The first annual Blackjack Ball began in 1997, in Max Rubin’s basement. This event was to celebrate the greatest blackjack players, experts and authors. According to Max, 32 people were in attendance. Wally Simmons won the Blackjack Cup trophy in 1997, for the World’s Greatest Blackjack Player.
A few articles about the Blackjack Ball:
Blackjack Ball 2022 Podcast