Concerns Mount over Card Counting Application

17 February 2009

Nevada’s Gaming Control Board has released a warning about an iPhone application said to make card counting more accessible to the average blackjack player.

According to the release, the Northern California Tribal Casino originally caught wind of the program called “A Blackjack Card Counter,” which can be downloaded and used on either an iPhone or an iPod Touch.

Released on Jan. 15, the application gives users a choice of four card-counting strategies and calculates “significantly more accurately,” according to the Gaming Control Board.

Currently being advertised with an “As Seen on CNN” stamp for $1.99, the program also contains a discreet mode that allows a player to use the counter while the phone appears to be off, the Gaming Control Board said.