Card Counting


Lakewood, OH, July 17, 2013: American machinist, Edward Nolan entered the gaming market with a fast playing, strategic card game that is sure to be a hit.  “The game I built is in the Casino genre, where you’re basically betting against other players, not the house," says Edward. "It’s a cross between betting on horses, and Roulette."

Differences between this new game and others in the genre are significant. Firstly, players bet as if they are betting on a horse, or picking a number at the Roulette table. Next, a card is turned over revealing the face value of the card. Lastly, the pot is awarded to whomever bet on the face value of the card that was revealed.

“Essentially I pulled cool features from other games and put them together to make what is called a pari-mutual game. Pari-mutual is, player vs. player.  I’m going full-out on this feature,” explains Edward.

Another dramatic difference is counting the cards. Unlike other games, card counting is encouraged and is what sets the odds for the cards. Players betting choices are a reflection of what cards they see that are in play, much like what a handicapper would see in a field of horses getting ready to race.

The result is incredible strategic betting, thrills and excitement.

Paper or vinyl 

In addition to being the game’s creator, Edward Nolan designed the game board, poker chips and website. “I have always loved digital design, and creating Card Counting, enabled me to log over 16 hours of creativity, as well as a website for the game. I think I've submitted more video's to YouTube then I ever have, but, if that's what I need to do to show people how the game plays, then I'm all for putting my face out there.

Recently I was approved by Kickstarter, so I created a funding page simply to get the game out to the public faster then I would be able to if I had to rely on marketing the game website by itself. I am also starting to get reviews from people about the game play. I make those available on the website. Anyone is FREE to download and print a paper player game board from the website to try it out. But I hope they eventually purchase the pvc tear proof player mat after they see how well the game really plays.”

This new table top card game, Edward Nolan’s first game, is set to start shipping in September, just in time for Christmas.  

Meet the maker

Edward Nolan is essentially jumping feet first into games. He has everything needed in the game for it to be a hit and seems to be doing everything he can to get the word out. Being the sole proprietor he plans on making smart decisions to employ people as needed to fill orders, but knows things might turn quickly forcing

him to play a new hand!


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