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Readers Q&A #28

 

 

Dear BJInsider.com Expert Guide,

The following question was asked by

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At Caesars Palace LV
are 2 decks tables
with 50% penetration
is this a good % for
use card counting?

kind regards Ernesto
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Best regards,
The "Ask the Pro" Staff

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Dear Ernesto,

No, a 50% penetration is not worth a card counters time. You can get 70% penetration at the 2 deck games at Treasure Island (TI) in the high roller area ($25 and up minimum). The TI has the same rules as Caesarís but they donít allow late surrender. The deeper penetration, however, more than makes up for this.

Regards,

Henry
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Dear BJInsider.com Expert Guide,

The following question was asked by

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DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO. RE:BJ IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. I.E. # OF DECKS, RULES, ETC?.
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The "Ask the Pro" Staff

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Dear Alliancetrks,

The casinos in Puerto Rico deal 6 deck games with double after pair splitting. The El Conquistador and Ponce Hilton Casinos also offer late surrender. Be careful because some casinos only allow doubling on 9, 10 and 11.

Regards,

Henry Tamburin

Dear BJInsider.com Expert Guide,

The following question was asked by

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I am a novice player. IN PLAYING MY COMPUTER i HAVE BEEN SUCESSFUL SPLITTING 10S AGAINST THE DEALERS 3-6. i AM TOLD AT A REAL TABLE THAT IS CONSIDERED "BAD MANNERS" TRUE???
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Best regards,
The "Ask the Pro" Staff

Dear Gjkerr,

Its not that itís bad manners to split 10ís, rather itís a very poor play to make. You should never split 10/s no matter what the dealer shows (including 3-6ís) unless you are card counting and you know there are lotís of tenís and aces left in the unplayed deck of cards. Youíve just seen some short term variation on your computer. If you continue to split 10ís against a 3 to 6, trust me in the long run you will lose more money than standing on the 20.

Regards,

Henry Tamburin

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Dear BJInsider.com Expert Guide,

The following question was asked by

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I would like to know if card counting works when you gamble online.and i would also like to know if you know any web sides that teach you how to card count for free without buying any books or videos.
thank you.
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Best regards,
The "Ask the Pro" Staff

Dear Vlad,

You can only card count on line if the internet casino doesnít shuffle after every hand. Some internet casinos use more then one deck and deal up to 50% of the cards. But they change their rules often. My advice is to check the latest info on internet casinos that offer multiple deck blackjack on either of these sites to see if card counting is viable. www.wizardofodds.com and www.gamemasteronline.com.

There is also information on those two sites on card counting or see my advanced blackjack articles in the archives on www.BJInsider.com.

 

Regards,

Henry Tamburin

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Dear BJInsider.com Expert Guide,

The following question was asked by

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what is the best card counting way and can u tell me what it is.
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Best regards,
The "Ask the Pro" Staff

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Dear Vlad,

There are several good card counting systems. The two most popular are the K-O Count by Vencura and Fuchs which uses an unbalanced card counting system (book Knock Out Blackjack by Vencura and Fuchs) and the Hi-Low card counting system which is a balanced counting system (my book Blackjack:Take The Money & Run). There are also several good counting systems for recreational players that was developed by Fred Renzey including the Ace/10 front Count (see Blackjack Insider archives issue #19 at www.BJInsider.com/newsletter.shtml ).

Fred also has another counting system for recreational players in issue #21. You should also read my articles on counting systems in the archives at www.BJInsider.com.

Regards,

Henry Tamburin

 


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