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## Playing Twenty-one — to Win

If you like the thrill and adventure of an excellent card game and the anticipation of winning and making some money with the odds in your favor, wagering on Blackjack is for you.

So, how can you beat the house?

Basically when betting on 21 you are tracking the odds and probabilities of the cards in regard to:

1. The cards in your hand

2. What cards might come from the shoe

When enjoying twenty-one there is mathematically a best way to play each hand and this is called basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you determine the odds of cards coming out of the deck, then you will be able to increase your bet size when the edge is in your favor and decrease them when the odds are not.

You’re only going to succeed at under half the hands you play, so it is important that you adjust action size when the odds are in your favor.

To do this when betting on twenty-one you must use basic strategy and card counting to win.

fundamental strategy and counting cards

Since mathematicians and academics have been studying vingt-et-un all sorts of abstract plans have been developed, including "card counting" but although the theory is complicated counting cards is all in all straightforward when you wager on twenty-one.

If when betting on 21 you count cards effectively (even if the game uses more than one deck), you can tilt the odds to your favor.

Vingt-et-un Basic Strategy

21 basic strategy is assembled around an uncomplicated system of how you wager depending upon the hand you receive and is mathematically the best hand to use while not counting cards. It tells you when wagering on vingt-et-un when you need to hit or hold.

It’s extremely simple to do and is soon committed to memory and up until then you can find complimentary guides on the internet

Using it when you play chemin de fer will bring down the casino’s edge to near to even.

Card counting shifting the edge in your favor

Card counting works and players use a card counting plan achieve an edge over the casino.

The reason this is simple.

Low cards favor the croupier in twenty-one and high cards favour the player.

Low cards favour the casino because they assist her make winning totals on his hands when she is stiff (has a 12, 13, fourteen, 15, or sixteen total on their first 2 cards).

In casino chemin de fer, you can stay on your stiffs if you choose to, but the casino can’t.

The dealer has no choice to make, but you do and this is your edge. The rules of wagering on twenty-one require that dealers hit stiffs no matter how loaded the deck is in high cards that will bust him.

The high cards favor the player because they may break the dealer when he hits his stiffs and also because both tens and Aces mean blackjacks.

Despite the fact blackjacks are, equally dispersed between the croupier and the gambler, the fact is that the gambler gets paid more (3:2) when he receives a blackjack so the gambler has an edge.

You do not have to compute the numbers of each of the individual card to know when you have an edge over the dealer.

You simply need to know when the shoe is rich or reduced in high cards and you can jump your wager when the expectation is in your favour.

This is a basic breakdown of how card-counting systems work, but gives you an insight into how the logic works.

When gambling on twenty-one over the longer term card counting will help in shifting the odds in your favour by approx 2%.