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Card counting IS cheating. If the "card counters" takes as much money they can from the Casinos as possible, casinos employees lose their jobs, homes and pensions. Unemployment rate raises and effect the economy with welfare and unemployment insurance.
originally posted by: DarksideOz
originally posted by: FlyersFan
originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy
The guy is a freakin millionaire yet chooses to cheat on card games.
How is counting cards 'cheating'?? Isn't it just playing a game well?
Isn't that the point of the game?
Card counting is not cheating. And I hope "card counters" continue to take as much money from the Casino's as possible, before being asked to leave of course
If these Casino's are so worried about losing to "card counters", then why do they keep rolling out the red carpet for them and giving them the 5-star treatment to lure them to their Casino. Why, because they are hoping they will slip up and give the money back to that Casino. But if they don't slip up, the red carpet gets rolled up and they are asked to leave.
And with the amount of drug money that Casino's willingly launder each year, I wouldn't be too worried about card counters taking their profits. While the drug money keeps going through the casino's, then their profits will always be there, regardless of any loses along the way. I'm still yet to hear of a card counter sending a Casino broke, have you ?
Dealers are told to keep players at a distance. They are told people change when it comes to money. Or if they are asked to be in a scam by players.
originally posted by: Bedlam
a reply to: RossWellOldMexico
OTOH, I have had dealers ask me not to follow them when they come back from break, if I'm pasting their butts. I have been on a roll and had the pit boss swap dealers, and then magically I lose my ass. So I wait for the first guy to come back to another table and go there. They generally ask me to quit playing at that point, reinforcing my possibly groundless belief that the 'new' dealer is there to break up the flow.
eta: or possibly at that point they bring in a card mechanic, who knows? In Vicksburg, they won't let me play roulette already. If you're too "lucky", they always ban you unless you're a whale.
originally posted by: RossWellOldMexico
It was a coincidence you "lost your ass". The percentages caught up to you. I know this because I've been a dealer in the Gaming Industry for over 15 years.
originally posted by: jrod
What generally happens to someone who is suspected of counting cards is they are told to cash out, congratulations, and are kindly asked to not play at their blackjack tables again. There is actually a large database of known card counters, and if one is spotted at the blackjack tables the bosses will ask them to play another game.
It is the casino's right to ban counters from the blackjack tables. Even the weakest games, slot machines at a casino have much better odds than any lottery the state's offer.
originally posted by: Nola213
But as far as the point of the thread goes. Casinos have the right to deny service to anyone. Play poker. Or if you're no good at that, play Craps, best player odds in the Casino.