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Hi/Lo Card Counting

How Does Card Counting Work?

The basis of card counting is to keep track of every single card dealt, so you can adjust your betting pattern to fit how your particular blackjack shoe is going.

Hi/Lo Card counting start with a count of 0. This means that when you first sit down at a blackjack table, the count is 0.

Low card 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6 Result Count +1

High card 10, J, Q, K, A Result Count -1

You are looking for a positive count. When the card count is positive, this means there have been more smaller cards played and the deck now has a higher percentage of larger cards. Thus:

* Dealer Will Bust More Often
* Player Will Be Dealt More Blackjacks
* Player Will Be Dealt Stronger and Higher Starting Hands

When a card count is high, the player bets larger amounts of money because they have a higher mathematical advantage. The card counting doesn't stop here, though. Even when you are betting more and winning more, you still must focus and continue to count cards.

Once the high count starts to drop and gets either neutral or into the negative, you go back to betting smaller amounts because the casino now has the higher advantage.