__ Counting cards as they are dealt will give the player a definite advantage over the house. The odds
of the game are based on the thought that nobody knows what the next card is going to be, so having a good idea of what your cards are before
they are dealt will obviously shift the advantage to you. Once you have realized that the odds have shifted to favor you, it is time to adjust
your bet accordingly. Let me show you how it would work....
__ Whenever you begin to play blackjack, it is a good idea to start out betting at the table minimum. It
makes no difference what the minimum is, just as long as you can afford to play for quite some time. If you decide to place 50 bets at $10 per
bet, you will be betting a total of $500. Based on the odds of the game, you are going to lose 1% of that $500 which would equal $5. Regardless
of how poor you may be, that is not a huge loss.
__ In theory, a card counting system will change the odds of the game so that you will now win 1% of the money
you bet. Knowing this, when your system tells you that the next hand is going to be to your advantage, you increase your bet 5 times the table
minimum to $50 per hand. Now you can expect to win 10 times the amount and avoid losing the 1%. The plan is obviously not without its share of
problems but the end goal is to win more than you lose and if you can capitalize on your card counting system, you will reach the ultimate goal
of winning cash.
__ You must however keep in mind that the odds of the game change depending on how often you play. A player may
win 1% of their wagered amount but how long did they play? Some players record their odds over a 1 year period. Some days they may lose 5 or 6
thousand dollars while on others, they may win $8,000. Can you afford to lose thousands of dollars developing your system?