Other than determining whether you are of legal age to engage in casino play, the only legal reason a casino needs to identify you is if you engage in a cash transaction in excess of US$10,000.00 during the course of a business day (the 24-hour period that is deemed a business day may vary from casino to casino) to file a CTR. This is the law, and if a casino is identified as failing to comply, it can be subject to hefty fines. Our government is very concerned with money laundering, and a casino is a prime target for such an act. As a result, casinos are overly cautious. But going by the letter-of-the-law, they have no legal need to see your identification if your cash transactions for a business day do not exceed US$10,000.00. While the requirement for filing a CTR is clear, that for filing an SAR is not as clear, and the filing of one is not a formal requirement.

You are now armed with some tools to protect your privacy. Everything outlined is perfectly legal and within your rights. As you start to take the necessary measures you may come up with some tricks of your own. Don't forget to pass this information on so others can learn to protect their privacy. The best way to battle these devious practices is to educate others. This is not limited to card counters playing blackjack, but many others. Please share this.

Blaine, Rick Blackjack Blueprint, How to Play Like a Pro ... Part-time Huntington Press, 2005

This excellent new text covers everything from beginning card counting strategy to advanced subjects like team play, shuffle tracking, camouflage, and transport of money. The author is an executive at a Fortune 500 company that has played BJ on the side for a quarter-century.



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