The MIT blackjack prodigy who inspired the movie ‘21’ tells his employees to make mistakes every day  Allego's CEO Yuchun Lee is probably better known for being  part of the infamous MIT blackjack team that inspired the movie "21."    But Lee has quietly carved out a successful tech career over the past two decades, taking  his first startup, a marketing software maker Unica, public in 2005, before selling it to IBM for about $500 million in 2010.      Now he's running Allego, a sa..

The MIT blackjack prodigy who inspired the movie ‘21’ tells his employees to make mistakes every day Allego's CEO Yuchun Lee is probably better known for being part of the infamous MIT blackjack team that inspired the movie "21." But Lee has quietly carved out a successful tech career over the past two decades, taking his first startup, a marketing software maker Unica, public in 2005, before selling it to IBM for about $500 million in 2010. Now he's running Allego, a sa..

Jeff Ma '90 - entrepreneur and member of the MIT blackjack team which inspired the book 'Bringing Down the House' and the movie '21'

Jeff Ma '90 - entrepreneur and member of the MIT blackjack team which inspired the book 'Bringing Down the House' and the movie '21'

From MIT’s blackjack team to the quantified self: Jeff Ma’s new startup TenXer

From MIT’s blackjack team to the quantified self: Jeff Ma’s new startup TenXer

"Blackjack". Stories about the casino game everyone thinks they can beat. In one, a woman gambles away her inheritance and then sues the casino, saying they're to blame. In another, Christians join forces to take down casinos — by becoming professional card-counting blackjack players. Plus: MIT Blackjack Team member Andy Bloch teaches us to count cards.

"Blackjack". Stories about the casino game everyone thinks they can beat. In one, a woman gambles away her inheritance and then sues the casino, saying they're to blame. In another, Christians join forces to take down casinos — by becoming professional card-counting blackjack players. Plus: MIT Blackjack Team member Andy Bloch teaches us to count cards.

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Bill Kaplan, co-founder of the MIT blackjack team that took Vegas for millions, has a few tricks up his sleeve. You may not bring down the house, but here are 11 of his tips that will give amateur gamblers an extra edge.

Bill Kaplan, co-founder of the MIT blackjack team that took Vegas for millions, has a few tricks up his sleeve. You may not bring down the house, but here are 11 of his tips that will give amateur gamblers an extra edge.

Video:  Interesting keynote from Jeff Ma, a member of the infamous MIT blackjack team that created an ingenious method for counting cards. This was a keynote presentation at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas.

Video: Interesting keynote from Jeff Ma, a member of the infamous MIT blackjack team that created an ingenious method for counting cards. This was a keynote presentation at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas.

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