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  • as i understand it, basic strategy is a good startegy to use to allmost break even


    and card counting can help you work out if your shoe is a profitable one or not at the current stage.

    Card counting is time consuming to learn. Casinos are slowly picking up on card counters and the effectiveness of it is being eroded through regular shuffling and an automatic dealing divice.

    My question is. Is anyone aware of any new type of strategies that professional blackjack players are coming up with to try and limit the houses advantage?
  • There are several other strategies being used, yes. But I doubt anyone will discuss them on an open, public forum like this, for obvious reasons...
  • The ones I know about involve some type of card cntg, shuffle tracking
    and hole card play. Shuffle tracking makes card counting look easy and
    hole card play is iffy at best. The problem with blackjack is you are limited
    by what you can see. You can't play the player, use money to win or play
    locks. So BJ is different from most card games because you must begin
    at some house advantage(mostly) and play that way for extended periods
    while you try to achieve an advantage. You may find an advantage 20-30
    percent of the time, maybe.
  • LJD-
    new book by ben mezrich-breaking vegas.
    prog
    maybe it's busting vegas?
  • hi ljd47-
    ben mezrichs' new book is entitled"busting vegas" and it tells of semyon dukach and a few other players using advanced techniques in vegas and around the world. it's a real good read.
    prog
  • ljd47 said:
    as i understand it, basic strategy is a good startegy to use to allmost break even


    Almost. Basic strategy is a proven mathematical formulation that will REDUCE THE HOUSE'S EDGE to .5% if played correctly, 100% of the time.


    ljd47 said:
    and card counting can help you work out if your shoe is a profitable one or not at the current stage.


    Card counting further increases the player edge by identifying advantageous betting situations.

    ljd47 said:
    Card counting is time consuming to learn. Casinos are slowly picking up on card counters and the effectiveness of it is being eroded through regular shuffling and an automatic dealing divice.


    Read the Knock-Out BlackJack "Rookie System" at http://www.koblackjack.com/ Counting (like anything) does take time to learn, practice and perfect. But, it is not necessarily difficult.

    CSMs do defeat counting. But not every casino uses them.

    ljd47 said:
    My question is. Is anyone aware of any new type of strategies that professional blackjack players are coming up with to try and limit the houses advantage?


    What do you mean, something like X-Ray specs? Any strategy worth a darn - just like counting - will take time to learn, practice and perfect. There are a lot of people who think Blackjack is a "get rich quick" scheme, and trust me, it really isn't.

    Read Blackjack Bluebook.

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