a casino player who memorizes or records which cards have been played in previous hands in order to calculate the odds on receiving winning cards or combinations from those remaining to be dealt, the practice often being held as illegal.
See card counting
- Card counting
noun a card game strategy (e.g. blackjack) in which a player keeps a mental tally of the cards played in order to calculate the probability of certain cards being dealt, therefore obtaining an advantage Examples Card counting is sometimes used to obtain a count of the distribution or remaining high cards in trick-taking games, such […]
- Card creep
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having a fretwork pattern in low relief: card-cut woodwork.
- Card file
noun another term for card index Historical Examples The oldest method of operating the card follow-up is to use the tickler index in a card file. Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 1 Various Suggest ways in which a card file might be used in the household. Foods and Household Management Helen Kinne But […]