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## Playing 21 — to Win

If you like the blast and excitement of a perfect card game and the excitement of winning and earning some money with the odds in your favour, betting on chemin de fer is for you.

So, how do you defeat the casino?

Basically when gambling on twenty-one you are looking at the risks and probabilities of the cards in regard to:

1. The cards in your hand

2. What cards can come from the shoe

When enjoying 21 there is statistically a better way to play every hand and this is called basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you compute the chances of cards being dealt from the deck, then you will be able to increase your action size when the edge is in your favor and decrease them when the odds are not.

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

To do this when playing 21 you should use basic strategy and card counting to win.

Basic tactics and counting cards

Since mathematicians and academics have been studying 21 all sorts of complicated plans have been developed, including but not limited to "counting cards" but although the idea is complex card counting is pretty much very easy when you play 21.

If when betting on blackjack you card count effectively (even if the game uses multiple decks), you can change the odds to your favour.

Twenty-one Basic Strategy

Twenty-one basic strategy is centralized around an uncomplicated plan of how you bet depending upon the cards you are dealt and is statistically the strongest hand to use while not card counting. It informs you when playing 21 when you should take another card or stand.

It’s extremely simple to do and is before long committed to memory and until then you can get complimentary cards on the internet

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

Counting cards tilting the edge in your favour

Card counting works and gamblers use a card counting approach achieve an advantage over the casino.

The reasoning behind this is simple.

Low cards favor the dealer in 21 and high cards favor the player.

Low cards favor the house because they help them make winning totals on her hands when he is stiff (has a 12, 13, 14, fifteen, or 16 total on his first 2 cards).

In casino vingt-et-un, you can hold on your stiffs if you want to, but the casino can’t.

He has no choice to make, but you do and this is your edge. The rules of betting on blackjack require that croupiers hit stiffs no matter how rich the shoe is in high cards that will break them.

The high cards favor the gambler because they could break the dealer when she hits her stiffs and also blackjacks are made with aces and tens.

Though blackjacks are, evenly divided between the house and the gambler, the fact is that the gambler gets paid more (3:2) when she gets a blackjack so the player has an edge.

You do not have to tally the numbers of each of the individual card to know when you have an edge over the croupier.

You simply need to know at what point the deck is flush or depleted in high cards and you can up your wager when the expectation is in your favor.

This is a basic explanation of why card-counting plans work, but gives you an insight into why the logic works.

When betting on twenty-one over an extended time card counting will aid in changing the expectation in your favour by to around 2%.