When to bet when counting cards

Blackjack Card Counting Tips

Blackjack card counting is the stuff of legend because skilled players have used this practice to make thousands or even millions of dollars. The MIT Blackjack Team even made a profitable multi-million dollar business out of card counting! Obviously it’s hard to replicate this type of success, but that’s not to say it is impossible for you to be a good card counter. If you’re interested in taking up the practice, here are some tips that will help you get started.

Choose the Appropriate Card Counting System

Some blackjack players start off the wrong way with card counting by picking the wrong system. This being said, it’s highly important that you choose a card counting system that fits your abilities. For example, the KO and Hi-Lo systems are both great for beginners since they’re a little less complex than others. As you gain more skill and confidence with blackjack card counting, you can graduate to the more advanced systems.

Start off at Low Stakes

The idea behind card counting is to make big bets when the count is in your favor. However, it’s unwise to jump onto $25 minimum bet tables when you’ve just started as a counter. So the smart decision is to start with $5 blackjack tables (or lower if you can find them), and hone your skills here. Once you feel as if you’ve mastered low stakes card counting, you can move up to the higher stakes.

Keep an Adequate Bankroll

Many novice card counters have no idea just how much money it initially takes to survive the variance of card counting. But considering the fact that you’ll suffer through plenty of losing sessions as a card counter, you need to have at least $20, 000 to properly start counting at the higher stakes. The reasoning behind having so much money is that you never know where luck will take your bankroll – even with great card counting skills.

Practice Frequently

It’s important not to forget here that card counting is a skill, and your profits will largely depend on your mastery of counting. About the highest possible edge a counter can expect to realistically achieve is 2%, which isn’t exactly a huge edge. But if you play enough hands and make enough big bets, this could add up to a lot of money. However, you need to practice a lot to reach this point. Some of the best things to do include dealing to yourself while counting, standing off to the side at casinos and counting (so you don’t spend money), and having friends deal to you while counting. The more hours you put into this, the more successful you’ll ultimately be.

Xishuangbanna Yunsong Company Duplay Number Guessing Game (Extra Large and Medium, MSRP) (Medium)
Sports (Xishuangbanna Yunsong Company)
  • Contact customer support for any questions or optional parts for tailored packages (Email: [email protected]; SKYPE username: YunsongDuplay; Facebook: Duplay Yunsong;...
  • The Duplay Number Guessing (DNG) game is an advanced smart game using logic analysis, completely different from other number guessing products in the market which...
  • The DNG game rules include the following four parts: (1) setting answer and difficulty level; (2) guessing numbers; (3) providing feedback; and (4) calculating winning...
  • The focus of the DNG game is to train players to conduct interactive gaming with feedback to strive to use the fewest rounds to derive the answer by strict logical...
  • The DNG game is a truly fun interactive board game and a creative competition that are good for intelligence development. Not only can it directly help build logical...
You might also like
Counting Cards - Tutorial
Counting Cards - Tutorial
Card Counting the Lucky Nines Baccarat Side Bet
Card Counting the Lucky Nines Baccarat Side Bet
Radica USA Ltd. Radica Blackjack Master - Electronic Handheld Game
Toy (Radica USA Ltd.)
  • Win more
  • Learn two proven card counting strategies: Tens/others & High or Low
  • Protective lid
  • Press Hints to learn: How much to bet / When to hit, stand, or surrender
  • From Radica!
Blackjack - Intro To Card Counting At Blackjack
Blackjack - Intro To Card Counting At Blackjack
Five-Card Draw Poker : Five-Card Draw: When to Bet Strong
Five-Card Draw Poker : Five-Card Draw: When to Bet Strong

FAQ

avatar
When a card says Tribute 1 type of monster do face down monsters count

Yes, face down cards on the field count.

avatar
When Card Counting.....? | Yahoo Answers

Okay, so you count everything in play and only reset your count when the decks are re-shuffled because all the cards are back in play again.
So, if you are counting the low cards as -1 and the high cards as +1, then a +2 would mean you added more to the count than you subtracted (in other words more high cards are out of play) so it is less likely you will get one if you hit. But, if the count was -4 (more low cards are out of play than high ones) it is more likely that you will get a high card out of the deck.
Really it just depends on the hand. If you need a high card and many of th…

avatar
Is counting illegal when playing cards?

It is not illegal to count cards. However, casino management does have the right to throw you out if it suspects you are a card counter, because casinos are private property. However, this rarely happens. !

Related Posts