Blackjack Strategy Types

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A countless number of blackjack systems and methods have appeared over the years. Many have been proven worthwhile for exploiting the profit potential of this game. Others, however, are probably not worth even mentioning. For example, all the progressive betting system {PBS} type strategies mentioned are for historical purposes only and to inform the reader of their existence. It has been proven time and time again that no betting system alone can overcome the house’s advantage in blackjack or in any casino game, for that matter.

The following keys are enclosed within { } when used elsewhere in this book:

 BSBasic Strategy
 PBSProgressive Betting System These methods are worthless unless you are using them for cover.
 RCSRank Count System
 TCSTen Count System
 PCSPoint Count System / ?
 PCS/L1 Point Count System / Level 1
 PCS/L2 Point Count System / Level 2
 PCS/L3 Point Count System / Level 3
 PCS/Ln Point Count System / Level n
 PCS/U Point Count System / Ultimate
 

CS

Counting StrategyTechniques and methods used to optimize a traditional card counting system.

 

STS

Shuffle Tracking System And other techniques based on proven card location strategies.

 

RWC

Real World Conditions Strategy Methods based on the hypothesis that dealer and player biases exist due to the effects of non-random shuffles. Some RWC labeled methods listed in this book also include progressive betting requirements.  It is the opinion of the author of this book that these methods are worthless unless you are using them for cover.

 

HCS

Hole Card Strategy Techniques used to determine the dealer’s hole-card including tell play.

 

CHS

Cheating StrategyFor your own protection, you should be aware of these techniques, however, I do not wish to encourage any player to cheat.

 

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