If you like the fulfillment and excitement of a great card game and the anticipation of winning and earning some money with the odds in your favour, gambling on chemin de fer is for you.

So, how can you defeat the house?

Quite simply when wagering on twenty-one you are watching the risks and probabilities of the cards in relation to:

1. What your hand is

2. What cards should be dealt from the deck

When betting on 21 there is mathematically a best way to play each hand and this is known as basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you calculate the chances of cards coming out of the deck, then you will be able to increase your action size when the edge is in your favor and decrease them when they are not.

You’re only going to succeed at under half the hands you play, so it is important that you adjust bet size when the odds are in your favor.

To do this when betting on vingt-et-un you should use basic strategy and card counting to win.

fundamental strategy and counting cards

Since mathematicians and scientists have been studying chemin de fer all kinds of abstract schemes have been developed, including "counting cards" but although the theory is complicated counting cards is pretty much straightforward when you wager on chemin de fer.

If when wagering on blackjack you count cards reliably (even if the game uses more than one deck), you can change the edge to your favour.

Vingt-et-un Basic Strategy

Vingt-et-un basic strategy is centered around an unsophisticated plan of how you wager depending upon the hand you are dealt and is mathematically the best hand to play without counting cards. It informs you when gambling on 21 when you should take another card or stand.

It’s surprisingly simple to do and is quickly committed to memory and up until then you can find free guides on the internet

Using it when you wager on blackjack will bring down the casino’s expectations to near to even.

Card counting shifting the odds in your favour

Card counting works and gamblers use a card counting scheme gain an edge over the casino.

The reasoning behind this is easy.

Low cards favour the dealer in twenty-one and high cards favour the player.

Low cards favor the dealer because they assist her make winning totals on his hands when she is stiff (has a 12, thirteen, 14, fifteen, or sixteen total on his first 2 cards).

In casino chemin de fer, you can stay on your stiffs if you want to, but the casino can’t.

She has no decision to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of wagering on vingt-et-un require that dealers hit stiffs no matter how loaded the deck is in high cards that will break him.

The high cards favor the gambler because they could bust the dealer when she hits her stiffs and also because both tens and Aces mean blackjacks.

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

You do not have to add up the data of each of the individual card in order to know when you have an edge over the casino.

You simply need to know when the shoe is flush or reduced in high cards and you can up your action when the odds are in your favour.

This is a basic account of how card-counting schemes work, but gives you an understanding into why the rationale works.

When gambling on 21 over the longer term card counting will help in tilting the odds in your favor by to around 2 percent.