IS CARD COUNTING LEGAL?
By Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the editor of the Blackjack Insider Newsletter and author of the best-selling book Blackjack: Take The Money & Run. Henry currently is promoting all of his books at 30% off for BJI readers: click here. Also, he will be teaching the new Golden Touch Blackjack two-day course introducing Speed Count, a new, simple, and powerful advantage card counting system.
This article gives a brief overview of the complicated issue of the legality of card counting. Historically most of the known cases have come from Nevada and Atlantic City. Most other gaming jurisdictions are still grappling with this issue. Since I am not a lawyer, I will say up front much of the response you are about to read was gleaned from the excellent book, Blackjack and the Law by I. Nelson Rose and Robert Loeb. I highly recommend it.
"Is blackjack card counting illegal"?
As long as a card counter is only using his brains to decide how to play his hand, then the act of card counting is not illegal.
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