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Rick "Night-Train" Blaine

Rick Blaine has been an advantage player since the 1980s. While working as an executive in the financial industry, he taught himself how to play blackjack at an advantage as a card counter. After realizing some success as a solo player, Rick was recruited into team play, and eventually used his corporate talents to lead his own teams over time. He possesses strong leadership skills, a keen eye for recognizing talent, and the ability to develop talent. Over the years, Rick has learned other advanced playing methods (shuffle tracking, location play) and incorporated them into his playbook. He continued playing and organizing teams into the new millennium, while still progressing in his full-time career in the financial world. Taking a corporate approach to teams engaging in advantage play, Rick has introduced methods to maximize earning potential, while minimizing expenses. As author of one of the top-selling books on the subject, Blackjack Blueprint: How to Play Like a Pro … Part-Time, Rick has shared many of his methods in print.