Thanks for response - was just curious - I have not started counting yet but my basic strategy is pretty good - I have Walked away from the tables a few times £150 - £200 up - Peanuts by card counting means but a little victory against the Casino
The more decks there are the more streaky any game will be by definition. You have more variance in getting high or low counts. An autosuffle is essentially endless decks making the game much more streaky. The problem is you have no idea which way the streak will go at any time so no way to exploit it. By this I mean on 8 decks or auto shuffle you will have far more times where you win say 4 or 5 times in a row or lose 4 or. 5 times in a row than on say 1 or 2 decks, but after you lose once or twice you have no idea if you are gonna go into one of those streaks or just go the other way. While the # of streaks is higher you';re not gonna win or lose 5 in a row often but it happens enough more often that you are more likely to bust out.
There have been methods for beating some CSM's, but only for a little, and those methods could be considered dark arts that are not openly discussed.
For a non-counter they might be a little better than a shoe game, because they won't have a counter Wonging in and out on them. A low-stakes counter jumping in and out of a table of basic strategy whales might actually be making money for the casino.