second subset comprises a much larger group. It's
made up of thousands of players who have learned (or
partially learned) basic strategy, but either can't
or won't learn to count cards; they've been convinced
that counting is too difficult. Many of these players
know intuitively that in order to win they have to
raise their bets at some point during play-if they
don't, the house edge will grind them down and, eventually,
out. But at what point do you raise?
The only time
it's truly correct to raise your bet is when you have
an advantage over the house, and those times can only
be identified by counting cards. Since most players
don't count, they turn to other means to guide their
betting. Most rely on "money-management"
techniques. There's only one problem with this approach:
it doesn't work. You cannot over come the casino's
advantage at Online Blackjack Games with bet variation
that isn't correlated with the count. Online Blackjack
Games players using basic strategy along with such
betting systems can expect to lose at a rate equal
to the house advantage-no more and no less.
is a betting system, too. But it's a choreographed
system that is correlated with the count.
perfect basic strategy play and the ability to keep
the running count with the betting advice in this
page, you can play Online Blackjack Games with an
advantage. It's time to find out how.
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most cardrooms, even though the dealer collects the
money, the dealer usually does not physically drop
it into the built-in "drop box" until a
floor person confirms the total.
If you have just entered a game when the time arises
for time collection, you should remind the dealer
(if he's been there all along) that you're a new player
and as such don't need to pay time. If a new dealer
has come into the box after you've sat down (they
change every 20 minutes), the previous dealer should
have told him something like "Seats two and seven
are new players."
If the old dealer hasn't told the new dealer who's
who, you need to speak up when it's time to pay time
and your fellow players will usually back you up.
Just how long you can play without being liable for
that half hour's time charge varies from cardroom
to cardroom, but you're usually safe if you've been
there ten or fewer minutes. It never hurts to ask,
even if you've been there a bit longer.