Card counting is the age-old fine skill of tracking the relationship between the high-value and low-value cards in a deck(s) of a blackjack game.

Over here, you will find a plethora of well-written articles touching on the subject of card counting, and covering many aspects of it.

How well do you know your count system? Come to think of it, how well do you know the basic strategy of counting cards? Are you good with the bankroll management?

These are questions you need to keep asking yourself if you want to get really good and master the art of counting cards.

Some players have laid out their strategies so meticulously well, they’re managing to make over $100,000 per year, and we’re willing to provide some information on how to do just that!

All things considered, just start from the bottom and work your way up, as there are quite a few top-notch articles here to get you going!


Fitting In at a Casino

July 27, 2020 4:35 am
Friends of Wong

Here are some comments from Green Chip members about card counters and other advantage players trying to avoid unwanted scrutiny...


Bet sizing during streaks

July 3, 2020 4:48 am
Stanford Wong

Card counters should try to be somewhat consistent with what casino employees expect them to bet. For example, if you have been...


Alternative to wonging

June 9, 2020 7:14 am
Stanford Wong

In Beat the Dealer, author Ed Thorp says he started out with a 1:10 bet spread. When that attracted too much attention, he cut...


Comments for Wong

May 11, 2020 6:29 am
Stanford Wong

A reader writes: In the Reno area, there is no way to avoid constant attention, if not heat, with blackjack at the black-chip...


Questions for Wong

April 6, 2020 5:26 am
Stanford Wong

A reader asks: Would you counsel in favor or against “rat-holing” chips during casino play? Las Vegas casinos so...


Solo counters

March 9, 2020 7:45 am

I’m curious: How many people here only count cards and do so solo for a living? I have been doing so for the past several...


Stashing Chips

February 20, 2020 4:40 am
Stanford Wong

Stashing chips, also known as ratholing, has been a topic of discussion and different viewpoints among card counters and other...

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Banana peels of blackjack

January 15, 2020 6:00 am
Stanford Wong

It is easy to trip over any of these: The Flesh Is Weak Playing blackjack is as much a physical as a mental contest. Your...


Importance of Penetration

December 15, 2019 3:26 am
Stanford Wong

Penetration in blackjack, or how far down into the pack the dealer goes before shuffling, is extremely important. I always knew...

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Rising true count and big losses

December 9, 2019 4:37 am

I've noticed that almost all of my large blackjack losses are in shoes with a steadily rising True Count… i.e. TC +4,5,6...


Michigan “hide” rule

November 27, 2019 4:25 am
Higgs Boson

I understand that in a few Indian casinos in northern Michigan, blackjack dealers show the player their hole card only when...

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Blackjack Questions for Stanford Wong

November 13, 2019 7:40 am
Various Players

Question from a reader: While walking through a blackjack pit, I paused at a $25 double-deck table where a player had a large...

Professional blackjack


October 25, 2019 6:40 am
Stanford Wong

“Wonging” is a word made up by Atlantic City card counters in the late 1970s. It means hopping from table to...


Two-Card Combinations

September 17, 2019 6:02 am
Stanford Wong

The tables in the text of Professional Blackjack base playing strategy on total points in your hand and not on which particular...

How many index numbers to learn

How many index numbers to learn?

August 28, 2019 8:33 am
Stanford Wong

The text of Professional Blackjack presents index numbers from -10 to +10. The appendix presents index numbers from -20 to +20. I...

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Ten stupid questions

August 16, 2019 9:22 am
Exhibit CAA

Exhibit CAA is a pseudonym of James Grosjean, a professional gambler and author, well known for his book Beyond Counting:...

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Which Count System?

August 9, 2019 4:25 am
Stanford Wong

A decision every card counter faces is which count system to use. Here is an email from a Green Chip member that...

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Bet spread by count

August 6, 2019 2:20 am
Green Aces and Cougfan

Green Aces: Cougfan, what’s your bet spread at each count? I'm most interested in seeing at what count you place your max...