Blackjack Legend to Take Part in Atlantic City High Stakes Tournament

Don Johnson, dubbed the Beast of Blackjack, after he managed to score $15.1 million from Atlantic City casinos in an amazing five month winning streak, is back at one of the locations to take part in a winner-takes-all tournament.

Johnson will play in a $100,000 tourney at the Tropicana Casino and Resort on September 2nd and 3rd and the casino is hoping to get back at least some of the $6 million that the high stakes player won off them. Johnson doesn’t mind the casino capitalizing on his fame and has only asked that $10,000 from the event be donated to the JBJ Soul Foundation, headed by his pal, Jon Bon Jovi.

Johnson tried to remain anonymous but once he managed to cream the casinos out of so much cash, the press revealed his identity and he finally consented to two exclusive interviews.

Johnson won $5.8 million in a 12 hour blackjack spree at the Tropicana in April this year. In December last year, he hauled off $4.2 million from the Caesars Atlantic City, and ,over three separate months, won $5 million in total at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

Johnson was personally invited back to the Tropicana by Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who paid $200 million for the resort last year.

However, despite its losses to Johnson, the Tropicana is not going to get rid of its high stakes table games which have become a feature since Icahn’s investment.

“We’re not afraid of the action. We’re not going to shy away from it,” said the casino’s CEO, Tony Rodio.

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