Josh Axelrad is a former professional gambler and a writer. During his 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. Josh has appeared frequently on The Moth Radio Hour and on American Public Media’s Marketplace, and was included on the CD compilation “The Best of the Moth.” He’s hosted Moth StorySLAMs and performed on stage in New York, Seattle, and elsewhere. His writing has appeared on The Guardian Online, The Daily Beast, Smith Magazine, has been excerpted by The New York Times 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.


josh [at] axelrad.net