There are probably millions of different card games.
A few of them are known just in the place or in the region where they were invented, some others are international games and just a few are popular all over the world.
One of the most famous and appreciated 666casino card games ever is Blackjack.
For those who don’t know the game, we suppose a very small number of people, we are going to talk about the game where the closer you get to the number 21, the better it is.
Due to its popularity during the centuries, lots of films have been shot on it.
Among all those movies, one became famous more than all others, we are talking about Rain Man.
In this movie, a superb Dustin Hoffman accompanied by a very young Tom Cruise made one of the most famous scenes ever. Raymond (Hoffman) managed to win thousands of dollars counting the cards while playing Blackjack.
Since the movie came out in the theatres, everyone has dreamt to become rich by using the same method.
Winning a bunch of money playing card games isn’t just a dream. Probably some of us know somebody who has actually won a fortune playing card.
What we are going to tell you though is, there is not a way to make you win for sure.
We are sorry if we just broke your dreams but, this is the bare truth.
The reason why this is a legend is that no one can count and remember every single card took out of the deck.
It doesn’t matter how good you are in math and how great your memory is.
In a single deck used to play blackjack there are 364 cards, randomly shuffled.
Therefore, even if you manage to remember a few or lots of cards extracted from the deck, you will never know which one is going to be the next card laid down on the table.
Methods to count the cards
Although we told you there isn’t a way to ensure you an easy win, there are, anyway, a few different useful methods to make your experience better. When it comes to making a decision on your next move, having at least a direction can be helpful. This is what you can achieve if you use one of the several methods to count the cards.
No one can remember which card is still in the deck, what is actually possible though is to create a sort of conceptual maps of the cards using the Hi-Lo method.
This “trick” consists in adding or subtracting, depending on the cards extracted, the number 1 to our count. E.g. if the dealer takes a low card, we subtract 1 from the count, while if the dealer takes a high card from the deck, we will add 1 to the count.
There is also a group of cards which have a null value for our count, those cards are the ones which go from 7 to 9.
Based on the number we have while counting, we can then assume whether there are more chances the card which we are going to pick up from the deck is high or low.
This method obviously doesn’t give you the certainty of the success, but it can for sure make your life easier and funnier.
There are a lot of other methods, all of them valid, more or less in the same way, and all of them based on the same principle.
For example, K.O system, the most diffused among the newbies and the Hi opt 1 system, which on the contrary is the most appreciated by the expert.
There is no way to make magic tricks to ensure you win and it sounds even silly for us to imagine such a thing.