A style such as this one looks worthwhile on TV. In reality, the simplicity comes from counting the cards. By counting the cards, players have a way to track of the high-value cards. Unlike other casino games, Blackjack has memory. By spinning a roulette wheel, players play the game at fixed odds. Every time players play roulette, they have a 37 to 1 chance of landing on a particular number. Moreover, the roulette wheel does not have memory. It cannot tell players what occurred on previous spins.
In contrast, Blackjack can. Dealers cannot deal a particular card again without re-shuffling the deck. Due to numerous cards in a blackjack deck being better for the dealer and vice versa, the relative ease of determining cards that make a difference to players becomes apparent. Since blackjack pays off at 3 to 2 when a player receives a natural, players consider the cards responsible for that natural as favorable. Furthermore, naturals remain as the only cards that result in a blackjack. Moreover, there are the tens and the aces. Players should increase their bets when the deck contains more of the aforementioned cards. Therefore, they should not increase the bet when the deck contains cards full of deuces or fives.
Also, all of the counting systems keep a record of this ratio by administering a heuristic value to each card type. Also, they keep a consistent count of the total. For the most part, players should not have a problem tracking these values. All players have to do is add or subtract 1 from the count. Players should also consider the rule of the card counting system while doing so. Furthermore, the system only gives an estimate of the player’s advantage. Other advanced systems use different values for different cards. Oftentimes, the value lies between 1 and 3. In addition, the value remains positive or negative. The use of fractions makes the Wong Halves system so intriguing. Although players consider the Wong Halves system complicated, it has simple values.
Aces and 10s equal -1, 9s equal -.5, and deuces and 7s equal .5. Furthermore, 3s, 4s and 6s equal 1. Moreover, 5s equal 1.5. Due to the complexity of the system, few card counters use it today. In contrast, the system does provide an extremely detailed estimate of the player’s advantage. Furthermore, card counters use a number to evaluate card counting systems. They refer to the number as the “Betting Correlation.”