From applications like Shazam — which helps you name that song you are listening too and then tell you what song it is — To UrbanSpoon — that helps you make a decision on where to eat… The iphone has everything! I can’t think of one thing they don’t have and this new application blows me away. The Nevada Casino Regulators ufabet are putting out the warning about this new Card-Counting program for iphone and ipod touch. It’s called HiLo, that “illegally” helps players beat the house in Blackjack.
Card counting is not illegal in Nevada casinos. However, using a device to aid in the counting of cards is considered a offender under Nevada laws governing cheating. And if they catch you using this App they have a decision to either turn you over to the feds and is punishable by imprisonment terms of between one and six years, or a fine of no more than $10, 000, for the first offense. OR they could handle your punishment themselves, neither which seem like great options to me. The Nevada Gaming Regulators hoped to freeze sales of a blackjack card-counting application for i-phones by telling the world the software could convert the high-tech phone into a digital cheating device. Haha — So much for that idea: The announcement had one other effect.
Travis Yates, the Australian software designer who developed the Blackjack Card Counter application that uses four different strategies, said his sales were averaging about 10 per day at. 99 a pop on the iTunes Application Store. The day after the Review-Journal reported on the regulators’ February. 5 warning to casino operators to be on the watch for consumers using the device, sales for his application jumped to 500 in the united states alone and Yates cut the price to. 49!!
Blackjack is the only casino game that can be consistently won by players if they know the proper techniques. If you know how to count cards then you can bet higher amounts when you have a benefit over the casino. The principle behind counting cards in blackjack is that a deck of cards with a high proportion of high cards (10-valued cards and Aces) to low cards (2-valued through 6-valued) is btter for the player, while the reverse (a deck with a high proportion of low cards to high cards) is better for the dealer. There are many reasons for this:
Card Counting recently became popular after the release of the movie, 11, which was about the MIT Blackjack team which took the Las vegas casinos for money during the 80’s and 90’s. Counting cards is much more difficult than it seems, you have to keep track of all the cards coming out of a six deck shoe, watch the dealer and other player’s hands, decide how much to bet, under a ton of distractions.
However, with this new Iphone app, HiLo. It makes card counting easy. Although card counting — attempting to keep track of the number of face cards, aces and 10s in the multideck Blackjack shoe — is not illegal in Nevada, using a device that aids in counting is unlawful. Card counting is a strategy that tries to track the relation of high-value cards to low-value cards. A high relation really benefits the golfer, while the reverse provides each advantage to the dealer. According to Sayre, Nevada gaming authorities were tipped to the iphone application by colleagues in California, who in turn had been told by a tribal casino in the northern section of the report that it had found customers using the program.
Among the application’s features is its “Stealth Mode, inch which powers off the iphone screen — making the unit appear to be put off. However, the user can still continue to track cards by pressing the screen at the spots where the keys would normally show. With all said, if you plan to counter this recession by racking up on ten straight 21s this weekend, you might want to you should consider the consequences first… Or just do not get caught!