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Casinos On The Lookout For Blackjack Card Counting Apps

Blackjack is one of the most, if not the most popular card game played around the world today. It’s a simple game to pick up and it basically involves players trying to get 21 or as close to 21 as possible. Some people play casually, just for fun, while others take it a whole lot more seriously, studying strategies and honing their skills. One of the main reasons people develop their own play styles is an attempt at overcoming the house edge and therefore swinging the odds in their favor.

Some people will do whatever it takes to win or to gain an advantage and one particular skill which gained popularity was card counting. Card counting was really brought to the fore by the film Rain Man. In the film, viewers saw that by being able to count cards, led to winning big in casinos. So people set about learning how to count cards and casinos got wise to this and employed tactics such as using multiple decks in order to render the technique ineffective.

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Technology has continued to advance over time and now with the capabilities of smartphones as well as apps, it’s been a match made in heaven for developers who have been looking at ways to create card counting applications for devices. The emergence of card counting apps around 8 years ago put Las Vegas casinos on high alert for example. Card counting isn’t actually illegal as it’s a complex skill that a player can learn but it is frowned upon and will likely lead to ejection from casinos.

Learning how to count cards and to be proficient at it takes a lot of time and practice. What these apps do is take the difficulty away as they just make card counting easy. The apps are also being designed in order for people’s phones, for example, to not display anything suspicious while they’re in use, in a sort of stealth mode. By looking at it from this point of view, the apps are helping people to win by cheating and this is why casinos are regularly on the lookout for those who are at the blackjack table; but are continuing to pay their smartphone a lot of attention.

Nowadays, there are numerous card counting apps out there, for both iOS and Android users. They continue to rapidly grow in popularity too, especially with many now playing online through live gambling services rather than visiting a land-based site. One of the problems that casinos or gambling regulators have is that by discussing their feelings on card counting apps, they only serve to increase their popularity. They were relatively unknown entities 8 years ago, but after the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued warnings about their use, downloads increased tenfold overnight. Now there are numerous card counting apps in circulation and they have been downloaded thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of times. So casinos will need to continue to be on their guard.

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Carl Petoskey

Carl Petoskey is an accomplished writer with years of experience covering the tech industry. When he’s not writing you can find him covering companies like Comcast Business Class.

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