2017
06.10

Playing Twenty-one — to Win

If you like the thrill and adventure of an excellent card game and the elation of winning and acquiring some cash with the odds in your favor, wagering on chemin de fer is for you.

So, how do you beat the dealer?

Quite simply when gambling on chemin de fer you are watching the odds and probabilities of the cards in relation to:

1. What your hand is

2. What cards possibly could come from the shoe

When gambling on chemin de fer there is mathematically a better way to play each hand and this is called basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you anticipate the chances of cards being dealt from the deck, then you are able to boost your action size when the edge is in your favor and decrease them when the edge is not.

You are only going to succeed at under half the hands you bet on, so it is important that you adjust bet size when the odds are in your favor.

To do this when betting on vingt-et-un you should use basic strategy and card counting to succeed.

Basic tactics and counting cards

Since mathematicians and scientists have been investigating Blackjack all sorts of complicated systems have been developed, including but not limited to "card counting" but although the theory is complicated card counting is pretty much straightforward when you play twenty-one.

If when wagering on 21 you count cards properly (even if the game uses multiple decks), you can change the odds to your favor.

Blackjack Basic Strategy

Vingt-et-un basic strategy is centralized around a basic approach of how you bet depending upon the cards you receive and is statistically the best hand to use without counting cards. It tells you when playing blackjack when you need to take another card or stand.

It’s unbelievably simple to do and is soon memorized and until then you can get complimentary guides on the net

Using it when you gamble on 21 will bring down the casino’s expectations to near to even.

Counting cards tilting the odds in your favor

Card counting works and players use a card counting scheme achieve an advantage over the gambling den.

The reasoning behind this is simple.

Low cards favour the croupier in 21 and high cards favor the player.

Low cards favour the house because they assist them acquire winning totals on their hands when she is stiff (has a twelve, 13, 14, fifteen, or sixteen total on their 1st 2 cards).

In casino twenty-one, you can stand on your stiffs if you choose to, but the dealer cannot.

She has no decision to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of playing vingt-et-un require that dealers hit stiffs no matter how loaded the shoe is in high cards that will bust them.

The high cards favor the player because they could break the croupier when she hits her stiffs and also because both tens and Aces mean blackjacks.

Though blackjacks are, equally allocated between the house and the gambler, the fact is that the gambler gets paid more (3:2) when he receives a blackjack so the gambler has an advantage.

You don’t have to tally the data of each of the individual card in order to know when you have an edge over the house.

You only need to know when the deck is loaded or poor in high cards and you can up your wager when the edge is in your favour.

This is a simple breakdown of why card-counting systems work, but gives you an understanding into how the rationale works.

When playing twenty-one over an extended time card counting will aid in changing the odds in your favour by to around two percent.

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