The iPhone card counting application has caused quite a stir in the casino world. Since detecting the application is merely impossible, iPhones are banned as a whole in most land based casinos. Anyone caught using this program while playing could be facing charges. To safeguard matters, casinos have decided that gamblers who own an iPhone, whether using it or not, cannot enter casino premises on account of the counting application having an invisible mode which is hard to detect. Use of an iPhone is now considered a grad A felony in all states, as is the use of any other card counting devices.
One place it isn’t illegal to use the iPhone counting device is online. More accurately, the simple fact is that online casinos are not able to detect the use of counting devices and are therefore helpless in the face of banning them. That being the case, more and more experienced gamblers are seeking the essence of a casino online. Online casinos have been able to capture the pizazz land based casinos are losing due to so many rules, banns and cheap attractions.
If the ban on smoking inside land based casinos was not enough of a blow, Sweden casinos are reporting a further rise in player deposits since the iPhone counting application release and then ban.
George Grisham, a veteran gambler, said “going to a casino used to be a glitzy thing to do. A way to let lose in style , we used to dress up have dinner and some drinks, these days any ‘shlump’ off the street can enter have a meal for $9.99 and a few goes at the tables. I don’t bother anymore, especially since the new smoking regulations.”