Easiest card counting techniques at blackjack
First things first, blackjack is a game of chance, so the element of surprise is always present, you can not trick the house or be 100% sure that you win, but there a few ways through which people bring the odds to their favor. So this article will treat exactly what you have seen in some movies, a few card counting techniques that might help you win a little more often than in general.
I feel the need to repeat myself, this is not a sure, faultless technique, but it pays from time to time. For beginner players I would recommend to start using this technique until you get the hang of it over the internet with free blackjack games. After you have mastered it, then you can take it up to real casinos and start winning some money.I have chosen two of the most common and practiced techniques, they are quite easy to understand and then later apply. The first one is the base system card counting while the latter is called Uston SS (although this one is a little more difficult than the first because it involves more figures).
Now, let's start with the first one, base counting technique. As you have probably heard, this technique is the easiest because you simply have to offer each card a value of +1, 0 and -1. So, let me break it down for you. For high cards from 10 to the Ace you offer the value of -1, for the cards between 7-9 the value of 0 is attributed and between 2-6 you will offer of course the value of +1. So when you add the values of all the high and low cards, it should be 0, so according to the value had while counting -1 or +1 you should now what sort of cards are there left in the deck. Before applying this blackjack card counting strategy, you should learn the values of the cards.
Now, the second method of card counting is called the Uston SS and just as I have said above, it is a little harder because it implies six values, for 2,4 and 6 you have the value of 2, for 5 you have the value of 3, 7 receives 1, 8 receives 0, 9 being of -1 while for cards between 10 to A the value is if -2. And again, if you add them the total value should be of 0 and should be able to have an idea whether you have low or high cards in the remaining deck.
And another topic I wish to present, is card counting legal or not? Were, technically, you are sort of cheating so it is not accepted, but nobody can actually prove it unless you write all the values on a piece of paper. Casinos do not have the right to "backroom" you even if they suspect you are card counting. If you have problems like this, refuse to go with the security agent and simply leave the room to avoid making any scenes. They can not detain you for something that they thing happened only inside your mind.
Yet, regarding the methods, it takes a little practice, but it is not impossible to master, if you wish to read more about card counting techniques or other gambling pieces of advice you can always search over the internet.
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Submitted on: 2014-11-12 03:52:48