Team play: legal or not?
  • I'm wondering about something:

    As far as I understood, counting is legal because you are not using knowledge not available to you (e.g., peeking at cards) or modifying the game (e.g., marking the cards), or using an external device.
    Of course, casinos are allowed to bar you for that, but you are not criminally liable.

    What about team play? Is that considered legal or not? As far as I understand the gambling code refers specifically to electronic devices. Can another person who does not have more knowledge than what is "publicly available" be considered an external device ?
  • Totally legal. Of course, the casinos don't like it any more than they like counters, so you can get barred for counting, for for team play, or both, or for other reasons as well...
  • stainless steel rat said:
    Totally legal. Of course, the casinos don't like it any more than they like counters, so you can get barred for counting, for for team play, or both, or for other reasons as well...


    Thanks for the info.
    I just wondered because I was not sure what is considered a legal device and what is not... So the law doesn't forbid the use of other people as long as they are unaffiliated with the casino... good.

    I'm wondering because I'm going with my aunt to vegas in June, and I figure that if we're already playing two hands (she's playing for fun), I should at least get her to vary her bet on something that makes sense. I just don't won't to end up doing something that's technically illegal in the US. IF the casinos don't like it, another story,but hopefully, they wouldn't mind cause we're not going to go for a serious spread or high limits. And besides, my aunt keeps playing "intuition"

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