Method 1: Counting Of Letters
Everyone knows the card counting in blackjack. This method consists of tracking the relative proportion of good cards (T, J, Q, K, A) and bad cards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that remain in the card dispenser. When the number of good cards is significantly greater than that of bad cards, the player will have an advantage over the house. To win at blackjack, the player must raise his bet when he has an advantage is on the home site.
Method 2: Techniques to Locate Aces
Knowing if you are going to receive an Ace in one of the first two cards dealt will give you a 50% advantage over the house. One method to locate Aces is to memorize the two decisive cards just before an Ace as the cards pass to the discard dispenser.
Method 3: Letters of Hand
This method is to play so you can see the hand card of the dealer when it is distributed. You could see it while the dealer slips the card under the card on his back. There are also possibilities to see it if the dealer leaves the card exposed when removing it from the top of the deck. This method also works in dispenser games in which a careless dealer slips the hand card to avoid the stack of chips or any other obstacle. Croupiers with long nails could slightly lift the edges of the cards to remove them from the dispenser, which would expose them immediately.
Method 4: Next Letter
An even more effective method than that of the hand cards are that of the next card, in which the player knows which card, will be dealt next during the course of a hand. Depending on the card, the player can choose whether to request a card, stand or fold more effectively if the card has a chance to pass the dealer’s hand, the player may decide to stand. For example, the next player could be planted with a total of 7 if the dealer has a 6 face up and the player knows that the next card will be a jack.
Method 5: Classification by Edges
Border classification takes advantage of the possible asymmetries that appear on the back of the letters due to inconsistencies in the printing process. This method became very popular when the demands (Crock fords, The Borgata) against Phil Ivey for using the edge classification technique in baccarat caught international attention. However, long before the classification by borders in the baccarat monopolized the international news, the players with advantage already used it to win at blackjack.
Method 6: Ingenious Cutting / Distribution of Letters
Occasionally, the croupier exposes the bottom card of the dispenser when offering the cut. The person making the cut can match the cutting of the dispenser with the exact location of a letter. For example, you can place a card exactly 52 cards (1 deck) from the top. Therefore, in a team of players, that card can be addressed to an important player if it is a good card or to the dealer if it is bad.
Method 7: Complementary Bets
Card counting can dismantle any additional bet. Normally, the chances of obtaining benefits are not very good, but some complementary bets can be quite lucrative. In the USA, The main obstacle of the card counter in the complementary bets is the limit of the maximum bet, but this is not the case internationally. The most vulnerable complementary bets are those with obvious decisive cards that offer more chances of winning or losing the bet.
Method 8: Track Following
This method requires tracking the highest cards (T, J, Q, K, A) during the shuffling process. It is a complex way to get an advantage, but if all goes well, the player can get an advantage of up to 3% on the house. However, this method also contains many pitfalls. In the first place, it is difficult to locate the shuffled cards that are to be tracked.
Method 9: Loss Returns
The opportunity to receive a portion of the losses at the end is an incentive that generates an important hole in the casinos due to the advantage of the game. If the player wins, then he will keep all his winnings, but if he loses, then he will only receive a percentage of the losses. Depending on the casino and the level of play of the High Roller, these returns can range between 5% and 20%.
Method 10: Rewards
Virtually all casinos offer some reward system for this board game. Casinos return a percentage of the player’s theoretical gain (t-gain) in the form of accessible rewards such as rooms, meals and beverages. Many casinos also grant cash rewards, such as games to match the bet, free plays, promotional chips, money to play, air rates, etc. The key to dismantling reward systems lies in understanding how the casino calculates the t-gain and how it capitalizes on the human element in this formula.