and Casino Blackjack Card Counting - 17th February
Ten years ago who would have guessed
we would be taking photographs with cell phones?
Now it seems the iPhone is being used for something
quite clever - casino Blackjack card counting.
Australian press has caught onto this mighty fast.
of you have seen the film "21" about
a group of Ivy League college students who learned
the great art of Blackjack card counting. Back
then the iPhone was yet to be invented but probably
would have come in handy.
man on the scene - Greg
Tingle - says it is something the Australian
casinos are becoming more vigilante about.
Card Counter, developed by an Australian named
Travis Yates, is among the most popular applications
for iPhone," Tingle says. "And it can
be purchased for under $10."
it's not just Australian casinos that are keeping
a close eye out for the latest iPhone app.. The
State Gaming Control Board of Nevada has already
warned about its usage.
Blackjack Card Counting program can be utilized
on either the Apple I-Phone or the Apple IPod
touch (portable music player). Once this program
is installed on the phone through the I-tunes
website it can make counting cards easy. The program
calculates the "True Count" and does
it significantly more accurately. The card counting
program uses a choice of four (4) card counting
strategies. For each strategy the user presses
the button that contains the face cards as they
are drawn from the deck. Depending on the strategy
and on the value of the card the button will either
add or subtract 1 or 2 from the "Running
Count". The program can utilize the following
card counting methods including Hi-Low, Hi-Op
I, Hi- Op II, and Omega II.
program can be used in the "Stealth Mode".
When the program is used in the "Stealth
Mode" the screen of the phone will remain
shut off, and as long as the user knows where
the keys are located the program can be run effortlessly
counting involves keeping a running tally of the
number of high cards compared with low cards.
a higher balance of low cards have already been
played, you have a probability advantage and so
should place a bet.
casinos throw players out if they suspect them
of counting cards but using a device to do the
maths is strictly outlawed.
iPhone application, which trains players using
simulation blackjack hands, can operate in stealth
mode while in a player's pocket. The gambler simply
needs to know where to press the screen, depending
on whether the card is valued at less than or
higher than 10, and the phone will vibrate when
it's time to place a bet.
claims he would typically sell 10 copies of the
application per day, but immediately following
a profile on CNN, sales shot to 500 copies.
developed the app so people could practise card
counting and use it with friends at home,"