I’ve seen similar Casino House Rules posted in front of casinos before but I thought it might be interesting to bring a specific “idiotic” house rule to the public’s attention.
Let’s be clear, “card counting” is the simple use of your brain. It is not illegal anywhere because using your brain is not illegal. For a casino today to still threaten confiscation of winnings for using your brain is idiotic. How many lawsuits do we have to win until someone changes the wording in these Casino House Rules?
It is OK for casinos to not like it when players “count cards”. It is OK for casinos to back off proficient players. But to threaten players using wording as shown above is simply bad business.
On January 24th 2017, Random House Publishing will release Ed Thorp’s memoirs in his new book A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market.
Nassim Taleb did the foreword for this book and if you are interested you can read it here. Early reviews of the book appear excellent and I am looking forward to reading it. You can pre-order this book on Amazon.
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- Legal events and gambling laws
- Article and book publishing dates
- Big team losses or wins
- Casino heists
- Blackjack tournaments
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