View Full Version : Has anyone here ever learned to count cards in blackjack?


ADDBJP
03-09-13, 08:04 PM
Take your meds and try it. :lol:

OMG I essentially taught myself and attended a seminar on it. I had taken a couple of graduate classes in college before and the focus required approximates that. It's no get rich quick scheme BTW.

Anyone?

TagEHeuer
03-10-13, 04:00 AM
No, some casinos have 6 deck of cards.. I'd be surprised if anyone could remember 6 decks, but it's not impossible.

stef
03-10-13, 04:49 AM
not sure if i could even play it in a casino! too many distractions

ADDBJP
03-10-13, 02:45 PM
No, some casinos have 6 deck of cards.. I'd be surprised if anyone could remember 6 decks, but it's not impossible.

With multiple decks you just divide your running count by the number of decks left. It missleading that you can't count with multiple decks.

BTW, here's a video on counting:

This discribes the running count:

http://www.blackjackapprenticeship.com/count-cards-using-hi-lo/

But this is the True Count which is what you use to make a decision:

http://www.blackjackapprenticeship.com/how-to-calculate-the-true-count/

ADDBJP
03-10-13, 02:50 PM
not sure if i could even play it in a casino! too many distractions

That's a part of it. And that's the challenge.

BTW I wrote some notes on counting if you have ADHD and Dyslexia.

ConcertaParent
03-10-13, 09:55 PM
Those commercial links require paying a membership and are probably not allowed in this forum. Ever since casinos employed many counter measures against card counters, it's no longer worth paying to learn how to count cards. A friend who is an autistic savant was able to card-count and beat 6 decks, so the sore loser casino simply told him not to come back for at least six months. Poker is just about the only casino game where it's possible to make money since you compete against other players instead of the casino. BTW, here's a video on counting:
This discribes the running count:

ADDBJP
03-10-13, 11:03 PM
Those commercial links require paying a membership and are probably not allowed in this forum.

There are free videos.

Ever since casinos employed many counter measures against card counters, it's no longer worth paying to learn how to count cards. A friend who is an autistic savant was able to card-count and beat 6 decks, so the sore loser casino simply told him not to come back for at least six months.

I was banned from a well known casino in Reno.

Poker is just about the only casino game where it's possible to make money since you compete against other players instead of the casino.

There are a lot of questions about the poker tournaments. For one thing you don't know if you have the mathematical advantage or not but you might have hit a good streak.