I have taken up counting on a regular basis after a long absence (approximately 15 years) primarily because I was living in a casino free area. I have a couple of questions to ask of the veterans. I am using a count system (2,7 +1 3-6 +2, A 10s -2). I am sure where I got this count from. It is not in my current library of books. Any comments on this system and are the Hi/lo numbers for the Illustrious 18 variations of Basic Strategy valid with this count.
Also the casino I have started to play at most often will show you the burn card at the beginning of the shoe and when the tap off if they are asked. Is this normal now?