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CARD COUNTING: The Importance of Card Counting and how it Works

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It’s says that casino games such as land casinos and online casinos have various strategies and casino winning methods. Among them, “card counting” is famous as a winning method used in blackjack and the like.

Card counting is a method use not only in blackjack but also in baccarat. And it is an effective winning method among gamblers. This time, I will explain in detail about such blackjack winning method “card counting”. By learning how to count, you can significantly increase your winning percentage and profits. In blackjack and other card games, so please remember it.

What is card counting?

Card counting is the act of counting the number of cards that come into play in a casino game that uses playing cards, predicting the next card that is easy to draw. And increasing the winning percentage, and is often use in blackjack. Blackjack has a great advantage if you can guess which card is likely to come out next. You will be able to predict whether you will hold (as is) or hit (add one) in your hand. And whether the dealer’s hole card (face down card) is a large number or a small number.  

If this goes well, it is no exaggeration to say that it is a winning method, but it is very difficult to memorize and memorize all the cards. And since the place is always flowing, make a note of everything while playing the game. I’m running out of time. However, even if it is just a “rough count”, it will be effective. So here we will introduce a method that anyone can do.

If card counting is available

It is an important “card counting” to capture casino games, but be aware that it may not be available in some places. It may be consider prohibit at land casinos, etc., and it may be meaningless depending on where you use it. First, let’s understand when you can use “card counting”.

Memory is require at Land Casino

Currently, there is no land casino in Japan, but you can use “card counting” when you go to a land casino overseas. However, it is forbidden to take notes at Land Casino. So it will not be effective unless you have a considerable amount of memory.

Cannot be used in regular games at online casinos

In the case of online casinos, you can use counting because you will not be warned even if you take notes. However, for regular games (video type that plays against a computer), counting has no effect.   In a normal game, you don’t know where the cards dealt are reset. You’re not sure how many cards are used, and it makes little sense to count the cards.

Live casino is the most effective

Live casinos, which are popular among online casinos, are broadcast live, so by counting. You can get a sense of the remaining number of cards that not dealt yet. You can clearly see when the card will reset, so you can start counting as soon as it is reset. Also, from this side, you can take notes as much as you want because you cannot see it no matter what you are doing. And it can says that it is the most effective method in live casino.

The idea of ​​card counting

First, I will explain the basic idea of ​​card counting.  Let’s take Blackjack as an example. As you know, in blackjack, the one who brings the total closer to “21” wins. The important cards are the four cards “10”, “J”, “Q”, and “K”. All of these are count as “10” and are cards that increase the number to the maximum value at once. 

Instead, it is a card that can burst your hand at once. These four cards are the most important point in card counting. First, let’s focus on only these four. If these cards aren’t in play very often, in other words, if you’re likely to get a lot in the future, you’re in your favor. Because there is a rule that the dealer always hits up to 17. The probability of the dealer’s burst increases dramatically.

There is also the advantage that players can select a stand early in anticipation of a high probability of getting a 10. On the other hand, if you have a lot of these cards in play, it’s a bit of a disadvantage as the dealer is less likely to burst. And the player has to take the risk to get closer to 21 with a hit.

How to count cards

Now, let’s take a closer look at how to actually count cards. It’s not that difficult, so even beginners should definitely try it.   Here, we will explain the card counting of the “high-low system”, which is a rough counting method. The method is simple.

First, let the five “10”, “J”, “Q”, “K”, and “A” be “-1”. Next, let 5 of “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, and “6” be “+1”. The remaining “7”, “8”, and “9” are “± 0”. All you have to do is apply the cards that came into play to this number and calculate the total.

If the total is negative

There are many cards with the role of “10” in play. The larger the negative number, the more difficult it is to get a card with the role of “10”. This situation will be disadvantageous to the player. So it is better to wait for the situation to change by watching the situation for a small amount of money without playing an unreasonable game.

Other counting methods

We have introduced the most famous “high-low system” counting method, but there are many other types of counting. There is a wide range of systems, from simple ones that are easy to understand even for beginners to advanced systems that professionals love. Here, we will start with the relatively simple ones.

Casual system

As the name implies, the casual system is a card counting system with simple specifications that anyone can easily use. Instead of counting the number of sheets that came out. It’s about method that is mainly done by feeling. If you feel that many cards with high numbers are in play, you will play aggressively, and if you feel that many cards with low numbers are in play, proceed with the game carefully. This is the only counting method, and I don’t think about anything extra. It is a counting method that says to be the foundation of the basics, which is very easy to do even for beginners.

 At first glance, it may seem too easy and unreliable. But it is an introductory material that can applied even when using difficult systems. Not only is it easy for beginners to use, but it is also a system that can used to improve your intuition.

Red Seven Count

Red Seven Count is a counting method that treats the red “7” as a special treatment based on the “Hi-Lo System”. It is a system for intermediate users who have become accustomed to basic counting. The basics of counting are the same as the Hi-Lo system. But in Red Seven Count, the count value of the “7” card is divide by color. If a red 7 appears, it is +1. If a black 7 appears, it is ± 0. Also, please note that “number of shoe decks x -2” is the start count value. 

Most of them are up to 6 decks, so in that case, start counting from -12 with 6x-2. Start counting and identify when the minus decreases and approaches “0” as an opportunity. Red Seven Count also determines the timing of small actions such as insurance and double down. If you get use to it, please study and introduce it.

KO system

Called the “Keo System” or “Knockout System”, it is an introduction to systems that use count values. Similar to the “Hi-Lo System”, but a little different.

In the count value of “Hi-Lo system”, “2, 3, 4, 5, 6” is count as +1. However, in the KO system, “2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7” is count as +1. increase.  There is a feature that changes the play style as follows depending on the total count value. When the total of the count values ​​is +2 or more → Shift to an aggressive bet. If the total count value is less than +2 → Move to a cautious bet.


Hi-OPT I is a counting system dedicated to one deck that counts cards in a slightly different way from the major high-low system. It is a method for intermediate users that is more accurate with additional elements.

The counting looks like this: The feature is that “2” and “A” are count as ± 0. It’s a little confusing, but this will give you even more accurate counting. In Hyoptone, in addition to the above count, we will improve the accuracy by incorporating two more methods.

 The first is “A side count”. A is in a position to count specially as “1 or 11” in blackjack. By dividing special cards into special counts and raising them, more precise counting becomes possible. The second is “true count”. This is the count value divided by the number of shoes remaining. For example, if the count value is -2 and there are 20 shoes left, (-2) ÷ 20 will be -0.1. It is a very special element that you can see that the larger this value is, the more chance you have.


How was that. Card counting is a strategy that can increase your winning percentage to the extent that it is prohibited at Land Casino. At online casinos, such an effective strategy can fully used, so I would like you to try it. Especially in blackjack, cards with a “10” role of 10, J, Q, and K are very important, so basically you decide whether these cards are easy or hard to come out. When it comes to card counting, many people say, “It looks difficult.” Or “You have memory.” However, there are many simple cards counting that even beginners can easily try, so please try it once.

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