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The meta poker game

Got this link from the Cincom Blog on new technology to help find card counters. Seems the cat and mouse game between the smarter gambler and the craftier house continue on. The MindPlay technology uses some really hefty image recognition algorithms to pull in image information so it can keep track of the cards and various other table information and try to detect anomalies. I can’t wait to see what the answers to this are. Too bad by the time I learn of them they’ll be outdated techniques.

That reminds me I need to get this book sometime soon

. Although I’ll wait until the paperback comes out.

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  1. jeremy | August 20, 2003 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Well, probably the answer will be that professional card counters will have to move to some other profession, or move to less savvy casinos (or areas where they’re not allowed to be barred for counting). Casinos have a pretty clear incentive to stop card counters, and probably will be able to consistently do it pretty soon. Even as it is now it’s difficult to make a living as a card counter.