Counting Cards Blackjack

February 13, 2007 12:38pm CST
hi people. im looking to find a way of card counting. anyone know the best way of doing it and if there are any tips you can give the discussion that would be great. rob
1 response
• Canada
28 Feb 07
counting cards is done only with a photographic memory. some have it, some don't
• United States
13 Nov 07
The above response was hideously erroneous. You of course do not need a photographic memory to count cards. In fact, ANYONE can do it. It takes some time and effort to learn, but after that it comes very easy. Check out:, a great forum to learn and talk to Counters.
• South Korea
18 May 08
buckburger is completely wrong. Counting cards is relatively simple, search the webs theres tonnes of info on it. Basically how card counting works is you assign a value to the cards that have been played to determine your odds of getting 21 or at least beating the dealer. 2,3,4,5,6 have a value of +1, 7,8,9 have a value of 0, All of the face cards including the Ace and 10 (10,J,Q,K,A) have a value of -1. You count the value of the cards together during each hand and add or subtract next hand (depending on the next hand's cards). The general rule is that you want to bet more money on the next hand if the current count is +2 or more. If it is under +2 then you want to either walk away from the table to bet lower. I really hope this helps you. It really only takes simple math, excellent concentration and multi-tasking skills.