• Counting Cards At The Casino – Can You Get Arrested?

    Thanks to Hollywood, everyone has an idea about counting cards at the casino. It's a technique in blackjack that can bring the odds into your favor by a tiny percentage. But enough to make a difference over the long term. The payer needs to keep a real and a running count in his head at the same time. From this, he'll know the type of cards left in the deck. Though counting cards is not illegal, and you'll not get arrested, as you can imagine, the casinos are not enamored with card counters.

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  • Blackjack Shoe – The Purpose Of Card Shuffling Machines

    The blackjack shoe is an invention bought into land-based casinos back in the 1960s. Today, you'll find that every casino, whether online or land-based, will feature some sort of shoe. This can be either automatic or manual. By making use of these card shuffling machines, it makes the job of counting cards in blackjack totally redundant. With up to 8 decks being constantly added to the shoe, and with many being replaced before a complete deck is dealt out, the card counter has no hope.

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  • House Edge In Blackjack – How To Make It Work For You

    Compared to many other casino table games, the blackjack house edge appears to be much lower. In fact, in a regular game it hovers at around 2%. Because blackjack is a game of both luck and skill, it's quite possible, that by playing perfect blackjack strategies, you can lower this down to around 0.5%. Only by using card counting can you get to this amazing figure. But the truth of the matter is that the counting of cards is very difficult at a land-based casino, and impossible online.

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  • Blackjack Players Who Rise To The Top – How Do They Do It?

    One of the main reasons why the casino table game of blackjack is so popular is the fact that it's not just about luck. By playing intelligently, you can move the odds into your favour. And by reducing the house edge, you can make some serious profits over the course of an evening at the casino. There are a number of factors that separate the good and profitable players from the losers. Much will come down to fully understanding blackjack strategies, as well as a large dose of common sense.

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  • Blackjack Deck Estimation – Dividing Decks, Running and True Count 

    The dark art of counting cards at the game's table has always been a mainstay of many professional blackjack player's arsenal. But casinos have gotten wise to the practice. In order to mitigate the effects of counting cards, casinos have introduced both automatic shuffling machines as well as multiple decks for each game. This certainly throws a spanner in the works. Having said that, if you can master blackjack deck estimation, then you can move the odds ever so slightly more into your favour.

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