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## Playing Blackjack — to Win

If you love the blast and excitement of a good card game and the excitement of winning and acquiring some money with the odds in your favor, betting on 21 is for you.

So, how can you beat the casino?

Basically when gambling on twenty-one you are tracking the odds and probabilities of the cards in relation to:

1. The cards in your hand

2. What cards should come from the deck

When playing vingt-et-un there is mathematically a better way to play every hand and this is referred to as basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you determine the odds of cards coming out of the deck, then you are able to boost your action amount when the odds are in your favor and decrease them when they are not.

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

To do this when wagering on 21 you should use basic strategy and card counting to succeed.

Basic strategy and counting cards

Since professionals and scientists have been studying 21 all kinds of complicated systems have arisen, including but not limited to "card counting" but although the theory is complex card counting is all in all straightforward when you play Blackjack.

If when wagering on blackjack you count cards reliably (even if the game uses multiple decks), you can tilt the edge to your favor.

Blackjack Basic Strategy

Chemin de fer basic strategy is amassed around an uncomplicated plan of how you bet depending upon the hand you receive and is mathematically the strongest hand to use while not counting cards. It tells you when betting on 21 when you need to hit or hold.

It is surprisingly easy to do and is quickly memorized and up until then you can find complimentary guides on the net

Using it when you bet on chemin de fer will bring down the casino’s expectations to near to zero.

Counting cards shifting the expectation in your favour

Card counting works and gamblers use a card counting scheme gain an advantage over the gambling hall.

The reasoning behind this is easy.

Low cards favor the house in 21 and high cards favour the gambler.

Low cards favour the croupier because they assist her make winning totals on her hands when she is stiff (has a twelve, thirteen, fourteen, 15, or sixteen total on her first 2 cards).

In casino vingt-et-un, you can stay on your stiffs if you choose to, but the croupier cannot.

She has no decision to make, but you do and this is your edge. The rules of playing vingt-et-un require that croupiers hit stiffs no matter how loaded the deck is in high cards that will bust her.

The high cards favour the gambler because they could break the casino when she hits her stiffs and also Aces and Tens means blackjack for the player.

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

You do not have to add up the data of each of the individual card to know when you have an edge over the house.

You simply need to know when the shoe is flush or depleted in high cards and you can elevate your bet when the odds are in your favor.

This is a basic explanation of why card-counting systems work, but gives you an insight into why the rationale works.

When gambling on blackjack over an extended time card counting will assist in changing the expectation in your favour by approximately 2%.