Josh Axelrad grew up in California and Kansas and went to college in New York City. During a five-year career in advantage blackjack he was barred from over 100 casinos in 18 states and in four Canadian provinces. His memoir, “Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars,” was published by Penguin Press in 2010. Josh has appeared frequently on The Moth Radio Hour, less frequently on NPR’s Marketplace, and once on Bloomberg Television. He’s hosted Moth StorySLAMs and performed on stage in New York, New Haven, the Midwest, Seattle, and elsewhere. His writing has been featured in The New York Times Online and The Guardian Online, and was included in the book “The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

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