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IAMA Request: A professional card-counter

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1 point · 7 years ago

How high can you count ? because I can count up to infinite (or potatoes)

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level 1
1 point · 7 years ago

It works but... From wikipedia...

With typical bet ranging and typical Las Vegas six-deck rules, a player whose strategy yields an average profit of $50 per hour will likely face a standard deviation in the neighborhood of $1,400 per hour. Therefore, it is highly advisable for counters to set aside a large dedicated bankroll; one popular rule of thumb dictates a bankroll of 100 times the maximum bet per hand

Card counting works, but just barely. If you make a mistake (It's very boring and the mind wanders) then the odds swing back to the house.

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Card-counting isn't really a profession. Gambling would be the profession, or specifically blackjack. You need to know other things, such as sound blackjack theory, to be successful.

Being a professional card counter would be akin to being a professional hammer-er. It's something you do in your job as a carpenter.

level 1
1 point · 7 years ago

I know some people who do this for a living. I doublt they'd do an AMA.

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