How to cheat in blackjack?
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 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 jail. 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.
2000s: Cheating Blackjack Casinos with Continuous Shuffling of Cards
Beware of automatic card gtb77 shuffling machines, they are opaque and have optical card reading mechanism and are therefore capable of cheating. Never play at casinos equipped with automatic card mixers, called CSMs. Here is an excellent campaign from guide-blackjack.com which explains why not play with CSMs: CSM = cheating casinos .
The case was first revealed on pokernews and caused a stir on the guide-blackjack 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.
2000s: 6: 5 blackjack
Unfavorable rules can decrease the player’s advantage. As of 2004, some Las Vegas casinos have offered variants , which pay out 6: 5 natural blackjack instead of 3: 2, and are played with a single deck of cards. This appeals to beginner card counters as well as players who have heard that it would benefit them: it absolutely does not, and it makes the game unbeatable, even for the card counter who masters his system at home. perfection, it is on the same level as the CSM. Casinos are doing everything they can to crack blackjack, the only game extremely talented people can beat.
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, won 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.