Intermediate Blackjack Strategies

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The Streak Count System
Before going for a game of blackjack it is advisable to observe certain precautions before going for the bet this will help you have a fair idea of how Intermediate Blackjack is played or the modus operandi of the game.
Some important blackjack strategies are as follows
1. Your minimum bet made in a favorable shoe will always be 2 units (level 2).
2.The 1 unit bet is only made if the remaining cards are unfavorable and a) you lost your last bet, b) you won at level 4 or S, or c) the running count is -S or worse (4, 6, 8 decks) or -2 or worse for single and double deck games.
3. The only way to make the large 7 unit bet is to have won the level 4 (S unit) bet and have a favorable situation. In fact you must have a favorable situation in order to wager the maximum 7 units.
4.Once you wager 7 units (level 5), you will continue to do so as long as you continue to win and the game is favorable. If either of these conditions changes, the bet size is reduced.
5.Make your calls clearly. The Call clarity will help to prevent any misunderstanding.
The following example can be used as a study aid to learn this betting system in any casino
For example, if you wager 3 units and you win the hand and the running count indicates a favorable situation, your next bet is 5 units. Likewise, if you wager 5 units, lose the hand and have an unfavorable situation, the next bet you should make is 1 unit. The above betting methodology will automatically have you making larger bets in favorable
situations and smaller bets in unfavorable situations.
It is designed also to take advantage of your win I streaks (which have a higher probability of occurring in I favorable situations) but can still occur as well in unsavory- I able situations. Since large bets are only made with profits I from winning succeeding hands in the progression, this I betting methodology minimizes your chances of going broke I by losing too many large bets in succession. And most I importantly, this method of betting automatically disguises the fact that you are a skillful card counter (you'll never be I increasing your bet size by more than 2 units at a time).

With the above betting strategy, your session bankroll I should be equal to 30 times the basic 1 unit bet. Your total bankroll should be 4 times the session bankroll.

Quit a session if you've either lost your session bankroll or you've managed to win 10 to 20% of your session bankroll. If you are winning like crazy (which will happen from time to time!), keep playing but be sure you quit with your profits when you start to lose .The following statistics about the above betting strategy might interest you.

1.In general you will average about 150 hands per session (about a 2 hour playing session).

2.Your average bet size using the bet progression, as determined from computer studies, is 3.0 units per hand. With a total bankroll of 120 units, this represents an average bet to stake ratio of 1 to 40.

3.Assuming 3.0 units per hand x ISO hands per session, this equals a total of 450 units risked per session. It would take a casino edge of at least 6.6% to grind out your 30 unit session bankroll (6.6% of 450 equals 30).

4.This course of play will take 9 or 10 consecutive sessions, in each of which you lose your entire 30
unit session bankroll to wipe out your 120 unit stake. This is the worst that can happen.

The streak count betting system when incorporated with the basic playing strategy will give you a slight edge (about t 0.5 %) when playing in any casino or online casino To further increase your edge you must learn the technique of true count wagering and strategy.

If you follow the tips given above the chances of your losing in any casino will be greatly minimized or at least reduced. It is to be borne in mind that betting at any casino is a game of chances. Even if you have lost some money it is not the end of the world and try to get on with the game.


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