2/26/2009 04:32:00 PM - 0 comments
Even though counting cards is not illegal in Nevada, gaming regulators are taking this seriously; considering the fact that using a device for counting is ethically unacceptable and illegal.
How the Card Counting App Works
Even though not much is yet revealed about the iPhone application, the application presently available at the iTunes App store, works on Apple iPod touch and Apple iPhones. It works by keeping track of the cards that has been seen in blackjack (with machine accuracy); thus helping users tip the chances in their favor. Preliminary reports have suggested that the application which looks like an uncomplicated application uses four different strategies for card counting. It basically operates in the ‘stealth mode,’ in which the phone's screen is shut off. However, the user can run the program with ease without revealing if the key positions are known.
This application has however cooked up a storm on the issue of banning or allowing cellphones (including iPhones) inside casinos and gaming zones. The decision however, is subjective to individual casino owners. In a memorandum sent to casino operators in Nevada, the Gaming Control Board has warned of the iPhone application program, which it says can evaluate the true card count and that too accurately.
iPhone Users at Casinos beware – You are Being Watched!
If you are an iPhone user and gambler intending to use the iPhone card-counting application on your next visit to the casino, Beware! You may be apprehended by casino operators and put behind bars by state gaming agents. The whole casino industry is taking the invasion of this electronic method for cheating in a card game quite seriously and has pledged to take out an awareness mission about the application to every casino.
However, casino operators are skeptical about banning the application or restricting the use of iPhones in a casino at this stage, considering financial outfall in an already troubled economy. Nevertheless, it is anticipated that some deterrence about the iPhone app will definitely exhibit restraints amongst the high-tech gamblers.