The gambling world is divided on the subject of card counting. The question is ethics, or the lack thereof. Card counting is one of those things that isn’t illegal but considered to be done in bad taste. And the consequences of which are much direr in certain stricter casinos.
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Card games as a whole are considered to be a realm in which classy people take part in. Quite like chess, the games of cards are enjoyed by royalty, and as such require a certain standard when it comes to ethics and behavior. That was then.
Over the centuries, people began to add money into card games to fuel the competitive fire in players, which is probably why card counting began. Nobody knows when it started, but many people say the method creates a clear disadvantage for those who just want to enjoy the game. It becomes a violation of tradition propelled by greed.
On the other hand (no pun intended), card counting as others may see it, is unavoidable. A standard deck has a limited number of cards and mathematics enters the game inevitably.
It depends really on the nature of the game being played and for what purpose. If it’s for fun, a card counter in the group can be terribly annoying (believe me, I’ve experienced it). But if the stakes are high, then no one can really complain.
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