# Difficulty: Medium Learn how to Win with Statistics Creator: m101 I dont know anyone who doesnt like

to money, and a large proportion of people love to gamble in an attempt to gain more money. Personally, im one of the type that will not bet unless the odds are 80% in my favour at a minimum, however every day thousands and thousands of people go through the local Casino trying their luck at making a bit of extra cash. Now, if the odds of winning were against the Casino, then the Casino would obviously be losing money, and endup going bankrupt. So to combat this, Casino's attempt to offer games with the possibility of winning around the 30-40% range. This means that if you were to Blackjack for example, you would generally win four out of every ten games you play. Although these odds are accepted by half of society, i do not find them to my liking. I find that a common past time for me is to try to reverse every situation i come accross, Casino games being no exception. So naturally card counting was a natural step. Now, for those of you who dont understand why card counting is so effective, its because it allows you to predict with a high possibility what cards are going to appear at what times. The famous example of this is the movie Rainman. For someone with a perfect memory like this, card counting is a sinch, and this is why. The game of Blackjack has generally got either four or six decks to a shoe, so four decks are taken, shuffled together, and placed in what is called a shoe. When the shoe is empty, another is filled up and the game continues. Now, for our example the shoe will be a single deck of 52 cards. When the first card is drawn in a well shuffled deck, the chances of any Deuce coming up would be one out of thirteen. However, if no Deuces had been drawn after the first 40 cards, then the probability of a any Deuce coming up would be one out of three. This would mean that at this point, if we required a Deuce to beat the opponent, we now have a one out of three chance of getting it. So by this rule, with a perfect memory, it

if the dealers card was a three. as the the total of the dealers cards has little chances of beating yours.is possible to remember every single card that appears on the table. as you arent really playing anoyone else in the game. The dealer is fixed to his/her actions. and places a single upturned and a single card facedown for himself. let me explain to you why Blackjack is the game of choice for gamblers with real skill. well and truly in your favour. then you dont need to draw unless you are under 11. But however. that means that for example the dealer is forced to draw cards to 16. let alone a single deck. Now. so methods have to be created to allow simple counts to be performed. After applying a simple count this is increased to around 48% and with a complex count. the aim is not too get 21. For the average person. The basic strategy is as follows. and therefore you should draw. and if the dealer is low. A totally unmodified game against a dealer with no memory of prior cards and using no techniques has around a 38% chance of winning. it is increased to around the 58% mark. if the dealer shows high. Now if the dealer showed an eight. then the mix of the dealers two cards will range from 12 to 21. Now of the other side. and splits can . then the total of the dealer will probably he high. then he/she could only have a total from between four and 13. Insurance comes into it when you are counting. then you should stand for sure. you are able to predict with high accuracy what cards are going to appear. and as the shoe loses more and more cards. you should never draw above 15. the chances of success are more around the 43% mark. then you are forced to try to draw high. The dealer gives you to upturned cards. but to beat the dealer. Now. and hold hold on all 17's and higher. After applying a simple strategy. Speaking as a rule. and you had a total of 16. and you had a total of 12. Firstly though. if the dealers showing card was for example a Jack. remembering four decks of 52 cards is nearly impossible. and betting tactics. To put it as a rule. if the dealers showing card was a Deuce. never draw a card when you are high.