The underlying goal of any game is to win.
The rules of casino-games are set up to make winning
in the long run nearly impossible.
I can never understand why counting is illegal.
You are simply navigating within the rules of the game, to increase your chance of winning.
Now I realize this is about not using an appliance to gain an edge, but I get the feeling manual counting is almost equally frowned upon.
You are allowed to sit there and give your money away, but try to win and you're in the gray?
I smell corruption from all the way across the atlantic.