Las Vegas card-counters beware, if you're using an iPhone, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. A California gaming authority has tipped off Nevada officials about an iPhone program that helps users count cards in blackjack. "The program calculates the true count and does it significantly more accurately," a Gaming Control Board memo said.
Counting cards is legal in Vegas casinos, but using a device to aid counting is a felony under Nevada law. Casinos can decide individually how to handle cell phone policies, a gaming official said, but it may get tricky—the iPhone app, which also works on iPods, can work in "stealth mode" with the screen shut off.