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Playing 21 — to Win

If you love the blast and excitement of a great card game and the anticipation of winning and making some money with the odds in your favour, gambling on chemin de fer is for you.

So, how do you defeat the dealer?

Quite simply when playing 21 you are watching the risks and chances of the cards in regard to:

1. The cards in your hand

2. What cards could be dealt from the deck

When enjoying twenty-one there is statistically a best way to play every hand and this is called basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you anticipate the odds of cards coming out of the deck, then you will be able to boost your action amount when the odds are in your favor and lower them when the edge is not.

You are only going to succeed at under half the hands you bet on, so it is important that you adjust wager size when the odds are in your favour.

To do this when wagering on blackjack you have to use basic strategy and card counting to win.

Basic strategy and counting cards

Since mathematicians and academics have been investigating vingt-et-un all sorts of complicated schemes have arisen, including "card counting" but although the theory is complex card counting is actually straightforward when you gamble on twenty-one.

If when gambling on 21 you card count reliably (even if the game uses multiple decks), you can change the edge to your favor.

Vingt-et-un Basic Strategy

21 basic strategy is assembled around an unsophisticated system of how you bet based upon the hand you are dealt and is mathematically the strongest hand to use without counting cards. It tells you when gambling on twenty-one when you need to take another card or stand.

It’s very easy to do and is soon committed to memory and up until then you can get free guides on the internet

Using it when you gamble on 21 will bring down the casino’s expectations to near to zero.

Card counting tilting the edge in your favour

Card counting works and players use a card counting scheme realize an advantage over the gambling hall.

The reasoning behind this is simple.

Low cards favor the dealer in blackjack and high cards favor the player.

Low cards favor the house because they assist him make winning totals on his hands when he is stiff (has a twelve, 13, fourteen, 15, or 16 total on their first two cards).

In casino twenty-one, you can stand on your stiffs if you want to, but the casino can’t.

She has no choice to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of betting on 21 require that croupiers hit stiffs no matter how rich the shoe is in high cards that will bust them.

The high cards favour the gambler because they may break the house when she hits his stiffs and also Aces and Tens means blackjack for the player.

Despite the fact blackjacks are, equally divided between the house and the player, the fact is that the player gets paid more (3:2) when she receives a blackjack so the gambler has an advantage.

You do not have to compute the numbers of each of the individual card to know when you have an advantage over the dealer.

You only need to know at what point the shoe is flush or poor in high cards and you can up your action when the edge is in your favor.

This is a simple breakdown of how card-counting plans work, but gives you an insight into why the logic works.

When wagering on vingt-et-un over an extended time card counting will help in changing the expectation in your favor by to around 2%.

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