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Card counters, casinos battle to tilt the odds
Card counters, casinos battle to tilt the odds

The Montgomery County mortgage lender arrived at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore with money clips holding 50 neatly folded $100 bills. But after the player spent 80 minutes at a blackjack table, a shift manager approached, told him politely but firmly that the casino didn't want his business, and escorted him from the building. Fifteen minutes later, the manager pointed another blackjack player, a Washington attorney, toward the door — and paused for several moments to make sure he left. A week after that, the scene repeated itself —this time involving a videographer from Silver Spring. That player, like the others, told The Baltimore Sun that he counts cards. The...