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!


How many hands?

July 21, 2019 2:59 am
Stanford Wong

Optimal blackjack bet sizes, including zero when you do not have an edge, are based on mathematics and computer simulations....

Winning without getting kicked out

Winning without getting kicked out

June 25, 2019 9:38 am
Stanford Wong

Most winning blackjack players rely exclusively on, or at least started their playing careers, counting cards. But counting is...


Annoying traits of some card counters

April 29, 2019 2:14 am
Hole Carder

I've seen a lot of inept card counters in my day. One annoying thing they do is look at everyone else's hand, especially on a...

Card counter etiquette

Card-counter etiquette?

March 29, 2019 5:16 am
Angry Local Player

Does card-counter etiquette exist? I thought it did until I saw a small team of foreign-based players blatantly blasting away at...

Table hopping

Table Hopping

March 27, 2019 5:13 am
Wings of Madness

I'm relatively new to card counting and its strategies. The question that I have is: Would it look “suspicious” to...

Reno-blackjack-advice -by-bigplayer

Reno blackjack advice

February 25, 2019 3:59 am

bigplayer is a long-time, high-stakes professional player. Questions: Coming back from a card-counting trip to Reno during...

An effective but not so obvious bet spread

An effective but not-so-obvious bet spread?

January 25, 2019 4:04 am
Sammy D Jr

What’s an effective, not-so-obvious bet spread and more importantly, what does the casino, pit and surveillance, consider a...

Short sessions and casino backoffs

Short sessions and casino backoffs

January 24, 2019 5:12 am

I play mostly green chips to black chips. I recently ground through a tough trip to Las Vegas. I know it’s normal and not...

Low stakes card counters first back off

Low-stakes card counter’s first back off

November 10, 2018 7:24 am

I experienced two problems on a recent Las Vegas visit. I've been counting for about four years, with two or three LV visits per...

Encountering another counter in a casino

“Encountering” another counter in a casino

November 3, 2018 8:17 am
Bull Monahan

I do not want to make contact with anyone I meet in a casino, especially another counter. I think most skilled players would...

Spread yourselves far and wide geographically but do not put your feet everywhere

Counters: Spread yourselves far and wide geographically, but don't play everywhere

November 2, 2018 4:45 am
Steve Waugh

It is generally advised for card counters to spread themselves wide as far as playing locations are concerned. That has merit,...

The best available card counting cover methods by bigplayer

Fifteen card-counting cover methods

October 7, 2018 3:52 am

  Know your enemy, keep top bets below the radar or at least within the context of the casino you are playing. Casinos...

The art of ratholing

The Art of Ratholing

January 8, 2018 2:39 am

This post is meant to help low and moderate-stakes players. High-stakes players have to deal with other issues when contemplating...

Marathon sessions counting at blackjack

Marathon Sessions Counting at Blackjack

July 15, 2017 3:28 am

I have always played marathon sessions counting blackjack. I started playing in 1971 and my biggest decision was to also play...

How to make  100k counting cards

How to make $100k/yr counting cards...

May 31, 2017 4:45 am
Captain Jack

About twenty years ago, David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth wrote a book titled How to Make $100,000 a Year Gambling for a Living....

Counting cards keep it simple

Counting cards -- keep it simple

March 28, 2017 5:38 am

This is general advice geared towards new players. The level or complexity of your count will not define your success as an...

Happy new year and thoughts on why big money card counting is not sustainable

Why Big Money Card Counting is Not Sustainable

December 19, 2016 5:50 am

I felt like writing a post so I figured I would ramble like usual. I have lots of time to think and after some hard times...

How important is the system

How Important is the System?

December 19, 2016 3:19 am

Frequently, we see posts asking which system is best. Until we started getting spamming requests, many of us would answer by...