining to the events of the film, and they are all attached to various strategies that the group uses or the outcome of their scheme.

The six inaccuracies attached to the film in the article are:

– That the object of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible

– That card counters are geniuses and that workers at casinos are generally dumb

– That the card counters always won

– That splitting 8’s against Aces and 10s is for suckers

– The role that the spotters in the film played

– And that card counters are still beat up by casino security staff

The movie 21 was released in 2008 and stars Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Lawrence Fishburne and Kate Bosworth. The plot of the movie follows a group of MIT students and their teacher (Spacey) as they make a run on various casinos by counting cards and walking away with big cash prizes. The movie was met with mixed reviews by critics, but still managed to net $157,802,470 at the box office.

This blog entry was posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 3:53 pm and is filed under Blackjack News.

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