Edward O. Thorpe through the use of computer trials, proved that certain cards were favorable to the player, and other cards favorable to the dealer in 1962. Hr mentioned that for first time in his book “Beat the Dealer”. According to his investigation, “depending” on what cards had been played, the player could determine what cards were left. The player had an advantage and could now raise the bet according to this, if more of the remaining cards favored the player. Good cards for the dealer are low-valued ones. This is because s/he must hit, if s/he has less than 17. Remember that by using this method in the game gives you a basic edge over the casinos, if it is implemented properly on a one deck game, but most casinos do not respect counters very much.
The card counting system works as following /the rule apply only for single deck games/:
– Start the count at -4 when the deck is shuffled.
– Count +1 for everything else (including aces)
– Count -2 for 10, J, Q, K
– Bet low when the count is negative, high when the count is positive.
– Take insurance when the count is positive.