If you want a blackjack betting strategy, you should start with card counting. Why? Because card counting is an absolute must if you ever want to beat the house.
Card counting is a fascinating subject that requires a lot of study and the discipline to apply it. But, once you know it and have the discipline to apply it, you will rule the blackjack tables in no time.
Card counting is a method of counting cards in blackjack which gives you a raised edge over the casino. Most players don’t even think about applying an additional level of strategy other than basic card counting.
Card counting is used in blackjack as a way to determine if the deck left over is filled with high cards (ten and above) or low cards (five and below). If you know the deck is filled with high cards, you know you have a good chance of hitting 21 and this increases your chances of beating the dealer by a large percentage. On the other hand, if the deck is filled with low cards, you have a lot less chance of having a high card in your hand, and thus you have a lower edge against the dealer.
Card counting is also used by the most experienced blackjack players in PokerBoya to give them an edge over the dealers. How is this done? Let’s find out.
First, you need to bet $1 on the table, so you will have $1.00 to begin with. You also need to bet $-0.50 on the table, and this is a “free” bet. The dealer will start dealing the cards, and you will start watching what the dealer does. If the dealer hits a bust card (which is a high card that is drawn by the dealer), you will win $5 at 1:1 (not bad, you have already paid $1 to the dealer so you might as well take their money also). Therefore, if you have a high card of a 5-card, you will win a little more than $5.00. That’s their profit for doing nothing!
If the dealer has a 6-card, and your current low card which is closest to 21 is less than 12, you will hit. If the dealer has a 2-card bust card, you will hit if the dealer has 3-cards or more card still to come. Both of your cards should be at least a basic high card. In that case you hit two more times, and the dealer has to pay you $10 for this. However, if you have a 7-card, you will always stand so the dealer has to hit you as well.
As explained above, we have observed that players tend to overlook a couple of cards when counting cards, and this results in a lot of wrong card counting plays. The Hi Lo Card Counting system is designed to correct this problem.
Players tend to have a misconception about card counters as people who play blackjack with money. This is not true. You can win at blackjack even when you do not bet any money. Players tend to believe that money is involved when this is not the case.
Here is a simple test to see if you need to learn the Hi Lo Card Counting system. hypothetical situation: You are playing blackjack at a table with a dealer who offers a 10% commission on his rake if you opt for Basic Money Rules (MBR). If you opt for the Hi Lo Card Counting system and correctly count 21, you will have $9.00 for every $10 bet, which is an excellent return for your $10 bet. This means you have just as much of an advantage over the dealer as he does for himself.
Another scenario: You buy into a blackjack game for $500. The house offers a 6% commission on the sale. You count 21 and win $13.00. The next time you enter the game, you can count 22 and win $0.20 for every $0.00 bet, which is a return of $4.20. Of course, the house edge is $4.20, regardless of whatever level of card counting you apply.