The love for gambling doesn’t mean falling into complications, but the fact that one should know the moves doesn’t get a denial altogether. With the love for the game, comes the need to arrange one’s gameplay in accordance with the cards, the other players and the overall game situation. It comes with an evident desire to maximize the experience and winning, so one should be wise and patient.
Professionals are known to be extremely competent and trained to a level where they can accurately judge the cards that will most probably have their hand improved. That’s why with the love for the game, one wouldn’t mind spending hours and hours behind a table as it gets into a familiar routine. The blackjack table is something that one can utilize with expert levels of play and with a great deal of focus.
The most important thing to consider is the amount of time spent before the opening or beginning of the casino. If it’s the first time, start with the minimum amount of money. This is to help ensure that one doesn’t knock another player’s chips as they pass by. If it’s for an extended period, start the session with a low number of chips, until one gains enough confidence to move higher.
Lay down a number of blinds for the rounds. After one gets a hang of the game, leave one’s cards in place and instead focus on the players. It’s for the players who are still undergoing their learning curve when it comes to the blackjack game. Do not be intimidated by the aggressive play of a particular dealer or the fact that the cards are marked and need not be trusted. This is the tricky part in the game. It’s essential to remember that the cards are not the enemy.
In actuality, the cunning player often starts to view the cards as a challenge to see how tricky the player can be with the cards and with the players’ stakes. When a player is confident with his cards, the stakes are that much higher and so is the play. Unfortunately, for the first timers, there are a number of rookie players who get easily discouraged from going up against experienced players.
Resist the natural temptation to scrimmage the cards. The cards are their birthright. Keep the game moving and the pace of the game steady. If possible, use what is called the running count to keep the card count. The card counting is the method that is used to keep track of the card shortage and thus the player’s advantage. One card counting method is the Red Seven method. The Red Seven count is an unbalanced count. It is the count from 1 to 7 and deals from each deck. Each card is given a 7 and a counting number. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are given the value 7. 9 is given a value -4 and so on.
There are 619 cards between the two decks. 52 cards are in the deck and there are 4 cards missing (the 7). Therefore, there are 52 x 6 = 367 cards, or 367/6 = 6.2% of the deck is unplayed, i.e. not used to complete a score, and 619/52 = 37.8% of the deck is played (i.e. 1 – The amount of cards played is 619 / 37.8 = 51.8%)
Therefore, the player bets and wins when the deck is rich in face cards, i.e. when the players missing cards are relatively higher than the cards that remain in the deck. The next fact is that missing more cards is a correlation in the direction of the cards played and not, say, the direction of the cards unplayed.
The cards that remain in the deck are the good ones, so they are likely to be the good cards that help you. Also, if you have a lot of cards that are left, you are likely to have a lot of players, which is less competition and more chances to win.
The big picture
In simple terms, we want to bet when we have a better chance of getting something positive, favorable or neutral. Specifically, we want the next card dealt to us to be a card that will help us or one card we can’t beat, or one card that will make us the best hand we are looking for.
Card counting is the method of card counting, which is related to the card ranking. When playing blackjack, the professional card counters will keep track of all cards played and will be able to determine what cards have not been played and thus increase our chances of getting a favorable card or cards that will help us.
To be a card counter is a little bit tough, because you have to know the cards of all the players at the MPO500, not only your own cards.