There are many, many people out there attempting to count cards in order to bring home the “mother load”. And so, with card counting at such a popular state right now, it is needless to say that casinos and online casinos are going to take some precautions to guard from it. First, there are a few things that need clarification.
There are not many people out there who really know how to count cards effectively enough to win a lot of money. They often get bored, tired, and discouraged. They then give up, go all in, and lose – just like most other people who are gambling at the casino. If you think of it in this way, the “card counting” phenomenon is perhaps MAKING the casino more money than it is costing it, because people will go to a casino to “count”.
There is a good chance that some of these people would have just stayed home, but they opted instead to come out and gamble away their hard earned money in an attempt to make a killing counting cards.
Now, having said that, there are card counters out there that COULD potentially take a casino for a ride, and that is why measures are taken by casinos to protect themselves from them. Some of these measures include identifying card counters, either by picture or by face recognition software. Some of them prohibit players from changing their bets during a shoe. Some of them change the table stakes, and some of them shuffle more in an attempt to throw off the “count”, forcing the counters to start all over.
If you are caught counting, you will most likely be asked to leave immediately as casinos do not take kindly to gamblers who have the potential to turn the odds to their own favor.
Black Jack is not the only game you can enjoy playing at casino. Playing roulette can be fun and awording. Before you start playing with real money – try playing free roulette to get the hang of it.