Christian Card Counters

 Boing Boing

A video about Holy Rollers…a now defunct group of christian card counters:

One of the team has produced a documentary on the team’s activities, called Holy Rollers.

But first Jones and his group had to wrestle with the apparent moral paradox: Should Christians be counting cards?

“My father-in-law flipped out about it,” Jones said. “I remember Ben and I discussing everything. Are we being dishonest to the casinos? Is money an evil thing?”

Group members believed what they were doing was consistent with their faith because they felt they were taking money away from an evil enterprise. Further, they did not believe that counting cards was inherently a bad thing; rather, it was merely using math skills in a game of chance. They treated their winnings as income from a job and used it for all manner of expenses.

 


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  • Brian Smaller

    I have never worked that out either. Why is is illegal to watch what cards are played and figure the odds on what is remaining? I guess being brain damaged and drunk is the how casinos want punters to be.

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