Hyland Blackjack Team
Tommy Hyland is one the most interesting and significant persons from blackjack history. The reason of that is simple: Hyland was at the head of his own blackjack team for 25 years. Actually it appeared to be one of the most long lasting and most successful gambling 'campaigns'.
He was born in New Jersey in 1956. He tasted the excitement of betting in high school years, where sport betting was popular amongst upperclassmen. His He college years passed in Wittenberg, Ohio. At the same period of time, in 1978, he read the book of Lawrence Revere that exerted incredible influence upon him - Playing Blackjack as a Business.
Hyland as a Professional
Hyland and his friends became very interested in blackjack and decidedly state an aim to learn all necessary info on this issue and gain some experience for the further playing and turning it 'into business'.
There was one more book that influenced the blackjack beginner - The Big Player written by Ken Uston. That book disclosed all the peculiarities of the team play at casinos and gave many tips on this issue. With a lapse of time the theory turned into practice for Tommy: he formed a union with his friend - Leo - for playing. Now the plot thickens: there became four of them in Hyland's Team and the wages reached $ 100,000.
However, soon two members left the team. Tommy put a bold face on it and taught several more friends to play the game instead. Thus, he had 15 people who were ready to learn, train and won big amounts beating a casino. Since that time he became a leader of the team with changing (arrived and left) members the number of which differed from time to time.
By that time the pro comprehended an incredibly difficult method of key-carding that implies the calculating and understanding where the aces are located in a deck. Thus, he had enough knowledge to teach others various methods, techniques, etc. His team was extremely successful earning millions of dollars throughout United States.
Nevertheless, Hyland's team had the end that didn't differ from the all other teams' end.
Today Tommy Hyland is remembered as a talented player and amazing leader who managed to beat the system for many years. He is also the one who referred to Blackjack Hall of Fame as well as Ken Uston and Al Francesco.