What happens if you count cards at blackjack in Indian casinos?

Traditionally, in Vegas-type casinos, if a card-counter is detected, he is escorted into an office and cheerfully informed that if he ever returns they will break both his legs. I was wondering if Indian casinos have continued this tradition. For those unaware, card-counting, based on the “tens strategy”, beats the house at blackjack.

Question asked by: beingagood1


It is important to note that card counting is not illegal, but it is frowned upon by casinos as it gives players an advantage over the house.

Indian casinos may have different policies regarding card counting, but generally, if a player is caught counting cards, they will be asked to leave the casino and banned from returning.

In some cases, the player may be allowed to stay but the casino may shuffle the deck more frequently or take other measures to prevent the player from continuing to count cards.

It is also possible that the casino may take legal action if they believe the player is cheating.

However, the penalties for card counting vary depending on the casino and the state laws where the casino is located. It is always best to check with the casino directly to determine their policies regarding card counting.

Card counting in online casinos

While it’s technically possible to count cards when playing blackjack at online casinos, it’s not really a feasible strategy. This is because online blackjack games use a random number generator (RNG) to shuffle the cards before each hand, which means that the count is constantly being reset. Additionally, the cards are dealt very quickly, making it difficult to keep track of the count even if it were possible.

Furthermore, online casinos often use multiple decks of cards, which makes it even harder to count cards effectively. Finally, it’s worth noting that online casinos employ various measures to prevent card counting, such as shuffling the cards more frequently, using continuous shuffling machines, and limiting the amount of time players have to make their decisions.

Overall, while card counting might work in traditional land-based casinos, it’s not a viable strategy for online blackjack games. Instead, players are better off focusing on basic strategy and managing their bankroll effectively.


  1. It all depends on their attitude.

    Your description of the Vegas policies in not correct, except in the vast minority of cases. They will not threaten a person, but will usually politiely ask him not to return because his caliber of play is too skillful. If the person does return, then he might be “86,d” or read a trespass act to not return.

    Card counting is simply a skilled way of playing the game, like remembering the letters that have already been used in a game of Scrabble.

    Here’s an interesting article:

    You might want to ask more about the currrent policies of Indian casinos on the forum at bj21.com (Stanford Wong’s site), but I think there are better, more entrepreneurial ways to make money.

  2. card counting is perfectly legal. I have had no problem counting in my head at Soaring Eagle, but then again, Soaring Eagle is a casino who has lost many lawsuits for taking Aces out of the decks for Blackjack. I say do it and see what happens, you’ll beat the house, but they can’t really do anything. Gambling is still gambling, and the winners still lose. *It’s the Oceans 13 theory. Even if you’re up, you’ll gamble more and lose, which is why you need an exit plan*

  3. all the Indian casino’s I have been to in southern California could care less. the dealers will ask you and then laugh… 90% of the people can’t count the cards right anyways. and I have been seeing more and more “continuous shuffler shoes”, which in short means that the decks in the shoe are auto shuffled every time cards are placed back into the feed tray… so after every hand the count basically gets reset.. kinda pointless to try counting when they are using those shoes.

  4. If you count cards in a auto-shuffler game at an Indian casino you will eventually approach infinity. Why this is is left as an exercise for the reader.

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