Card Counting Program Concerns Nevada Gaming Regulators

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada gambling regulators have warned casinos
in the state about a card-counting program that works on Apple
Inc.'s iPhone and iPod Touch that illegally helps players beat the
house in blackjack.

Card counting itself is not illegal under Nevada gambling laws,
but it is considered a felony to use devices to help count cards.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board sent a memo to casinos last week
warning them of the program.

In blackjack, certain card counting techniques help players
determine when they are likely to win a hand and adjust their bets
accordingly.

Nevada learned of the program from gambling regulators in
California, where officials at an Indian casino found customers
using it and tipped state authorities.


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