Advanced Blackjack strategies


There are so many advanced blackjack strategies to use when you are playing. These advanced blackjack strategies are strategies that deal with odds and probabilities.


Card counting

Card counting strategies range from absurdly complex to fairly simple. You can read about the most common card counting strategies here.


shuffle tracking - advanced blackjack strategy
Advanced blackjack strategies: Shuffle tracking


Shuffle tracking

Advanced blackjack strategies and techniques other than card counting can swing the advantage of casino blackjack towards the player. Such techniques are based on the value of the cards to the player and the casino. One advanced technique, mainly applicable in multi-deck games, involves tracking groups of cards (aka slugs, clumps, packs) during the play of the shoe, following them through the shuffle and then playing and betting accordingly when those cards come into play from the new shoe. These advanced blackjack strategies can of cause only be used when playing off line.


This technique, which is admittedly much more difficult than straight card counting and requires excellent eyesight and powers of visual estimation, has the additional benefit of fooling the casino people who are monitoring the players actions and the count, since the shuffle tracker could be, at times, betting and/or playing opposite to how a straightforward card counter would.



The Insurance issue

Blackjack insurance is generally NOT favorable. But dealing with advanced blackjack strategies you have to know about few exceptions. They relate to situations in which the blackjack deck is known to be tens rich. One example is card-counting. Another example is multi-hand play with a low number of decks and a large number of visible cards. If few 10-cards are visible in the dealt cards, then insurance can be favorable. Insurance can also be favorable with 1 deck and 3 hands or 2 decks and 5 hands, if 1 or fewer tens are visible. Insurance is NOT favorable with 4 or more decks, regardless of number of visible 10-cards.




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