An Outrage? Two Atlantic City Casinos Playing with 51 Card Decks

This is an outrage. Did you hear what happened in Atlantic City, where two casinos were fined after it was disclosed that their blackjack games were running on 51 card decks.

Bally’s Atlantic City was fined $18,000 and the Showboat, $10,000. Both casinos are calling the situations accidents. At Bally’s, the dealer ignored a warning light on the auto shuffler that indicated the deck was short, dealing out of a 51 card deck for a full nine hours.

At the Showboat, the 3 of Hearts got stuck in the shuffler, and nobody noticed for about four hours. No go. The Casino Control Commission wasn’t buying the excuse, saying it is the responsibility of the dealer to make sure the deck is full. They are, however, willing to accept that the incidents were errors, and that the dealers did not intentionally short the decks. While these errors are due in part to the technology used by land-based casinos, different technology on the internet makes errors like this impossible.

Whether players are enjoying online blackjack games or fixed odds betting on the internet, everything is controlled by computers, which are virtually immune to these kinds of errors.This is an outrage. Did you hear what happened in Atlantic City, where two casinos were fined after it was disclosed that their blackjack games were running on 51 card decks. Bally’s Atlantic City was fined $18,000 and the Showboat, $10,000. Both casinos are calling the situations accidents.

At Bally’s, the dealer ignored a warning light on the auto shuffler that indicated the deck was short, dealing out of a 51 card deck for a full nine hours. At the Showboat, the 3 of Hearts got stuck in the shuffler, and nobody noticed for about four hours. No go.

The Casino Control Commission wasn’t buying the excuse, saying it is the responsibility of the dealer to make sure the deck is full. They are, however, willing to accept that the incidents were errors, and that the dealers did not intentionally short the decks.

While these errors are due in part to the technology used by land-based casinos, different technology on the internet makes errors like this impossible.

Whether players are enjoying online blackjack games or fixed odds betting on the internet, everything is controlled by computers, which are virtually immune to these kinds of errors.

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