My name is Pat Filice. I am a barrister and solicitor in Ontario and an attorney at law in New York. I completed my legal training in the United States and am a partner in the law firm Gatto, Filice & Associates.
Prior to attending law school, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in
Economics at McMaster University in Hamilton. My first undergraduate
degree was an Honours Bachelor of Science in Statistics, also at McMaster
University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude.
I first became interested in the game of Blackjack from a mathematical
point of view during my statistics studies at McMaster. Heavily influenced
by one of my professors teaching Probability Theory, who happened
to use Blackjack teaching examples at every available opportunity,
I became quite versed in all of the probability and odds calculations
associated with the game of Blackjack.
Later, with the aid of both statistical and computer simulations and
my own experiences at the casinos, I began to put this knowledge down
on paper. This marked the beginning of BLACKJACK: The Complete Strategy. Since the first
drafts of this system back in 1994, this system has been re-written
and refined several times resulting in this latest version.
I currently live in Hamilton, Ontario with my family and am completing
a Masters in Law graduate degree in e-Business from Osgoode Hall Law
School in Toronto.