We are going to tell you about the simplest Blackjack strategy known to professional players – card counting. Even though it is an easy strategy, it demands a lot of the players’ concentration. It also requires the player using the strategy to carefully watch the body language of the accompanying players, for any clues as to whether they are showing signs of anxiety, confidence and so on. Often the accompanying players’ actions and facial expressions can reflect what is going on with the combination of cards he is holding in his/her hand.
Apart from reading the body language of the other players, you’ll need to do a few calculations to work out which cards could possibly be left in the pack. You’ll notice that casinos often provide a small writing pad and pencil for players who would like to use strategies to help them in the game. First you need to look at the cards that you are holding, then take note of the cards the dealer has turned face up.
From observing your cards and the dealers face up cards, you’ll be able to work out the chances of whether the dealer or you will bust. You can also gage (more-or-less) which cards are still in play and are still sitting in the pack. To get an even better perspective of which cards have yet to show their faces, you can jot down on your pad of paper the cards you can see are in play and the types of moves the other players are making.
Remember that card counting can only give you a slight edge in the game, else casinos wouldn’t allow players to partake in the strategy. In fact, card counting was banned for many years in many casinos, but is now a more acceptable approach to playing the game, worldwide.