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Some inexperienced blackjack players who start counting cards, do not fully understand many tens and aces are in the deck beneficial for them and not for a dealer. Because he has the same chance to get them as a player. We will try to clarify in this article this and other similar questions.

We will not be consider certain types of card counting, but will only recall that this method reduces to the tracking ratio of small and large cards in the deck remaining in the game. A dealer can also get tens and aces, but a player has more opportunities to use them to his benefit, and a dealer is forced to act strictly according to the rules. It creates an advantage for the player. We'll discuss this issue in more detail.


Let's start with the player and dealer possible getting blackjack . We can not agree that probability of getting blackjack by a player and a dealer is very high. If the dealer has blackjack, the player - any other card, you bet goes in favor of the casino. We can say that the house wins 1:1. However, if a player gets a blackjack and wins, is the pay rate 3:2 (or even 2:1 in some cases). In other words, losing once in blackjack at the same rate, a player remains in the black. Consequently, the rules of blackjack are beneficial for a player. The probability to get better cards is higher.


Now we'll discuss doubling rates, or double. In all varieties of blackjack a dealer is not allowed to double, but the players are constantly using this opportunity. Doubling at nine, ten or eleven points, a player hopes to get big cards and collect a lot of points. The more decks remain in the game and a dozen aces, the better his chances of winning. That is, the situation becomes more profitable for the player.


Likewise is Split. If the game has a lot of big cards, then a split on cards like sevens, eights, nines, and aces are very profitable. The dealer is not able to benefit from this situation, so the circumstances again are in favor of the player.

A set of cards

We'll also consider a situation when two cards form points from twelve to sixteen. Taking even one card, will get you too much. Dealer in such cases shall get another card, even if he has sixteen. Imagine that in the remaining decks there are many tens. Chances to win the dealer increase significantly, but there was to do about it. A player is free to decide, however, he is aware of the high probability of tens, he can not take a card. Note that card counters do not always follow the basic strategy, because they have more information, so they can move away from some of its provisions, if the situation requires it.


As you know, in blackjack putting on insurance is not recommended for a dealer by the basic strategy, because it is disproportionate to the payment of getting this combination. However, some counters still do it. In what situations? When cards remaining in the game have too much tens. Under these circumstances, the chances of dealer's blackjack are very high, so the insurance makes sense.

Small cards

When there are a lot of big cards in the game, it's surely beneficial for a player, many small cards - for a dealer. Small cards help the player if he decides to double. They can create difficulties in splits. And a player can not make insurance against a dealer in blackjack, if he knows that a deck is full of small cards. But a dealer in this situation is quite satisfied, and this is not surprising. After all, he must take a card of fifteen or sixteen. If it comes from one small card, it will get a decent amount of points, maybe even twenty-one that would allow him to win most of the boxes.


We hope that Casinoz explained why large cards re more profitable for a player, than a dealer. That's why card counters increase the bid if the percentage of tens and aces in the deck increases. Of course, it does not guarantee that they will win, but for a certain period of the game, this tactic certainly justified. And if a counter sees that the ratio of small and large cards is too unprofitable for him, he lowers the rate to a minimum or even find an excuse to stop playing at this table.

And finally, even many experienced blackjack players refuse to learn how to count cards. Someone is afraid of problems with the administration of the casino, and someone just thinks it's too difficult. On the first point we can say that the maximum problems possible because of card counting are reduced to prohibition to play where you are recognized as a counter. Regarding the second point, there are a lot of card counting systems, some of them are quite simple. You can learn them in a short time, and benefits from using them are undeniable. Of course, we are talking about a real casino, because in all online casinos, cards are shuffled before each hand, so card counting is pointless.

Study and practice counting cards in blackjack, because it significantly increases the quality of your game!

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