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Do Blackjack Betting Systems Work?
January 1, 2020 – 04:17 am
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Blackjack is definitely one of the best casino games to play because of its low house edge when proper strategy is used. Assuming you’re on a table with favorable rules and good blackjack strategy is used, you can bring the house edge below 1%.

But even with this being said, many people like to use blackjack betting systems in a further effort to lower the house edge – or even swing the edge in their favor. So what many blackjack players want to know is if it’s worth the time/money to use a system. That said, let’s search for an answer to this question.

Same House Edge

One important thing to understand about the blackjack house edge is that it remains the same no matter how much money you’re betting. So if you have a score of 17 and the dealer’s upcard is 8, you have the same chance of winning no matter if you bet $10 or $1, 000. But even with this being the case, some players believe they can manipulate the odds in their favor with various betting patterns. For example, after losing a bet some players will double their next wager to make up for the losses (Martingale system).

In theory, this system, along with others, seem like they can’t fail at first glance. However, the main thing you have to understand with blackjack betting systems is that they never change your odds of winning. Sure you might experience some hot runs with a system, but the house will always have a slight edge (unless you’re a successful card counter).

Changing Things Up

The most commonly used system in blackjack is flat betting, where you make the same bet every time. The large majority of blackjack players use this system – whether they know it or not. However, flat betting gets tedious at times for those who play quite a bit of blackjack, so it’s always nice to change things up once and a while.

Source: blackjacklife.com
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how do you bet accordingly using the counting cards method in blackjack? | Yahoo Answers

cards 1-6 are equal to +1, cards 7,8,9 are equal to 0 and face cards and ten are equal to -1. The higher the count (ex. +16) would be a good time to bet more. hope it helps.

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