Don Johnson won $15 million in just three nights playing blackjack at top Atlantic City casinos -- not by counting cards, but rather by turning the resorts' own rules against them. Casinos have long wooed high-rollers by offering discounts and reducing the house's built-in statistical advantage, and when the downturn struck, Johnson was able to persuade incautious casino bosses to make concessions that tipped the odds in his favor. "I just think somebody missed the math when they did the numbers on it," he says.

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