From Stanford Wong:
They did not let us buy in or cash out. :-( (nt) (31) -- Stanford Wong -- 1 September 01, 4:47 p.m.
What is to be learned from the above information and from the attitude of the Casino's in general?
First of all, they don't want to let someone like Stanford Wong play because card counting can beat them...But, if they wanted to thwart Stanfords efforts and dissuade others from counting, all they had to do was cut 3 decks of cards out of a 6 deck shoe...Even cutting 2 decks out, would prevent anyone from beating them at counting.
Then why didn't they do that???
Because they know that 90% of card counters will only learn part of the necessary disciplines and knowledge base that is required to be successful...For those who do achieve the level necessary to be successful, they can do as I stated above and cut too many cards out of play, or just bar them if they want to.
The Casino's make a bundle off of the other counters who do not realize that they do not possess the necessary skills to be successful...So their whole motivation for having Stanford Wong there, was to draw in as many people as they possibly can who fit into the "partial knowledge" card counter group and supplement their earnings accordingly.
There is two schools of thought fighting against each other in the Casino world of management...One is represented by the ideas expressed above and the other is represented by those who favor total use of CSM's and to hell with card counters...They believe that the general public will still flood the blackjack tables---just for the fun of it...With a built in advantage for the Casino which is guaranteed to make you a loser in the long run, as Winston Churchill might say----Some choice---Some "fun".