Like all private businesses, gambling operators have the right to deny service to customers who can harm their reputation or negatively affect their bottom line through advantage play. Land based casinos go out of their way to detect advantage players, including card counters, edge sorters, and people who use shuffle tracking.
All of these techniques enable players to overturn the casino’s statistical advantage and gain an edge over the house. While not illegal, they are frowned upon because they result in consistent winnings for the player if applied properly. As private businesses, landbased casinos are entitled to bar such players and refuse their action.
With that said, online gambling presents little to no opportunity for advantage play. Card counting randomly generated blackjack is an exercise in futility, while the playing conditions at the live dealer tables rarely, if ever, allow advantage players to gain a sufficient edge.
However, certain betting patterns and practices are undesirable from the casino’s perspective. If you resort to any of the following approaches, you will surely suffer a ban.
- Using bots and similar software aids that automate the gambling process.
2. Intentionally disconnecting yourself from games to prevent losses or avoid playing weak hands.
3. Player collusion violates the principles of fair gaming. Online gambling operators use special software to track such players and are very quick to ban them.
4. Implementing low-risk betting patterns violates the user agreements of most online casinos. This includes simultaneously wagering on opposite even-money outcomes like Player/Banker in baccarat or Odd/Even in roulette.