Stanford Wong has made a name for himself through books, newsletters, software, and the Internet. Of course he has done his share of winning at gambling games. When he was in graduate school, playing blackjack was his major source of income, and he stayed in school long enough to earn a Ph.D. from Stanford. He published his first book, Professional Blackjack, in 1975 while a student at Stanford.
Now he has it made -- a wonderful wife and a comfortable home in La Jolla, one of the garden spots of the world. Their two children are both adults and college graduates. Wong has moved Pi Yee Press to Las Vegas, but is in constant contact electronically from his home. So commuting to work in the morning means strolling down a hallway. Every day he walks along the beach. He is his own boss. Anything that has to be done that he does not feel like doing himself, he hires someone else to do. He could not have a more pleasant life had he chosen to do something other than figuring out how to win money from sportsbooks and casinos. Wong has created a website with message boards: BJ21.com. BJ21.com is devoted to discussion of getting an edge at casino games.