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Is card counting in a casino considered illegal?


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It's not illegal in the sense that you will be prosecuted if caught; however, they will eject you from the casino and possibly blacklist you from returning.


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No, you can't criminalize a thought process. True, it is not illegal, but it's really treated like it is. No, but you can't use any electronic devices or paper or anything to help and don't move your lips when you try to remember because then you'll most likely get kicked out. Further although card counting, or counting cards, is just play the game extremely well. and this means more winnings for you and less profit for the casino. hence why when you are caught the casino asks you to leave. unfortunately you can't just walk in to the next casino, as they all use face recognition software to advise them of people already caught card counting. but good luck with your exploits! yes i do agree from zanerr

Casinos don't want people counting cards at blackjack because casinos don't want to lose money. If a casino suspects a player is card counting, they will start to keep a close eye on the player and analyze the action. They want to see if the player is a significant threat before they go through the disruptive process of asking him/her to leave.Assuming you're playing at high enough stakes to matter to the casino, and you're keeping an accurate count, and playing your hands correctly, and betting correctly, the casino may then decide to ask you to stop playing. There are many ways they may handle this.As a professional blackjack player I have been asked to leave casinos a handful of times. Here are my personal experiences...1. The casino might just ask you to stop playing blackjack, but allow you to stay in the casino and play other games. They say something like "you're just too good". They'll never say you're counting cards.2. The casino might nicely ask you to leave the property. They'll usually tell you that you're no longer allowed at any of their sister properties either.3. The casino might be a little more aggressive and rudely tell you to get out. Contrary to what you see in the movies, nobody is going to touch you as long as you walk out of the casino. The last thing a casino wants is a lawsuit from being physical with a patron.When asked to leave a casino you are allowed to keep your chips. The casino will not try to take your money. Card counting is not illegal and is not considered cheating.Note: Casinos in Atlantic City by law are not allowed to make players leave due to card counting. They will simply try to worsen the game conditions so that the game becomes unprofitable. Casinos in Las Vegas can ask card counters to leave because the casinos are private property and are legally allowed to refuse service to anyone they want.

In general, yes. There were some MIT students barred from playing in a casino a few years ago because of a card counting ring they were involved with, but other than that, almost anyone can play in a casino.

No it is illegal and considered stealing. You will go to prison.

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I don't know if it is a "sin", it is however legal. What is illegal is to use any kind of electronic device to count cards.

It is considered an unfair advantage over other players , and therefore it diminishes the House's take.

YES, the casino can ban whoever they like, its their premises.

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There really isn't just one formula for card counting. I wouldn't even say its a formula, its more of a system. If you want a basic system for card counting i would Google "hi/low card counting system". That's probly the easiest one to start off with. Good luck man

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