Counting Cards in the Casino game of Blackjack is Unethical and Illegal? WHAT?

I guess the casino industry has convinced the masses that counting cards in the casino while playing blackjack is unethical and/or illegal.  Casinos have used propaganda to perpetuate this myth, and it looks like they are winning.  I had two experiences in the past week that have left me speechless.

The first incident occurred while I was interviewing with a real estate agency whose owner really wants me to work for their agency.  He decided to bring along two other agents to lunch to hopefully convince me to come work for them.

As I introduced myself, I mentioned I currently have a book being published that is due out later this year.  Of course they wanted to know what it was about.  I explained it was a compilation of my experiences as a professional gambler and card counter, and it also included facts, tips, and advice about casinos and the gaming industry to help the average gambler become more of a winning gambler.

The first question out of the mouth of one of the agents was, “ISN’T IT ILLEGAL TO COUNT CARDS WHILE PLAYING BLACKJACK?”

My second experience occurred as a writer for .  I wrote an article titled “Are you smart enough to count cards?”  To make a long story short the article was denied because it was deemed to be promoting unethical behavior.  WHAT???????????

The courts have ruled many times that card counting is neither illegal, unethical, a form of cheating, or any other derogatory term you want to use.  This has been ruled by the courts, THIS IS WHAT THE LAW HAS DETERMINED.  Yet, the casino’s have used their propaganda to convince the “average” person, who knows nothing about what card counting is or more importantly they know nothing about the law, that card counting is illegal, cheating, and unethical.

I’m absolutely disgusted.  These billion dollar companies are getting away with the biggest scam out there.  They have convinced people it is cheating for a person to use his/her MIND to play a game of skill.  Are you serious?

The only reason casinos are allowed to kick blackjack card counters out has nothing to do with card counting being unethical, it was ruled in a court of law it is not.  They are allowed to throw out card counters or ANYONE ELSE WHO WINS because it is a private property and they can remove anyone they choose as long as it is not based on religion, ethnicity, gender, etc.

Casinos continue to pray on the weak and they are protected by unsuspecting citizens.  People who actually refuse to let the casinos take their money by perfecting their strategy are deemed CHEATERS.  Unbelievable!!!

This fight is not over.

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.


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