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  1. The HNF Count

    Most of the information on the "High Normal Form" is buried in ancient threads. I thought it worthwhile to give it a more permanent home.

    The HNF uses the tag numbers

    A,2,3,6,7 = +1
    4,5 = +2
    8,9 = 0
    T = -2

    For betting accuracy, the Ace should be side counted as -3.

    This is an unbalanced count. Therefore, IRC = -4 * Number of Decks

    In the simulations I've performed or seen, the HNF outperforms ...

    Updated 02-01-2016 at 02:49 PM by First Normal Form

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  2. Relevant Ohio Law on Card Counting

    Ohio casino law explicitly states that card counting is legal:

    OAC 3772-11-08
    3772-11-08 Compliance with law; prohibited activities


    (B) A person who, without the assistance of another person or without the use of a physical aid or device of any kind, uses the person's own ability to keep track of the value of cards played and uses predictions formed as a result of the tracking information in their playing and betting strategy shall not be considered ...
  3. The Columbus Dispatch

    In a September 19, 2012 article, The Columbus Dispatch stated:

    "Although the idea of beating the casino has been dramatized in movies such as 21, in which college professor Kevin Spacey organizes his math students in an elaborate cheating scheme, it’s usually not that sophisticated nor complex, Edwards said."

    The movie was about card counting and in no way was a "cheating scheme". When questioned, the author of the article claimed that Wikipedia says ...
  4. Las Vegas Review calls Blackjack card counters cheaters

    In 2002, an article in the Las Vegas Review lumped card counters in with flimflam men, stickup artists and gangsters. You can find copy of the article at:
  5. Ben Affleck episode

    Gulfnews ran the following headline: "Affleck barred from casino game after cheating"."

    The local CBS station in Los Angeles ran the headline: "Report: Ben Affleck Under Investigation For Card Counting In Vegas" as if some major crime took place. ...
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