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Ind. governor backs card counter banned by casino

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is taking the side of an admitted card counter who's fighting an Ohio River casino that banned him from the blackjack tables.

Daniels used the story of Thomas Donovan's lawsuit that has reached the state Supreme Court in telling Franklin College graduates over the weekend about using skill to push the odds in one's favor.

Daniels told the commencement crowd that Donovan used hard work to improve his chances in a game where luck play a large part. Grand Victoria Casino and Resort at Rising Sun banned the retired computer programmer in 2006.

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case last month, with the casino arguing it has the right to choose not to do business with someone. State regulations don't prohibit card counting.

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