Blackjack is a casino game where experience is a very important factor. As a player, you should continuously learn new tricks and skills for getting the most out of the game. When a player follows a few simple rules and he learns how to use the aces and fives count, he really will increase his edge at the game. The better players are informed about blackjack, especially the game played in the casinos, the better players will do in the long run.
For playing blackjack, it does not really matter whether a player is very experienced or not. Whether a player can play perfect basic strategy or not, or whether you use a card counting strategy, if a player knows how many aces are still available in the deck (or decks) they can take advantage of that knowledge.
When looking at the game blackjack, it is clear that when a player gets a blackjack he will be paid out 1.5 to 1. When the dealer plays blackjack the player will lose his betting money. So if a player is doing it right he has to have more aces available so he can make more blackjacks. By a similar token, the fives in the deck are valuable to the dealer, who has to hit stiff hands while the player may option to ‘’strand’’.
The aces and fives count is pretty simple. A single deck contains 52 cards, one ace for every thirteen cards. If a player plays a single deck game and no aces appear in the first round, the deck will be rich in aces. When a player bets a little more, he will be likely to have a slight edge in his favour. Edges even get better when a second round of cards are dealt and more than 13 cards have now been used. Customers can take their advantage of an Ace-Rich Deck, suppose the base bet ‘’ of the top’’ of the deck is $10,- and no ace is seen after the first round. The player now raises his bet to $20,- and for every thirteen cards he sees with no ace he should raise his bet by $5,-. If a player learns to play the perfect basic strategy and uses a aces and five count he can actually be favoured to beat the casino. The edge this player is gaining is small, but should be exploited whenever possible.
If a player wants to take more advantage of a simple count and use it to improve his odds at blackjack, he just have to follow these simple rules:
• Chose a base bet to start with, such as two red chips
• At the beginning of the deck, start with your base bet and a count of zero
• Each one you see a five, add one to your count
• Each time you see an ace, subtract one from your count
• If no ace is seen on the first hand, add one unit to your bet. Also, add a similar number of chips for whatever your count is. Say your count is three, add three more chips. If your count goes down to zero or is a negative number, cut your bet down to one chip.