More materials for your articles: Campione, Grosjean, & D'Aquin lawsuits
Your point# 3 can be done through advance-googling. You will find good gambling stories about how APs beat casinos. Making big money from casinos demonstrates the incredible ingenuity of APs. They can make money NOT only by their skills, but by smart lawsuits, i.e., using Bill Zender (ex-casino-big-shot) as the AP's expert-witness to beat Caesars & Griffins. For your next newspapers articles, you may want to write stories about how Grosjean & D'Aquin beat various casinos in American's Courts. Oh, you may want to add my favorite story to your article: Campione vs Tropicana.
"Anthony J. Campione v. Adamar of New Jersey, Inc, [aka Tropicana Casino]
Gambling discrimination and malicious prosecution by plaintiff, a blackjack player and professional card counter who frequented casinos in Atlantic city. Plaitiff sued defendants for discrimination, breach of contract, and malicious prosecution. He alleged that defendants selectively enforced gaming regulations against him because he was a card counter.
Outcome: Jury verdict for plaintiff for $1,519,873.43.
Comments: As modified, affirmed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey awarding plaintiff's estate (he passed away during the pendency of the action) $1,000,213.50.
By the way, the old saying comes true against Tropicana: "What goes around, comes around." Tropicana attempts to screw everybody & gets what it deserts, especially it loses its gaming license recently for wrongdoings in addition to Campione case . Now It waits for a buyer to take over. Believe or not, Tropicana gets such a bad KARMA, even Bear Sterns (Trop's broker) went "belly up" & got merged & bailed out by JP-Morgan-Chase Bank...with the help of the Federal Reserve Bank!
"It was my intention
1. to encourage fellow counters.
2. to give high goals such as making US$ 4 Million in 3 years from AP even 40 years after Thorp's book.
3. collect stories for my columns.
I might look bragging some time such as saying "I got $1K hourly rate for the past one week", "Ms. J made US$410K in 2005 playing LV alone". My intention is demosnstrating there are still playable casinos in the world even at LV... I won't disclose location which should be understandable. People may feel intimated for they make much less even lose from AP and category my stories as fiction comforting themselves which is also understandable. Please do remember the world move forward because several high acchievers demonstrate there are ways and people follow. If one ignores others' acchievments believing there are no way making that kind of money, he/she is limiting themslves."