The question our members are most concerned about is what will be the future of the blackjack card counters. are the days of card counting over? many believe so.
Automatic shuffling is being used in todays tables which makes shuffle tracking or card counting impossible. The land based casinos are going to insert shuffling machines at the tables.
It is said that in places like Las Vegas – Nevada, surveillance cameras are being used to analyze the skill of the players and smart blackjack tables that keep tracks of players hands and strategies using magnetized chips.
The gambling control board in Nevada, an agency that protects the right of both the players and the casinos to ensure fair gaming decided that casinos may not alter the games in a way that would change the frequency of the payouts. Since then, many Nevada casinos train their dealers to count cards and shuffle as they please, and also a wide variety of casinos keeps information of card counters, including names and photos to try and keep them out of the game.
These casinos have big corporations supporting them with huge political power and money influences. The professional blackjack players on the other hand are unknown.
So what will be the future of this blackjack “war”? is it just starting or will it soon reach an end? Despite all their latest technology, political and money influences, I believe there is still a chance for a happy ending. With more than 25 states within the US offering blackjack games legally, there are more profit possibilities for card counters than back in the good old days.