If Players Can't Use A Computer To Count Cards, Can The Casino?
from the fair-play dept
We’ve had articles in the past about how people count cards and try to beat casinos using technology. While the casinos have always fought back using methods to make counting more difficult, now they’re looking at a slightly different strategy. There’s a computerized system that counts cards for the casino and notices which players are betting in a pattern that suggests they’re counting cards. However, players say this is illegal, since even casinos are forbidden from using devices that “change the odds”. The casinos counter that they’re not changing the odds – just catching people who are cheating. Meanwhile someone points out the most obvious way to beat this system: just watch the table until the counts are good, play for a bit until the counts are bad and leave. Since the system is only designed to notice a cheating pattern over 100 or so hands, as long as you don’t play that many you’re probably safe.