So let me start by giving some background information. For the past week I visited this Indian Casino a total of 4 times. Each time I stayed for about 8 hours playing rated and spreading my bets with impunity. I spread from min (5/10/15) all the way to 2x150. For the first 3 trips nothing happened. I was up 5k. An important point to note is that when I Cash my chips they asked for my player card and I have it to them.
Now on the fourth trip, I continued to do the same. However, there was this one hand where I thought the dealer had made a mistake so I complained to the pit boss and he contacted surveillance to review the hand. I think I shot myself in the foot there. In the previous shoe the count was astronomical and I had my huge bets out. After the pit boss contacted surveillance regarding the hand I complained about, count went up high again and I betted huge again.
After that last shoe, I went to eat and that's when they told me I was a confirmed card counter and that I am banned from playing blackjack. I can still play everything else.
Do you think me asking the pit to review that one hand caused surveillance to scrutinize me? I feel like that was the sole reason because I've been counting/spreading heavily with my player card for a total of 26 hours in just a week and nothing ever happened. I feel like the surveillance team doesn't really care all that much about their job but my request for a hand review forced them to act and comply with procedure.
What do you guys think? Think I can ever play back there again? It would be a shame if I couldn't since they have such great rules and pen. I even played single deck spreading 25-2x150!