This strategy, in a nutshell, is based on the fact that if there are still many cards of value 10 left in the deck, then the chances of victory for the player increase.
Unfortunately, however – and this is always good not to forget if you want to avoid dangerous mistakes – casinos tend to complicate things by using different decks and making card counting much more complex than it may initially seem.
Many will remember the famous film “21”, which tells the story of a group of students from Boston’s MIT, authors of a strategy on how to win at Blackjack by counting cards that allowed them to make huge wins.
Theirs was a real team game: some had the task of sitting at different tables, counting the cards carefully; at the right moment a nod was made to the “real player”, the spearhead of the team, who placed big bets on the tables that had the best chance of being hit.
The story of these guys has become a legend, so much so that it is told not only on the big screen but also in numerous books. Unfortunately, the problem is that the exploits of the MIT mathematicians can no longer be imitated since the casinos, after the large losses suffered, have resorted to mechanisms to prevent them from happening again.
To learn some small strategies, however, it is not necessary to be a mathematician; it is true that blackjack is based on numbers and calculations, but to win it is essential to analyze your cards and above all those of the dealer.
If you want to deepen and learn card counting in blackjack you will find all the necessary information in this article.
First Blackjack Tip: Learn The Basic Strategy
After learning the rules of the game, our advice is always to start with the basic strategy schemes for blackjack.
Find them, learn them, memorize them. And if you just can’t remember all the smallest details by heart, print out the chart and always keep it handy whenever you try to play blackjack.
Using blackjack strategy schemes is absolutely legal and will not cause you any problems with live casino staff should you decide to take them with you to your next live adventure.
If you play online casinos, on the other hand, you can keep the diagram at hand by leaving it open in a window of your browser.
Try to practice with our online blackjack instructor and find out what the (beneficial) effects of blackjack strategy schemes can be on the final results of your games: you will be surprised!
Second Blackjack Tip: Know your bankroll
Even if you are playing correctly, the dealer always has a certain edge. On top of that, occasional blackjack matches can make it seem like the odds at your disposal are even less than the real ones.
The solution, in this case, is to play with a high bankroll in relation to the chosen playing limit. In this way you will give your odds the possibility to change the fate of the game by bringing you back to a draw or – why not! – making you end up in the positive.
Third Blackjack Tip: Insurance Off!
With 2-to-1 insurance over 2.2-to-1 or worse, the bet that the dealer has blackjack is nothing more than throwing your money away. Even if you accept what is called insurance in the jargon, you always make the wrong bet.
Always think of your blackjack session in terms of overall odds taking into account all hands – and not just what happens in every single hand.