Online Blackjack Games is one of the few casino games
that's potentially beatable, casinos instruct pit
personnel to watch for card counters. In principle,
the pit can identify counters by counting the cards
themselves. More often, though, they rely on other
"tells" to determine if players are counting.
To deflect this, good counters throw curves by acting
naive, making erratic plays (known as "cover
plays"), and otherwise behaving contrary to what's
expected from the stereotypical nerdy counter. As
such, the life of a card counter consists of an ongoing
cat-and-mouse game with casino personnel. The card
counter is attempting to portray himself as unworthy
of attention, while the pit boss is looking for anyone
who appears to be too proficient. Let's take a look
at what we're up against.
The casino takes two primary steps in dealing with
card counters: identification and action. In our opinion,
counters should strive to avoid identification, since
after they've been spotted, it's usually all she wrote.
The most profitable time for a card counter is before
he has been identified, or even suspected. After identifying
you, the casino will take countermeasures to thwart
Many pit supervisors actually do know how to count.
This is not true of all of them, but even those who
don't count are aware of certain clues, the tell-tale
mannerisms that card counters typically exhibit, including
large bet variation, efforts to see every card, and
deep concentration. Other subtler tells include taking
insurance only with a big bet out (there is a high
correlation), never making a bi- bet off the top of
a new deck, never drinking, and never tipping the
you actually do read your books, the real key is to
read actively, not passively. If a hand is described,
don't just nod your head and sagely agree that you'd
have made the same decisions. Cover over the text
to come and see if you can anticipate the next step
or the right move, and if you didn't, read back through
to see if you understand why you made the wrong choice.