Applied math majors and students involved with Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), the Math Honor Society, had the opportunity to relax and watch a great movie from 2008 about blackjack. Snacks were served as the students relaxed and learned about a connection between memory, numbers, and winning millions of dollars.
“21” is a fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting. These six students took a trip to Vegas and won millions of dollars. Oddly enough, ‘counting cards’ is not illegal, but casinos across the nation have picked up on it and began to deny service to those suspected of counting cards. The biggest reason for denial of service is because it takes away from the casino's profit and makes an unfair experience for others at the table.
If you have any questions about how to get involved in KME, please contact Dr. Benjamin Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.