Darryl Purpose, a member of Ken Uston’s blackjack crew, has been banned from many casinos, traveled the globe as a card counter, and has even employed a shuffle monitoring device called “Thor” to get an advantage over the casino. Ken Uston is responsible for all of these experiences.
From the outside looking in, it seemed as if Darryl’s life could not have been any more ideal given that he had managed to amass millions of dollars from his blackjack playing throughout the course of his career.
Although the prospect of making a lot of money was appealing, Darryl couldn’t shake the feeling that his life was lacking something important; to put it more directly, he had not yet discovered his calling. We come to understand that his mission is to share his musical abilities with people from all around the globe. In the course of this biography, we will investigate the eventful history of Darryl’s past in order to have a better understanding of who he is at the present time.
Early on, he discovered his “Purpose” in life.
At Darryl Purse’s school, he was the type of guy that most students looked up to and envied. Not only was he incredibly clever, especially when it came to mathematics, but he was also a very skilled guitar player. When Darryl was sixteen years old, his mother gave him a copy of Edward Thorp’s book “Beat the Dealer” as a Christmas present in the hopes that he would devote more of his time to mathematics. She was completely unaware of the magnitude of the influence that this would have on him in the years to come.
Darryl was eager to read the book since he often played cards in his spare time. He was impressed at how fast he was able to catch up on the principles that Thorp discussed inside the book.
Even though he was interested in finding out whether or not the techniques described in the book would truly be successful at a casino, he was aware that he would not be allowed to test them out until he was twenty-one.
He didn’t completely forget about the book, but he decided to focus his efforts throughout his last two years of high school on improving his guitar playing instead. As soon as he finished high school, he went on to pursue his lifelong ambition of being a musician by enrolling at California State University, Northridge with the intention of majoring in classical guitar. At first, everything was going extremely well for him; the instructors recognized his ability, and he was making good scores.
While he was strumming the guitar one evening, he noticed that his left hand was beginning to ache, and he hoped that the discomfort would go away by the next day. However, after suffering from constant discomfort for a few weeks, Darryl ultimately made the decision to schedule an appointment with the doctors so that he could have everything examined. They had him wear a splint on his wrist, which severely limited his ability to play the guitar. This was done against his will.
Even though he had setbacks, he was able to keep going after mastering the fingerpicking technique.
Unhappily, after a few months, he started experiencing the identical issues with his right hand as he had been experiencing with his left. He would ultimately be required to wear two splints, which would make it impossible for him to continue his education beyond high school. He took just a few of his personal items, his 1962 Chevrolet, and $50 in cash with him when he left school. He was planning a trip to Las Vegas in the hopes of putting what he had learned in the book “Beat the Dealer” into practice and becoming a professional blackjack player.
The Struggle to Make a Living in Las Vegas
Darryl wanted to find a job that would allow him to build up his bankroll while he was there, so that he could afford to live in Las Vegas. His first employment was selling ball point pens to corporations all over the globe over the phone. These businesses were located in a variety of countries. Due to the fact that it was a commission-based profession, his weekly pay ranged anywhere from $20 to as much as $200, depending on how well he performed. After a few weeks of living on the streets, a coworker gave him the use of a spare bedroom in their apartment.