The iPhone Blackjack Casino Card Counter Gains World Attention

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Travis Yates

On Tuesday, Gambling911.com reported on how an iPhone application allows Blackjack players to actually count cards while in casinos.  The party may be short lived however after Las Vegas has tipped off casinos across the world, including down under in Australia where casinos there are on guard. 

The iPhone Blackjack Casino Card Counter application, developed by Australian Travis Yates, has already been banned in Las Vegas casinos.  


The State Gaming Control Board of Nevada has already warned about its usage. 

This Blackjack Card Counting program can be utilized on either the Apple I-Phone or the Apple IPod touch (portable music player).  Once this program is installed on the phone through the I-tunes website it can make counting cards easy.  The program calculates the "True Count" and does it significantly more accurately.  The card counting program uses a choice of four (4) card counting strategies.  For each strategy the user presses the button that contains the face cards as they are drawn from the deck. Depending on the strategy and on the value of the card the button will either add or subtract 1 or 2 from the "Running Count".  The program can utilize the following card counting methods including Hi-Low, Hi-Op I, Hi- Op II, and Omega II.


This program can be used in the "Stealth Mode".  When the program is used in the "Stealth Mode" the screen of the phone will remain shut off, and as long as the user knows where the keys are located the program can be run effortlessly without detection. 


It's not that card-counting programs are inherently illegal, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said. It's unlawful to use such programs when you're at the tables, said Randall Sayre, a member of the state's Gaming Control Board and author of the Feb. 5 memo.

For his part, Yates insists the application was only developed for "personal use in one's own home", not the casinos.

"I was surprised people were trying to use it in a casino. It's not something I would try," he says.

Yates says he got into the application developing business after hearing about its popularity from a friend.

"I've got an Internet marketing business and a friend of mine suggested that I get into applications. He heard there was going to be some money involved. I didn't know the language that's used to develop it; I had to teach myself that," Yates says.

"When I first started in late September, things were fairly slow. But since doing the apps I've doubled my income, and it's even increased further."

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Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com 

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