The game of blackjack is a popular choice for gamblers. The game is a top choice for those who visit a land casino, next to the game of poker. Players love to test their skills at trying to get a 21 and many succeed, earning nice payouts in the process. However, some players choose to cheat the casino by using a method called Card Counting. This method is not illegal but casinos are doing their best to keep players from practicing this method of game play.
Experienced card counters are few and far between but they still manage to win a great deal of money from the casinos. Because of this, casinos take the precautions needed to catch them in the act. Casinos will train their dealers and pit bosses on what to look for in a card counter and their security teams will review casino footage if they believe a player may be counting the cards at the blackjack table.
Card counting is not illegal so casinos cannot press charges against anyone that tries or succeeds in card counting. However the casinos do have the right to refuse service to a patron. So, if they catch a player in the act they can blacklist them and they will no longer be able to set foot on the casino’s gaming floor.
A blacklisted player is part of a large database such as the Griffin Investigations database. Casinos all over the world have access to this database and they can view a player’s name, photo and information so they can catch them if they try and enter into their casino. The database holds as much information as it can so the casinos are able to catch a problem before it happens.