Blackjack Expert Explains How Card Counting Works | WIRED -

Blackjack Expert Explains How Card Counting Works | WIRED

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There’s a lot more to counting cards in Blackjack than meets the eye. Mike Aponte, former member of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team, takes us through the complicated process of counting cards.

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  1. Wait wait wait didn’t he do his math wrong ? It was + 17 and then after it played out the last card was an Ace which is a minus one …. before that ace it was +22 and then he said it was + 23 after the ace ….?

  2. He lost me when he brought in my mortal enemy: division

  3. what if i invent app that can help players automatically count in online black jack.

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  5. If your good at math it's not that hard I plan to study this video out more and give it a try

  6. I thought i got it until the middle part then i felt stupid again

  7. I really wanted to understand this, but yo say maths isn't my strong point would be a huge understatement.

  8. I think you need to know how many decks the dealer mix in the bunch, and reset your count once you see the dealer reshuffles or bring out a new group of cards.

  9. We all undertud that right…he literally explained to all of us…RIGHT?

  10. Woah respect for the people who actually count cards

  11. I legit stopped paying attention once it reached 40 seconds

  12. easy and good explained I recommend playing with one or two friend, but in the casino you don't know them, you guys know what I mean, just watch 21 on Netflix, I hope it's still on in the US, it is a good way to start playing blackjack while watching the movie 🙂

  13. My dad actually won a lot at blackjack in Vegas. The casino did get suspicious that they changed dealers, cards, made him go to a different table and kept a close eye on him. Thing is my dad wasn't counting cards because he doesn't know how, he was just having a really good night.

  14. To say I am confused would be an understatement

  15. Who else came after hangover movie

  16. Dealers can also count and will buzz the eagles nest if they think you’re counting

  17. Couldn’t remember the rest of the video still tryna figure out how tf he changed those +1 -1 cards into a 0 card

  18. thanks, I'll stick to scamming dumb people on the streests instead

  19. My dad is teaching me this bc Im good with numbers and he says if I know how to count I could learn well

  20. And I still type 5-2 into my calculator, just in case my brain forgets it's 3

  21. I came here after wathing No game no life, blackjack game scene. And i still dont get it

  22. This is not cheating. It's called strategy. Unfortunately casinos encourage you to gamble, not strategize.

  23. It dosnt make sense trying to understand.

  24. you need a major to play black jack professionally

  25. Once the running count went over 21, I ran out of appendages to keep track of it. I also got kicked out for having my pants down at the table.

  26. How did the running count change to 23? The cards u played gave +4 so how did it go to 23?

  27. Hardest part isn’t counting cards, it’s not getting “backed out” of a casino.

  28. I guess my question is why did Thorp come up with a basic strategy for Blackjack and not Poker? I guess the reason I'm asking is because I would think that anyone sitting down to play Blackjack would naturally know about a hi-lo count…or maybe it's more technical with the shuffle. I'll just try to find and read his book.

  29. Played 3 decks and won 900 and then. 600 for the next 2 gambled low with 25 and then won 50. The dealer stopped and said the table was closed. Shift over 😂

  30. Whoever created this method is a genius… But you need to play all the decks

  31. This 5 minute video seemed an hour long

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  33. So essentially counting cards is keeping a very good idea of what cards remaining without actually knowing what cards are remaining.

    You judge each players card including the dealers to have an idea of which cards remain?

  34. Jamal Black OP Chakuu Negro Crawford says:

    How can I use this in poker?

  35. I was counting cards at the casino, and one I got to 52 I called the floor over and bitched cause there was still cards left

  36. Ahhhh it's so obvious now…. There's 52 cards in the pack

  37. Only way too win at blackjack is too watch rainman before you go too casino

  38. Ive never been so confused…my head literally cannot process this 🤦🏻‍♂️

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