Blackjack Card Counting – Do You Believe in Card Counting
Do you believe in card counting? Of course you don’t. Could you possibly be interested in learning? Maybe. Counting is NOT card counting. Counting is the Stanford Wong Company’s simple little secret for the game of blackjack. You already know that computers can be used to successfully beat blackjack. However, these systems only take minutes to learn, are extremely low risk, and don’t require knowledge of Mathematics or Logic.
Also, computers can be used to successfully beat most other games, excepting chess, where you need to know the exact odds in order to calculate your odds of winning. And, the only real strategy involved in any of the games mentioned above is to identify what cards you should hold and what cards you should discard. That’s it. Sure, the casinos take a bit of the money from each hand, but if you’re outmatched you’re going to lose, whether the casino takes its winnings or not.
For reasons that I know, you might be thinking about buying a computer program that will help you learn the mathematical underpinnings of blackjack, if only to better your odds. Well, Garry actually sells akeredapper for about a hundred dollars, which is actually a very good program, but you could just use the free one I’ve written about, and be just as successful. Another program called Winning Blackjack with Algorithms crunches the numbers and makes recommendations to you on how to play each game based on those numbers. You can run it on your home computer to get the best odds and win at blackjack.
Why do you need to be running a computer program to tell you how to play blackjack? Could you possibly be mathematically inclined? Probably. Arnold Snyder says that if you don’t have that bent, or if you’re not, you’re just making a very bad mistake, and that’s the last thing you want to do. You want to be able to make blinded, gutless bets in your sleep, and wake up never knowing how you lost the money you did. Consider this – There are people in the world who make almost a living by sitting at home and playing online poker and Central Queens in Hold ‘Em. They can play real-time themselves because they have amazing eyes and ears. That’s how they’re able to bet so much without revealing their Texas Hold ‘Em secrets.
I’m not telling you that you can’t learn the ABCs of How to Play Blackjack, at least in theory. I’m just trying to figure out the best way to get there, and if you’re really bent on coming up with a fool-proof blackjack system, you’re going to have to do a lot of research and take a lot of notes. After all, it’s no use pounding the table against the house with a system that doesn’t work, and it’s also not fun to listen to someone who’s telling you to do something the very opposite if it’s something you know to be a proven method.
What I’ve written about previously is based on the fact that blackjack doesn’t truly require more than a total of 20 buy-ins for a new player to make a single start, even though some denominations have much lower buy-ins and bankruptcy risks.
I won’t get into the whole IRS nonsense, but the fact is that it makes sense to lock up a portion of your winnings and use only a portion of your winnings to make a single deposit. The casino knows you’re going to keep coming back, and they know that you can’t bet a single chip without eventually suffering a massive losing streak, economic slowdowns, and other things that will cause you to lose money. They also know that you’re going to come back and try to win the money back you lost and the casino makes a lot more money that you can bet in the future.
I had an experiment for a while with playing Naga303. Instead of playing the full table I’d buy into the bank and only play the plan. Hopefully I’d win enough to get the whole lot back in the next roll or so, but if I didn’t I’d just buy the whole thing back. In the meantime I’d write down the amount I’d won, and when I came back I’d quit. It was a lot of work, but I got the point. You have to set aside a portion of your winnings for playing craps. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but it should be enough to make a few years of your gambling career pay off.
A lot of players go to the casino with their eyes closed, in the majority it’s a sin. But sin first, sins later, according to Romans 1: 16.
But let’s get back to playing.