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Casinos Are Watching You Closely

May 7, 2012

Casino Surveillance
Watching you

When you play at a land-based casino, the surveillance cameras are everywhere.

In the security room, multiple screens are very closely observed. This is not only to protect the casino and players from the scams and watch for bad casino table manners.

What this surveillance also does is looks out for those winning money at blackjack or poker, and doing it on a consistent basis. Since the card counters can get an edge over a casino, and win big, casinos seek to eradicate this practice.

It is well known that real champs, in either blackjack or poker, can come in and rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars during one evening. Thus, many casinos have a policy which prohibits card counting. But, how do you prove somebody, in their head, is counting cards? It is a matter of a call. Or a reputation for being a winner.

Online casino surveillance

In the online casinos, card counting becomes impossible as card decks are reshuffled constantly. Yet, the master players still win at poker and blackjack tournaments.

However, in the online world, the casinos are watching for other things. There is software to analyze the players’ habits in order to tailor advertising to them. Second, online casinos need to comply with anti-money laundering regulations (at least, the legitimate online sites). Using payment information, the Internet gaming houses are also able to determine the age of the gamblers and block the underage ones.

Due to constantly improving technology, the online gambling, as well as other forms of betting, such as wagering on sports, become more advanced and faster. The younger generation of players tends to play quickly and likes to use all sorts of electronic gadgets, such as big flat screens or iPhones, to bet. Now, even Facebook friends will soon be able to play games such as poker, blackjack, and bingo among themselves for money.


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