ITunes App Store: iBoobs-Still No; Cheat in Casinos Yes
iTunes App Store attempting to sell iPhone and iPod touch applications that let you count cards while playing Blackjack significantly to the dismay of Nevada casinos and gaming officials.nnby David (CNET) Martin February 19, 2009 5:30 AM PST The iPhone or iPod touch you own now includes a new job: beating traders at the Blackjack table and breaking the law in Las Vegas casinos! Officials in Nevada higher than a little peeved about a group of distinctive iTunes App Store apps: A Blackjack Card Counter (iTunes Link) by Webtopia $2.99, Card Counter (iTunes Link) by TMSOFT $2.99 and CardCounterBJ (iTunes Link) by Hideyuki Shibata $.99.nnnThe officers at the Gaming Control Board in Nevada even went so far as to issue a notice (PDF Link) to casino operators about card counting purposes being available from the iTunes App Store. For those who have virtually any inquiries regarding where in addition to the way to employ internet casino, you are able to contact us in our webpage. A Blackjack Card Counter was included in that bulletin because of some distinctive characteristics that we'll cover below.nnOf course, anyone who can master the skill of card counting can boost their odds of winning by a wide margin and win a whole lot of cash. If you should be lucky enough to have the brain capacity to perform card counting on your own, it's not illegal. However, if you use artificial way to give your-self this advantage then you are breaking the law in Nevada.nnA law that could give anybody found doing this as much as six years in jail, a good not to exceed $10,000 or both. nWhy all of the turmoil? Blackjack Card Counter is an extremely high level program that supports four common card counting practices, but the real kicker is that is supports a 'stealth' style that allows the app run while the display on the iPhone or ipod Itouch seems to be made off.nHowever, the app may still recognize multi-touch actions in order to enter your card data on the sly. When the threshold you set for card-counting is achieved your iPhone gives you a helpful subtle vibration. Speak about sneaky.nnThe special 'stealth' style is what makes the Blackjack Card Counter app dangerous if you are caught with it in a casino. Another app Card Counter does not feature this mode of operation-so you're less likely to want to commit a felony with it and the same is true for CardCounterBJ.nPlus Card Counter hides behind a disclaimer that you is able to see in the iTunes App Store link above which basically warns you about using it in the incorrect setting and going to jail!nnWe are very surprised that Apple gets the audacity to allow an app within the iTunes App Store that will actually allow you cheat a casino, but nonetheless will not allow breasts into that same store. We do realize that these applications could be used for educational or recreational purposes, but Blackjack Card Counter is the first software that we've seen that might actually get you into trouble if not used properly; trouble that could bring about a less than enjoyable vacation with free meals in some Nevada prison.