Stealth, which systems are better than AO2 for multi deck games?
I know A02 and High opt.2 are definately harder to use at multi deck games because of the ace side count BUT my understanding is, they definately out perform the ace reckoned counts.
I have to agree with Panama Rick,that in multi deck games,BC is more important and Hi-Lo has a 97% BC. People have won thousands with that count.
Cleetus, if you want to step it up to level 2, "the complete zen count for multi decks" works superior. It counts the Ace as -1. You CAN'T learn the indices from Blackbelt in Blackjack because they're not in there. A poster named "FLASH" posted the site you can go to to get the indices for free. His post is a couple of posts down on the main page of the message board.
You said that you don't mind doing mental math. In that case, they're are Level 2 counts like Advanced Omega 2 and High Opt 2 that count the Aces separately and perform superior to all other counts.It's tough to do the ace sidecount in multi decks but if you can do it, then go for it. You'll earn more if you do it correctly.
You can learn Omega from the book "blackjack for blood" by Bryce Carlson and you can learn High opt 2 from the Book "the High Opt2 system for winning at casino blackjack" by Lance Humble and Julian Braun. You can get it from this website www.gamblersbook.com