Peter Griffin is one of the most influential people in the world of blackjack. Surprisingly, he was not actually a professional blackjack player. He was a mathematician that was very interested in the mathematics of gambling and his research uncovered many great theories and gambling strategies.
Griffin became interested in blackjack in 1970. He was working as a professor of mathematics and was very interested in developing a course about the mathematics of casino gambling. When he first tried playing blackjack he did not do very well, as he didn’t yet have a grasp of basic strategy. However, after compiling statistics on professional blackjack players and doing a lot of research and calculation, Griffin became one of the foremost experts on blackjack strategy.
Griffin published a book, The Theory of Blackjack: The Complete Card Counter’s Guide to the Casino Game of 21, and it was touted as the best book since Thorp’s Beat The Dealer. In his book, he introduces and proves complex concepts including playing efficiency, betting correlation and proportional wagering. He provides insight into various card-counting systems, and provides one of the most complete and accurate explanations of basic blackjack strategy in print.
Peter Griffin was one of the original seven members admitted to the Blackjack Hall of Fame for his contribution to revolutionizing blackjack strategy.