we know that keeping track of cards already played
tells us about hands yet to come. But to make use
of this information, we need to know which cards are
beneficial to us as players, and which cards are not.
Once we know this, tracking the cards played will
tell us when the remaining deck is to our liking.
Ultimately, we will bet small when the remaining deck
is unsavory, and bet big when it's juicy. Anyone hungry
To help determine
which cards are good for us and which are bad, we
must consider the rules of the games and the difference
in playing strategies between a basic strategy player
and a dealer employing the house rules. A lot can
be gleaned from this comparison; there are several
factors at work that show why it's important to be
able to distinguish between decks made up of predominantly
high cards and decks made up of predominantly low
1. The payoff
structure, for naturals favors the player.
When the remaining deck has an excess of aces and
tens, you're more likely to be dealt a natural. This
fact favors the player. Although the dealer is always
as likely as we are to receive a Online Blackjack
Games, our two-card 21 is paid at a premium. Imagine
a game in which there is at least one natural guaranteed
to show each hand; that is, on each deal the player
and/ or dealer will have a Online Blackjack Games.
Let's suppose we are betting $20 a hand. When we and
the dealer get a Online Blackjack Games, we push and
no money changes hands. When the dealer has a natural
and we don't, we lose 520. But when we have a natural
and the dealer doesn't, we win S30 because our Online
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need to have five cards in your hand to collect a
pot and you should insist that your opponents do,
too. Even though someone who shows three kings can
beat your two pair, he must show his other two cards.
This rule was developed to help protect players from
cheaters who might have concealed cards up their sleeves:
A cheat who slipped an extra ace of spades into his
hand won't want to show it if you hold the ace of
spades in yours!