Ken Smith | March 9, 2014
Card counting index numbers are confusing when you first start learning them. This article explains why the standard way of presenting index numbers is worth the effort.
Ken Smith | November 5, 2012
What is the current state of the art in RFID casino chips? Can a casino track individual chips to the player who won them?
Ken Smith | October 30, 2012
Learn how a basic strategy player can beat blackjack, by getting back more in comps for free rooms and food than the minimal losses on the game.
Ken Smith | October 11, 2012
This impressive automated visual recognition system can watch video surveillance footage and determine how skilled a blackjack player you are.
Ken Smith | August 20, 2009
Thanks to some Flash wizardry by ChemMeister ICountNTrack, the site now has a Card Counting System Efficiency Calculator. You can plug in any set of card counting tag values, and calculate the Betting Correlation (BC), Playing Efficiency (PE) and Insurance Correlation (IC).
Ken Smith | June 19, 2005
The James Grosjean and Michael Russo case against Caesars Palace and Griffin Investigations is done, and the jury ruled in favor of Grosjean and Russo, awarding $100,000 in actual damages. Caesars chose to settle with the plaintiffs before the punitive damage portion of the jury deliberations, but Griffin did not. The jury awarded an additional […]
Ken Smith | February 18, 2005
An item in today’s Las Vegas Mercury discusses various casino advantage players and their tactics. It covers a broad spectrum including card counting, hole card play, sports betting, poker, and even craps. The article starts with a few paragraphs about Eliot “The Mayor” Jacobson. Stanford Wong weighs in on his new passion, beating the game […]
Ken Smith | November 22, 2004
An article in today’s Las Vegas Sun starts out talking about Jimmy Pine, aka “Young Jimmy Dime” who was a participant in the recent World Series of Blackjack’s second season. The story goes on to cover a laundry list of blackjack topics: Card counters, backrooming, lawsuits, and of course a few bits of WSOB2.
Ken Smith | November 6, 2004
My recent post about a $99,999 judgement against Imperial Palace casino in Las Vegas included only the actual damages awarded in the case. Since then, the case has returned to the courtroom where the jury awarded an additional $500,000 in punitive damages. Law caps the punitive damages in this case to $300,000, so the plaintiff […]
Ken Smith | October 25, 2004
An editorial in Saturday’s Las Vegas Review Journal references the suit I mentioned a few days ago, and features this telling quote: “The gaming industry’s viability — and the state’s economy — hinge on the premise that gamblers get a fair shake. Even the slightest hint that fancy shufflers and other glittering casino technologies can […]