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Card Counters Officially Banned from Indiana Casinos

October 8th, 2010 by Site Admin

Indiana casinos now have the right by law to ban card counters during games. In 2006, gambler Thomas Donovan filed a lawsuit against the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort after he was banned for counting cards at the blackjack table. After the state appeals court reversed the decision, the case was passed to the Supreme Court.

Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. and the court ruled 3-1 in favor of the casinos. “It seems to us just as likely—if not more so—that discouraging card counting enhances a casino’s financial success,” stated the judge. The decision to ban card counters was also based on the idea that legalized gambling promotes tourism and the economy therefore, it is unjust that casinos should be cheated out of profit.

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