I realize that KNOWING the content of the previous shoe "could" have a positive influence on the location of high cards for the next shoe, IF (and it's a BIG IF) the shuffling process could be tracked. I'm SURE that casinos know this... and that MUST diminish the returns possible. Maybe they "shuffle" better (stutter shuffle or whatever that is) and prevent accurate analysis of their shuffle. What is the current Professional view of it?
My limited experience tends to point to NO advantage... other than as a "gambling" experiment! I don't think there is much to it! I know that Victor is hosting a forum on learning this and am all for it, but wonder if it is truly valued!
First off... I use an unbalanced count (KO) which is supposedly weak for shuffle tracking, but MY goal is to only use the remaining portion of the previous deck to "place" the cut card to "bring" the high cards that were NOT dealt last shoe (in a highly possitive count) to the front of the next deck so that I may MAKE HIGH WAGERS OFF THE TOP OF THE NEXT SHOE, with little or no cost. Great for cover... AND I'd be betting with an advantage. I know that it is not as easy as I think, but what is the professional opinion?
As an example... Snyder has wrote about this (as have others) but my "God" of Blackjack, Schlesinger has NO COMMENTS. Why is this? Does he not recognize there is an advantage there? Or is it that he DOES recognize the advantage, but has determined that casinos "take that into consideration" in their shuffle process?
Not trying to provoke a riot, or KILL any of Victor's plans, just want THE STRIGHT DOPE. Anyone's comments?