Who is Hollywood Dave?

Ladies who play blackjack, you should all know who Hollywood Dave is. Doesn’t matter if you play blackjack online or not. You should know who this guy is.

This guy is not only “The Undisputed Bad Boy of Blackjack,” he would also qualify for entry in a Hot Dudes of Blackjack blog post series.

When he was younger he realized that he wasn’t the jock-type and turned his interests to artistic pursuits. This included acting. After attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Dave moved to Los Angeles. Once there he worked those boring mundane jobs that all actors seem to get stuck with so that they can make a living and still be in the area to try to make it on the screen.

But Dave got smart. And he got into blackjack. Pursuing an income from playing blackjack, Dave got the income he wanted and the flexible schedule he needed for acting. And thus Hollywood Dave entered the blackjack scene.

But something happened. He wasn’t just good at blackjack—this guy had talent! Especially when it came to card counting. And while local casinos didn’t like him, the blackjack world would come to love him.

Hollywood Dave eventually wound up on the 2004 World Series of Blackjack where his fan base began to grow. And no wonder he has a fan base—this is a hot blackjack player who can play the cards!

But it didn’t end with the World Series of Blackjack. Oh, no. Hollywood Dave on Celebrity Blackjack as well.

But what makes him worthy of a potential Hot Dudes of Blackjack blog post series? Cute face, blue eyes, black or blond messy spiked hair. And he does have that bad boy style going on with his clothes—wrist bands, cuffs, loose jeans, dark attire. His fun and funky style makes him a favorite among the ladies of blackjack and his fans. And we could never forget about his talent with card counting and blackjack!

Where did the World Series of Blackjack go?

I was thinking the other day about how much I miss sitting down and watching the World Series of Blackjack. What happened? It seems that the World Series of Blackjack has disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. The last season premiered on June 4, 2007. Alice Walker was the winner and went home with her $500,000. And one would think that in 2008, Series 5 would begin. No. It didn’t.

So what happened? Their site still lists the current tournament as the 2007 Series 4 tournament. And visiting GSN, who televises the event, only revealed that the show isn’t even listed on its site anymore. So what do we, the people who love blackjack and wish to watch it on TV, do?

We can speculate.

Perhaps it just wasn’t popular enough. In which case it should have been promoted more. They could have promoted it themselves. GSN, who created the series and televised it, could have promoted it more—I mean, it was their idea yes? AOL could have promoted it more, considering it was through AOL Games that six lucky contestants could win their way into the tournament series.

Or perhaps there just weren’t enough people to play. It is an invitation only series (the exception being the AOL win-ins). Maybe that was the problem. Maybe those of us that did know about the series just wanted a chance to play too. After all the World Series of Poker allows for entrants to win their way in through various satellite tournaments that anyone can enter. But the World Series of Blackjack is invite only…except for the AOL win-ins of course. So perhaps being invite only is what caused to disappear. I mean, who likes being excluded?

Again, one can only speculate. You can try looking for the answer. I have yet to find it. So maybe it was lack of promotion, or lack of interest due to its closed nature…or maybe it did disappear in the Bermuda Triangle. But I hope you miss it as much as I do.