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Has anybody seen or heard from Bryce Carlson? Whats his real name? How come he has done no interviews? In his book he mentioned BJFB.


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If there is no blackjack, the insurance bet is lost. During his counting career, he ran six-player teams in which three played and three scouted the tables. Saturday night, about an hour short of midnight, here Bryce Carlson is on the prowl.

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