The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale - 6 stars out of 10
This short documentary is interesting and informative, but nothing earth shattering. “The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale” studies the strategies of Don Johnson, a self-made millionaire through strategic high roller gambling. Most people understand the concept and even some strategy of Blackjack, but there is a layer of this card game that the average gambler never gets to see. In order to attract high rollers to their tables, casinos will offer incentives to bring the big money through their doors. Johnson shares his secrets of how he negotiated the house rules to take the advantage away from the dealers and walk away with 15 million dollars. This interesting presentation of Vegas history and high roller strategy is worth a quick 43 minutes of your life, whether you are interested in gambling or not.