We all know that the house always has an edge in any type of casino game. That applies to blackjack just as much as roulette pr similar. However, the skilled blackjack player has a weapon in their armoury which they can use to their advantage at the tables. That advantage is a mathematical one and goes by the term of card counting.

Card counting while playing blackjack is common knowledge these days. The casinos take a dimer poker sometimes called 21 down to their blackjack tables. Players can try to take an edge over the house by keeping track of the cards that have been played and also keeping track of the cards that remain in the deck and can be used to bust the dealer.

Card counting is a fascinating subject – there are many professional blackjack players that are raking in thousands every night at the tables. The art of card counting is simple. All you have to do is to have a rough idea of the cards which have been played. You also have to be able to remember the cards that have not been played. With these cards you can then very quickly and accurately guess what card the dealer is holding.

This is not card counting however. Remember that this is merely a strategy of blackjack in which you try toTracker the cards that have been played; you also need to know the probabilities of your cards with each card played. Remember, you don’t have to always guess. The cards have a memory and it is possible to track them. Each card has a unique number which tracks and this number changes as the cards are played. Say you get a 10 and a 2 and so on. You will have a total card count of 20. So if you have played 10 cards, the 10 will have a total count of 20+10= 23. Now any time any card is played, you add the number of 10s on top of the number.

Professional blackjack card counters need to know even the most basic probability of the cards. For example any time a 2 comes out, they add 2=3 to the count. Any time a 4 comes out, they add 2+4=5. There are always splits and there are four cards played per deck. These totals are what we will call 20 and 23.

Over time the number will track by itself. One deck is called a deck. The deck is split into four to provide more even distribution. Say all of the decks are split into four decks which are then played. The four initial values are 10, Jack, Queen, and King. Each deck is played with 20 cards. There are 100 cards in a deck of Twenty-two. Since there are 52 cards in a deck of 52, 100/52=52.5 cards will be played from the deck. That is 5.5 cards that have been played. To play a single deck of 52 cards, you need a minimum of 26.6% of the deck. The actual percentage varies a lot, so you need to determine what your bankroll is and adhere to that, even if you are earning more than the house per hour.

The second part of card counting, figuring the splitting of the deck into four decks, is a bit more complicated. Each card has a value and is assigned a point. The card with the highest value goes outside the deck. When a card is played from the deck, its value is removed from the total. The values of all cards, including the point, are removed when a card is played (this is typically called a stand). The deck is then split again into four sections, each with the same number of cards.

The cards are again split into four decks. This time you have 27 cards, as before. When each card is played, its value is added to the total. Your two card hand will now have 52 cards, as before. The cards are still played into a normal sequence, above a principle of 5-card poker. Finally, there is a final round of betting. This is fairly simple. Players each take turns to draw cards, discard cards, and bet. This final round is the “MPO500” when players show their hands. The highest hand wins.