CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report on new battle being taken up by attys. of ACLU.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Las Vegas, NV) ALCU lawsuit filed in Las Vegas on behalf of gamblers barred from casinos because they've found way to beat system detailed. Process, called card counting, described. Central figure in case is Mark Estes, who was arrested for trespassing at Las Vegas Hilton since he didn't leave promptly when asked. [Hilton Hotel attorney Steve MORRIS - states hotel position on Estes case.] [Card Counter Mark ESTES - says casinos have no obligation to offer game that can be beaten by player, but since they offer blackjack, doesn't think player's skill should be basis for not allowing him to play.] Details of case and Hilton's reservation of right to exclude from play anyone thought to be card counter stated. Estes' preparation to take case to Supreme Court reported.
REPORTER: Fred Graham