If you like the thrill and adventure of an excellent card game and the excitement of winning and earning some money with the odds in your favour, gambling on twenty-one is for you.

So, how can you defeat the house?

Quite simply when gambling on chemin de fer you are looking at the risks and probabilities of the cards in regard to:

1. The cards in your hand

2. What cards possibly could come from the deck

When wagering on chemin de fer there is mathematically a best way to play each hand and this is referred to as basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you calculate the chances of cards being dealt from the deck, then you can boost your wager amount when the odds are in your favor and decrease them when the edge is not.

You are only going to succeed at under half the hands you bet on, so it is important that you adjust bet size when the risks are in your favour.

To do this when gambling on twenty-one you must use basic strategy and card counting to succeed.

Basic strategy and card counting

Since professionals and scientists have been investigating vingt-et-un all kinds of abstract systems have been developed, including "card counting" but although the theory is complicated card counting is all in all very easy when you play 21.

If when gambling on blackjack you card count reliably (even if the game uses more than one deck), you can alter the odds to your favour.

Twenty-one Basic Strategy

Twenty-one basic strategy is amassed around an unsophisticated plan of how you bet depending upon the hand you receive and is mathematically the best hand to use while not card counting. It tells you when gambling on 21 when you should hit or hold.

It’s extremely simple to do and is quickly memorized and until then you can find complimentary guides on the internet

Using it when you gamble on 21 will bring down the casino’s expectations to near to zero.

Counting cards shifting the expectation in your favor

Card counting works and players use a card counting system achieve an advantage over the casino.

The reason for this is simple.

Low cards favor the dealer in blackjack and high cards favor the player.

Low cards favour the casino because they help them make winning totals on her hands when she is stiff (has a 12, 13, 14, 15, or sixteen total on their 1st two cards).

In casino blackjack, you can hold on your stiffs if you choose to, but the croupier cannot.

She has no choice to make, but you do and this is your edge. The rules of wagering on blackjack require that dealers hit stiffs no matter how loaded the shoe is in high cards that will break him.

The high cards favour the gambler because they may bust the house when he hits their stiffs and also blackjacks are made with aces and tens.

Despite the fact blackjacks are, equally dispensed between the casino and the player, the fact is that the gambler gets paid more (3:2) when she receives a blackjack so the player has an advantage.

You do not have to tally the numbers of each of the individual card in order to know when you have an advantage over the house.

You only need to know at what point the shoe is flush or reduced in high cards and you can elevate your wager when the expectation is in your favour.

This is a basic account of why card-counting plans work, but gives you an insight into why the logic works.

When betting on vingt-et-un over the longer term card counting will help in shifting the odds in your favor by approximately 2%.