There are many reasons why you may be banned from a casino. But does getting banned from one casino mean that you cannot play with any other casino too? How do casinos know if you are banned?
It is actually not that difficult for a casino to find out.
How do casinos know if you are banned?
It is a known fact that in the state of Nevada in the USA, casinos maintained a `black book´ containing the names of individuals who were not welcome at the casino. By law, they were required to prevent the entry of players who were linked to illegal activities. Although there is no physical book now, casinos regularly upload names on an online database, of players who are suspected of carrying out illegal activities. This database is accessible to all casinos, and they are required to prevent the entry of such individuals on their premises.
Also, casinos are a private enterprise, and they have a right to refuse anyone a service, provided they are not discriminatory. Usually, they are pretty lenient with players. However, if they find players cheating, or counting cards in spite of being warned, they may choose to ban such players on the floor and upload their names on the online database. The same applies to online casinos too, where if a player is found rigging the system to take undue advantage of bonuses and promotions, or is found to place suspicious bets repeatedly, they may get banned.
How do casinos know if you are banned? Brick and mortar casinos employ sophisticated techniques like facial recognition, as well as fingerprint identification to weed out banned individuals, while online casinos rely on tracking IP addresses.
Similarly, the profiles of players who have opted for self-exclusion too are uploaded onto the database, with their biometrics. This aids the casinos in identifying such individuals and refusing them services.
Gaming Boards and licensing authorities are quite strict about the enforcement of such bans and self-exclusions. Failures on the part of casinos to comply with them may attract huge fines.