CARD COUNTING

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!

Encountering another counter in a casino

“Encountering” another counter in a casino

November 03, 2018 12:17
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...

Bet sizing during streaks

Bet sizing during streaks

July 03, 2020 08:48
Stanford Wong

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

The art of ratholing

The Art of Ratholing

January 08, 2018 07:39
AceTen

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

An effective but not so obvious bet spread

An effective but not-so-obvious bet spread?

January 25, 2019 09:04
Sammy D Jr

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

The best available card counting cover methods by bigplayer

Fifteen card-counting cover methods

October 07, 2018 07:52
bigplayer

Know your enemy, keep top bets below the radar or at least within the context of the casino you are playing. Casinos do not...

Bet spread by count  by green aces   cougfan

Bet spread by count

August 06, 2019 06:20
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 bet....

Single deck game selection

Single Deck Game Selection

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December 16, 2016 13:29
LV Bear

This is presented as a general guide, primarily to assist players who may not be accustomed to single-deck games. Using the...

Solo counters 21 blackjack article image

Solo counters

March 09, 2020 11:45
Sirwongsalot

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...

Blackjack card counters trying to avoid scrutiny by the casino

Fitting In at a Casino

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July 27, 2020 08:35
Friends of Wong

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

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 10:50
smallcapgrowth

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...

Professional blackjack

“Wonging”

October 25, 2019 10:40
Stanford Wong

“Wonging” is a word made up by Atlantic Citycard counters in the late 1970s. It means hopping from table to table, playing only...

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 02, 2018 08:45
Steve Waugh

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

Stanford wong blackjack

Banana peels of blackjack

January 15, 2020 11:00
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 eyes...

How to make  100k counting cards

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

May 31, 2017 08:45
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....

Blackjack bj21

Rising true count and big losses

December 09, 2019 09:37
AcMagic21

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 in the...

Twocard combinations

Two-Card Combinations

September 17, 2019 10:02
Stanford Wong

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

Stanford wong answers questions about skillful blackjack play

Questions for Wong

April 06, 2020 09:26
Stanford Wong

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

Card counting 101

Card Counting 101

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December 19, 2016 08:03
Porkbeli

First of all, this article is intended to answer some basic questions that a lot of want-to-be and beginning counters have; it...