Pa. blackjack player wins about $15M at AC casinos

May 23, 2011 7:37:11 AM PDT
A high-rolling blackjack player from Pennsylvania says he's the gambler who has won about $15 million overall at three Atlantic City casinos over the past six months.

Don Johnson of Bensalem tells The Press of Atlantic City that he's quite thankful for his run of good luck, though he's also lost an unspecified amount during his hot streak and also has paid "millions in taxes."

And while he's unwilling to disclose his betting strategy, he told the newspaper there's nothing underhanded about his success.

Casino officials have previously confirmed that one player had recently won millions of dollars playing high-stakes blackjack but declined to identify the person, citing privacy concerns.

The newspaper reported Sunday that it had confirmed Johnson's accounts with multiple sources within the casino industry.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City,