Not a zealous player
Joe Classon, the native New Yorker, was born in 1933. In early age of 15 years Joe and his brother Henry were accepted as novices at the blackjack world. Their uncle Stanley was a respected player in Lower East Side of New York. Joe Classon was not really interested in cheating and in poker as well. Though he played for fun with his colleagues in short breaks from combats serving in Korea. Henry spent that time much efficiently honing his skills at poker.
The irony is that during the first cheating experience Joe Classon turned to be a victim, cheated by his combat friends. With a lapse of time Classon met his brother that became a professional cheater at dice and cards. Joe still didn't have any desire to cheat or even to learn how to do it professionally. He had his own plans and ideas concerning feature. However, his brother's influence facilitated his decision on blackjack team play and in 1954 they went to Puerto Rico as blackjack cheaters.
Cheating at roulette
Not only blackjack was an object of Classons attention, but also roulette as well. During numerous trips attending various casinos Joe learned the method of Past posting and applied it in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Thus, they act like casino roulette cheaters at many casinos and very soon accepted in their team one more female member - the dancer Ruthie from Stardust Hotel. Her task was clear and not really hard as she was a woman - she distract the attention of pit bosses while dancing and took money from the tables. Once she was doing this the Hollywood producer that was sitting not far from her at the table and watching the whole scam together with Classon's past posting offered her the career of actress. So she went to Hollywood and became producer's wife.
Several months later Joe decided to leave the team of his brother and their paths diverged. However, Joe Classon didn't want to quit gambling and he made friends with famous Duke Swenson and Jerry Palmer. That friendship and partnership turned into great cheating operation at casinos due to which the friends reserved places in the Hall of Fame.
Since 1969 till 1989 Joe Classon managed to run the best world's roulette, craps and blackjack team. In 1977 Richard Marcus teamed up with Classon and gained necessary knowledge and skills for becoming one of the most incredible cheaters ever.