Blackjack Pluses and Minuses

Ever wanted to make thousands at the Unibet blackjack table like professional gamblers do in the movies? If so, then you need to learn how to count cards. One part science and one part art, card counting requires a keen eye, a quick mathematical brain and nerves of steel in the face of pressure.

To start your card counting quest you first need to know the basics and that begins when you see a card dealt. Each card has a “count value” based on its actual value, for example: if you see the 3 clubs pulled from the deck you must assign it a value of +1 according to the Hi-Lo approach to card counting.

This process of generating a running count must be applied every time a card is dealt at the blackjack table. Thus, in overall terms, any card between 2 & 6 adds one to your total. Any card between 10 and Ace takes a value of one away from your running total and any 7, 8 or 9 leave your count unaffected.

Once you’ve gone through this process over a number of consecutive hands you need to generate a true count in order to establish whether the game is in your favour and how you should alter your bets.

In order to get a true count you must divide your running total by the number of decks left in the dealer’s shoe. Once you’ve done this you’ll have some idea of whether the remaining unseen cards are stacked in your favour (more high cards) or against you (more low cards).

Knowing this allows you to increase or decrease your bets as necessary and make the most money possible.

For this reason the process of card counting is both an art and a science. By following the strict mathematical rules you’ll establish the composition of the deck, but it’s your own sense of timing that will help you make the best bets and make the most money possible.