Like roulette, blackjack has always been studied to find its faults and take advantage of them. While card counting is not considered cheating, using a computer or playing as a team is.
Year 2008: Counting Cards On Your iPhone
And yes, the iPhone leads to everything! A € 2.99 application has been developed under the sweet name of “Blackjack Card counter.” It allows in particular while having the screen of the iPhone turned off, to follow the count of a shoe by tapping on the touch screen on the + or -. This is indeed cheating, and it can take you to the jail box. However, some argue that we could play as a team by using this iPhone application to count cards by an accomplice.
The application still has an educational purpose; it will allow you to learn the different techniques of counting cards and also presents a map of the basic strategy.
The 2000s: Cheating Blackjack Casinos With Continuous Shuffling Of Cards
Beware of automatic card shuffling machines, they are opaque and have an optical card reading mechanism and are therefore capable of cheating. Never play at casinos equipped with automatic card mixers, called CSMs.
The case was first revealed on poker news and caused a stir on the blackjack guide-blackjack forum where a player tells what is known in casinos: the CSM allows cheating. Say no to blackjack cheating, don’t play CSM blackjack, and tell your friends.
The 2000s: 6: 5 Blackjack
Unfavorable rules can decrease the player’s advantage. As of 2004, some Las Vegas casinos have offered variations, which pay 6: 5 natural blackjack instead of 3: 2, and are played with a single deck of cards. This appeals to beginner card counters and players who have heard that it would benefit them: it does not, and it makes the game unbeatable, even for the card counter who masters his system at the same time. perfection, it is on the same level as the CSM. Casinos are doing everything they can to crack blackjack, the only game extremely skilled people can beat.
Blackjack 6: 5 = CSM = CASINO CHEAT
The 1970s: A Computer For Counting Cards
In 1977, Ken Uston installed 5 pocket computers in the shoes of his accomplices, and by a counting technique, made up to a hundred thousand dollars in a few weeks until one of the casinos where he was located seized the ‘one of the shoes. Although FBI experts concluded that the computer was operating on public information, thereby disqualifying the blackjack cheating charge, Uston and his accomplices were blacklisted at 7 Las Vegas casinos. Refusing this decision, Uston sued the casinos for violating his civil rights. His body was found in a rental apartment in Paris in 1987, without any convincing cause being able to explain his death.
This computer affectionately named “George” operated by vibrations and impulses in the manner of the Morse code: the principle of counting cards being extremely simple (adding or removing a unit to each card).