Jeff Ma


Jeff Ma

Infobox Person
name = Jeffery Ma


caption = Jeff Ma
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occupation = Co-Founder PROTRADE
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website = http://www.protrade.com
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Jeff Ma was a member of the MIT Blackjack Team in the mid 1990s. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. He was the basis for the main character of the book "Bringing Down the House" (where he was renamed Kevin Lewis) and the film "21" (where he was renamed Ben Campbell). Ma also co-founded PROTRADE, a sports stock market website [cite web|url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/27/DDQEVM8MQ.DTL |title=Hollywood deals Jeff Ma a good hand with '21' |accessdate=2008-03-29 |author=Justin Berton |date=2008-03-27 |work=San Francisco Chronicle] and does consulting work for professional sports teams including the Portland Trail Blazers and San Francisco 49ers. [cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2006/1016/056.html |title=Picking Winners |accessdate=2008-03-29 |author=Zack O'Malley Greenburg |date=2006-10-16 |work=Forbes]

Ma makes a cameo in "21" as a blackjack dealer named Jeffery at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. [cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt478087/ |title=IMDB |accessdate=2008-04-30 |author=IMDB |date=... |work= [http://www.imdb.com] ] Jim Sturgess' character, Ben Campbell, refers to Jeffery as, "my brother from another mother."

Two months into the process of writing the book "Bringing Down the House", Ma started to reconsider having a book written about his experience in the world of gambling. As the months went on and he noticed a positive reaction from the readers, he began feeling more comfortable with the book. [cite web|url=http://www.thinktalk.com/show/jeff_ma |title=ThinkTalk Interview: Jeff Ma |accessdate=2008-04-29 |author=Thinktalk.com |date=2008-04-27 |work= [http://www.ThinkTalk.com] ]

Ma also makes appearances as a motivational speaker at conferences and corporate events. [cite web|url=http://www.thelavinagency.com/usa/jeffreyma.html |title=Lavin Agency Speaker Profile: Jeff Ma |accessdate=2008-04-29 |author=Lavin Agency |date=2008-05-30 |work= [http://www.thelavinagency.com] ]

References

External links

*IMDB|2951275
* [http://www.thinktalk.com/show/jeff_ma Jeff Ma Interview] on ThinkTalk.com
* [http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-03-25-jeff-ma-21_N.htm Jeff Ma Article] in USA Today
* [http://www.doubleplaytv.com/jeffma Jeff Ma Video Blog]


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