A Blackjack Card Counter - Professional
By Poulet Maison Ptd Ltd
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Blackjack Card Counter is a unique application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Beware of imitations!
It allows any blackjack player, professional or amateur to keep track of their card count.
** True Count **
Blackjack Card Counter calculates the "True Count" for you and does it more accurately than manual methods. As buttons are pressed in the app the total counted cards are recorded. This is then adjusted to take into account cards that aren't recorded. A “total cards dealt” number is determined which is then divided by 52 to represent total decks dealt. This number is then used in the "True Count" calculation.
You can adjust the number of decks in the shoe by going to the info screen.
** Card Counting Methods **
For each strategy press the button that contains the face value of the 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".
Hi-Lo - Low cards 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (add 1 to total). High cards 10, J, Q, K and A (subtract 1 from total).
Hi-Op I - Low cards 3, 4, 5, and 6 (add 1 to total). High cards 10, J, Q and K (subtract 1 from total).
Hi-Op II - Low cards 2, 3, 6 and 7 (add 1 to total) 4 and 5 (add 2 to total). High cards 10, J, Q and K (subtract 2 from total).
Omega II - Low cards 2 and 3 (add 1 to total) 4, 5 and 6 (add 2 to total). High cards 10, J, Q and K (subtract 2 from total).
After a shuffle the new deck button should be pressed to set the tally back to 0.
** Basic Strategy **
As most blackjack players know if you stick to the Basic Strategy for blackjack the house has a small advantage. But if you can keep count of the number of High and Low ranked cards in the pack you can gain a small advantage. You do this by betting more when there are more High cards still in the deck.
You have an advantage when more high cards are in the deck particularly near the end of the shoe.
This small advantage, around 1%, over a long period of time can result in huge wins.
This card counter is great for learning to count cards or for playing blackjack with your friends. While counting cards is deemed legal, electronic card counting devices are illegal in many casinos. Therefore I would not recommend using this app in a casino as you could get into a lot of trouble.
Webtopia is a trading name of Poulet Maison Pty Ltd
What's New in Version 2.2.5
DON'T GET THIS UPDATE if you like stealth mode!!! Stealth Mode and vibrate removed.
Vibrate & Stealth
I would assume the vibrate and stealth features were removed due to pressure from the casino industry, or from Apple itself. While card counting is not illegal, using a device in a casino IS illegal. Either way, it clearly states in the app description that if you want the vibrate and stealth options, then DON'T update. This is a great app, and as a casino surveillance employee that tries to catch card counters, I have a bit of experience in the matter.
By the way, from a gamblers perspective, this app would be more useful as a training and practice tool. Anyone with a bankroll large enough to actually count cards in a casino would probably be able to do so without help from an application.
What's up with dumping stealth mode?
Why did you put out an app update that removes stealth and vibrate? And why does the app update not let me do the update? Now I forever have 1 update on my app icon because I can not do the update or get rid of it. Please fix this and don't dump the stealth or vibrate! Please.
Nice features removed
I bought this when it was first released, and it was great. Now with the update, two KEY features were lost: Stealth mode & Vibrate. Without those, this app's usefullness has decreased dramatically. I will not recommend this app until those features are added back.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Nov 30, 2009
- Version: 2.2.5
- Size: 0.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Poulet Maison Ptd Ltd
- © 2008 Webtopia
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.