Individuals that count cards and win are not welcome in casinos. Most casinos expect to maintain their advantage on profitability and they don’t want any players to actually gain an edge on the casino. If any casino can conclude that an individual is actually counting cards, that individual will be asked to get out of that particular casino and to never return. A very good casino surveillance team can usually spot a card counter by the fluctuation in his, or her betting and playing strategies.
The next facts make up the basic principle of card counting which has been mathematically confirmed by basic strategy computer simulations. An individual is said to have the advantage over the dealer if the remaining cards are plentiful with 10s, Face Cards and Aces. The dealer is considered to have an advantage over the player if the remaining cards are rich in low value cards.
Card counting is at its finest when the deck or dealer’s shoe is approaching the cut card which indicates that the cards are to be shuffled once again. If the count favors the players, new betting and playing strategies at that particular time can be very profitable for the player.
Here’s a few facts that everyone should consider before learning how to count cards. More hands will usually result in blackjacks and hands totaling 17-21 if the shoe or deck is rich in 10s, Face Cards and Aces. If the two cards that are dealt to the dealer total between 12 and 16, the dealer will have to draw one more card and they are more likely to go over 21 if the shoe or deck is plentiful with 10s, Face Cards and Aces. The player should always minimize his, or her decisions to split their hands and to double down if their low value cards far outnumber the 10s, Face Cards and Aces since the probability of winning that particular hand has been reduced by the number of low value cards that are currently left in the deck or shoe.
Don’t ever be fooled, learning a card counting system requires a considerable amount of hard work and then you will have to master what you have learned on a live blackjack game until it becomes effortless.