Card counting program surfaces for iPhone. Vegas casinos on high alert!
Feb 18, 2009
Word has spread around the internet of a downloadable program for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices that helps players count cards while playing live blackjack. Several people were spotted using the program at a tribal casino in northern California.
The casino management alerted Nevada’s Gaming Control Board, who then contacted all Vegas casinos, warning them to be on the lookout for players who might be using the program while playing blackjack. Blackjack players can count cards in their head, but it is a felony to use a card-counting devices like this one in a casino. The consequences for getting caught are very severe, and can include huge fines and jail time.
The program is available for $3.99 from the Apple Application Store, but it might not be there for long. The legal status of the program is questionable, since it seems to be designed specifically for illegal activities. The program features a “stealth mode” which lets a player operate the program while the iPhone is concealed in a pocket by sending signals to the phone via its touch screen.
Card counting only gives blackjack players an advantage when the decks go un-shuffled between hands. Most online blackjack games shuffle the decks after every hand, making card counting online worthless. Some online casinos do offer special games where the decks are not shuffled, letting players count cards for an advantage.
One online casino that allows card counting in some of their blackjack games is Jackpot City Casino. Their Online Multiplayer Blackjack Tournaments have built-in mechanisms that facilitate card counting. The tournaments are available regularly as both Scheduled and Sit’n’Go Tournaments. Buy-ins are as low as $1.
If you are interested in learning to count cards, do it at Jackpot City Casino. Using this iPhone program in a casino is illegal and it doesn’t teach anything since it does all the work for you. It is just a waste of time, since you will probably end up in jail if you try it!
About Jackpot City Casino
Jackpot City offers an massive selection of over 300 different casino games, including a great variety of different Blackjack variations, all from Microgaming’s brilliant software designers. This casino is so complete that many members don’t bother playing anyplace else, because all you could every want in an online casino can be found at Jackpot City!