Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Card Counting iPhone Application Has Nevada Casinos Watching

Card Counting iPhone Application Has Nevada Casinos Watching

which helps you name that song you are listening too and then tell you what song it is — that helps you make a choice on where to eat…The iPhone has everything! I can’t think of one thing they don’t have and this new application blows me away. The Nevada Gambling Regulators are putting out the warning about this new Card-Counting program for iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s called HiLo, that “illegally”  แอพคาสิโน  helps players beat the house in Blackjack.

Card counting is not illegal in Nevada casinos. However, using a device to aid in the counting of cards is considered a felony under Nevada laws governing cheating. And if they catch you using this App they have a choice to either turn you over to the feds and is punishable by prison terms of between one and six years, or a fine of no more than $10,000, for the first offense. OR they could handle your punishment themselves, neither of which seem like great options to me. The Nevada Gaming Regulators hoped to freeze sales of a blackjack card-counting application for iPhones by telling the world the software could convert the high-tech phone into an electronic cheating device. Haha — So much for that idea: The announcement had the opposite effect.

Travis Yates, the Australian software designer who developed the Blackjack Card Counter application that uses four different strategies, said his sales were averaging about 10 per day at .99 a pop on the iTunes Application Store. The day after the Review-Journal reported on the regulators’ Feb. 5 warning to casino operators to be on the watch for patrons using the device, sales for his application jumped to 500 in the United States alone and Yates cut the price to .49!!

Blackjack is the only casino game that can be consistently won by players if they know the proper techniques. If you know how to count cards then you can bet higher amounts when you have the advantage over the casino. The principle behind counting cards in blackjack is that a deck of cards with a high proportion of high cards (10-valued cards and Aces) to low cards (2-valued through 6-valued) is btter for the player, while the reverse (a deck with a high proportion of low cards to high cards) is better for the dealer. There are many reasons for this:

Card Counting recently became infamous after the release of the movie, 21, which was about the MIT Blackjack team which took the Las Vegas casinos for millions of dollars during the 80’s and 90’s. Counting cards is much more difficult than it seems, you have to keep track of all the cards coming out of a six deck shoe, watch the dealer and other player’s hands, decide how much to bet, under a ton of distractions.

However, with this new Apple iPhone app, HiLo. It makes card counting easy. Although card counting – attempting to keep track of the number of face cards, aces and 10s in the multideck Blackjack shoe – is not illegal in Nevada, using a device that aids in counting is against the law. Card counting is a strategy that tries to track the ratio of high-value cards to low-value cards. A high ratio supposedly benefits the player, while the reverse gives the advantage to the dealer. According to Sayre, Nevada gaming authorities were tipped to the iPhone application by colleagues in California, who in turn had been told by a tribal casino in the northern part of the state that it had found customers using the program.

Among the application’s features is its “Stealth Mode,” which shuts off the iPhone screen – making the phone appear to be turned off. However, the user can still continue to track cards by pressing the screen at the spots where the keys would normally show. With all said, if you plan to counter this recession by racking up on ten straight 21s this weekend, you might want to seriously consider the consequences first…Or just don’t get caught!

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