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

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  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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